I am Maruka Rivers MSW, LCSW (NC), CCTP. I am a woman, a daughter, a mother, a friend, a spiritual being having a human experience- and this is my HEART WORK. I was called to this work at a young age. Some of my other identities are black, fat, lesbian, professor, budding researcher, yogi, and someone who stands in solidarity with Trans folks. Certainly there are many others, and others that I have yet to AWAKEN. I have practiced clinical social work for 12 years, have been in the human services field for close to 20 years, and have been a natural supporter/helper of people longer than that. I have been licensed by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board since 2012. I have worked with youth and adults experiencing a wide range of concerns. As a therapist/coach I meet my clients with genuine connection, open-mindedness, and a of bit humor when needed. Like the balance of the Libra scale, I can lean in and lean out to be more directive or less directive as needed. I will be honest with love and compassion. Let's connect and start your journey.