Penelope Rivera, MA, LPC

About Me

Penelope Rivera is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. She earned her Masters of Counseling degree from Northern Arizona University and completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Education from the University of Arizona. Penelope was an elementary education teacher prior to becoming a counselor. She is also an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Penelope is bilingual and provides counseling services in English and Spanish. Penny specializes in working with children and utilizes play therapy in her practice. Her practice also consists of individual counseling with adolescents, teens, and adults, as well as family and marriage counseling. Penelope is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Other specializations include trauma/abuse issues, depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, anger, divorce, parenting, grief, and relationship issues. She also conducts anger management classes for ages 18 and above. Additionally, she provides forensic services and can be appointed as a Therapeutic Interventionist, Reunification Therapist, Safe Haven Therapist and Court Appointed Professional Counselor. 


Penny is on the Behavioral Health Provider Family Court Roster and provides: •Therapeutic Interventionist (TI) services, •Therapeutic Supervised Parenting Time, •Supervised Parenting Time, •Co-Parenting services, •Reunification Therapy, •Court Appointed Counseling, and Save Haven Therapy Services


Her passion is helping others experience freedom in their lives so they can achieve personal, physical, and spiritual well-being.