Our professional staff are licensed therapists from diverse backgrounds.

Ebony Crane

EBONY CRANE, Clinician


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Passionate about removing barriers and fostering access to resources that contribute to a healthy and fulfilled life, Ebony Crane dedicates her time to multiple impactful endeavors. When not engaged in guiding individuals through EMDR therapy for healing, Ebony focuses on the development of RESI (Resilience Empowerment Services INC) a nonprofit dedicated to providing the community with resources, and eliminating housing barriers as a landlord. Additionally, she lends her expertise to conduct mental health workshops for various organizations and universities.

With a personal journey marked by resilience, Ebony has transcended from a mental state of mere survival to one of genuine living. This transformation fuels her drive to create positive social impact and institute sustainable change within marginalized communities. Beyond advocacy, Ebony cherishes moments spent with her children, exploring new destinations, relishing culinary experiences, or enjoying a combination of all three.

Crystal Tuong



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Fluent in both English and Vietnamese, Crystal Truong has been an integral presence in the Grand Rapids area for over a decade. Her work has centered around assisting individuals and families with their mental health concerns while also championing community advocacy efforts.

A personal turning point occurred when Crystal became a mother at a young age, facing additional challenges due to statistics and societal odds, especially as a person of color. Driven to alter this narrative, she embarked on a mission to effect positive change.

Crystal’s decision to become a therapist stems from her firm belief that everyone possesses the capability to reshape their own life story; each individual holds the power to navigate their journey. When not immersed in her professional endeavors, Crystal finds delight in exploring new destinations, enjoying football matches, and cherishing moments spent with her two sons and partner.

Arianna Pittengera



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Serving her community and advocating for social justice and equitable mental health care are
some of Arianna’s passions. Growing up with her roots in the Flint community, Arianna saw
firsthand how social inequities impact communities. This led Arianna to pursue higher
education to make a positive change within her community.

What made Arianna pick social work as her chosen field was seeing the impact of women of color in the mental health field while studying at Michigan State University. As someone who
has experienced trauma, Arianna struggled to connect to services as she didn’t see anyone who
looked like her, understood her lived experiences, or saw that she was more than a statistic – until she met a local BIPOC clinician. Though Arianna has been through struggles, she found her resiliency and urge to thrive
through a trauma-informed lens, and she hopes to help others find their resiliency.

When she is not immersed in her work as a clinician, she is being a regional director for her sorority, a proud cat mom, a travel enthusiast, a streaming service guru, or somewhere with friends in nature.

Adrianne Franklin



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Advocating for her community through mental health awareness and cultural competence is a few of many things that drives Adrianne. Throughout several years of working with families and individuals, she witnessed firsthand how the lack of resources and negative stigmas around mental health has affected our community.
In response, Adrianne has made a commitment to continuously educate herself to provide service and empower individuals to tap into the best versions of themselves. Facing her own trials and tribulations of life from a young age, Adrianne too experienced trauma. She now wears her “scars” proudly, which has equipped her to be an effective clinician for our community and needs. “She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.” This is the basis of why Adrianne pursued her career in social work; to be the resource she wished she had for others.

Adrianne hopes to assist individuals on their own unique journey of healing and creating a life they love. When not immersed in her professional endeavors .Adrianne enjoys cherishing sweet moments with her daughter, creating poetry, sharing hardy laughs with friends, and tackling new cooking recipes.

Maribel Lopez

MARIBEL LOPEZ, Administrative Assistant


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Maribel Lopez is a firm believer in aiding individuals on their journey toward self-improvement. As the daughter of two immigrant parents, her upbringing has significantly shaped her into the woman she is today. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Human Resources at GVSU with the hope of assisting others. Outside of academia, you can find her cherishing moments with her cat and indulging in crocheting. One quote from Tara Westover’s “Educated” particularly resonates with her: “You are not fool’s gold, shining only under a par4cular light. Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were. It was always in you.”