Claudia E. Rivas, LCSW, SEP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #75163 - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and offer individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, clinical supervision for licensing, consultation, psychiatric evaluations for immigration and mentoring. 

I hold over 25 years in the social services field, with 22 years serving the San Francisco Bay Area in the mental health field. I have worked in community behavioral health settings, providing therapy, crisis interventions and case management to children, adolescents, adults and families. In my community behavioral health work, I have gained valuable experience in the treatment of mental illness, complex trauma, gender affirming services (pre-surgical assessments & support) and psychiatric evaluations for immigration. 

I have been in private practice since 02/2017, providing individual and couples therapy, clinical supervision, consultation and mentoring. Mentoring is something I love to do. I believe in sharing all and any information I hold to assist others make informed decisions about their future. 

I completed a Master in Social Work degree at San Francisco State University in 05/2008. I became licensed in 12/2016 and obtained a certificate of completion in Somatic Experiencing in 09/2016. 

In addition to SE, I have attended trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy (in Spanish), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. I utilize SE, CBT, your understanding and spiritual/cultural beliefs, as well as lived experiences we both bring to the session. 

I consistently work on myself to provide a decolonized lens and a safer space in sessions by way of my own therapy and self-care practices. 

Please reach out so we can chat about your goals and see if we are a good match!