Ariana Ames, LCSW
I provide Individual, Adolescent, Child and Family Therapy based on my training in:
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Expressive Play and Art
Specialties/Areas of Focus:
Grief and Loss
Relational and Family Issues
Bio and Approach
Therapy offers a space for people to feel seen, understood, and accepted for their experience. This process begins with developing a collaborative, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship where I invite people to have agency in the direction of their care. I tailor interventions to an individual’s or family’s unique strengths and needs to help realize their desired outcomes.
At the heart of my approach lies my belief that a sense of authenticity, choice, and belonging allows people to live full and meaningful lives. I help individuals and families arrive at these goals through a process of self-reflection to reveal unconscious beliefs, free oneself from unhelpful habitual patterns, repair past wounds, access innate potential for growth or enhance connections with others.
I have 10+ years of progressive experience in mental health care in outpatient, community-based and school settings working with a wide variety of people of all ages from diverse backgrounds. I value cultural humility and strive to provide a welcoming and affirming space for individuals who identify with non-dominant communities.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Oregon and California and earned my Master’s Degree in Social Welfare (MSW) from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Self Pay Rates
Intake: $180 (60-90min)
Therapy sessions: $150 for 60 minute; $120 for 45 min; $90 for 30 min. $30 discount offered for payment at time of service
Late Cancellations & No Shows: $60 first time; $120 second/subsequent
Please only complete the intake forms after your appointment has been scheduled. Thank you!