Therapist Profile

Maria Julia Rivas, M.A.
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11740 Dublin Blvd. #206 Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 280-8220
11740 Dublin Blvd. #206 Dublin, CA 94568-2820
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Do you find yourself wondering “When will I stop crying” or “How will I get through this”? Do you get annoyed by the well intentioned but careless remarks of friends and family? And then feel bad because you felt annoyed?

Losing a loved one is a painful and lonely experience. I can help by providing a safe place where you can share your fears, memories, anger and grief. Together we can explore these feelings, move beyond them and ultimately experience the joy of day to day living.

I have been in private practice for 21 years helping individuals deal with all types of losses; death, divorce, the ending of a relationship, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the death of a beloved pet. I welcome your stories as well as your sorrow.

I have offices in Dublin and Walnut Creek. Both have convenient freeway access and are accessible by public transportation.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Walnut Creek Office:
Mon. 2pm - 9pm
Wed. 8am - 1pm
Dublin Office:
Tues. & Thurs. 10am - 8pm
I Help Individuals Who Have Lost or Anticipate Losing a Loved One.
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, MHN
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Counseling, Sonoma State University, 1985

Area of Specialty

Depression/Clinical Depression
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Control Mastery
Family Systems
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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