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Counselor / Therapist

Preferred Member

Joann G. Riggio, MFT

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Couples Counseling
Tired of knowing what the problem is, but not knowing how to solve it? I have helped many people recognize their true potential while helping them overcome their emotional difficulties. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which has a strong basis in science with studies demonstrating effectiveness in depression, anxiety and other problems. With this technique, we change your thought processes in order to alter behaviors and feelings. I look forward to helping you explore practical methods to help you through difficult times, as well as for self improvement.
In addition, I help my clients understand how their past experiences are directly connected to some of their current emotional roadblocks. I use EMDR to address past and present trauma, phobias, anxiety and depression.
Couples Counseling - Many couples are inundated with work and child rearing responsibilities and, as a result, lose touch with each other. Utilizing techniques from Dr. John Gottman, and Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I have helped many couples reconnect and reestablish their love relationship with a deeper understanding of one another.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  EMDR Therapy  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Family Conflict  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Life and Wellness Coaching  Relationship Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Life Transitions  Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Issues  Loneliness  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Women's Issues
 Divorce  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders
Certifications
 Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS)  EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Master's of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy - San Francisco State University
Master's of Arts in School Administration - Notre Dame de Namur University - Belmont CA
Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Psychotherapy Association
American Psychological Association
Other Languages
Italian
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, credit cards
Hours:12-8pm
License:MFT 40341
Website
Location
1720 - S. Amphlett Blvd.
220
Additional Location
611 Veterans Blvd.
217
Redwood City,  CA 94063
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