Therapist Profile

Name:
Jake Merritt Rivas-Duke, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1485 Civic Ct Suite 1350 Concord, CA 94520
Phone:
(925) 679-4905
Website:
License Number
LMFT110007
Practicing Since:
2017
Additional Licenses:
IMF96609

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. I began working in the field of substance addiction in 2012 as an intern in a small non-profit drug treatment facility, working with adults and adolescents extensively individually and in groups. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance use, working on treating substance use disorders and mental illness both independently and in a co-occurring modality. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other identified problems can often be coupled with ineffective coping, commonly the use of substances. Currently, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders in youths, adults, couple dynamics, and families. I utilize strength-based therapies with an emphasis on solution-focused, strategic approaches to identify therapeutic goals and focus on solutions, rather than on the problems that can hinder growth and recovery. I believe a brief model serves the client to develop a strong relationship with the therapist and build resilience through the outside-in approach.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Flexible
Services
Individual, Couples, Familes Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology John F. Kennedy University 2016

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Stress
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Certifications
Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor IV
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Other

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