Ariel  Shivers-McGrew

Ariel Shivers-McGrew


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Counseling Professional, LCP PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Homewood Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Career counseling
  • Life coaching
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Stress management
  • Burnout
  • Entrepreneur mental health

Professional statement

Ariel Shivers-McGrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Qualified Mental Health Professional located in Homewood, IL. Ariel specializes in working with adults who would like to develop themselves both in the personal and professional sense. Many of Ariel’s clients face challenges with stress and burnout. They find it challenging to set boundaries with other people and to be assertive, which can lead to feelings of low self-esteem or even shame. They seek strategies to effectively communicate their needs to others, and to find ways to cope with the high amount of pressure they feel in their lives.

Ariel helps clients through her strong coaching techniques. She believes in the power of authenticity and vulnerability, and celebrates her clients’ courage to work on themselves. Her  goal is to create a reflective space for clients to consider how different aspects of their lives impact mental health. Clients learn how to overcome communication issues with others and to cope with negative feelings. They also reflect on how their thought patterns might influence the way that they see themselves, changing these patterns to be more positive and affirming. Clients leave therapy with Ariel feeling empowered to be their best selves and to change the areas in their lives that aren’t serving them.

Ariel has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Psychology Consulting from Pepperdine University School of Education and Psychology. Ariel teaches students as an adjunct professor of Psychology and is certified in many types of counseling, including many that focus on workforce, leadership, and personal growth.


Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

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

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business


  • Adults (24+)


Ariel Shivers-McGrew is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $165


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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Homewood practice
18154 Martin Ave , Suite 4, Homewood , Illinois 60430
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-6
  • Tue 12-6
  • Wed 12-6
  • Thu 12-6
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health , Mental Health Consultant , 2021 - Present

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology , PhD Business Psychology , 2023
University of San Diego , MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling , 2013


Illinois: 178015715