Assistant Clinical Director
While we all have the capacity to heal from within, our unique experiences on this planet impact our connection to and trust in that capacity.
We can co-create a compassionate and curious space for you to deepen your understanding of yourself, reconnect with your innate ability to heal, and make needed shifts that bring you into fuller alignment.”
Arielle specializes in supporting adults and adolescents who are coping with the psychospiritual and mind-body impact of childhood neglect and abuse, sexual trauma, complicated grief and bereavement, serious life transitions, existential shifts, anxiety, and depression.
Arielle also is skilled in offering a supportive space for individuals diagnosed with chronic and or terminal illness, and their caregivers.
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Body-Based Approaches
- Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Previously, Arielle worked as an individual and group therapist for individuals who have turned to substance use to cope with the impact of trauma. Arielle has also offered person-centered counseling, education, and support to individuals diagnosed with terminal and chronic illness and their caregivers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Center. Through her experience, Arielle has deepened her understanding of how each person’s complex identity and connection towards the physiological, psychological, and spiritual self creates unique experiences of surviving and healing trauma and loss.
Arielle has practiced various forms of yoga for 13 years, including vinyasa, kundalini, yin, and restorative yoga. In 2020, she obtained her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from The Mindfulness Center. She has also attended training on trauma-sensitive yoga and has obtained her first degree of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki.
She has attended postgraduate workshops on healing trauma through mind and body-based interventions. Arielle has completed training in trauma-sensitive yoga and has obtained her first degree of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki.
Arielle completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Trauma Informed Clinical Practice from The Viva Center in 2020.
She has written on numerous mental health subjects, including “Self-Care for Caregivers.”
Arielle graduated with her Master in Social Work, specializing in Clinical Behavioral Health, from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies centering on intersectionality theory, from Virginia Tech.
If you would like to contact Arielle, you can reach her via email.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.