Arielle Rabby-Chia, AMFT
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Hello there, my name is Arielle Rabby-Chia. I am so thrilled that you are looking to learn more about TheraThrive and get to know me better as a therapist. I truly admire you taking the time to invest in your emotional and mental well-being. It is my pleasure to share more information about my therapeutic approach, clinical experience, and education background.
My Therapeutic Approach
As a therapist, my main priority is to offer compassion, guidance, and hope for my clients. I provide a safe space to explore emotions and facilitate your desired growth. While I love working with all ages, my biggest passion is supporting neurodiverse kids, teens, and young adults who are looking to explore their strengths and find themselves.
My philosophy is to do more of what works and less of what doesn’t. I strive to uncover a deeper understanding of your personal goals, strengths, and preferences in order to figure out what tools will work best. My style involves a diversity of approaches, evidence-based practices, and creative modalities that are tailored to clients’ particular concerns in order to ensure treatment is as helpful and enjoyable as possible.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~ Carl Jung
I believe that there is no one-size-fits all to therapy, so let’s work together to create a plan that is special to your needs! Some of my therapeutic approaches include:
• Strengths-based approach
• Solution-focused therapy
• Emphasizing coping skills
• Art therapy
• Cognitive-behavioral therapy
• Bowen family systems work
• Play therapy
Prior to my time at TheraThrive, I enjoyed working as a school-based clinical counselor at Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools). There, I provided individual, group, and family therapy to children and teens experiencing an array of mental health challenges. Many of my clients at PUC schools were children who were neurodivergent and had learning differences, so I was able to participate in IEP meetings and work closely with a holistic clinical team. In addition, I co-facilitated a Social Skills Group and Grief Support Group for adolescents.
I also have experience providing in-home support to autistic children and their families. My stance is non-traditional, warm, strength-based and nurturing. During this time, I also led Social Skills Groups at a community center.
Education & Credentials
I earned my Master of Science in Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Prior to that I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I am currently a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #14097) and Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #137842), and am working towards completing my hours to become licensed as both an LPCC and LMFT. I work under the supervision of TheraThrive’s Clinical Director, Katie Malone, LPCC, LMFT.
It would be my honor to collaborate with you and help make your therapeutic journey one of meaningful change! Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation to gain more information and explore if I’d be a fit for you or your child.
Therapy for teenagers
Individual adult therapy
High sensitivity, highly sensitive people
Giftedness and twice exceptionality (2e)