Ariel is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Art History at McGill University. Her current research focuses on the experience of fear of depression relapse among individuals in remission from Major Depressive Disorder. Previously, she has conducted research how the hormone, oxytocin, influences how individuals with symptoms of depression process social information.
She has completed training at both the Emotional Health CBT Clinic and Concordia University’s Applied Psychology Centre. Through these experiences, Ariel has developed skills in the treatment of adults with a wide range of concerns, including depressive and anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, procrastination, stress management, and interpersonal difficulties. Her main clinical orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with integration of elements of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also has training in psychodynamic therapy.
Ariel fosters a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment where clients can feel comfortable engaging in therapy in full authenticity, without judgement. Her approach is centred around collaboration – clients are active participants in the ongoing process of treatment planning, which is tailored to the clients’ individual difficulties and goals. Ariel will guide clients through the development of skills and techniques that will provide lasting and meaningful change and bolster their confidence in continuing their journey of growth following the end of treatment.
Outside of the office, Ariel likes exploring Montreal’s food scene with friends, reading classical fiction and mystery, and drawing.