Alan Rivas, LCSW, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor

Alan Rivas, LCSW, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor

Professions: Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 53620
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 18046
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Office 1
2312 Western Trails Blvd
Building C, Suite 301
Austin, Texas 78745 - United States
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Office 2
115 E Travis St
San Antonio, Texas 78205 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare

Fees: $90 to $110 per session

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Individual,Couples,Immigration Psychosocial Reports. I have been practicing in the mental health field for over fifteen years and received my Social Work and Psychology degrees from Texas State University. I am bilingual and have extensive experience working with the Spanish-speaking population. My position at Yale University allowed me to develop valuable skills working with families and children. The Yale psychiatric program, where I had the privilege of serving, won the American Psychiatric Association?s Most Innovative Treatment Model for 2007. My most recent experience before private practice had been working for a federally qualified health clinic that provides integrated behavioral health services in a primary health care setting. I was an integral member of the health care team providing psychiatric consultation to doctors.

The decision to attend counseling can be a significant moment in one?s life. The choice to seek this kind of support can come about for many reasons. People seek therapy to deal with issues, conflicts, and problems associated with a range of topics: interpersonal relationships, professional/career issues, family struggles, unwanted symptoms/behaviors/feelings, a desire to make change, a need to process/grieve painful events from the past or present, self-exploration and many other purposes.Given the importance of such issues, it is critical to find a therapist with whom one feels comfortable. In order to help you with this vital process, I would like to share a bit about my philosophy about therapy, my style, and my specialties.

My primary therapeutic approach is utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I believe that if you change your thinking, you change your emotions and thus you change your life. Although my main therapeutic approach is to rely on CBT I can also use an eclectic therapeutic approach to tailor the treatment to the individuals unique needs. I am goal oriented with my clients and believe it is important for each client to feel knowledgeable, strengthened, and encouraged during the counseling process.

Email or Call Alan Rivas, LCSW, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18046

More Info About My Practice

I accept Aetna, BCBS, United Health care, Humana. I accept major credit cards and cash as forms of payment. I can provide services on a sliding scale fee for private pay clients.

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My Role as a Therapist

I seek to create an atmosphere that is warm and empathetic while encouraging clients to be open to deep and profound exploration. This dynamic has proven to foster the kind of environment I believe is conducive to growth and change. I believe foundation to a successful therapeutic relationship is the creation of a safe place for one to explore conflicts, issues, and feelings. When this is possible, I believe the door opens for meaningful and significant growth to occur. Perhaps more importantly, I believe growth can take many forms: improved relationships, improved sense of well-being, enhanced sense of self, reduction of painful/unwanted symptoms, career success, etc. The kind of growth one is seeking is best decided upon by careful collaboration between the therapist and the client.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Spanish Speaking population and Immigration Psychosocial Evaluations

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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