Ariella Grosse is currently a first-year MSW candidate at Columbia University, where she is on the advanced clinical practice track with a specialization in health and mental health. Previously, Ariella worked at CBT/DBT as the clinical intake coordinator, where she served as the first point of contact for all incoming patients. She conducted preliminary clinical screenings for all incoming patients, inquiring about previous treatment history, psychiatric hospitalizations, psychotropic medication, suicidality, and behaviors they seek to treat.
Ariella completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Georgetown University, where she served as president of the Georgetown chapter of the International Psychology Honors Society, Psi Chi. While there she was heavily engaged in both clinical work and research. She worked as a peer mentor at Georgetown’s online anonymous peer support program, a collaboration with Georgetown’s Consulting and Psychiatric Services. As part of this program, she completed an intensive 12-week training program that familiarized mentors with basic and foundational knowledge of psychopathologies and equipped them with tools and protocols in case of a crisis.
She worked at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Medical Center, with research databases for studies including executive function and academics, intervention programs, and gender identity. Her work at CASD resulted in her being the 3rd author of a poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society’s annual conference. Throughout the duration of her senior year, she was a research assistant at the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) lab at Georgetown’s Medical School. Ariella’s senior year she conducted a personal research project, exploring the role of social support as a protective factor against maternal depression in the period immediately following post-partum. This research resulted in Ariella’s second publication, where she was a first and presenting author at the 2019 Eastern Psychological Society Conference in New York, NY and the 2019 Society for Research in Child Development Conference in Baltimore, MD.