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Michelle Rivkin, LPC
I help my clients to recognize and develop their strengths in order to increase their sense of empowerment, promote resiliency, develop greater self-acceptance and grow and improve their lives.

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Michelle Rivkin, LPC

Location

Licensed In

NJ

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

I provide individual recognition for adolescents, adults, couples and families coping with multiple issues in order to provide appropriate counseling and support. I work in diverse settings, designed to provide a variety of counseling and support services. I provide clients with an approach to therapy combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Orientation with Positive Psychology.

I prioritize helping clients identify specific behavioral goals, understanding the impact of their thoughts on their behaviors, and agreeing on strategy implementation in order to achieve these goals. I provide clients with a safe and collaborative environment to support their exploration of positive experiences. I also help my clients to recognize and develop their strengths in order to increase their sense of empowerment, promote resiliency, develop greater self-acceptance and grow and improve their lives.

Education

BA - Psychology, Brooklyn College

MA - Psychology, Towson University

License Number and State

NJ 00422200

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have wanted to since I can remember. I walked into Coney Island hospital psych ward at age 16 and asked how I can help and learn. I believe that feeling validated and wanted to make positive changes can lead to a healthy mental health. I have a true passion for helping others work towards their goals and collaboratively help them find functional changes that lead them to their goals.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy exercise and spending time with my family, and friends.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Exercise as well as a mental health hour after work.

What book have you read more than once?

The Giving Tree - messages of helping those in need, giving, growing old, and making people that you love happy, can be more rewarding than receiving any gift.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Chai Lifeline - it was founded in 1987 to help families with children battling cancer.

How do you recharge?

Family and exercise