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Our Team

Amber Nieto,LCSW

"What was your path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?

My interest in understanding the human experience has driven my desire to pursue a career in mental health. I have practiced as a licensed social worker since 2015, and I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health, residential, and healthcare.


As a clinician, my goal is to provide a safe space to process emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that impact your daily life. By building a collaborative relationship, we will work to understand your experiences, strengths, and values and find the best approach for the challenges you are facing. I use a variety of methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and motivational interviewing.

As a clinician, I am dedicated to helping clients work through challenging times and aligning with their best selves. Together we will process emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that impact your daily life. I will encourage ongoing feedback and challenge you to implement newly developed skills and insight into your everyday life. I have experience working in healthcare, outpatient mental health, and residential treatment.

By integrating a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approach, I explore how past experiences impact the present, while highlighting strengths and innate coping skills. We will personalize your treatment plan based on your unique goals and partner to create sustainable change. I specialize in life transitions, relationship challenges, and substance misuse.

As a Latina, I am conscious of the impact culture, race, and socioeconomic status can have on everyday life, practicing cultural humility in my work. My experience as a native New Yorker has also provided me with insight into the challenges of living in a big and often competitive city. 

Alison Rivera, LMSW
Resident Practitioner 

Hello! I'm Alison Rivera, a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and growth. Life is full of twists and turns, but with the right guidance, you can navigate through them with confidence. With a background spanning college-based, private practice, and acute psychiatric settings, I bring a wealth of diverse experiences to our therapeutic journey. At Metro Peace Psychotherapy, the therapeutic space is yours to explore, to express, and to evolve.

Specializing in helping young professionals and new graduates with life transitions, I understand the complexity of this crucial period in your 20s. This decade is a time of significant development, marked by exploration of identity, career paths, and personal relationships. Engaging in therapy during this time can be incredibly beneficial for fostering self-awareness, emotional resilience, and healthy coping mechanisms.

Using a blend of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I delve into the depths of past experiences while focusing on strengths and innate coping skills. Whether you're facing life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety, or depression, I'm here to walk alongside you.

Living as a young adult in New York City presents unique experiences and challenges. The fast-paced environment, high expectations, and diverse social landscape can be both exciting and overwhelming. As a practitioner familiar with the intricacies of New York life, I can provide tailored support that resonates with your specific experiences and struggles.

Together, we'll tackle those lingering doubts, unravel the complexities of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and pave the way toward a brighter future. My goal is to empower you to rediscover your true potential and find balance in your life. Take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life.

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