Winston Salem North Carolina Family Therapist Michael Rivest, Ph.D.

Winston Salem North Carolina Family Therapist Michael Rivest, Ph.D.
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Dr. Michael Rivest is a certified Sex Therapist and Christian Marriage Counselor in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Emotional pain can affect anyone at any age even devout Christians and their families. One thing they have in common is that they need help with a problem – one that is disrupting their lives and robbing them of their ability to live meaningfully and productively.

Doctor Rivest provides a safe, supportive environment where you will find the compassion and encouragement you need to make positive changes. He provides help in many areas, including:


  • Depression & anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Grief & loss
  • Adult survivors of abuse
  • Post-abortion counseling
  • Sexual Counseling including addictions
  • Anger
  • Relationship, teen and family issues

City: Winston Salem
State: North Carolina
Client Focus: Christian Counseling, cognitive
Specialties: Marriage, Sexual Issues such as internet pornography, masturbation, addictions, Individual counseling, depression , grief

Counseling since 1985:Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor ( NCCA); Diplomate: National Board of Christian Clinical Therapist; Board Certified Clinical Supervisor (NBCCT); Board Certified: Sex Therapy & Counseling (UACCI); Board Certified Depression Counselor (UACCI); Board Certified Hospice & Bereavement Counselor (UACCI); Board Certified: Temperament Instructor (SACC)

Dr. Rivest is licensed by the National Christian Counselors Association. He is under the authority of a National Licensing Board of Examiners, which is made up of ministers of several denominations. Dr. Rivest is not affiliated with any state agency or state licensing board and is exempt from state licensure under N.C.G.S.90-332.1.

Dr. Rivest is also an experienced classroom teacher, seminar and workshop leader, as well as being a radio and television personality. He has done extensive writing in a number of professional mediums.

Education: M.S. in Education (Canisus College); Ph.D. in Christian Counseling; D.S.T. in Sacred Theology. Both earned doctorates are from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary (formerly known as Bethany Bible College and Theological Seminary).

Awards:D.D. (Doctor of Divinity, Causa Honoris) (St. Francis Seminary); LL.D. (Doctor of Letters, Causa Honoris) (St. Anthony House Bible Institute) Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses 1999-2000; Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century, 2006, Award (IBC); Leading Educators of the World, 2006, Award (IBC) Plato Award for Outstanding Teaching 2007 Award (IBC); Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007 (DCCC)

Office Location: 1606 Briar Lake Circle, Winston Salem, NC 27103
Cross Streets: Jonestown Rd. and Stratford Rd.
Travel Distance: n/a
Language: English
Treatment Approach: Christian Counseling, Cognitive
Insurance: n/a
Payment Terms: Do not take insurance, cash, check, Master or Visa cards

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