Vivian Rivera, LICSW, is an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice in 1993 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following graduate school and an internship at the Medical College of Ohio, she worked as a clinician in a day program for children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral conditions. She has provided outpatient therapy to a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population with a variety of concerns and is fluent in Spanish.
Coming from a strength-based approach, she works with clients on identifying and developing personal strengths and resources that can be used in the service of solving the problems that have caused them to seek assistance. Her clinical experience is varied, but has a focus in treating depression, anxiety disorders (including trauma-related problems), managing the stress related to transitional events and childhood disorders. She draws from a variety of treatment models in her clinical practice, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, collaborative problemsolving, and psychodynamic therapy within a developmental perspective.