Dr. Rivera-Pérez is a Licensed Psychologist in Houston TX who specializes in treating adults who have difficulty functioning due to anxiety, have been affected by traumatic events, or have health-related concerns. She utilizes evidence-based interventions that target the thought patterns and behaviors that are associated with the symptoms that each client brings. She integrates her knowledge of psychology, psychiatry, and medicine into her practice.
Dr. Rivera-Pérez has been in the mental health field for over twenty years. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1998 and worked as a Physician Assistant in Psychiatry since 2001. She later sought additional training and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2019 Dr. Rivera-Pérez became a Licensed Psychologist after completing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Health Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Her internship in Health Service Psychology at the Alexandria VA Health Care System in Pineville, Louisiana, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Optimal Brain Health here in Houston further trained her in evidence-based practices.
Dr. Rivera-Pérez maintains a private practice that focuses on providing individual psychotherapy for adults. She also provides assessment services for diagnostic clarification, to request reasonable accommodations, or as required for adoption proceedings. She maintains a caseload that allows her to provide dedicated and individualized care to all her clients. She holds a holistic view of health that includes physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual health that is respectful of her client’s worldview.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Ydalith Rivera-Perez is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 3 years
Fielding Graduate University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2019