Christians get themselves into trouble just like everyone else. Many of my clients struggle with marriage problems, depression, communication problems, internet pornography or some other sexual issue. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and know how to help. Check out our new Some Short Videos on Counseling Issues: A Man Confesses His Adultery: A Couple Arguing Badly: A Husband Caught Using Pornography:
Many of my clients both adults and teens are sexual addicts that are hooked on internet pornography/ masturbation, or sexually inappropriate relationships or activities such as sexting.I can help you not only stop the addition and help you to develop good healthy relationships with others. Counseling does not take forever.
Couple counseling/marriage counseling. Usually the process goes like this: healing hurts, creating the team spirit, learning who we are, making a relationship vision, and finally making the vision work. I do not patch up relationships. I help to recreate new ones from the mess of old ones.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Michael Rivest now - (336) 612-3991


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Bethany Divinity College and Seminary
  • Year Graduated: 1991


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 7347687 National Christian Counselors
  • Certificate: Sex Therapy/Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 0
  • Certificate: Diplomate
  • Certificate Date: 0


  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • teens, sexual issues

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Christian
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015
Michael Rivest, PhD, DST, Pastoral Counselor in Winston Salem

Michael Rivest

Pastoral Counselor, PhD, DST