Animal Lover, Passionate World Traveler, Nature Enthusiast, Empathetic Listener, Solace Seeker, Positive Self-Talk Promoter, Anxiety Cycle Breaker, Self-Love Advocate
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
State of California: Registration #117550
Masters of Arts: Marriage and Family Therapist specialization in Trauma
Pacific Oaks College
Bachelors of Arts: Sociology, minor in Psychology, emphasis in Social Work
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists member
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trained
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Trained
Sexual Assault Counselor Advocate Trained
Areas of Expertise:
Individual, Couples, Crisis, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Self- Compassion, Self-care & Self-Esteem.
Approach: Eclectic rooted in Client Centered and CBT. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
For someone who suffers from trauma, everyday is a new obstacle that we need to overcome, or a new hurdle that we need to jump over. A song that comes on while you are at the grocery store, the smell of someone’s perfume or cologne as they walk by you, the color of someone’s shoes, seemingly random, yet, these obstacles try to convince our brain and body that we are in danger.
I am committed to providing you with a safe space that promotes healing, perspective, and unconditional positive regard. I can assist you with developing adaptive coping skills that can help you when navigating through the experience of uncertainty. I am committed to providing you with a space where you can process uncomfortable feelings, a place where you can process the unexpected obstacles life throws your way, and a space that highlights your strengths and your capabilities.
Professionally empathetic yet direct. Zest and passion yet grounded and results. Driven, motivating and thrives off of human connectedness.
When reflecting on life and those whose paths have crossed mine, it always seems as though wherever I go people have been comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings with me. Whether it’s at the grocery store in the check out line or at the dog park with my puppy Max. Through the brief interactions, people always seem to share little snippets of a struggle they are facing or something upsetting that happened to them that day or even that week. What a humbling experience it is to be able to be that person for someone, to be able to be present for them in that moment when they just need someone to listen to them. I’ve learned that oftentimes people just walk to talk, they just want to be heard and know that their thoughts and feelings do matter.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to help others and leave my mark on this world. Being a therapist and having the opportunity to work in the mental health field has allowed me to grow, reflect, and shape me into the person I have always wanted to be. My priority is to assist you with working through the stuff that life throws your way. I am committed to helping you develop and strengthen the tools that can help you cope with and overcome obstacles. You are the expert on your life and I am committed to assisting you with navigating your journey of self growth and self reflection.
Ariel Cohen is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in trauma in the state of California. She received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College and her undergrad in Sociology, minor in Psychology and emphasis in social work from Chapman University. She is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and is an Expert level Certified Life Coach. Ariel is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT). Additionally, Ariel has experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence, as well as, experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders.
Ariel is currently accepting new clients, so feel free to contact us to set up an initial appointment or ask any questions you may have. She is very flexible when it comes to scheduling, and has more available appointment times available than what is listed on her calendar.
She can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.