Dr. Michael Rivest, Pastoral Counselor/Therapist, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27103

Dr. Michael Rivest, M.S., Ph.D., D.S.T

Pastoral Counselor/Therapist

I work hard for my clients. Every session is focused and goal orientated. We get the job done. Counseling need not take years or even months. You can experience change quickly. And the good changes can last forever.

Dr. Michael Rivest Practice Specialty

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Child or Adolescent Issues
  • Christian Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Forgiveness
  • Infidelity
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction

Client Focus

  • Age Specialty: Adolescents, Adults, Elders
  • Session Format: Individual, Couple
  • Demographic Specialty: Christian
  • Treatment Approach: Christian

Practice Details

  • Name: Dr. Michael Rivest, M.S., Ph.D., D.S.T
  • Therapist Type: Pastoral Counselor/Therapist
  • Fees: sliding scale
  • Accepts Insurance: No
  • Company: Counseling Solutions at SMI
  • License #: NCCA # 7347687
  • Years in Practice: 25+
  • Education: Ph.D. in Christian Counseling , DST in Scripture
    Specialties: Sexual Addiction, Depression,, Grief
    See in on website for more information:

Approach Description

We use various approaches to counseling that are found in Scripture and that Christians have used successfully throughout history. Your Christian counselor might use Biblical precepts, Temperament Theory (Biblical version).


  • 1606 Briar Lake Circle
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
  • United States

Hours of work

Day and evening by appointment.
Check out our FAST START program at



Driving Directions

FROM I-40:

Hanes Mall Exit on Stratford Road. Turn right.
Turn right on Jonestown Road.
Take the first right into Huntington Woods.
Take the first left on Briar Lake Road
Take the first right on Briar Lake Circle


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Dr. Michael Rivest Practice Description

Christian counseling gets the job done with real change. Yes, Christians can get themselves in trouble like anyone else but they have a God who is responsive and cares for them.
Some Short Videos on Counseling Issues:
A Man Confesses His Adultery:
A Couple Arguing Badly:
Husband Caught Using Pornography:

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