Dr. Stephaney Rivera


About Me

Therapy can be intimidating and finding the "right" therapist can be a difficult process. I believe that seeking psychotherapy is a step towards implementing change and wellness in one's life. I truly care about my patients and I work collaboratively with them to improve the quality of their lives, self-awareness and forming connections. I pride myself in being accommodating, compassionate, engaging, strength based and culturally competent practioner. I have experience working with many people of different cultural and religious backgrounds. I have also worked with a multitude of different diagnoses.

No one person is the same, therefore I make it my goal to utilize integrated treatment approaches that are client-centered and solution-focused. I am also a trained EMDR therapist who helps patients process trauma and painful life experiences. I have treated children as young as 5, adolescents, and adults with various mental and behavioral issues.

You are the expert of your own life and there isn't anything I have not heard already! I want to promise you a safe place where you can speak freely about your life experiences. "No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality."


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat


LCSW #44SC05809400 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #087567 (Expires: 2024-07-31)


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

Written by I.C. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Stephaney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

It’s been life changing so far

Written by M.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Stephaney for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and career difficulties

Stephaney is wonderful. She is respectful and kind, but pushes when necessary. She meets be where I am emotionally every session, and has immediate, small scale adjustments along with larger scale, long term changes to recommend. She knows when to address what, and is a calming, reassuring presence. Our sessions pass so quickly that I often don’t realize where the time has gone, but she’s also careful not to leave the session with me feeling undone or upset. I would recommend Stephaney to anyone!

Written by K.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Stephaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very nice and listens to everything that I have to say and helps me out with my needs and concerns. My anxiety has been at an all time high since the COVID pandemic and she's been very helpful. Very personable too. Just wish sessions were longer then 30 minutes, that's how much I enjoy my sessions with Stephaney! =)

Written by K.A. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Stephaney for 8 months

Stephaney has been so understanding and helpful with getting me to control my anxiety, and is always there to listen to me about my worries and keeps me confident about myself. She's amazing!

Written by R.U. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Stephaney for 3 months

Blackwood has allowed me to see a side of things that has helped me ease the way I feel. And for that, I can’t be more than thankful.

Written by S.Y. on Aug 26, 2019 after therapy with Stephaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Stephaney is great, she really takes the time to listen to you and your concerns and really shows she cares and is there to help and support you. I actually feel like I have someone who I can go to, to confide in and can trust.

Written by L.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after therapy with Stephaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is amazing.

Work with me!