• NLP Coach: Life Transitions 
 Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology

• Masters in Psychology

• Relationship and Intimacy Coach

• Breathwork Facilitator

• Retreat Facilitator


Meet Max 


Practice Philosophy:

Embarking on a process of growth and discovery is one of the most important decisions we'll ever make. Our stories can be deeply complex and often intertwined with our past experiences and our rich interpretations. Much of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors today stem from the relational dynamics we learned to adopt in our past. The ways in which we accept, reject, or manage our emotional world is unconsciously imprinted beneath our conscious awareness. When we explore deeper areas of ourselves, we regain an opportunity to untangle internalizations or parts of ourselves that may no longer serve us. By understanding more meaningful aspects of our past and seeing in how they may play out today, we can determine if they align with what we're actually desiring in our life. Ultimately, this provides us an opportunity to rewrite our future narrative and attain a greater sense of fulfillment. 

We all carry a story that deserves a voice and a more meaningful understanding. When we can grasp the depth of who we really are, we not only gain a greater sense of freedom and autonomy, but we also learn to live life more authentically. At the individual level, this translates to a greater sense of worth, improved motivation, less anxiety, healthier relationships, improved insight, space for creativity and your passions to grow, and a more meaningful understanding of your behaviors and your feelings. At the relational level, you can learn to manage conflict with partners from a better space, learn how to communicate your feelings, learn how to manage interpersonal stress, and create a significant bond from which you can enjoy and connect to.  


Individuals: Anxiety and Depression, Work Stress and Challenges, Career Development, Assertiveness Training, Men's Issues, Dating, Breakups, Mindfulness, Existentialism, Processing of Early Experiences, College and Graduate Students, Cultural and Societal Pressures. 

Couples: Max has completed Gottman Method Level I and II training. He often integrates assessments to help couples quickly identify their underlying gridlocks and implement solutions to attain healthier communication styles. His work focuses on managing relational conflict, deepening connection, healing through affairs, and learning how to set healthy boundaries.  



Max Riv has devoted his work to assist both individuals and couples heal, process, and nurture their lives and relationships. Max earned his Bachelor's degree from Florida International University and his Master's degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He is currently in pursuit of his Doctorate in a Clinical Psychology. Max is a certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) coach and a Navy Veteran. He has held Director positions at the corporate level for a companies generating billions of dollars in revenue and is deeply familiar with the culture and pressures associated with work stressful and competitive environments. Max works with various venues around the world to facilitate retreats and workshops worldwide. 

"Finding yourself requires stepping into parts of yourself that you cannot see. Ownership of that space requires you to let it all go.” 


— Max Riv, Co-Founder

• Certified NLP Coach

• Co-Creator of BeLove Methods

• Relationship and Intimacy Coach

• TV/Radio/Web Personality

• Doctoral Psychology Student at NSU

• Breathwork Practitioner

• Blogger, Coach & Therapy Junkie


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Max is currently coaching individual and couples. He is also running groups, workshops and retreats for the Love Discovery Institute. 

Email: max@lovediscovery.org

Phone: 305.206.2875