- Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2018
- Bachelor of Arts (English) with minors in Psychology and Youth Ministry, Calvin College, 2010
- Grief counseling internship at Gaston Hospice
- Individual therapy
Arielle has experience counseling adolescents and adults since 2016, through both individual and group settings. She has helped clients pursue hope and healing in a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, communication, behavioral struggles, traumatic loss, and identity. Arielle has also co-taught a psychoeducational class about grief and loss.
Approach to Therapy
Arielle begins counseling with a client-centered approach, which emphasizes listening and creating a nonjudgmental space where clients can feel comfortable to share their stories and begin exploring counseling needs and goals. Arielle believes that holistic wellness involves identifying and fulfilling spiritual, physical, psychological, and social needs. At the same time, the process and scope of counseling is guided by a client’s goals and expressed concerns, and Arielle encourages clients to take an active role in deciding the direction of counseling.
Models and techniques in counseling will be tailored to each client’s unique concerns and preferences. In addition to Client-Centered therapy, Arielle may integrate aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and other models, with an emphasis on mindfulness and identity. For clients who request a spiritual focus, Arielle may integrate topics of faith, values, and spiritual growth.
Arielle’s Areas of Particular Interest/Specialties Include:
- Adolescent Concerns
- Identity and Self-Esteem
- Family-of-Origin Issues
- Spiritual Issues