First, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me, and learning whether I would be a great fit for you. I can assure you that I take great honor in the opportunity to collaboratively provide warm, non-judgmental therapy. I applaud anyone seeking to positively impact their own lives and, in turn, to improve relationships with those around them. I have always had a passion for providing empathy and good listening to those close to me. I use my natural empathy in combination with my professional knowledge and skills, to assist you to better to understand and accept yourself and your feelings, to become ready to navigate difficult situations and make desired changes, and to learn how to maintain the gains you make in therapy.
I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families seeking support regarding depression, anxiety, stress-management, parenting difficulties, and relationship concerns including communication and conflict resolution. My approach is collaborative and transparent. I combine my knowledge from theory and skills and meet you where you are. I provide an environment in which you, as the client, feel heard and understood.
Ariel holds a B.A. in Psychology from USF, and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She formerly served as a Victim’s Advocate at the Tampa Bay Crisis Center, and has special training regarding advocacy, safety planning, and working from a trauma-informed care outlook. She works under the supervision of Dr. Jeanne Peterson, Florida License #PY6060.Return to clinician profiles