Jessenia Rivera

LAC, NCC, MA

Jessenia Rivera

LAC, NCC, MA

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

117 State Route 35, Suite 2
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724

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My Approach to Helping

My treatment approach is unconditional positive regard, strengths based, motivational interviewing, and focusing on the whole person. I utilize Mindfulness and Meditation, CBT, DBT, and person-centered therapy. I also utilize hands-on activities to alleviate the stress that comes with meeting with a counselor. I believe that through hands-on activities it allows the individual space to hone their creativity and connect with the counselor in a non-invasive manner.

I received my Masters in Counseling from Kean University, as well as my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I have worked with children and adolescents in an outpatient and school setting. I have worked with adults in a psychiatric and outpatient setting. I have worked in the mental health profession for over 8 years.

I enjoy reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends. I enjoy doing extensive community work with local children and adolescents. Helping guide them through their personal journey and giving them the opportunity to become mentors to younger generations.

More Info About My Practice

As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I am passionate about the work I do and enjoy helping individuals work through life concerns. My goal when working with individuals is to build a therapeutic alliance where the individual feels comfortable sharing and working through the process. My focus is on the whole person and building on strengths the individual already possesses while incorporating new ways to approach their wellness and adapt coping skills.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Anxiety, Depression and mood disorders, Child and Adolescent concerns, parenting skills, stress management and coping skills, anger management, substance abuse, academic underachievement, family conflict, LGBT concerns, PTSD, Interpersonal and Relational conflicts, marital and relationship matters, ADHD, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Women's Issues

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety, Depression and mood disorders, Child and Adolescent concerns, parenting skills, stress management and coping skills, anger management, substance abuse, academic underachievement, family conflict, LGBT concerns, PTSD, Interpersonal and Relational conflicts, marital and relationship matters, ADHD, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Premarital, Medication Management, Men\'s Issues, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Women\'s Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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