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Johanna Berberena(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Anxiety -Bipolar disorder- Depression- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Sexual harassment & assault- Couples counseling-

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Professional statement

I am a Puerto Rican-New York-raised Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). I graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work in 2010 and quickly began providing sociotherapy services to children, adolescents, and family in foster care with dysfunctional relationships.

For the past seven years, I have devoted myself to treating patients during crises at a psychiatric inpatient unit. My passion is to help guide you through your own self-discovery and healing journey to become the person you desire to be.

I have experience working with clients on a range of issues and life experiences, including, but not limited to parent/child relationships, trauma, abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional), grief, depressive and anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders.

My goal for therapy is to provide a safe, trustworthy space where you feel comfortable and acceptance to allow you to share your own unique story. Everyone goes through difficult moments in life, and we sometimes need additional emotional support. Therapy is a joint effort, and I will work with you to help you gain awareness, healing, and inner peace. I utilize a wide variety of treatment modalities including, but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, and Client-Centered Therapy (CCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

As a team, I will use the treatment modality best suited for you and your present challenges, considering your strengths as you are very important in the path to healing.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Rivia Mind, Therapist , LMSW

Hunter College School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2010
Hunter College School of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, 2005


Connecticut: 002564


English, Spanish


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (55min)
  • Initial session:$200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed