I use a cutting edge approach known as Process Oriented Psychology which is an alternative model that seeks to help people understand not just why we behave as we do but to understand and make use of what's right about what we think is wrong.
As the only Process Worker on the East Coast offering this alternative approach, to self-awareness, problem solving, and creative meaning making, I make my services available on a sliding fee scale for those unable to pay full fee. I also offer a free 20 minute phone consult to determine if we are a compatible fit.
What I most enjoy about being a guide and witness for those on this courageous journey of self-curiosity, understanding and love, is that it helps us establish relationships and live the potential of the parts of ourselves that we've secretly given up on. It shows us that no matter how dysfunctional our behaviors, at the core of them is a self-loving intention and after all that many of us have been through, that discovery of self-love, is miraculous and the beginning of truly belonging to ourselves!
My experience with Dr. Rios Rivera was an exemplary, caring and most of all a very professional one. Dr. Rios not only shows her level of professionalism through her excellent and extensive knowledge of Process Work, she also shows the love for her profession. In my experience Dr. Rios demonstrated a high level of care & presence during my process. The engagement and feedback that she extended to me has been one that I have never had in therapy. Dr. Rios is a very professional individual and she leaves no stone unturned. Very challenging and extremely productive process! Thank you Dr. Rios for all you do and for making me feel safe in unleashing all of my vulnerabilities & insecurities during my time with you!!
I usually do a 20 minute free phone consult to determine if we are a compatible fit regarding the support they're looking for and the work I do. If we are a fit, then I send the client intake forms and we schedule the first session. We decide on a fee and a weekly or bi-weekly schedule.
I have a Bachelor, Masters & PhD in Psychology as well as a Masters degree in Process Oriented Psychology which includes but isn't limited to the following training:
Individual, Couples, Family, Group, Systems, Parenting
Conflict Resolution & Diversity Work,
Grief, Disenfranchised grief, trauma, loss, Adults orphaned as children
World Work relating to Power, Rank, & Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Classism, Ageism
I accept only out of pocket payment via Cash App, Venmo, Cash, or Check. My fee is 120.00 per 60 minute hour. And, I have a sliding fee scale which begins at 75.00 per hr. for those in need of a lower rate. I do not accept any kind of insurance on principle. Please, no insurance requests.
I began working within the traditional therapeutic model in Outpatient therapy at various agencies throughout my career working with all demographics. My work has included Drug & Alcohol, Individual, Couples, Family, Group, Systems, Parenting,Conflict Resolution & Diversity Work, Grief, Disenfranchised grief, trauma, loss, Adults orphaned as children, World Work relating to Power, Rank, & Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Classism, Ageism, University teaching, Public Speaking, Workshops, Supervision
All walks of life, levels of motivation and court ordered clients as well.
Currently, I work with clients choosing alternative, holisitc approaches to awareness, healing, and self-development.
I am encouraged and hopeful when witnessing how many smaller shifts are happening in people's consciousness and ways of being, during this pandemic, that point to a larger paradigm shift that we will usher in when we have arrived on the other side of this.
Trust in your inner experiences to show you who and what makes you feel safe, heard, and supported to be your best self.
Believe in even your most dysfunctional behavior as wisdom pointing the way that will return you to another part of yourself.
What makes you want to do this work?
What do you believe people come to therapy for?
What is it that you believe helps people heal?
What helps you to heal?
Do you give homework in between sessions?
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