Angelica Rivera, MA, LPC-Intern

Supervised by Dr. Terrill, DMin, LPC-S

Angelica Rivera is an LPC-Intern that is on her way to getting her doctorate. She loves philosophy, stories, and reading about other people's ideologies. Her family background is comprised of a number of different helping professions, so counseling was a natural choice for her career. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, running, and a nice cup of coffee.
She graduated from Houston Baptist University as a double major in Psychology and Christianity. She went to the Houston Graduate School of Theology to focus on Counseling (Marriage/Family Therapy). She also learned to work with spiritual and nonspiritual clients there. She is currently reaching towards her Doctorate in Professional Counseling at Houston Graduate School of Theology where she is focusing on Trauma, Grief, and Loss in her studies. 
She enjoys seeing people equipped to handle life's difficulties and thrive with their own skill-sets and abilities. Empowering others is her focus in her counseling career. She is interested in multicultural counseling, families, couples, individuals, and adolescents. She has experienced many cultures and jobs in her lifetime, so she enjoys learning about what is important to others.

Should you need to contact Angelica's supervisor you may do so by contacting:
Dr. Jerry Terrill, DMin, LPC-S at

My approach to therapy

When counseling I model after cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) counseling. This theory emphasizes thoughts and behavior and how they affect/direct each other. While there are many counseling approaches which will also be utilized, cognitive behavioral therapy will be the primary approach. You as the client will have an active role in setting and achieving your treatment goals. I often will ask that you complete homework assignments, as I believe that the work we do in session will be most effective if implemented in your life outside of therapy. Your commitment to a treatment plan is necessary for you to experience the most successful outcome. If you ever have any questions about the nature of the treatment or your care, please do not hesitate to ask.