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Manuel J. Rivera is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling psychology from LaSalle University. For several years, Mr. Rivera has worked as a Clinical Supervisor and Lead Therapist for the young adult population of Bucks County Pennsylvania. Manny is Nationally recognized as a Certified Counselor. Since 2007 he has worked with several programs based in psychological theory in which he has helped young adults who have been diagnosed with a wide range of addictive and mental health disorders. He has used psychological theory to impact the behaviors of adults. Manny’s philosophy is to provide a sanctity of trust and an opportunity to explore assisted, self-guidance, to effectively combat dysfunction.More
Dr. Matthew Sommons attended college locally in Allentown, PA at Muhlenberg College. Upon graduation, Dr. Sommons received a Navy scholarship to attend medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. In his career as a Navy and civilian Psychiatrist, Dr. Sommons has worked in various capacities including inpatient psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, acute detox and geriatric psychiatry. As a private practice Psychiatrist, Dr. Sommons specialized in medication management of adult psychiatric conditions, addiction psychiatry and psychotherapy. His practice philosophy and approach varies between Rational Emotive Therapy and Insight Oriented Therapy depending on patient preference. In addiction treatment, Dr. Matthew Sommons relies heavily on the Motivational Interviewing philosophy to guide interventions as he believes this technique best honors individual responsibility, autonomy and choice, which are crucial in the recovery process.More