About Aria (she/her)
Independently licensed psychotherapist (LICSW)
Tarot and astrology
Reiki Master- Teacher
"I dwell in possibility" ~ Emily Dickinson.
My philosophy towards therapy has been first and foremost to honor the trust that you've placed in my position as guide and witness. Every client, every session, is unique, and I celebrate this in my regard for your innate wisdom and personal sovereignty. My practice is borne from an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to wellness and healing, and balances both Western scientific and Eastern holistic perspectives. I approach each session from a humanistic, person centered and informed approach. As a guide, I help you evolve toward a more empowering path to your life, while also focusing on short and long term goals. My areas of focus include anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, LBGTQIA community, eating disorders, transitional issues, i.e. feeling "stuck", and not sure how to proceed.
In terms of training, I have been working in the human services field since 2001, earned my MSW in Clinical Social Work from Smith College in 2004, and have been independently licensed in MA since 2007. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings and have additional training in eating disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the Seeking Safety and Creating Change approach to trauma and substance abuse disorders. I also have training in meditation, yoga, and stress reduction techniques.
I honor and value my relationships with each of you, your perspectives and life experiences. I very much look forward to working with you!
Please note that I am licensed in MA and offer remote sessions only on Doxy, a HIPAA protected videoconferencing platform. I have worked exclusively online since 2017.