Laura Rivela has been in the social work profession for over 20 years with emphasis in behavioral health, technology in behavioral health care, and social work research and education.
She has worked as both a direct practice provider and a behavioral health administrator including psychiatric social worker, outpatient clinic director, administrator for state-wide and county behavioral health programs, as well as adjunct faculty for Masters of Social Work students. She is a graduate of Adelphi University with both a Bachelors of Arts in Social Science and a Master of Social Work as well as an Associate in Applied Science in Music Business from Five Towns College. She holds a post Masters Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and an Executive Certificate in Business Administration from the University Of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. She was a doctoral student at Fordham University with research interests including collaborative models of health care, behavioral health treatment outcome measures, and microaggressions and women in leadership. She is a member in good standing of several social work and professional organizations including the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Ms. Rivela most recently worked as the Behavioral Health Educator for Health Systems Care Coordination at Northwell Health Solutions. She has been invited presenter and trainer, and has served as the behavioral health consultant for several agencies throughout New York State. Lastly, Ms. Rivela is a telemental health provider for American Well and an accomplished musician.