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Dr. Nancy M. Rivas

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Phone: (888) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Wheaton , Illinois , United States
Meier Clinics
2099 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 100
Richardson , Texas 75080
United States

Company Description: The Meier Clinics was first established in Wheaton in 1986 by Nancy Meier Brown with one M.D. and two counselors to serve the Chicagoland area. We now have two...   more

Employment History

  • Wheaton Psychologist
    Meier Clinics
  • Christian Counselor
    Meier Clinics
  • Program Consultant
    Fussy Baby Network
  • Child Development and Works Specialist
    Fussy Baby Network

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
  • DuPage County Home Visitor
    Fussy Baby Network


  • Ph.D.
  • Doctoral degree , Clinical Psychology
    Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Master , Clinical Psychology
    Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Master of Arts , Theology
  • Doctorate , Clinical Psychology
  • Master's of Arts , Theology and Psychology
    Fuller Theological Seminary
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Web References
Meier Clinics :: Wheaton Psychologist - Nancy Rivas, Ph.D., 21 May 2013 [cached]
Nancy M. Rivas | PhD Meier Clinics :: Wheaton Psychologist - Nancy Rivas, Ph.D.
Nancy M. Rivas, Ph.D.
Dr. Rivas joined Meier Clinics in 2001 and currently serves as the Director of Breakaway, Meier Clinics' after school program for teens. She also sees children, teens, and parents for a wide range of concerns within outpatient counseling. Dr. Rivas describes her therapy style as eclectic, integrating cognitive behavioral, insight oriented, and psychodynamic approaches into counseling, in addition to utilizing dialectical behavior therapy. She offers play therapy that is formatted to allow even young children with very limited verbal skills to do significant healing work in individual therapy. This is often the most comfortable and effective method of therapy to use with some elementary aged children as well as preschool children.
Dr. Rivas sees adults for biblical conflict resolution, parenting issues, postpartum depression, and pregnancy concerns as well. She received training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts I and II in 2006 and uses EMDR to help clients when traumatic experiences are still negatively impacting their present life. Additionally, Dr. Rivas provides psychological testing for children, teenagers, and adults for ADHD, learning disorders, and other evaluation questions.
Some client concerns she works with include the following:
Abuse, Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.H.D./A.D.D.), Addictions, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflicts, Grief/Loss, Relationships, School Problems, Self-Injury, Spiritual Concerns, and Trauma
Dr. Rivas also provides Christian therapy at the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center for girls and women recovering from addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-injury, and trauma. ere she teaches a soul-making group, designed to help clients understand and apply life-changing Biblical truth to their recovery journeys.
Dr. Rivas received her Master's and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Dr. Rivas completed a year long specialty training in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She received training through Peacemakers Ministry, learning how to address interpersonal conflicts in a Biblically faithful manner in 1996 to 1998. Dr. Rivas worked as a Dupage County home visitor for the Fussy Baby Network prior to joining Meier Clinics, and she has been licensed in the state of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist since 2001.
Dr. Rivas grew up in Naperville, Illinois. She has been married since 1993 and has two children, one by birth and one by adoption. She enjoys occasional public speaking, most frequently to parents' or church groups.
Pentecostal Evangel: Articles, 23 Jan 2011 [cached]
"In the life of a child who is being abused, just having one supportive, kind, concerned adult listener makes a big difference," says Nancy Rivas, a Christian counselor with Meier Clinics in Wheaton, Ill.
Rivas says, depending on the situation, someone who suspects abuse is ongoing can do everything from asking the child directly to making an anonymous call to a child protective services office.
"When Christians see something suspicious, they should be concerned enough to follow up and not brush it off," says Rivas, who attends Living Water Community Church, an Assemblies of God congregation in Bolingbrook, Ill.
"The pornography industry is fueling this to some extent because many people become addicted and feel tempted to act it out," Rivas says.
"Just bringing it up and acknowledging that it's there helps make people more comfortable talking about it," Rivas says.
Fussy Baby Network, 8 Sept 2006 [cached]
Nancy Rivas, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist ConsultantNancy is a licensed clinical psychologist with a postdoctoral fellowship in Child Development and Infant Mental Health.Nancy has been working with families and young children for 6 years.She is the Fussy Baby home visitor for our clients in DuPage County.
dupchimusoct04, 31 July 2004 [cached]
Nancy M. Rivas, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in child development and works with the Fussy Baby Network at the Meier Clinic in Wheaton.
About Brent: Brent Johnson and his ..., 12 Oct 2009 [cached]
About Brent: Brent Johnson and his wife, Nancy, live in Cherry Valley, Illinois.
Brent and Nancy are in the process of adopting a four-year-old special needs son from China.
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Dr Nancy Rivas Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Meier Clinic
Discipline with Children Who Have Special Needs Workshop Description: It's not clear-cut how to discipline a child with special needs. Knowing where to set limits and what to expect of a child both physically and mentally can be a challenge. Come to this session and learn some important guidelines for disciplining children with special needs.
About Nancy: Nancy Rivas, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been serving children, adolescents, and their families at the Meier Clinic in Wheaton for seven years. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Rivas has a master's degree in theology from Fuller Seminary. She has special interests in infant mental health, early childhood and play therapy, attachment, trauma, and spiritual growth. Dr. Rivas has been married for 15 years, and has two delightful children.
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