Malissa Rivera, LPC Intern
Accepting new clients
Malissa (she/her/hers) is a counseling intern enrolled at the University of Baltimore’s Applied Psychology Program. Malissa holds a masters degree in Higher Education Administration and has worked extensively with both traditional and non-traditional college aged students. Malissa’s passion lies in guiding and equipping people with the tools necessary to navigate life’s challenges. She knows it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and she admires those who take the first steps to work on their mental health. It takes a lot of vulnerability to talk to a stranger about challenges you might be facing and she’s here to help make that easier for you!
She has extensive experience working in one-to-one coaching environments helping people identify the goals they want to achieve in life. She uses an eclectic approach to ensure her clients get individualized care. Whether you’re looking for help in processing the everyday stressors in life, feeling anxious and not sure how to manage it, or simply looking to vent to someone, she is here to help you through it!
She offers person-centered and solutions focused therapy. She operates through a multicultural lens, considering the different factors that impact a person’s experience such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, culture, socioeconomic status, disability status, age, and sexual orientation. She is committed to equity and social justice and has attended the Social Justice Training institute on two occasions. During this time, she has explored her own identities and expanded her knowledge on historical oppression and its effect on people and society.
Malissa believes in setting goals and holding clients accountable in achieving those goals. She has a special interest in working with people process the trauma that comes from Grief and Loss. She offers a safe space for people to be their authentic self while simultaneously fostering a brave space where clients will be challenged to rethink their points of views and behaviors that hold them back from living life to their fullest potential.
Interested in working with Malissa?
Fill out our form or contact our office to get matched. A clinical supervisor will provide a free consultation to assess your needs.
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