Ariel is currently attending New York University where she is pursuing a Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. Prior to attending NYU, Ariel earned a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of Maryland – College Park.

Ariel is competent in multicultural counseling and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in which she utilizes Mindfulness techniques to help clients manage challenging feelings and unhelpful thought patterns, while moving their lives in the direction of their highest values. Ariel is comfortable working with individuals coping with identity issues, depression, general anxiety and perfectionism, and hopes to develop her skills in couples counseling. Ariel is currently interested in trauma-related difficulties, mood disorders, and survivors of physical and sexual violence.

Eager to develop her therapeutic skills, Ariel aims to guide clients to achieve a more realistic perspective of life in a collaborative therapeutic alliance. Her warm and directive therapeutic style cultivates an effective setting to foster self-growth while honoring client’s personal strengths.

Ariel is a member of the American Counseling Association and serves as a student mentor for undergraduate and graduate students.