Arielle Smith

Clinical Psychotherapist

Arielle holds a Master's in Social Work and is currently a doctoral student earning her Doctorate in Social Work. She provides individual and group therapy for adults who want to remove the barriers of anxiety and reach their potential.

 

Arielle is passionate about self-care. She's the author of  

The Mental Glow Up, a mental wellness lifestyle blog where she shares ways to take your self-care to the next level. She is excited to co-host self care events with Grounded Wellness, and will also be a guest blogger for Grounded Wellness's sister site Grounded Yoga. 

She became a therapist because she wants to give people hope. She wants to participate in your journey of becoming your best self!

Check out Arielle's ideas for things you can do on a Mental Health Day!

My Approach to Therapy

My theoretical orientation, Client Centered therapy, allows me to meet my client where they are in their life, and provide an atmosphere free of judgment, and full of positive regard. I provide individual therapy to those who feel that they have lost themselves, are overwhelmed with past trauma, as well as those who often feel anxious and shy away from their potential. During a session, you have the ability to explicitly express yourself, with conversation and feedback that promotes self discovery and reflection. Together, we will go on a journey to explore self-worth and purpose. We will create goals, coping skills and necessary boundaries. You deserve to feel good, and have the life you want!

Education

Bachelor's of Social Work (Southern Illinois University)

Master's of Social Work  (Chicago State University)

Credentials

Illinois Certified Domestic Violence 40- Hour Training
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 10-Hour Training
Accepted Insurances: BCBS PPO, Blue Choice, Sliding Scale

 

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