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​​​​​Dr. Essence O. Rivers, Psy.D. 

Dr. Essence Rivers is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. Dr. Essence specializes in providing individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and families. Dr. Essence has worked in a range of settings, including adolescent substance use facilities, college-counseling centers, community mental health and residential treatment facilities. As someone who prioritizes the therapeutic relationship as an agent for change, Dr. Essence focuses on building a strong, collaborative, supportive relationship with the children and families she works with. Dr. Essence strives to facilitate healing and resilience by sharing knowledge, encouraging connection, aiding in self–reflection and providing new skills. 

Additionally, Dr. Essence utilizes a systemic approach to issues, focusing on addressing issues on the community, family and individual level to ensure lasting change. Her passion for positive change influences her commitment to the community, where she provides consultation and outreach presentations on topics including: Self-Compassion, Allyship, Mindfulness, Community Violence Victimization and Exposure, Bullying, Trauma Informed Care, and Parenting Skills. 
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