GLENDA RIVAS, Licensed Professional Counselor


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I am a Bilingual Latina Therapist and Arizona Board-approved Clinical Supervisor, who is dedicated to helping others cope with anxiety, depression, trauma and BIPOC-related issues.

“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” – Paulo Coehlo

Do you find yourself struggling to cope with life’s challenges or emotional wounds?
I can support you to navigate these experiences to provide a path forward.

About Me:
I am a first-generation American of Mexican-immigrant parents. My parents instilled the importance of acts of Service to those in more dire need- and the values of work, sacrifice and continuous learning. My parents and my childhood experiences continue to influence my work, as I have deep compassion for those who are struggling or marginalized; yet driven to live their best life. I have over 17 years experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in multiple settings such as: forensic/crisis based, outpatient, inpatient/residential treatment, home/school-based therapy and tele-therapy. As a bilingual Latina therapist, I take pride in being able to serve the BIPOC and Latinx community and provide counseling services in Spanish if needed.

Domino el idioma español y sería un placer y un honor apoyar y guiarlo en crear cambios positivos. Estoy calificada en el estado de Arizona como Licenciado Profesional en Consejería (LPC) y miembro de la Asociación Nacional de Psicología Latin(a)x; así como el Comité Nacional de Consejeros Certificados.

My Approach:
I strive to use a comprehensive and individualized Solution-Focused approach, integrating other various therapy modalities.
From a Trauma-Informed and Cultural Humility approach, I am dedicated in creating a safer space that leads to healing and growth for everyone; this including BIPOC and LGTBQA+ communities. I hold training in the Racial Trauma Treatment CBT Protocol, and am certified in: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as a Mindfulness Informed Professional, and as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner; which helps those struggling to heal from trauma, anxiety, and depression. Aligning with a Person-Centered perspective, I believe you are the expert in your experience and I try to promote a therapeutic partnership in which we work together to reach your goals.

If you’re interested in working together and find that I could be of help, please call or email me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.
I look forward to supporting you!

For those seeking Clinical Supervision for their Clinical License:
Clinical Supervision and direct/indirect hours requirements for clinical licensure can feel daunting at times.
I value the practice of case consultation, continuous learning and professional development
in our field of work and would be excited to be able to support you in this clinical process.
I currently am only offering individual Clinical Supervision at this time, but will expand to group supervision as demand arises.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Cultural And Racial Identity Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pet Loss
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step
  • American Indian Or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander
  • Single Parents
  • Smart & Refuge Recovery.
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Appreciate And Respect All Faiths/Spiritual Practices

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$130.00 - $160.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
& United Healthcare.
A Telehealth Referral Source Who Handles Insurance Processing/Billing. Sondermind Accepts The Following Insurance: Aetna
Bright Healthcare
I Am Currently Panelled Through Sondermind
Veterans Affairs Community Network

Licenses & Certifications

License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certification(s)
National Certified Counselor through National Board of Certified Counselors
Board Approved Clinical Supervisor through Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Professional Certification(s)
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (C-DBT)
Evergreen Certifications
Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (C-MIP)
Evergreen Certifications
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Latinx Psychological Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Northern Arizona University