Sarah Rivera

Private Practice Support for Mental Health Professionals

Hi My name is Sarah Rivera. I’m a group private practice owner in San Antonio, Texas. When I’m not running my practice, I help mental health professionals like you become confident with private practice business ownership. I offer training programs and coaching for mental health professionals who want to launch their private practice or need some extra support in their first few years. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a self-starter and go-getter. That’s great, but just know you don’t have to go at it alone. Find guidance from someone who has been where you are. Get support during your private practice journey from launch to growth.

How the Counselor's Mentor Can Help


Starting a private practice is hard- especially when you don't know where to start. Get private practice step by step basics through an online program created just for the new private practice owner. Find exactly what you need to know to build a successful business-including admin paperwork to use with your clients! Skip the money wasting, time sucking traps and come here to learn from someone who has been there.


Reach. Teach. Inspire. What better way to do that than in front of an audience? The more the merrier. The quicker people learn and are inspired, the quicker they can reach others with their enthusiasm and joy. Share the wealth my friends. Encourage one another, lift one another up. Be the light.

If you want to be surrounded by folks who are just as tenacious and motivated as you, click here. You only know what you know. Join our groups to gain business insight and learn more while also sharing with others. Join fellow business owners who want you to succeed just as much as you do. #eliminatecompetitivemindset

The mission of The Counselor’s Mentor is two fold. The first is to guide and encourage counselors through each step of their professional career, from grad school to private practice. This site is for mental health professionals needing mentor for the “in between” stage. Going from student to employee can be tough; as can be the transition from non-profit to private practice. I’m here to guide on the “how to” of how to get to 6 figures and stay there. 

My second goal is to reach, teach and inspire the community with mental health support and training. The tips are straight from me, Sarah Rivera, a mental health group practice owner and supervisor who has a zest to inspire growth in any person. The Mentor’s mission is to prompt professional development through supervision, consultation, community support, speaking engagements, and support to launch a private practice.

Learn How to Launch Your Private Practice

This site is intended to help mental health professionals through the in-between stage of their careers. While I love the clinical supervision timeframe, private practice ownership is a close second. I remember feeling the failures so strongly when I launched my solo private practice in 2017.

I did so many things wrong during private practice ownership and I don’t want you to repeat my mistakes. As a result, I created a cost-effective solution: the Launch Your Private Practice Online Program. It is a self-paced video program and outlines STEP BY STEP exactly what you need to do when starting your mental health practice. It uses the private practice checklist above and places it on steroids to equip you with a video module program, referral partners, visuals and downloadable worksheets, and helpful link to work from. You don’t have to have a DIY mentality- let me help you build your private practice successfully from the start. Take a look at what to expect HERE for FREE.


"Very energetic and well thought out professional."

SO. MANY. THINGS. Where do I even start? Sarah needs to have a podcast or at least be interviewed on someone’s podcast. She is amazing!

Work/Life Harmony: Post Presentation Survey

"Engaging, Reveling, Profound."


I loved everything about Sarah, her personality and teachings!

-Rubi, Getting Unstuck LUXE Summit

"Comforting, Understanding, Friendly"


I liked that she interacted with us, it wasn’t just a lecture it was an open conversation.

– Gamma Phi Post Presentation Survey

"I know I can count on her for insight and support"

As I prepared to open up my own private practice, Sarah was incredibly helpful in easing my fears (I HAD MANY). She was able to walk me through some of the most stressful parts in detail, such as the financial considerations, keeping the business, secure, and what to keep in mind when marketing the business. She is helpful in and out of the consultation meetings.

– Alyssa Martinez, Owner of Crystal Mind Counseling

"I wouldn't have gotten it anywhere else."

The type of support Sarah offers is phenomenal. [Her] support and knowledge is appreciated. I know I wouldn’t have gotten that anywhere else”

– Dr. Jacqueline Contreras, participant of Launch Your Private Practice Training Group


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11707 Orsinger Lane San Antonio, TX 78230

(210) 625-7949

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