Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

Joann Riggio View Specialties

It can be discouraging to struggle with the same emotional challenges time and time again...I have helped many people recognize their true potential while helping them overcome emotional difficulties.   Utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, one of the modalities scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety and other issues.  I look forward to helping you explore practical methods to help you through difficult times, as well as for self improvement.

In an environment of comfort and safety, and compassion, I help my clients explore how their past experiences may a direct link to some of the emotional roadblocks preventing them from unlocking their true potential.  I use EMDR to address past and present trauma, phobias, anxiety and depression.  Some of these traumas may include PTSD from child abuse, car accidents, rape, domestic violence, crime witness.
As a Couples Therapist, I understands the challenges that work and child rearing responsibilities place on the relationship.  This often results in the loss of effective communication and connection with each other.  Utilizing techniques from Dr. John Gottman, & Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I have helped couples through their journey of compassionate healing, and reconnection while reestablishing their love relationship with a deeper understanding of one another.

Joann Riggio Reaches

San Mateo CA