Dana Rivera (She/Her)


Hi! I am a skill builder, insight facilitator, and personal guide through life's transitions.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with teens and adults who are looking to make change in some area of their life, obtain personal growth, and gain better understanding of themselves. Life is hard; there's no easy way to put it. We all need support from time to time and I hope that I can be a consistent support system for my clients to help them get to where they want to be.

My Background and Approach

I take an eclectic and holistic approach to therapy. Every human being is their own unique self and needs to be understood and seen. I choose to use a multitude of techniques and modalities to fit your specific needs. I am direct but down to earth. Part of therapy is asking tough questions and looking at things that we might have avoided in our life because of fear. I strongly believe the way we think impacts the way we move through the world and often encourage the use of self compassion. When we are kind to ourselves, we allow ourselves the time we need to get to where we want to be. I will be your cheerleader, insight facilitator, skill builder, and personal guide through all of life's transitions being thrown your way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Mitch Albom is quoted stating, "It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be." When we are ready to make changes in our lives, then it is the right time. I believe change is always possible if you want it deeply enough. I was exposed to mental health struggles in my family at a young age and learned early on that life can be tough and messy. I've learned that with the right support and when someone is ready; change will and can occur. I want every potential client that sees my profile to be proud of yourselves because you have come this far...you're ready for change! I hope that I can provide you with the support you need to get to where you want to go.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Humana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session


773.774.4444 Email Dana
6321 N. Avondale
Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60631
4055 W Peterson
Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60646

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