Dez headshot 2018.jpg

Dezryelle Arcieri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 86685 CA / #60608697 WA) and Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr YTT) based out of Seattle, WA., who provides services in both Washington State and California.  Ms. Arcieri specializes in treating the whole person, by utilizing Western and Eastern philosophies to promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit.  Through the use of evidence-based practices, yoga, and mindfulness, Ms. Arcieri guides individuals and families through the delicate process of transforming suffering to allow for identification of the authentic self and a deeper connection to the human experience.  Ms. Arcieri is skilled in a variety of techniques, including talk therapy, somatic therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness, body awareness, and other creative interventions, to help individuals and families gain clarity, release fears and attachments, and operate from a place of honest vulnerability so that they may cultivate a life of love, peace, and health.

 Ms. Arcieri received her BA in psychology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010 and went straight on to Pepperdine University and earned a MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012.  She received her clinical training at multiple leading community mental health agencies throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, providing low-cost/no-cost mental health services to high-risk individuals and families.  Ms. Arcieri held a position as Field Service Partnership (FSP) Coordinator and LPS Designate at community mental health agencies contracted through the Department of Mental Health (DMH), where she was both a clinical administrator and clinical therapist working with high risk children, teens, and young adults with persistent and severe mental illnesses.  This work is very near and dear to Ms. Arcieri’s heart as she believes it allowed her the opportunity to give to those who need it most, while at the same time providing her with broad education and healing opportunities.  Afterward, Ms. Arcieri went on to build and maintained a thriving private practice in the Westwood and Downtown Los Angeles where she was able to merge her love of yoga and psychology to provide therapy, created programs, retreats, and workshops in the private sector.  In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Arcieri held a position as Executive Director and Yoga Instructor for UpRising Yoga, a non-profit dedicated to bringing trauma-informed yoga to incarcerated youth and underserved communicates.  

Ms. Arcieri’s clinical trainings include Buddhist Psychology with Jack Kornfield, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS), Trauma-Informed therapy interventions for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth (CSECY)Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the context of Shame and Compassion, Advanced Mindfulness Techniques for Psychotherapists, Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Spirituality in the Role of Recovery, Interventions for Substance Abusing Adolescents, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychotherapy in the Criminal Justice System.

Ms. Arcieri has studied yoga and mindfulness for six years and completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Liz Arch, who is the Creator of Primal Yoga, and a leader in health, wellness, and fitness.  In addition, Ms. Arcieri's yoga and mindfulness trainings include 40hr Trauma-Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund, Minfulness Awareness Program (MAP) from UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Insight LA, 3 Day Silent Retreat at Spirit Rock Retreat Center, Yoga for Children and Adolescence by Little Flower Yoga, and Tauma-Informed Yoga from Uprising Yoga.

In her practice, Ms. Arcieri blends yoga and body awareness techniques with traditional therapy modalities to create a holistic experience for her clients.  Ms. Arcieri understands the importance of connection and rapport in the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.  Please contact her directly for more information and to begin your healing journey.

Wisdom is knowing I am nothing. Love is knowing I am everything. Between the two my life moves.
— Nisargadatta Maharaj