Arianna Pittenger is a limited license clinical social worker. She recently earned her master’s in clinical social work from Michigan State University. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees from MSU, incluidng a bachelor’s in sociology and a bachelor’s in women and general studies.
During her education, Arianna worked with clients who had a history of substance use at Lansing area organization. She also worked with undocumented, unaccompanied minors and refugees, helping them navigate their trauma.
Arianna believes we’ve all experienced events in our life that can be challenging to heal from or talk about. While those are normal and validating feelings, Arianna believes talking about them may help navigate and conceptualize these experiences and gain coping skills. Communicating about these emotions and processing them in a healthy way can be difficult, depending on our intersectional identities. That’s why Arianna is passionate about providing a safe space. Arianna's overall goal with clients is to help: amplify their voices, release their anguish from past trauma, heal their inner being/child, and navigate life while understanding social constructs that impact a client's daily life.
Her goal as a therapist is to help clients nourish their brains in the ways that are best for the client.