Ariel is originally from North Carolina.  After living for almost a decade out West, she missed the soft air, warm greens, and changing seasons, and convinced her husband to move back with her to the mountains.

She loves working with a variety of folks, but specializes in infertility challenges, perinatal mood and anxiety issues, women going through life-transitions, and couples counseling.

She’s also a professional photographer, specializing in portraits, newborn/early childhood, and weddings.

Education, Training & Professional Associations:

Master of Public Health (MPH) & Master of Social Welfare (MSW) from University of California at Los Angeles (2008)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish & Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)

Certified in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Certified in Seeking Safety

Certified in Reflective Parenting

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#C008032) in North Carolina

Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Board Member of the NC Infant Mental Health Association (NCIMHA)

Co-director of the Perinatal Emotional Health Network of Western North Carolina (PEHN)