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Neda Rivera, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Neda!

My name is Neda G Rivera; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. We all can suffer from trauma, stress, loss, pain, relationships, and work issues. Sometimes, it is very difficult to ask for help. Seeking counseling does not mean that there is something wrong with us. Seeking counseling helps us to process those feelings and manage symptoms. I do not label my clients. I am more interested in guiding my clients and helping them during that process. Helping you during those difficult times to manage and cope are my top priorities.

My approach

I am skilled in a range of therapeutic techniques. I practice Solutions Focused, DBT, ACT, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, and Client Center. I am able to connect with my clients and provide them with an emotionally safe place to process feelings and emotions. I believe that we are all unique and different.

My focus

I work with all clients and from different cultural backgrounds that suffer from Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Substance Use, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Family Conflict, Grief, Personality Disorders, Self-Harming, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, and Refugees' issues.

My communication style

I strive to create a supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental tone for my sessions with my clients. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to discuss their concerns, ask questions, and seek guidance. Working with me often feels like having a conversation with an understanding and validating therapist. I aim to listen actively and attentively, responding with thoughtful insights and suggestions. I adapt to each client's unique communication style and needs, providing information, perspective, and encouragement as needed.

My journey to mental healthcare

My compassion to help others by making a positive impact on their life and my fascination with human behavior and the intricacies of the mind motivated me to pursue my second master's in Counseling Psychology to gain a deeper understanding of these aspects and apply that knowledge to help others.

My goals for you

Together with the client, we would identify specific and achievable goals they'd like to work towards. These goals could be related to emotional well-being, personal growth, relationships, coping strategies, or any other relevant areas.

My first session with you

During the first counseling session with me, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment that prioritizes their comfort and well-being. We will explore concerns, work on building rapport, and establish goals.

About Neda

Patient testimonials

  • "Neda, is kind. Listens to everything that I say. Has provided me with the best care ever."

Specialities

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Job Stress
  • Legal Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Peer Relationships

Methods

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Grief Therapy
  • Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Racial Trauma Recovery
  • Solution Focused
  • Supportive
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English and Arabic

Allyship

  • LGBTQIA+ aligned

Education

  • Master in Counseling (MC) - University of Phoenix (2016)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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