Free phone consultation to discuss what you would like to address in therapy and determine if we are a good fit.
Ariel VanDoren, M.A., LPC
I have extensive experience and professional training providing psychotherapy. We will work to create an individualized treatment plan that will leverage your strengths, increase your motivation and change negative, self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors. By learning how to acknowledge your feelings and heal from trauma, anxiety/depression or grief you may experience greater joy, awareness, or compassion for yourself and those around you.
I value curiosity and openness and have always sought to understand the world around me. The way we feel, think and behave is intertwined with how we see ourselves, which determines our perspective on life and effects the quality of our relationships. By way of personal life experiences and professional training, I believe that we can overcome adversity and reach our full potential. Finding a way to thrive rather then merely survive is fundamental component of True North Psychotherapy and how I approach the world.
I am a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia (#PRC 14494) and have experience working with families, adults, and adolescents in individual, family, and group therapy since 2011. I am very passionate about serving a wide range of individuals. I believe that our initial familial relationships serve as a foundation for subsequent relationships throughout our life span; fostering caring relationships at any age, really, is healing and has been an integral part of my approach as a psychotherapist. My approach is also informed by attachment theory, person centered modalities, psychodynamic/relational theories, as well as cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques. Working from this perspective enables me to create a specialized treatment approach, while reinforcing your unique strengths.
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