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Cristeta Rillera, LMFT
I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and have experience working around trauma and crisis.

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Cristeta Rillera, LMFT


Licensed In



Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman method couples therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am passionate about creating a nonjudgmental and supportive environment for clients and serving as a reliable resource for them while they heal from current and past crises. I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and have experience working around trauma and crisis.

My approach to therapy is integrative and through a trauma-informed and multicultural lens. I respect and have deep appreciation for clients who invite me into their lives allowing me to witness their truth: the past traumas that inform their current perspectives; the ongoing struggles with racism, colonialism, and prejudice; and the hopes and dreams they continue to cultivate despite all of life’s challenges.


MA - Counseling, St. Mary's College of California

License Number and State

CA 134855



What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I also like outdoor activities such as camping and hiking - I love nature!

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

I have a morning routine - I enjoy a cup of coffee and take my dogs for a walk around the neighborhood.

How do you recharge?

I like to take semi-regular trips to visit the ocean, preferably in Southern CA.

Do you have any pets?

I have three dogs (Linus, lab mix; Koda Bear, blue heeler/border collie mix; Brindle, terrier mix) and three cats (Athena, diluted calico; Chubbs and BoomBoom, brothers and Main coon mix). Not necessarily a story but one of my favorite traits about Chubbs is that he knows how to chill. He likes to lay on his back with all legs extended and just chill like that for hours....and nothing bothers him. Sometimes I feel like I need to take a page out of his "chill out and relax" book!