The answers and wisdom are within you. The way out of pain is through feeling the emotions you have buried deep inside.

Why Pick Me As Your Therapist?

You have unlimited choices to pick a therapist from, so how do you decide? It’s confusing and sometimes scary to open up to someone new. If you know what it feels like to be invisible, not seen or heard, undervalued and dismissed, I can help. If you know grief, trauma and unfulfilling relationships, I can help. If you speak “trauma” and “I am not enough”, I can help. I can help you learn how to speak “I am enough as I am.” I treat people who live roller coaster lives, had parents who abused and neglected them, are lonely/disconnected and/or strive for perfectionism in everything they do.

Depression & Anxiety

Depression can often feel like a dark, forbidding cloud that can zap your energy, rob you of being able to feel any emotion and take away any pleasure in things you used to enjoy.

Anxiety is a future oriented sense of worry attached to “what ifs.” It is not something that has actually happened.

Trauma & PTSD

You may not even know you have been traumatized. You just grow up thinking what went on in your own family was the same thing other families were going through. It is your “normal”.

Sexual Assault Counseling for Those Abused

The reality is you can’t out run, self-harm, numb or dissociate yourself out of what has happened. But you already know that because you more than likely tried one or all of these.

Grief & Loss

Loss can be many things, from losing a loved one to a lost opportunity to grieving a piece of ourselves that no longer exists.

Life Transitions

Let’s talk through the transition you are going through and what the struggles are. I can listen to what you are saying with an empathetic ear, giving you a safe place for you to air your problems and provide you the help you need.

Telehealth

Telehealth is very effective for many mental health challenges and not appropriate for others, such as someone who is experiencing visual or audio hallucinations, having thoughts of suicide or self-harm and thinking about acting on those.

Relationship Wound Repair

Relationships get to the point of being on life support because each person gets stuck at the point they were wounded as a child. The way to improve an existing or new relationship is to do your own work and untangle your own childhood wounds.

Career/Life Balance

If work is your #1 priority and you need your daily fix or you go into withdrawal, then you are probably out of balance. I can help you look at the spaces that your career imbalance is filling for you and figure out why they are too scary for you to look at.

Invisibility

If if felt like no one could see or hear you in your family growing up, I can help you learn how to give yourself what you did not get.

WHAT I TREAT

Practice

I was raised by a narcissist parent and chose another narcissist as a partner.  It nearly broke me.
In therapy with Susan RIvieccio, LMFT, I finally felt seen and heard.  And that was a foundation I could build from.

Adult Female client

I had so many "dirty secrets" and all the shame attached to those.  Finding a therapist who helped me understand the shame was not mine to bear, was the beginning of seeing daylight for what my life could be.  I recommend Susan Rivieccio, LMFT for anyone who also is carrying shame and wants to learn how to kick it to the curb.

Adult Male client

I just wanted people to like me.  I lost myself along the way and in order to get myself back, Susan RIvieccio, LMFT helped me see I needed to grieve the "me" I gave away to be liked before I could go and find myself.

Teenage client

We reached a point where we couldn't all be in the same room as a family.  Power struggles, silent treatment and retreating to different corners of the house were our "go to" ways of coping.  Family therapy with Susan Rivieccio, LMFT was game changing.  We learned that we weren't "bad"people, we were just reacting from our own pain points.

Family client 

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