Lisa Rivers

Psychologist

About Me

Hello and Welcome! I am glad that you are here.

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota. For over 25 years, I have worked as a therapist with many clients with various issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss, and trauma.

My counseling style is warm and supportive. I use a person-centered approach focusing on the individual's strengths. Identifying one's strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues is an essential part of my therapy approach. .I believe in building a relationship that is trusting, respectful and comfortable. I will work with you on achieving your goals and getting what you want out of therapy. I believe that each individual can overcome struggles. Sometimes, having additional support in therapy can help identify better and recognize the coping skills and strengths they already possess.

My hours are generally 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday and until 3:00 pm on Friday. I also offer sessions after 5 pm. I like to start this process with an intake to make sure that we are a good match. I ask that you do not schedule an appointment until this short process is completed.

You have taken the first step in your journey to being a happier, healthier you. I would be honored to assist you on this journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #LP 3666 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lisa Rivers. 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 M.A. on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Lisa is my very first therapist and I am so grateful for all of her help! She is kind, supportive, and knowledgeable which has always been calming for me. Thank you Lisa for all you do!

Written by E.M. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s very nice and helpful but doesn’t seem to remember/follow up on stuff we talked about in previous sessions

Written by M.I. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have enjoyed working with Lisa, and she has helped me navigate some tricky times in my relationship and dealing with the ever-changing covid-society landscape.

Written by A.U. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lisa has been a great therapist so far! She is attentive and validates my concerns.

Written by J.U. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

It has been great to work with Lisa. She has such an empathetic ear and really listens to what I have to say. I also appreciate the small touches, such as checking in between sessions. And also sending a weekly email on Mondays to all her clients. I find myself looking forward to receiving those notes.

Written by C.H. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lisa is amazing.

Written by A.M. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

Very personable, encouraging, and is a great listener!

Written by E.M. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Lisa is a very good therapist! She takes the time to really listen and ask questions to understand you more! I love that she does worksheets it gets my brain moving and gets me thinking of things I might not have told her yet!

Written by K.A. on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

In the short amount of time I have been blessed with having Lisa as my therapist I feel I have grown. She validates me and listens and gives me the tools I need to better my situation. I’m so thankful I was matched with her.

Written by T.R. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lisa offers gentle insight that I wouldn't have considered myself. She really makes me mindfully consider my thoughts and actions and empowers me to take control of them to strive for happiness.

Written by J.A. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I felt connected to Lisa during my therapy. She listened and offered reasonable and good suggestions for my situation. She’s a warm and understanding therapist!

Written by K.I. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve been very happy with the help Lisa has given me. She makes me feel listened to and offers insightful advice.

Written by T.I. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I've only spent a few sessions with Lisa, but she has been so validating and supportive. I feel comfortable and confident confiding in her and trust her advice and help!

Written by A.S. on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

great so far! very supportive, understanding, and timely

Written by A.M. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lisa really listened to me and validated what I was feeling was in fact normal which was huge! Friends and family often get tired of hearing the same old issues and just want you to get on with life and they don't understand that working through things sometimes isn't a quick fix. It's nice to have someone on the outside who can say yes this is ok to feel sad and or upset, and then help you discuss ways to deal with those feelings so you can move forward into your best life!

Written by C.H. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Lisa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Very happy to be back, very happy that my counselor is local.!
Very pleased with the ease of the app and the option of doing goal sheets!
It’s nice to send out thoughts and concerns at anytime of the day instead of waiting for three or four weeks to get in to see someone in person. I know I will not receive an immediate response but still it is out there and we can always review it!

Written by A.D. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Lisa has been very nice and asks the questions that I need her to. I appreciate the time that she takes to get to know who I am.

Written by K.E. on Jul 11, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

I've never felt like in person therapy was a good fit for. I'm glad I tried BetterHelp, and it was even better that I had Lisa as my counselor. She gave me the power during my therapy and gave me worksheets and coping strategies. She also made sure to check in at least once a week. It's nice having that accountability and someone I can trust with my mental health.

Written by G.R. on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Lisa consistently keeps me grounded, I feel as if she is on my side and gives me clear action steps to help me.

Written by B.R. on Jan 22, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Lisa is fantastic

Written by K.A. on Jan 05, 2020 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Lisa has been great at not only listening but also providing support and constructive feedback. Working with her has made me feel heard and validated while also opening my eyes to things I can work on to strengthen my relationships.

Written by M.E. on Jul 09, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month

After having two tries at in-person therapy that didn’t fit, I was so happy to find Lisa Rivers. She was so helpful to me in a very short period of time, helping me get through a “stuck” period in my life. She gave me validation, reading material that was helpful, and great video sessions. I appreciate her very much!

Written by D.A. on Apr 20, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Lisa has been amazing, a brilliant, realistic, and calm voice for me when I've been reeling from trauma. This service truly saved me and I'm so thankful.

Written by H.A. on Mar 27, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Lisa is a great counselor! She definitely takes a lot of time to think and respond in a way that makes me feel fully heard and understood. She always offers useful reading material, worksheets, and advice that help me to better understand my own feelings. I feel very comfortable talking to her.

Written by B.R. on Feb 01, 2019 after therapy with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have been counseling with Lisa for eight months. During this time she has been helpful and supportive in a myriad of ways. As I've brought up years worth of different but related issues to process, she has come to me with a variety of thoughtful, relevant resources. Additionally, if I'm quiet for too long, she checks in to ensure that I'm still doing ok. Her supportive, warm presence has been an immense help in pushing me forward to the recovering self I strive to be.

Written by P.A. on Sep 30, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Lisa is an amazing support system for me. I am so happy to have this avenue to talk with an expert.

Written by T.I. on Aug 03, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I've loved working with Lisa this past month! She has helped me with anxiety and dealing with uncertainty in my life. She is a great listener and provides great advice and techniques on how to keep calm or talk yourself down from stressful situations. She has a very calm and comfortable approach and response time. Lisa is wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Written by R.H. on Aug 03, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great counselor. She listens to my concerns and come up with a variety of exercises for me to try to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Written by L.I. on Jul 31, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Lisa has helped identify and break down specific problems in my way of thinking that have been holding me back in my life. Her supportive approach has made this hard work feel possible and even positive. Very grateful to her -- her patients are lucky to work with her.

Written by S.H. on Jul 09, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Lisa has been very kind and always listened to my problems with an open ear. She's helped me have more hope in facing my problems and finding the best solutions for me.

Written by K.A. on Jul 09, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lisa is flexible and understanding of my schedule.

Written by B.R. on Jul 03, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I really like the way she listens, checks in with me, and makes me feel like I’m not crazy

Written by B.R. on Jun 30, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, and career

Lisa is great and has helped with everything in a very timely manner. I really appreciate what Lisa and this app have done for me.

Written by L.A. on Jun 15, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and eating

I have only talked to Lisa twice, but she has been incredibly supportive and gives great advice. I can tell she cares about me. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.U. on Jun 13, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Lisa has been really great. I wasn’t sure if therapy via messaging would work for me, but I’ve found that without an end time to a session, and being able to send several messages throughout a week when I need to has been immensely helpful. As someone with a busy schedule, keeping regular appointments in the past isn’t something I’ve been able to do, so being able to message her whenever it works for me means that I’ve been able to stick with it much longer than with previous attempts.

Written by S.T. on May 31, 2018 after therapy with Lisa for 3 weeks

Lisa is awesome! She listens well and makes sure to keep checking on me when I disappear. She asks insightful questions and helps me work through problems that lead to actions for change. Highly recommend her!

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