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Meier Clinics

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Meier Clinics

2100 Manchester Road Suite 1510

Wheaton, Illinois, 60187

United States

Company Description

Meier Clinics recognizes and utilizes Christian principles and tools in the healing process along with sound psychological practices. Our clients never need to fear that what their doctor or counselor prescribes will conflict with what Scripture teaches. Why...more

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Employment History




Fussy Baby Network

DuPage County Home Visitor


Doctoral degree

Clinical Psychology

Fuller Theological Seminary


Clinical Psychology

Fuller Theological Seminary


master's degree


Fuller Seminary

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Meier Clinics :: Wheaton Psychologist - Nancy Rivas, Ph.D.

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.


Please join Dr. Nancy Rivas , a clinical psychologist with the Meier Clinic in Wheaton, and Kathleen Retzner , a therapist with the Meier Clinic, as they discuss creating a solid foundation for communication, common communication blocks, and specific techniques and tips to enhance parent/teen communication in thoughtful, respectful ways.

Pentecostal Evangel: Articles

"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.


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. Dr Nancy Rivas photo 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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NANCY RIVAS, Ph.D., clinical psychologist with Meier New Life Clinic in Wheaton, will present a series of adult classes during ROMP.Children are faced with so much today.This class will present Biblical Guidelines for equipping your children to overcome obstacles and become happy, thriving adults.There is no fee for the class, which will meet on March 6, April 3, May 1, and May 15 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Please sign up on the clipboards.MAKING FRIENDS… NAME TAGS: One great way to make friends is by knowing each other's name.

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