Michael Rivera | Atlanta

licensed professional counselor

Michael mainly works from advanced interpersonal skills, clinical knowledge, pastoral insight, and cognitive behaviorism for adults and adolescents. He counsels people experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, anger, sadness, relationship issues, difficulties adjusting to major life transitions, and challenging parent/child relationships.

Telling your story is often complex and difficult. Listening, reflecting, and responding accurately helps. You can find the wisdom and understanding needed to make your problems solvable. And, in time, you can find rest, insight, and hope.

Professor (10+ years), counselor (15+ years), and pastor (20+ years)


ADHD, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Cancer, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Gender Identity/Transgender, Grief, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women's Issues

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health Counseling, Domestic Abuse, Infidelity

Client Focus

Age: Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Group, Individuals, Veterans, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, LGBTQ+

treatment Approach

Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential, Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Relational, Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused


School: Mercer University
Year Graduated: 2005


Parkwood Counseling
1000 Parkwood Circle SE, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30339

Office Phone: (678) 221-4143

Office Hours

Monday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: Yes


Average Cost: $140-280/session

Sliding Scale: No

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover

Accepted Insurance: None

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