It takes courage to seek therapy. This is one of the main reasons that so many people go through life suffering from psychological pain. A pain that is as real and exhausting as a physical wound.
When you open up to a stranger, trust someone with your deepest thoughts and emotions, it can be frightening. My goal is to create a safe space that honors your brave and difficult decision and provides you with a place where you feel supported and encouraged to discuss all of your hopes, dreams, concerns and struggles. I respect you and take a collaborative approach. This means we will work together to identify your goals and maintain open communication about how this process is affecting your day-to-day life.
I believe that you are not defined by any one aspect of your life. We are all complicated, with problems and strengths, histories and futures, so I believe in treating you as a whole person. I can also incorporate physical wellness into our work together. No topics are off-limits.
As a working professional, a wife, and the mother of a small child, I offer you the benefits of my life experience, with the advantage of still being young enough to remember how difficult it can be to plan a path to the future, establishing an identity separate from, yet still connected to your parents and siblings.
To read more about my style and approach visit our practice page here.
You may also e-mail me at SternLPC@gmail.com.
- Self Esteem
- Addiction Issues
- Family Issues
- Relationship Issues
- End of relationship (divorce/break up)
- Premarital Counseling
- Welcoming baby
- Life Transition Issues
- Stress Management
- Career Counseling
Ariel also offers supervision to clinicians seeking licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
Education & Training
- Temple University – Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology
- Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania
- National Marriage Seminars – Gottman Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Training, Approved for Gottman Relationship Assessment
- Post Graduate Training in Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy
- CPP Assesments Eligible (MBTI, STRONG)