Meet Amy Rivituso, LPC, CTP (she/her/hers):

Hello, I am a Therapist at Olive Branch Therapy Group. I graduated Summa Cum Laud from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP). I have been in practice since 2017.

My Therapy Specialties:

I specialize in working with Adults, young adults, and adolescents dealing with

  • PTSD, interpersonal trauma, complex trauma, adult survivors of childhood trauma, interpersonal issues, depression, anxiety, and identity problems.

I also have a specific interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ population.

What drew me to this work:

I am passionate about self-improvement and personal growth. I feel my life’s purpose is to help others identify and overcome barriers by learning and growing from life experiences. I see the life struggles that we are faced with as opportunities to become the highest version of ourselves through learning to heal, then growing our level of insight and self-awareness. As we learn from our past, it prepares us to handle what lies ahead. Therapy empowers us with the tools we need to become stronger, more fulfilled, and more joyful in life. I greatly value the opportunity to serve you in this process.

My style:

First and foremost, I am kind and compassionate, providing a safe and comfortable foundation. From there, I seek to create a therapeutic partnership with my client by meeting them where they are and working with them towards their goals. I can be direct at times, challenging my clients to grow out of their comfort zone when they are ready. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as tools to provide tangible coping skills that clients can begin applying in their life to make changes and start feeling relief. The end goal is for clients to become healthy, resilient, and ultimately experience great joy in their life.

Services I offer:

In-person individual, couple, family, and group therapy.

Credentials:

  • New Jersey Professional Counselor License number: 37PC00870200
  • Certified Trauma Professional: Evergreen Certifications