Hi, I’m Ariel and I’m glad you’re here. I am interested in knowing you and your story. I believe in your ability to create deep meaning and change in your life. And last but not least, I truly believe in the therapy experience and what can happen there.
I have a relational style, relying on my intuition, curiosity and experience to build a connection with you and work together on your goals for growth. Every person is different and brings unique strengths and perspectives to the work. It can be challenging to let your guard down, talk about hard things and let others see you at your most vulnerable….But when you do, there is nothing more powerful.
I am passionate about my work and feel strongly about what I do. I feel grateful every time you show up and let me know you.
Training & Credentials:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have worked as a therapist for many years. Before starting private practice, I worked as a therapist in New York City, Chicago and Denver and in all levels of care, including schools, residential youth treatment centers, outpatient mental health clinics and hospital psychiatric units.
I am the Director of Therapy for Resilience1220, a nonprofit mental health organization in Evergreen, Colorado, and provide clinical supervision to therapists and interns. I have been an Adjunct Professor at Metro State University of Denver, as well as a Crisis Management Trainer for a hospital’s psychiatric staff. I have been an active member of NASW and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT).
Education & Licensure:
I completed my graduate training at Columbia University in New York, where I earned a Masters of Science in Social Work in 2001. I holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado as well. I am currently licensed in the state of Colorado as a licensed psychotherapist.
I live in Evergreen, Colorado, with my husband, children and a growing pet menagerie. In my down time, you will find me enjoying time with my family, being in nature and taking advantage of Colorado’s outdoor activities. I love music, traveling and eating good food!