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Ian Rivera, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been in providing therapeutic services to clients for over 6 years. I have worked addressing a wide range of clients issues; addiction, anxiety, depression, and life changes just to name a few.

I meet each of my clients where they are at in their walk of life. I work to individualize a plan of action to help you make changes to live a fulfilling life. My approach’s include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and client centered.

Change is difficult, but very important in order to progress and overcome various life challenges. I am here to guide you through the difficult times in order to be the best you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information



WI LCSW 9449-123

AZ LCSW 20703


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ian Rivera. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ian really takes the time to listen and understand when I have something to talk about it. He explores all different varieties of options and ideas to help me in the utmost positive manner. I finally feel like I’m being heard.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coachi

Mr. Rivera is smart, caring and listen's to what I have to say. Ian responds with thoughtful responses to my experiences that help me work through the issue.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd