Elizabeth Rivas

Clinical Director, Intensive Outpatient Program

Elizabeth G. Rivas, M.A., holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#94886). She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has many years in private practice working with first responders and their families and is a Clinical Supervisor at a non profit organization. Elizabeth volunteered as a Domestic Violence victim advocate and went on ride alongs for three years with police officers to assist in counseling victims. She worked at College Hospital at their intensive outpatient clinic working with patients with mental illness as a case manager and facilitated group therapy. Elizabeth held support groups for first responders and victims who were at the Route 91 tragedy, as well as Deputies and Dispatchers who responded to the Borderline shooting. Elizabeth was a former police explorer and served as a Corrections Officer. She is married to a retired police Sergeant with a 29-year career. Her specialty areas include but are not limited to: Trauma/Abuse, Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss Mourning, Marriage/Relationship issues, Mood Disorders, PTSI/PTSD, Sexual/Domestic Abuse, Stress Management and Couples Counseling. In addition, Elizabeth teaches at the Criminal Justice Training Center focusing on Mental Wellness for the 40-hour Sergeant’s course and is completing her Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. Elizabeth is bilingual in Spanish.