Bernadette Rivero

SF - Sunset

Bernadette Rivero


LIC NO. 79731

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Illinois and has over 10 years of experience working with clients and families in different stages of their lives. I will work diligently with you to develop an awareness and understanding of the difficult, burdensome, and fatiguing aspects of your life, empowering you to create and build upon a positive and healthy transformation. My expertise is in providing trauma informed, evidence based interventions. My specialties include adolescent and young adult psychology, crisis stabilization, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I have worked in a wide variety of environments and with a wide variety of clients, including those in inpatient psychiatry units and residential treatment facilities for adolescents, adults, and seniors. I provide a culturally competent, non-judgmental, safe space in which clients can explore their feelings and comfortably work through the obstacles that are personal and unique to them. I understand how difficult the process of therapy can be and I will be there to support you through what can be a complicated, yet fulfilling and life-changing journey.


  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Cultural/Ethnic Identity
  • Women's Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Individual Therapy