Ph.D., LCSW-R (2013, SUNY at Buffalo)
Dr. Rivera is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience in providing quality care and support to disadvantaged youth and adults, including college age students and special needs populations. He possesses extensive knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex cases, group work, and community issues. His areas of expertise include alcohol and other drugs substance problems, anxiety disorders, depression and suicide prevention. He is a Certified QPR Trainer, a suicide prevention program that teaches how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Dr. Rivera received the Delbert Mullens Thinking outside the Box Award from SUNY at Buffalo; the Distinguished Alumni Award from Buffalo State College; and the Distinguished Hispanic Alumni Award from Erie Community College.
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