Ari Livanos


Welcome! I understand that it can be uncomfortable to reach out to someone you don’t know, with the expectation of sharing your story. I strive to create a supportive and nonjudgmental space in order to foster a safe environment for growth. I use an interpersonal approach to work to understand “how did we get here?” and “how can you get to where you want to go?” I hold the belief that all individuals have the inner resources to move towards wholeness, and growth is what happens when we are able to connect to those inner resources. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, experiencing a variety of challenges.


  • University of North Carolina at Asheville, Bachelor of Science
  • University of Denver, Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Professional Experience:

Prior to working with Pettigru, I worked at a therapeutic wilderness program for teens and an organization that worked with young adults experiencing homelessness. I also have experience specifically with addictions/substance use and with older adults in assisted living.


  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship challenges
  • Substance use
  • Life transitions

Therapeutic Lens:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Self-compassion