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Co-Founder and Director of NECOA NY

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Licensed Psychologist, NY# 024776

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Parents

Suffolk University

Meet Carlos!

Carlos E. Rivera, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who directs The New England Center for OCD and Anxiety in New York City. His role includes providing individual, parenting, and group therapy to youth, and adults; supervising students in training; coaching and consulting clinicians; conducting research in parenting, and developing training programs for individuals and clinicians. 

       Dr. Rivera specializes in the treatment of OCD and anxiety and related disorders such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other Mindfulness-based interventions. His clinical and research interests include the development of acceptance- and mindfulness-based therapies, and their adaptation and dissemination to Spanish Speaking communities, including Latin American countries and the Latinx community in the United States. 

 Dr. Rivera completed his Ph.D. at Suffolk University in Boston, and his clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. He has also worked and trained at places including The Child and Adolescent OCD Institute at McLean Hospital, The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA), and the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). 

To contact Dr. Rivera directly, email

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