Counselor / Therapist in San Mateo, CA

Preferred Member

Joann G. Riggio, MFT

Joann G. Riggio, MFT photo
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  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 EMDR Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Family Conflict  Women's Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
 Life Transitions
 Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS)  EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
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
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Psychotherapy Association
American Psychological Association
Other Languages
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, credit cards
License:MFT 40341
1720 - S. Amphlett Blvd.
Additional Location
611 Veterans Blvd.
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