Ariel VanDoren (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Taking the first step is always the most difficult. Let’s make progress together toward inner healing and emotional strength.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

In the fast-paced modern world, it is completely normal to face stressful situations and personal struggles. However, when your mental or emotional health begins to infringe on your daily happiness, or interfere with your ability to function at home, work, or in social situations, therapy will help you take back control of your life. I use a holistic, customized therapy approach that integrates memories and emotions from the past into the present, allowing inner healing to take place.

My Background and Approach

My services encompass a variety of reasons for treatment: trauma, bereavement, anxiety, postpartum depression, family struggles, and career challenges. I use a unique blend of modalities that are specifically tailored to you. I am passionate about fostering improved mental health, personal growth, and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Therapy can be a powerful tool to heal as our initial familial relationships serve as a foundation for all subsequent relationships that are formed throughout our lifetimes. An integral part of my process is to give individuals the tools needed to manage their emotions and communicate effectively with care and compassion, especially through life’s biggest challenges. As we work together I want you to see tangible progress and growth during our time together, and we will analyze this via self-report, open conversation, and clinical assessments as necessary. I deeply believe that you are capable of growth in order to reach your full potential.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Everyone deserves the ability to realize true joy and happiness, overcome adversity and self-imposed limitations, and find their True North. I have always been passionate about the world around me, and have placed intrinsic importance on open communication, curiosity, and meaningful personal development. Our thoughts, feelings, and emotions are intertwined with our behavior and the view of our own self-worth, which in turn colors our perspective of life and the quality of our interpersonal relationships. The core values and client-centered foundation of True North Psychology are designed to take a holistic therapy approach that allows my clients the opportunity not merely to survive, but to thrive.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 205/session


2025990522 Email Ariel
1519 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 201 A
Washington, DC 20036

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