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Testimonials

"My staff (at Sioux Trail Elementary) have been sharing about Headway's training sessions. Teachers come back from the trainings excited to try new strategies and they have new understanding regarding mental health issues. This is making a difference in their classrooms and helping them relate to students when they are struggling."

-Shannon McParland, Principal, Sioux Trail Elementary

Gisela Santana-Rivera, MA, PsyD

Gisela Santana Rivera 8.25

Bilingual Therapist

Phone: 612-798-8192
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: gisela.santana-rivera@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Gisela joined Headway in October, 2016 and has worked in the human services field since 2013.  Prior to joining Headway, she worked at a private practice in Puerto Rico.  In addition to providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents and adults, she is also competent in providing psychometric and psycho-education testing for her clients.  She is excited to help provide needed support to her clients.  "I hope to create a safe environment for my clients to help them achieve their highest potential," she says.

Outside of work, Gisela likes to go to the gym, practice yoga, and volunteer as a foster mother for shelter cats.  She also likes to go for walks around the lakes and discover new places in Minneapolis. 

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