Saori Rivera, LPC, Ph.D.
Specialty: Behavioral Health
Meet Dr. Rivera!
Saori Rivera, LPC, Ph.D. joined Healthpoint in 2022. She provides counseling to all age groups and serves patients through our BCS clinic and TeleMedicine Visits.
Dr. Rivera obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University, having completed her pre-doctoral internship through The Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium at Louisiana State University Student Mental Health Clinic and Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Baton Rouge, LA.
After graduating, Dr. Rivera worked in a university setting and as a community mental health provider gaining in-depth knowledge and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, adolescent and geriatric populations, couples, and young adults. She is licensed in the state of Texas through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a Licensed Psychologist.
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When she is not working, Dr. Rivera enjoys spending time with family and friends and assisting rescue animals.
What is Behavioral Health?
“Behavioral health includes both mental health and substance use disorders. Research from the National Alliance on Mental Illness determined one in five U.S. adults experience a mental illness, and Mental Health America reports substance use disorders affect nearly 8% of adults and youth. States provide and oversee behavioral and public health services in a variety of ways. Services and duties provided by the public and behavioral health departments are often not visible until there is a problem like a hepatitis-A outbreak or a spike in opioid-related overdoses. Leveraging and sharing resources including data, finances and partnering across health systems may improve the way behavioral health services are delivered and overall community health.” NCSL