Luna Sanchez Rivera, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Medication Management

Education and training

  • University of Puerto Rico, MD
  • Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System, Residency
  • Duke University - School of Medicine, Fellowship

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Luna Sanchez Rivera, MD

Dr. Luna Sanchez Rivera holds the position of Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. After completing residency in 2016 at the Ponce Medical School Psychiatry Residency in Puerto Rico, she then moved to North Carolina to complete a subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University Health System. There, she transitioned into an Assistant Professor position and focused on structuring the Pediatric Emergency Psychiatric Services and helped to support the Consult and Liaison Pediatric Service. Her years of experience have included working as an integrated care Child Psychiatrist within outpatient clinics at Duke University Health System, trained and worked as staff Psychiatrist at the Inpatient State Facility in North Carolina. She also served in the Dayton Children’s Hospital outpatient clinics in Dayton, Ohio, the Appalachian Health System outpatient clinics in Linville, North Carolina and more recently has been serving the Child and Adolescent inpatient population in Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Sanchez Rivera has an approachable style aimed at providing a comprehensive evaluation for all age ranges and is comfortable managing various levels of diagnostic complexities. She provides supportive psychotherapy while using psychodynamic therapy skills to clarify her patient’s constellation of symptoms, identify unifying themes and provide thorough psychoeducation throughout the process to drive positive outcomes. She integrates psychodynamic medication management approaches and is adept at family therapy interventions.

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