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About Me


Derio Rivera, MS, LPC, NCC

Professional Counselor Psychotherapist


Derio holds Master of Counseling degree, is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut. 

Clinically trained at Southern Connecticut State University, Derio's training focused on working across the lifespan with adolescents, young adults, and adults including issues such as anxiety and depression, substance use / co-occurring disorders, mens issues, ADHD / Executive Functioning, life stage issues, emerging adults, trauma, grief and loss, adolescent behavioral issues, violence, suicidal thinking, OCD, personality disorders, and more.


Derio's approach developed during his academic and experiential work as well as many diverse post graduate trainings. This training includes a rich foundation in:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness Based Therapies


He regularly attends clinical trainings to keep current on knowledge and skills relating to specific treatment approaches as well as furthering his expertise in the science of behavior, human development across the lifespan, and emotional and psychological wellness.   


Since 2018, Derio has worked in various settings providing clinical outpatient care, positive youth development programing, mentoring, and supporting adolescent / young adult educational development. He is highly experienced in working closely with other medical and mental health professionals, school professionals, and other community associations to help people gain relief from symptoms while developing greater insight and awareness, reducing problematic or disruptive behaviors, improving interpersonal, family, academic, career and community functioning, and overall well being. 

Derio currently participates with the following in-network health plans: 

Please contact your insurance company to confirm Derio participates with your particular plan. 

Derio also accepts Out-of-Network benefits or Private Pay without using insurance. 

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