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Vanessa Rivas

School

University of Southern California, Master in Social Work; California State University Northridge, Bachelor of Arts in Chicana/o Studies

License

LCSW #78144 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

Years of experience

14
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My name is Vanessa Rivas and I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Southern California School with a Master's Degree in Social Work in 2010. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicano/a Studies from California State University, Northridge. As an LICSW with a background in ethnic studies, my passion is rooted in community, human rights, and in supporting children, adults, and their families through the challenges of social justice. I have worked as a strength-based mental health therapist in non-profit community settings as well as medical settings.

Speciality areas

Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Familial Relationships
Relationships with Peers
Romantic Relationships
Divorce/Separation
Academic Stress

Also experienced with

Depression
Anger Management
Grief/Loss

Therapeutic approaches

CBT
TF-CBT
Motivational Interviewing
Relational
Psychodynamic
Solution-Focused
DBT