Jessenia Rivera, LAC, NCC, MA

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescent, Adolescents, Adolescents and Adults, Adult, Adults, Child, Child and Adolescent, Children

About Jessenia Rivera, LAC, NCC, MA

As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I am passionate about the work I do and enjoy helping individuals work through life concerns. My goal when working with individuals is to build a therapeutic alliance where the individual feels comfortable sharing and working through the process. My focus is on the whole person and building on strengths the individual already possesses. While incorporating new ways to approach their wellness and adapt coping skills.

My treatment approach is unconditional positive regard, strengths based, motivational interviewing, and focusing on the whole person. I utilize Mindfulness and Meditation, CBT, DBT, and person-centered therapy. I also utilize hands-on activities to alleviate the stress that comes with meeting with a counselor. I believe that through hands-on activities it allows the individual space to hone their creativity and connect with the counselor in a non invasive manner.

I received my Masters in Counseling from Kean University, as well as my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I have worked with children and adolescents in an outpatient and school setting. I have worked with adults in a psychiatric and outpatient setting. I have worked in the mental health profession for over 8 years.

I enjoy reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends. I enjoy doing extensive community work with local children and adolescents. Helping guide them through their personal journey and giving them opportunity to become mentors to younger generations.

Clinical services in New Jersey are provided by New Jersey Behavioral Health PLLC.


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA+ / Gender Identity
  • Manic Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Postpartum Counseling
  • PTSD
  • School Avoidance
  • Social Skills
  • Locations

    NJ Behavioral Health – Eatontown

    Eatontown (Monmouth Hills)

    2 Industrial Way West, 2nd Floor

    Eatontown, NJ 07724


    • Aetna
    • BCBS
    • Beacon
    • Blue Choice
    • Cigna
    • Federal
    • Magellan
    • Optum
    • UBH
    • UMR
    • United Health Care