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Ariel VanDoren is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC who specializes in family issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Clients who seek Ariel’s care are often noticing that past events are starting to impact their decision-making, relationships, and work-life balance. Others may be experiencing social anxiety, or more general concerns about life transitions like applying to graduate school or switching careers.
Ariel’s approach to treatment is rooted in both family systems and psychoanalysis. She helps clients to understand, highlight, and create a narrative for past events that have occurred, in order to try to process experiences and connect them to the present. She’ll often suggest a blend of modalities depending on the client’s needs, which may include techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), such as building mindfulness to help clients calm themselves down through breathing, getting up and taking a walk, or changing their immediate environment.
It is important to Ariel that each of her clients see tangible progress and growth during their time together, and she will open treatment up to a mix of self-report, open conversation, and clinical assessments as necessary. She deeply believes that each client is capable for growth, and looks forward to helping clients reach their full potential.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Grief, loss, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Adjustment difficulties and disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety
Ariel VanDoren is not in-network with any insurances.
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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:
Private practice, 2014 - Present
McClendon Center , Clinical Manager, 2017 - Present
Santa Clara University, MA, 2011
Ariel was so kind. She listened, was thoughtful, and was easy to talk to."