Meet The Team
Angelina Gripp, LCSW
Founder, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Angelina is a Licensed Clinial Social Worker as well as the Founder of Arena Therapy Services, LLC. Clinical social work is a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities.
A background in social work, psychology, leadership, program development, research, and extensive training in mental health are assets to her experience and passion in the field of addiction and mental health. Leading a team as Clinical Director from 2015- early 2018, both as a leader, part of a treatment team as well as actively practicing as a clinician from 2014 has been a part of her journey of experience in the field in the addiction & the mental health field.
Angelina has a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC with a Major in Mental Health where she graduated with a Dean’s Recognition for Leadership. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I practice first from a Person-In-Environment perspective preferring an integrative treatment model approach to treatment. I tend toward a biopsychosocial model but incorporate an approach driven by individual needs. Depending on your needs, I use Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, CBT, DBT, Solution-Based, Safety-First Trauma Therapy, Art Therapy & Problem Solving Therapy. My primary area's of expertise are dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, addiction, PTSD, & trauma.