About Me

I am delighted to be in a place in my life where the mental health of others is primary. I am an LMHC and have been so since 1998. I believe that counselors that can help others are born with the counseling gift; and the educational curriculum and specialties are supports in accomplishing their academic needs. I say this because even as a young woman riding the city bus, strangers would sit next to me and tell me their most horrible life experiences. In other words, I was born to do what I do.

For the past several years I felt that my professional counseling days were over and in that time I completed several workshops, wrote a devotional, and looked forward to a time when I could relax and bask in a life well completed. That dream has changed as I have witnessed the world as a whole in the last several years. We are facing new and even greater challenges in our lives! (e.g., Covid-19, Mass Unemployment, Families on the brink of disaster, Mass Shootings, etc.)

I am returning to the counseling world to do my part. I see there is so much that needs to be done. I cannot rest in my gifts anymore. I am here to listen and support your emotional health. We all need that kind of support, now more than at any time I have witnessed in my years of counseling interactions.

I look forward to being of service in anyway I can. Never judging, listening, and always encouraging you to be your better-self!
I'm here for you!


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 0004756 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Juanita Riley. 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.

Written by B.O. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 2 months on issues concerning grief

She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had

Written by A.U. on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and relationship issues

She is amazing! Brilliant and kind, Juanita is there for her clients and has a passion for what she does which is help and be there for people! 10000/10

Written by J.I. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In only two sessions with Juanita, I have felt a huge shift in my confidence and my ability to handle issues. I've not only gained an experienced therapist with so much wisdom but also a dear friend.

Written by N.A. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Juanita is spectacular therapist, amazing friend and glorious human

Written by L.U. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Amazing and kind

Written by C.R. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Juanita is impeccable in what she does. She listens to you as she gives you "tools" that we all need but we may have lost our way for whatever the reason might be. My only regret that I have is that I didn't come across her sooner! She is exactly what I needed in my life while we have come across this Pandemic. You will glad when you come across her as well. She will super exceed your expectations!

Written by A.N. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Juanita is an amazing woman. In just two sessions, she has already helped me so much in doing what I have been wanting to do for myself. Everything that I have been feeling is already so at ease, and I feel so happy to have taken that first meeting with Juanita. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who is looking for therapy. She is an amazing person and an absolute pleasure to talk to.

Written by G.A. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Juanita has been so amazing so far she gives me confidence and listens even when it’s hard to get the words out. She is a very caring and compassionate person.

Written by L.E. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Feeling very hopeful thanks to her!

Written by S.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Juanita is encouraging, patient and teaches applicable tools to add to your tool belt!

Written by F.A. on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Juanita is so sweet and uplifting I have only had one session with her but it was great. I want to keep her forever.

Written by N.A. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Juanita has helped me tremendously in a short amount of time. Her years of working with people is very evident and much appreciated. I am truly grateful for this app and the services I have received. I would recommend this app and Juanita Riley to everyone.

Written by V.I. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

simply the best! after 15+ years of therapy, I'm making breakthroughs like never before because Juanita gets me.

Written by I.Z. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s great. It’s a pleasure working with her. She can be both serious and funny and this is exactly what I need.

Written by D.I. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Juanita is such an amazing soul. She comforts you in positivity with her infectious energy While creating a non-judgmental platform in order to easily look inward for self resolution.

Written by C.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I truly believe with Juanita's help i can do better and i will do better to become a great person, and achieve more parts of my life with her guidance and influence!

Written by N.I. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Such a sweet, charismatic, caring woman. She’s funny and real which makes it easier to speak about problems you may have. Very professional and lovely

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