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1614 X St., Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95818


Thrive Therapy & Counseling provides high quality therapy to Highly Sensitive People and to kids, teens or adults struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem.


Arielle Grossman, Child therapist in Sacramento


Being a therapist is something I feel I was meant to do. I love having the opportunity to work with individuals who may find themselves struggling, and I feel honored to be a part of my clients journey while always focusing on what is important to them.  I believe in meeting clients where they are and in supporting them in living the life they want. 

If you decide that you want to work with me, you can feel confident that I will offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your struggles.  I have been told that I am pretty easy to talk to and that can be helpful when just beginning your therapy journey. Often people have judgments about coming into therapy and may feel that they are very alone and stuck. Let me help show you that you are not alone, not stuck and support  you with adding to your toolbox of coping skills.

I feel that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of the therapy journey, and I look forward to being a part of yours. I’d love to talk with you today.  

I love to work with:

  • Kids and teens

  • Families

  • Individuals dealing with current or past trauma

  • Individuals struggling with anxiety, depression or low self-esteem

  • Individuals having relationship challenges

MY EDUCATION & experience

I completed my Bachelor’s degree at CSU Sacramento. Later, I earned my Master's degree  from Chapman University. As part of the training to be a licensed MFT, I completed over 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, passed two licensing exams and engage in ongoing continuing education trainings. I have specialized training and knowledge in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-focused therapy. 

I've been a practicing as a therapist for 7 years, mostly in the Community Mental Health field and now in private practice. I have spent the last 5 years of my career working with  teens, children and young adults because they are my passion. I also love witnessing the growth and healing that adults can find at any stage of life.

So, wherever you may be in your life’s journey, if you’re ready to focus on creating a happier, healthier life, contact me today.


I live with my husband and our 3  pups in Sacramento. I love spending quality time with my friends and family, working out and just spending a nice, relaxing evening at home.I believe in the importance of balance in life, and I try to strive for that everyday in my own life.

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