Arianna Armstrong
Cerebral Care Counselor
ABOUT Arianna Armstrong

Arianna has been practicing in the mental health field for over ten years. Arianna earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and is working on her Masters of Social Work from California State University. Arianna’s experience involves running a helpline for LGBTQ Jews and their allies, leading grief groups for children, and working in the foster care system. Arianna believes there isn’t just one right tool for the job, so she takes an eclectic approach to mental health treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, meditation, re-framing, narrative therapy, and somatic work. She believes mind wellness is as vital as body wellness, and actively works to destigmatize and democratize mental health care.

Growing up in a small town, Arianna has first-hand knowledge of the impact of bullying, repression, reputation-based culture, tribalism, and othering. She chose mental health as her life work when she saw the impact a good therapeutic relationship had on people who had experienced those challenges.

In her time off from work and studying, Arianna can be found hiking, doing or teaching yoga, hanging out with her son, or flying on her trapeze. Her ongoing aerialist training also gives her special insight into elite athletics, visualization, and performance mindset. She’s also spent a lot of time traveling the world.

Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted. - Christine Caine

  • If you are in emotional distress, here are some resources for immediate help:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
    Call 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text Home to 741-741
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