Ariel  VanDoren

Ariel VanDoren

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
District Of Columbia Accepting Online
Dupont Circle Not Accepting In-person

Sliding scale slots and lower fee sessions available for individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Grief, loss, and bereavement
  • Adjustment difficulties and disorders

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

The decision to begin therapy is often challenging; it is both humbling and empowering. However, once you acknowledge that you would like to enter into treatment many clients feel relieved and find strength in their decision.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ariel VanDoren is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)
  • Therapy during coronavirus: $75 (30min)

Therapist's note

Ariel can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Dupont Circle practice
1519 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
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 Closed
  • Tue 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Wed 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Wed 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2014 - Present
McClendon Center , Clinical Manager, 2017 - Present

Santa Clara University, MA, 2011


Languages

English