Arianna is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has obtained a Masters of Science in Counseling in Marriage and Family Child Therapy in Behavioral Sciences and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services.
Her personal philosophy is founded on personal experience. Arianna’s brother lives with a severe psychiatric illness. Arianna experienced firsthand the frustrations navigating through the mental health system as a consumer for over 30 years. Knowing nothing about her brother’s illness encouraged her to immerse herself in the mental health field and become his number one advocate. She believes that through evaluation, diagnosis, appropriate clinical treatment, and guidance an individual with a severe psychiatric disorder can increase their quality of life and achieve personal fulfillment.
She is currently gaining experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and closely works with adults with Borderline Personality Disorder and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
At times, we need guidance and support in evaluating and obtaining a new perspective and understanding of our psychological and emotional needs. As life becomes more challenging we all will encounter multiple life stressors and experience overwhelming emotions. Therefore, everyone needs a safe and therapeutic environment where they can feel safe and supported, in order express the emotional and vulnerabilities to gain self-reflection and personal growth.
I have provided services to specialized populations such as victims of crime, juveniles involved in the legal system, adult batters, caregivers that provide care to disabled family members and populations with severe psychiatric needs. I have over 7 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
I am currently employed full-time at a large leading institution in health care. I believe my clients and families have an incredible amount of resiliency and with the right guidance and support healing can start to take place.
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Services
The treatment orientation refers to the physiological model (intervention) that is used to provide services. I rely on well research models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment Based Family Therapy.
Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent–child relationship.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most widely used evidence-based practice for treating mental disorders. CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT theory assist with developing strong interpersonal skills, emotional regulation skills, mindfulness skills and communication skills to increase stronger and healthier relationships.
Mental health services delivered with care, compassion, and competence.
CLIENT AGE FOCUS
Children may experience challenges in the school and home environment because they may be struggling with a mental illness. Parents, family, and friends want to help but do not know how to help. Onset childhood mental illness may be temporary or lifelong. Either way, a child and their parents should have all the tools necessary to help the child thrive. Through play therapy, children can learn how to cope with their mental illness and increase prevention for adulthood mental illness.
Adolescents are transitioning from childhood to young adulthood. During this transitional stage, many adolescents may experience high levels of stress due to psychological, physiological, and environmental changes. Mental illness during this transitional stage makes the adolescent vulnerable to engaging in more risky behaviors with long term consequences. Through art therapy and collaborative therapy with parents, adolescents and parents can increase their coping skills and strengthen their relationship, propelling the adolescent to succeed into their adulthood.
ADULT (up to 65)
Adult psychotherapy also is known as “talk therapy” can assist adults to explore their emotions, behaviors, and relationship functioning. Mental illness strikes the adult populations in large numbers and many do not seek help due to stigma, access to mental health treatment and financial barriers. Obtain mental health today for a better tomorrow.