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Ariel Sank Wallins(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
ConnecticutNew York
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Trauma-Depression-Anxiety-Life transitions-Stress management-

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Professional statement

Ariel Sank is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Manhattan who specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma, life transitions, stress management, anxiety, and depression. She has extensive experience working with clients with a history of childhood abuse, sexual abuse or those who are navigating relationship losses and/or divorce. She sees adults across the lifespan.

With extensive training in trauma recovery, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Ariel utilizes a variety of treatment techniques. She also frequently uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her sessions are client-centered and focused on helping clients make behavioral changes. In addition, Ariel works with her clients to explore thought patterns and how these patterns affect them on a day-to-day basis.

Ariel works collaboratively with her clients to explore ways to achieve a happier and healthier life. She is currently an associate at a group practice, Dr. Devon MacDermott Therapy and a social worker supervisor at Bellevue Hospital. She received her MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. She looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of understanding and fulfillment in your life. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviors you will begin to develop more self-awareness and self-acceptance. We often find ourselves feeling stuck, unmotivated, anxious or depressed. Therapy provides an opportunity to gain insight, heal from past wounds and work towards your goals in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist at Thrive Psychotherapy
Bellevue Hospital, Social Worker Supervisor
Self-employed, Practice Owner, Ariel Wallins Therapy Group

Parnell Institute- EMDR, EMDR Certified, 2021
Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 2019
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2015
University of Central Florida, BS, 2013


New York: 087497 - Connecticut: 12761




Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am currently offering in-person sessions on Tuesdays.


Ariel Sank Wallins is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

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Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week