ARIEL YABEK, MA, LMFT
Welcome! I am so glad our paths have crossed. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years clinical experience. My approach is holistic and integrative. Holistic refers to my awareness that, as human beings, we are complex and all aspects of our being- physical, emotional, sexual, cultural, spiritual (just to name a few)- must be considered when it comes to development and healing. Integrative refers to considering multiple healing perspectives as well as unifying the many aspects of self, community and how we make sense of our own and other’s experiences.
Therapy is a journey of courage- a journey in service of self-discovery, insight and the awareness that we are ever-changing in response to internal and external influences. I am a dedicated, honest and compassionate partner along this journey. Within the context of an emotionally courageous environment, I support individuals, romantic partners and families navigate relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress, sexual orientation, gender identity, addictions and more.
My approach is deeply anchored in the value of cultivating trust and courage, not only in the therapeutic relationship, but in all relationships. I utilize a Relational model, which explores the conditions that support the development and maintenance of mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships. Together, we identify resources, supports and protective factors so you may feel increasingly more empowered in your life. I study Interpersonal Neurobiology (Daniel Siegel), am EMDR trained, and incorporate mindfulness and breath practice in my work. I am also a Master level Reiki practitioner.
It is an honor to facilitate the challenging, yet rewarding work of growth and change. I invite you to reach out and inquire if you are feeling ready to explore this journey towards health, courage and wholeness.
Areas of Practice Include:
Education and Training:
Antioch University, Masters in Arts in Clinical Psychology
Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduated in March 2005
Sonoma State University, Bachelors in Arts in Philosophy
Graduated with Distinctions in May 2001
Relational Gestalt Training, The Relational Center 2008-2010