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Ariella Baugh(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Spirituality & religion-Identity development- Trauma-Self-esteem- Anxiety - Loss, grief, and bereavement-
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Professional statement

Ariella works with individual adults, teens and couples both in person in Tustin, CA, and online with CA residents. Initially in therapy, Ariella works with her clients to name the difficult symptoms they experience, like anxiety, depression, communication struggles, and collaborates with you to find some practical relief from these symptoms. The next step in treatment is focused on looking at the source of of these symptoms and understanding as much as possible how these symptoms are connected to the deeper things of life, in your past and your present. On this practical level, Ariella desires to help you recognize your feelings, validate them, grow in relationship with yourself to regulate through them, and learn to share them with others. You will also work together to create a toolbox of grounding techniques to care for yourself in the midst of your emotions.

On a deeper level, Ariella's approach to therapy is relational. She desires to partner with clients and move through the hurdles in life that may be preventing you from feeling connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Ariella believes that humans are integrated beings, and therefore our mental, emotional, physical, behavioral, spiritual and relational facets of life are all interconnected. Ariella ultimately hopes to assist you in understanding all the parts of you, past and present, and to honor each part. Walking with you in finding healing, by integrating all these parts of you so that you can begin to experience a sense of wholeness, fullness, and love from the inside out.

As a therapist, Ariella is here to partner with you in the messy, intentional, and deep work of finding your true self with the hopes of feeling the abundance and freedom of living as your true self in your life.

Message to clients

I desire is to create a safe space in therapy where all the parts of you are welcomed, and where you can fully come to know, understand, and love yourself.

I believe that the epitome of the human experience is to be fully known and fully accepted, and sadly it can feel like an impossible feat to experience both of these things in fullness. I desire to create this type of space of knowing and acceptance in therapy with you. I believe that we experience wounding in life through relationships, especially when we feel required to cut off parts of ourselves for the sake of relational belonging. I therefore believe that our holistic healing comes through emotionally corrective, safe relationships. I hold to the reality that each person is worthy of dignity, respect, love, and permission to be their full selves. My desire as your therapist will always be, to help you know and understand all the parts of you and reintegrate these into your life so you can experience a sense of fullness and wholeness from the inside out.

I have experience working with individual adults, teens, kids and couples. I believe all humans need love and a sense of belonging, and I desire to help clients find a higher quality of life by reconnecting in relationship with themselves from the inside out, and also growing their connections with others from the outside in.

If anything I have mentioned resonates with you, please feel free to reach out.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
Private Practice Therapist at Seaside Psychotherapy & Training Center, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
Center for Individual & Family Therapy (CIFT, Pre-Licensed Associate MFT (AMFT)
Center for Individual & Family Therapy (CIFT), MFT Trainee

Vanguard University, MS Clinical Psychology, 2020
Biola University/ Talbot Theological Seminary (Institute for Spiritual Formation/ISF), MA Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, 2018


California: 132268




Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life. It is important for me to be an open minded student about whatever beliefs and values my clients hold and to help you move towards what you believe is the "good life". I also work with clients who have experienced spiritual trauma, church trauma, and are deconstructing their faith. I also work with ministry leaders/pastors.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience. Helping you understand the different parts of your identity and integrating these into your true self. I hope to partner with you in gathering up parts of you that may have been lost along the way in life for the sake of survival; stepping into your authentic self.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening/scary events like witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Gabor Mate says, "Trauma is not what happened to you, trauma is what happened inside you as a result of what happened to you." This means that due to a traumatic event, a wound of disconnection from ourselves and others occurred inside, and this can be repaired in the present within safe relationships where others witness our trauma, help us process and heal.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, withdrawal, and self-neglect. Feeling a sturdy self of self-esteem can create a sense of sturdiness from the inside out; self-esteem building is integrated and related to building a cohesive sense of self. Self-esteem can feel like you trusting yourself, trusting what your body is communicating to you, validating your experiences, and following through with confidently meeting your needs.

Anxiety - Anxiety can feel like a constant state of restlessness, threat, unsafety, and fear. It can feel like a powerful force that prevents us from deeply connecting to our core sense of self. I believe that the opposite of anxiety is trust, and that slowly helping you build a sense of self-trust, safety, security, and love from the inside out can offer some relief from anxiety that may be invading your life. I desire to support you in your own unique experience of anxiety to find a sense of wholeness.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or significance loss; support during the process of healing and acceptance. We can also grieve past relationships and past childhood experiences, wrestling with how they have affected/influenced us in the present. When we allow ourselves space to grieve, we often have permission to move through those feeling of grief and into a place of acceptance, freedom and wholeness.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$165 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$180 (45min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Therapist's note

My practice is largely filled with Out of Pocket clients, however I do have a limited amount of insurance client spots, for individual clients only, that I have filled at one time. Feel free to reach out to me and see if I am in network for you and if I have insurance spots available. I do also have a limited amount of sliding-scale clients, and at this time I am only able to take full fee clients.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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