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Dea Rivera

LMFT, Mindfulness Instructor, School Counselor

Encinitas CA USA

Home Phone: 760-334-3077 Website:

About My Work


  • Mental Health Professional


  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • Other


  • After School
  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Foster Care / Probation


I enjoy working with tweens & teens who are going through challenging times. I also thrive helping educators and parents to implement mindfulness with youth.  Weather they are struggling with acculturation/assimilation or issues such as ADHD, bullying or academic performance-Mindfulness can be helpful in bringing awareness to the environment, their body & emotional reactivity. I am bilingual in Spanish and I connect well with children, pre-teens and teens who can be difficult to reach.


Dea comes to us with over 20 years of experience working as an educator, therapist & school counselor.  She has helped over 1,000 students use mindfulness in schools.  She knows how to reach tweens, teens to help families thrive using mindfulness.

Teaching mindfulness to empower others to create a healthier balance in life. She has vast experience in the treatment of  self-harm, relationship issues, family conflict and those professional & academic dilemmas that accompany life’s transitions.

Dea is dedicated to help you explore how mindfulness will contribute to your well being. She is bilingual, offering all services in English and Spanish. Dea is committed to a culturally responsive treatment for all my clients.