Cierra Rucker-Do, MA

Registered Psychological Associate


Cierra Rucker-Do (she/they) is a registered psychological associate, working under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Seitman, Psy.D. She earned in her B.A. in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2021, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in 2023. Cierra also recently completed her third year of her doctoral program at Alliant International University, and expects to graduate in the spring of 2026 with a family and child emphasis.

Cierra’s training experiences include community mental health in residential settings, individual and group therapy across various settings, eating disorder treatment in a residential setting, and student counseling in a school setting. During her training, Cierra became passionate about working with adolescents, transition age youth (16-24), and families, specifically among people of color (POC) and the LGBTQIA+ community. Her clinical experiences and interests include a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and OCD. She also does relational work with clients, offering support to individuals navigating the complexities of romantic relationships, whether they are monogamous or polyamorous.

Cierra's approach to therapy is characterized by warmth, empathy, sex positivity, and cultural sensitivity. She has an integrative method in therapy, using modalities such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment, and motivational interviewing to fit each client’s specific needs and treatment goals. Cierra recognizes the unique challenges faced by marginalized communities and wants to create a safe and inclusive space where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to start their journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Outside of her clinical practice, Cierra enjoys rock-climbing, reading, baking, and working on her music as a singer/songwriter.

Cierra is not accepting new clients at this time.