Cice Rivera, over 20 years combined experience as a motivational speaker, mental health, addictions, CRA, art, drama therapy, & spiritual-related counseling services in a variety of outpatient, inpatient & residential settings. In addition, in my clinical experience, I have provided nutritional counseling, drama therapy, art therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy, writing therapy, meditation and yoga groups, classes and individual sessions.
As a practicing Mental Health Counselor I hold a Florida License for Addiction Counseling and a Master's in Human Development with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Also, certified in co-occurring disorders from the University of South Florida. Certified Pastoral Counselor from Phoenix University. Furthermore, I studied at the Academy For Addiction Professionals in South Fl. I am a registered Drama Therapist with NADTA. Registered Art Therapist with AATA and REAT. I am certified and attended an intense art therapy and positive psychology program from trauma –Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. Trained and certified in Hypnotherapy from the Motivation Hypnosis institute. Last, trained and experienced in Recreational Therapy in a treatment facility for over 6 years. Registered member of ACA, AATA, REAT, and NADTA. Fully licensed, insured and bonded by the state of Florida.
Professionally trained in a variety of treatment modalities; my counseling approach is determined by my client's preference and personal goals. Approach is based on positive psychology with a mixture of other modalities. I approach counseling and psychotherapy from an empathetic, logical, person-centered and nonjudgmental perspective. Modalities included in my treatment: CBT, MI, psycho-edu., Self Motivated Identity strategies, & self-improvement. For example, my drama therapy is an active approach to facilitating inner change. Focused on storytelling, projective play, improvisation, and performance.