Cristeta Rillera, LMFT


Online Therapy

About Me

As a dedicated therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome stress and trauma, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of mental health. In addition to my clinical work, I am deeply committed to education and mentorship. I proudly serve as an adjunct faculty member at St. Mary's College, where I have the privilege of nurturing the next generation of aspiring counselors. Sharing my knowledge and experiences with students allows me to contribute to the growth of our profession and instill the importance of empathy and effective therapeutic practices. My core specialization lies in stress and trauma therapy, with a particular emphasis on EMDR. I am dedicated to helping my clients find healing, resilience, and a path to a brighter future. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I continuously strive to stay at the forefront of the latest developments in the field. In my private practice, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore and heal from their emotional wounds. With a client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with each individual, tailoring my methods to their unique needs and goals.

Education & Experience

MA in Counseling, St. Mary's College of California BA in Anthropology, University of California, Davis Cristeta Rillera, LMFT - Psychotherapist & Owner St. Mary's College of California - Adjunct Faculty Member Heritage Oaks Hospital - Mobile Assessment Team Clinician Contra Costa County Health, Housing, & Homeless - Therapist Intern

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Asian American Psychology Association California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealth