Ariel Givens, Marriage & Family Therapy Associate
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Group Therapy: Women's Empowerment and Self-Care (See Below)
Hi! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology, with a minor in Religion, from the University of the South and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. My clinical experience includes working at Family & Children’s Place, IN; Baptist East Hospital; and Boys and Girls Haven in Louisville, KY. I have been in private practice since August 2013 and work with individuals, couples, and families who deal with a range of different issues. Some of these include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/bereavement, stress management, communication problems, trauma and family adjustment issues. I also focus on the interconnection between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and explore how these areas may affect ones overall well-being.
I am dedicated to creating a safe space for open and honest communication. I encourage the exploration of problematic areas in your life, as well as the examination of your personal and spiritual growth. I have experience working with all ages, from young children to older adults. I have training in art and play therapy, and can also provide life coaching and spiritual direction. I am committed to offering a sliding scale fee in order to make therapy affordable.
“Healing is an innate and integrative process that encompasses Mind, Body & Spirit. All parts of a person's life (physical health, mental wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values) are interconnected and must be considered in order for genuine healing to take place. People who embrace the desire to find wholeness through healing, soon learn the importance of tending to themselves and their significant relationships. This can have a rippling effect in which people begin to accept themselves and others, tolerate difference, have compassion for humankind, and care for the environment.”
Women's Empowerment and Self Care
Through thoughtful discussion, using a variety of different means (collage, journaling, painting, mindfulness meditation, & visualization), we will be exploring avenues for Self Care that lead to Empowerment in our relationships with ourselves and others.