Joann G. Riggio, M.S., MFT, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo
I work with clients that feel stuck by repeating the same patterns. Therapy with me helps them shift these patterns of behavior and achieve their goals more successfully. As a couples therapist I have helped many couples regain hope and trust in their relationship after years of feeling misunderstood and disconnected. With your commitment and openness to approach your relationship in a new way, and my training in Gottman and Emotional Focused Couples Therapies, we can work together to help you achieve a more loving and secure bond. Please visit my website for a more information on my services at
I work with individuals with trauma, anxiety, & depression using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other modalities tailoring my approach to the unique needs of my client. EMDR is is a short term therapy used to heal trauma such as past childhood trauma, car accidents, injuries, war & for victims of crimes.
Clients often comment on my professional, yet peaceful and tranquil counseling office, which is designed to put you at ease to create a safe and nurturing environment. I am conveniently located to major highways and there's ample onsite parking.
Call or Email Joann G. Riggio, M.S., MFT for a free phone consultation now - (650) 262-3298


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: MFT40341 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Most PPO plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Italian


  • Adults


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotional Focused Therapy-Advanced
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology/Emotional Freedom Tech.-EFT
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Couples Therapist-L1
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 May 2017
Joann G. Riggio, M.S., MFT, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo

Joann G. Riggio, M.S., MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT