People tell me I have a unique way of connecting with adolescents and adults in their 20's and 30's. I think it's important to recognize and connect to my clients, one way I do this is to ask my clients to bring something that is important to them to a session - such as art, a journal, makeup, music or a musical instrument, or even their pet.
My approach is warm, accepting and interactive. My focus is to try to ask the right questions so that the clients can find the answers inside, thereby creating a space for my clients to be their authentic selves. My goal in therapy is to get my clients to sit, feel, experience their emotions and to help equip my clients with the skills needed to manage these emotions.
To me counseling isn't just about what the client is sharing, but in looking underneath to figure out what happened to cause the feelings and behaviors.
Ariel's focus of concentration and training include both clinical trauma and child and adolescent therapy.
Ariel identifies as biracial and a therapist of color. Ariel brings a multi-cultural approach to her work and our practice. Ariel is keenly aware of the importance of maintaining cultural competency throughout the process of therapy. Ariel addresses any environmental, racial, intergenerational, and ancestral traumas experienced by her clients. Ariel works to promote advocacy for marginalized groups and is Spanish-speaking proficient.
Ariel is available for virtual, or in person sessions. Her office is located in Doylestown, PA with easy access from New Hope, Yardley and surrounding areas.