Vanessa Rivera AMFT

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Vanessa Rivera, AMFT

License No. 139826

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic

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  • In Person
  • Telehealth

Address: 3835 Avocado Blvd. Suite 270 La Mesa, CA 91941

  • 0-5
  • 6-12
  • 13-17
  • 18-59
  • 60+
  • Couples
  • Families
  • California
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Cross Blue Cross
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield California
  • Cal VCB
  • Carelon
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Comp of CA
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare – California (South)
  • Meritain Health
  • MHN Managed Health Network
  • Optum
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • TriCare For Life
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • VA Choice TriWest

About Vanessa Rivera, AMFT

Hello, my name is Vanessa Rivera and I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist. Having received my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, I have gained experience in working with a variety of age groups and settings, from early childhood, adolescence and adulthood in outpatient settings as well as crisis levels of care. I primarily focus on anxiety, depression, family challenges as well as supporting clients who may be experiencing phase of life issues, relational challenges and communication issues.

I emphasize warmth, empowerment and respect within my environment with clients to promote a safe space throughout the therapeutic process to achieve clinical goals.
While working collaboratively with my clients, I utilize various modalities such as cognitive behavioral theory, dialectical behavior theory, client centered and psychodynamic.