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Colleen Riggs, LMFT
I believe that everyone has resources/tools within themselves, and I'm here to guide you in accessing those and fine-tuning them.

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Colleen Riggs, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I have a history of working in various and diverse settings and populations including substance abuse, eating disorders, homelessness, and trauma. My passion is working with patients with anxiety and traumas. I incorporate skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and general mindfulness techniques to prepare for the trauma processing.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing also allows me to work with a variety of disorders, not just specifically PTSD. Oftentimes there are co-morbidities and I don’t believe that everyone fits perfectly into a specific “box.” I prefer to focus on what my clients are struggling with and developing a treatment plan to address their specific concerns. I believe in this being a very collaborative process and really targeting our treatment to effectively address your concerns.

I am a very strength-based therapist. I believe that everyone has resources/tools within themselves and I'm here to guide you in accessing those and fine-tuning them. My job is to support you, empower you, and move you towards getting back into living your best life.

I enjoy working with diverse populations to help empower them and have a specific passion for working with individuals with traumas of all varieties (little t’s and big T’s). I am also passionate about working with adults, specifically high achieving adults manage their ADHD and helping them to see it as a positive, a superpower, and rewrite their core beliefs.

Education

BS - Social Sciences, California State University Sacramento

MA - Counseling Psychology, National University

License Number and State

CA 83668

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love being outdoors and you will often find me kayaking or paddle boarding. I love to go camping and on road trip adventures.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Guided meditation. I have a favorite app that I use daily, even if I only have five minutes to breathe. I love doing short meditations throughout the day to reset and love the sleep meditations as well.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by going on trips, even if they’re day trips. I love being outdoors and disconnecting from electronics. This can be going to the lake, the ocean or the mountains. Going kayaking or paddle boarding is therapeutic for me.