Ariana Ames, LCSW



I provide Individual, Adolescent, Child and Family Therapy based on my training in:

  • Humanistic-Existential Theories

  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Attachment Theory

  • Family Systems

  • Expressive Play and Art

Specialties/Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief and Loss

  • Attachment

  • Relational and Family Issues

  • Parenting Support

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.

In Network With

  • BlueCross BlueShield

  • MODA

  • Cigna


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!