Jerry A. Riggs, Sr., JD, MATS, MMHC

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Seniors

Languages: English

About Jerry A. Riggs, Sr., JD, MATS, MMHC

I am Jerry A. Riggs, Sr. I have advanced degrees in psychology, systematic theology, law enforcement and legal practice. I have been conducting mental health counseling sessions since 2016. Regarding mental health counseling techniques, my specialties are: secular mental health counseling intertwined with Christian theology when appropriate; psychodynamic interviewing and therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); mindfulness therapy; gestalt therapy; psychoeducational therapy; and Christian pastoral counseling if needed. My above listed techniques work best for patients suffering from: anxiety, depression, guilt/shame issues, relationship issues, family counseling, marriage mediation, bereavement issues, self-esteem issues and teenage angst. I have been successful with my techniques working on all populations; however, based upon the above and my applicable prior life careers and experiences, I am especially effective with public employees, such as law enforcement and firefighters, lawyers, ministers and teenagers.


  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • C-DBT
  • Caregiver Stress
  • CBT Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • DUI Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief
  • Health Behavior Changes
  • Life Transitions
  • Mid-Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parent Child Interaction
  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Grief Counseling
  • Pornography Addictions
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • pregnant couples
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress
  • stress management
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Education & Certifications

    B.A in Secondary Education from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

    B.A. in Police Administration from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.

    Master’s Degree in Systematic Theology Studies from Trinity International University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Juris Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas Universality, School of Law, Miami, Florida.



    4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 715-S
    Hollywood, FL 33021


    • Cigna
    • Humana
    • United Healthcare (Optum)