Last edited 02/14/2024

Claudia Rivera PMHNP

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

A client can expect to take away several valuable outcomes from a psychiatric session with me, as a mental health provider. Here are some key takeaways: 1. **Increased Understanding:** Clients can gain a better understanding of their mental health condition, its underlying causes, and how it may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This understanding can reduce confusion and anxiety. 2. **Personalized Treatment Plan:** I will collaborate with clients to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals. This plan may include medication management, therapy referrals, lifestyle changes, or other interventions. 3. **Symptom Management:** Clients can learn effective strategies for managing and coping with their symptoms. This might involve learning new coping skills, stress management techniques, or relaxation exercises. 4. **Medication Guidance:** If medication is part of the treatment plan, clients will receive guidance on its use, potential side effects, and the expected benefits. I'll ensure you have the information needed to make informed decisions about medication. 5. **Progress Monitoring:** Regular sessions will allow you to track your progress over time. I will assess the effectiveness of the treatment plan and make adjustments as needed to achieve the best possible outcomes. 6. **Support and Validation:** You can expect a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss your thoughts and feelings. I'll provide emotional support and validation, helping you feel heard and understood. 7. **Empowerment:** You will leave sessions with a sense of empowerment and agency over their mental health. I'll have the tools and knowledge to actively participate in your recovery and make positive changes in their lives. 8. **Hope and Optimism:** Through my expertise and guidance, you can develop a sense of hope and optimism about your future. You will see that there is a path to improvement and recovery. 9. **Reduced Stigma:** By openly discussing mental health issues, you can reduce the stigma and shame often associated with them. This can lead to improved self-esteem and a more positive self-image. 10. **Improved Quality of Life:** Ultimately, the goal of psychiatric sessions is to improve your overall quality of life. You should leave with a sense of hope and the knowledge that you are taking concrete steps toward better mental well-being. Each client is unique, and the specific takeaways will vary depending on their individual needs and goals. However, a successful psychiatric session should leave you feeling supported, informed, and motivated to make positive changes in their lives.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I would use a variety of methods and tools to assess, diagnose, treat, and support individuals with mental health conditions. Here are some essential methods and tools I would commonly employ: 1. **Clinical Assessment:** Conduct comprehensive psychiatric assessments to gather information about the client's mental health history, current symptoms, family history, and psychosocial factors. This assessment often includes structured interviews and standardized assessment scales. 2. **Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5):** Utilize the DSM-5 as a diagnostic tool to classify and diagnose mental health disorders accurately. It provides a standardized framework for mental health diagnoses. 3. **Medication Management:** Prescribe and manage psychotropic medications based on a thorough assessment. Monitor medication efficacy, side effects, and compliance regularly. 4. **Psychotherapy:** Provide psychotherapy or counseling services, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or talk therapy, depending on your training and certifications. 5. **Psychological Testing:** Administer psychological assessments and tests to evaluate cognitive function, personality traits, and emotional well-being. Common examples include the Beck Depression Inventory or the Mini-Mental State Examination. 6. **Collaboration:** Collaborate with other healthcare providers, therapists, and social workers to ensure comprehensive care for clients, especially when addressing complex cases or co-occurring disorders. 7. **Telehealth and Telepsychiatry:** Use telehealth technologies to provide remote psychiatric evaluations and therapy sessions, which can improve access to care, particularly in rural or underserved areas. 8. **Electronic Health Records (EHRs):** Utilize EHR systems to document client information, treatment plans, progress notes, and medication histories securely and efficiently. 9. **Patient Education:** Educate clients and their families about mental health conditions, treatment options, potential side effects of medications, and strategies for symptom management. 10. **Crisis Intervention:** Be prepared to provide crisis intervention and risk assessment for clients in acute distress or experiencing a mental health crisis. This may involve hospitalization or referrals to crisis services. 11. **Health Promotion:** Promote mental health and well-being through psychoeducation, stress management techniques, lifestyle modifications, and preventative strategies. 12. **Cultural Competency:** Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence when working with diverse populations to understand and address cultural factors influencing mental health. 13. **Trauma-Informed Care:** Implement trauma-informed care principles to create a safe and supportive environment for clients who have experienced trauma. 14. **Outcome Measurement:** Regularly assess and measure treatment outcomes using standardized rating scales and tools to track progress and adjust treatment plans accordingly. 15. **Continuing Education:** Stay updated on the latest research, best practices, and treatment modalities in psychiatry through ongoing professional development and continuing education.





Child mental health

Coping Skills

General Expertise




Race & Cultural Identity

Bipolar disorder

College & graduate student issues

Learning disabilities

LGBTQIA related issues

In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance


First Session$250
Individual Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Florida, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, APRN11025677


West Coast University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Claudia Rivera, PMHNP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Claudia Rivera, PMHNP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Claudia Rivera accepting new clients?

Yes, Claudia Rivera is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida.

Does Claudia Rivera accept insurance?

Yes, Claudia Rivera accepts insurance, including All Savers Insurance.

What types of therapy does Claudia Rivera offer?

Claudia Rivera offers therapy for individuals.

Does Claudia Rivera offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Florida can book Claudia Rivera for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Claudia Rivera offer online therapy?

Yes, Claudia Rivera offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Florida.

How quickly can I see Claudia Rivera?

Claudia Rivera typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Claudia Rivera speak?

Claudia Rivera conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Claudia Rivera online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Claudia Rivera online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.