Dr. Christina Maria Riga, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

In more than 25 years in the profession, I've specialized in working with adolescents, young adults, and families who struggle with trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, lack of self-esteem, self-assertiveness, and anxiety/depression. I've seen that most of mental health issues and addictive behaviors are rooted in the pain of unresolved emotional trauma. I am a licensed, nationally certified professional counselor, gestalt and EMDR trauma certified, with experience in an array of treatment orientations. Together, we can identify the approach that is right for you. I look forward to extending my guidance to you, so you can achieve the full, healthy life you desire.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Survivor's Guilt

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center