Kelvin Rivera, BA
Student Mental Health Intern
We all struggle our own way. Kelvin believes everyone has the power to self-actualize and change their inner reality. He feels one of the most important components in our health and well-being is our interpersonal connections. Through the therapeutic relationship, clients have a safe space to explore their inner dynamics and how they influence their perceptions and circumstances.
He likes to focus on the solution without rushing the process. Validating the client's experience while helping them develop tools to increase their psychological flexibility- the ability to be present, fully aware, and to welcome emotions, sensations, thoughts, and feelings (including unwanted ones), and making a decision based on their long-term values. Harnessing knowledge from different philosophical schools, primarily from an existential viewpoint through a humanistic lens. He supports clients' self-exploration as they work with issues such as anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, self-esteem, addiction, ADHD, cultural identity, and others, and helps foster their inner growth.
Kelvin is certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing. His experience includes working with children, teens, and adults from diverse backgrounds, substance abuse counseling, and is currently a mental health first responder in support of the local police department. He has a BA in Psychology and is in his final year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Cumberlands.
Credentials & Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Certified in Harm Reduction