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Ariel Shivers-McGrew(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
ColoradoIllinoisNew Mexico
Career counseling-Life coaching-Medical professionals' mental health- Stress management-Burnout-Entrepreneur mental health-

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Professional statement

Professional Overview: Dr. Ariel McGrew is a highly skilled professional counselor of clinical mental health (LPCC); Ariel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience underpinned by certifications in personality disorders, neuropsychotherapy, clinical anxiety treatment, and ADHD assessment and treatment. Her approach to mental health care combines scientific rigor with a deep sense of empathy and understanding.

Career Highlights: Specialization in Complex Mental Health Issues. Expertise in managing and treating personality disorders, anxiety, and ADHD with a focus on evidence-based methods. Advocate of Neuropsychotherapy: Integrating neuroscience into therapeutic practices, enhancing the effectiveness of mental health treatments. Commitment to Continuing Education: Ongoing engagement in advanced training and research to stay abreast of the latest developments in mental health care.

Philosophy and Approach: Ariel's philosophy revolves around the belief that effective mental health care should be accessible, individualized, and holistic. She is known for her warm, confident, and empathetic approach, ensuring clients feel heard, understood, and valued. Her practice emphasizes building a solid therapeutic relationship as the foundation for successful treatment and lasting change.

Core Competencies: Teletherapy Leadership: Leveraging technology to break barriers in mental health accessibility. Patient-Centered Care: Dedication to understanding and meeting each client's unique needs.Innovative Treatment Strategies: Utilizing a blend of traditional and cutting-edge techniques for comprehensive care. Collaborative Practice: Working alongside other healthcare professionals to provide integrative care.

Future Vision: Looking forward, Ariel is committed to expanding her practice to reach more needy individuals while continuing to advocate for the importance of mental health care in today’s digital age. She aspires to be at the forefront of teletherapy, constantly evolving her practice to incorporate the latest research and techniques in mental health treatment.

Message to clients

Welcome! I'm Dr. Ariel McGrew, a dedicated LPCC and LPC offering specialized Telemental Health services throughout New Mexico and Colorado. If you’re seeking support for a personality disorder, struggling with anxiety, or need comprehensive ADHD assessment and treatment, let me be your guide towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. My practice is deeply rooted in a commitment to providing compassionate, personalized care, and I am uniquely certified in several critical areas of mental health treatment. Embracing the flexibility of Telemental Health, my services are designed to provide practical, confidential, and convenient mental health care, no matter where you are in New Mexico or Colorado.

My Expertise: 1) Personality Disorders: Navigate and understand the complexities of personality disorders with a caring expert. 2) Neuropsychotherapy: Benefit from a therapy approach combining neuroscience insights with psychological therapy. 3) Clinical Anxiety Treatment: Discover empowering strategies to manage and alleviate anxiety. 4) ADHD Assessment and Treatment: Comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans tailored for ADHD. 5) Heal the Ages©.

My Approach: Believing in the power of a warm, empathetic therapeutic relationship, I create a safe and supportive environment. Therapy with me addresses challenges, harnesses your strengths, and fosters personal growth.

Why Choose Me: 1) Expert Care, Anywhere: Access to specialized mental health care from home. 2)Tailored Therapy: Each session is customized to your unique needs and personal journey. 3) Commitment to Your Privacy: Absolute confidentiality and secure online sessions. 4) A Warm, Approachable Style: Engage in therapy where you are genuinely heard and valued.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health , Mental Health Consultant

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology , PhD Business Psychology , 2024
University of San Diego , MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling , 2013


Illinois: 178015715 - New Mexico: CTB-2024-0072 - Colorado: LPC.0020332




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+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in NM, CO)
  • All Savers Insurance Company (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Allegiance (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Allied Benefit Systems (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Cigna (in-network in NM, CO)
  • GEHA (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Health Plans Inc. (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Nippon Life Benefits (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Optum (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Surest (formerly Bind) (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Trustmark (in-network in NM, CO)
  • UMR (in-network in NM, CO)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NM, CO)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in NM, CO)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in NM, CO)
  • Wellfleet (in-network in NM, CO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$125 - $150
  • Initial session:$250 (90min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (75min)
  • Group sessions:$85 (75min)
  • Family sessions:$215 (90min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Loveland Foundation vouchers are only accepted for the Heal the Ages© selected participants. If we do not take your insurance and you still wish to work with us. Visit the Tactful Disruption® website and select a mental health coaching package. After the group ends, all Heal the Ages© participants are locked in at $125 per session after the 30-day and 60-day follow-up.

Therapy Groups

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Heal the Ages©

The Tactful Disruption®️ 8-week Heal the Ages©️ program is a transformative journey for individuals seeking personal growth and healing.

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Heal the Ages©

The Tactful Disruption®️ 8-week Heal the Ages©️ program is a transformative journey for individuals seeking holistic healing and personal growth.

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Heal the Ages©

The Tactful Disruption®️ 8-week Heal the Ages©️ program is a transformative journey designed for individuals seeking personal growth and healing.