About me

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


NC LCSW C007456


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Rivera. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Mar 29, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Maria is a great therapist. She's kind-hearted, insightful, and flexible as we needed certain accommodations in scheduling. I look forward to more sessions with her!

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

With us she got right to the point. No time wasted she listens and gives both of us the space to talk and reflect.
Very efficient in what she’s doing we appreciate her very much!

Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Maria is very helpful and understanding, empathetic but not enabling. She also is very patient. She has helped us greatly in a short time.

Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I recently had the privilege of engaging in a counseling session with Therapist Maria, and I must say, it was an experience that exceeded all expectations. From the comfort of my own home, via a simple phone call, I delved into deep-seated concerns regarding communication within my relationships.

What struck me immediately about Maria was her warmth and empathy, even through the telephone line. Despite it being my first time seeking therapy over the phone, she quickly established a safe and comfortable environment, easing any initial apprehensions I had.

Maria's expertise in relationship counseling became evident as she skillfully guided our conversation. She adeptly honed in on the core issues I was facing in communication with my partner, asking insightful questions and providing valuable perspectives. Her approach was both compassionate and pragmatic, offering practical strategies alongside emotional support.

What truly stood out was Maria's ability to create a sense of connection and understanding, even without the benefit of face-to-face interaction. Through her attentive listening and empathetic responses, she fostered a space where I felt truly heard and validated.

By the end of our session, I felt a newfound clarity and hopefulness regarding my communication challenges. Maria equipped me with valuable tools and insights that I could immediately begin implementing in my relationships.

In conclusion, my experience with Therapist Maria was nothing short of transformative. Despite the distance imposed by phone counseling, Maria's expertise, warmth, and genuine care transcended the physical barriers, leaving a profound impact on my journey towards healthier communication and relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking guidance in navigating the complexities of human connection.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 week on issues concerning relationship

Was late to our first appointment and then a no show on the second appointment. Do not recommend.

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