A Little About Myself
Credentials: APCC, M.Ed. M.A., B.A.
Dulce Rivera is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and Teachers College, Columbia University graduate with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a Bilingual Latinx Concentration. She conducted her fieldwork experience at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) working with clients of diverse backgrounds with depression, anxiety, trauma experiences, domestic violence and other disorders. Dulce has also volunteered at the Stella Foundation in Seoul, South Korea to organize events that promote mental health awareness and has served as an art curator for the Viva La Vida project, where people share their personal stories through art.
Sometimes clients feel overwhelmed by their personal, professional or academic lives. They may feel burnt out or burdened by excessive stress and anxiety to the point where it begins to cause them problems. In these moments, many clients may not be sure about starting therapy as they may feel “stuck” in their situation.
I use a trauma-focused and person centered therapy approach to help my clients improve their mental health, cope with their symptoms and accomplish their therapeutic goals. In therapy sessions, I use a non-judgmental and affirmative approach to create a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for them.
I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and have the capacity for growth and self-actualization. With the tools that we develop in therapy, my goal is for clients to discover their inner strengths and heal.
Client Focus: Couples, Families, Individuals
Types of Therapy: Trauma-Focused, Person-Centered, CBT, Relationship and Sex Therapy
Issues: (Standard) Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Burnout and Perfectionism