Ariel Lippa


About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey. I am also a National Board Certified Counselor with over 8+ years of experience working as a mental health clinician in a wide range of settings such as in home, rehabs, agencies, private practice, online and inpatient/outpatient hospital environments. I have also worked extensively with clients who encompass a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues including depression, anxiety, sexual issues, sexuality concerns, LGBTQ related issues, sleep problems, personality and mood disorders. I also help many people who have experienced physical or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I utilize short term behavioral treatment methods and I am highly skilled in providing appropriate interventions based on your immediate needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am trained in and utilize various treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, integrated-dual diagnosis, exposure, motivational interviewing, and problem solving therapy. I will tailor my approach, our dialog, and your treatment plan to meet the unique and specific needs you present.

It takes courage and strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, to take the first step towards change is monumental. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you.

I look forward to working with you.



  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #37PC00499400 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Written by A.M. on Sep 17, 2018 after counseling with Ariel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Ariel was an incredible counselor and really helped me at a time in my life where I was struggling to even help myself. He introduced me to practices of mindfulness which helped me move past a lot of resentment and anger and confusion I was holding onto towards others and myself. I really loved working with him, and it was clear he did all he could to help me as my counselor. Our sessions helped me to learn a lot about myself.

Written by M.I. on May 31, 2018 after counseling with Ariel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

After my first counselor didn't work out I was skeptical of this site, but Ariel restored my faith in it. He is very responsive and always available for extra things outside live sessions. He provides many useful sources for the issue you are dealing with and is kind but realistic about things. He was even willing to help me out with my application for a master's program. I would highly recommend Ariel to anyone looking for a dedicated counselor especially outside of live sessions which is what sets this site apart from traditional counseling in the first place.

Written by E.D. on Apr 15, 2018 after counseling with Ariel for 1 month

Ariel took the time to understand my issues and provide deep insight on certain things I was dealing with externally and internally.

Written by R.I. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Ariel for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, and family

As this is my first time dealing with any type of therapist, thus far, Ariel has made this experience very comfortable. He makes me feel like I can open up totally without feeling criticism or judgement. I find it easy to communicate my feelings and being able to do so is helping me reflect on my actions, thoughts and the consequences of my behaviors. I would recommend Ariel to others.

Written by K.O. on Feb 27, 2018 after counseling with Ariel for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, self esteem, and anger

Ariel seems to be a good match. I look forward to working with Ariel and am already feeling the support I’ve been looking for. I am optimistic we will achieve everything we aim for.

Written by A.N. on Jun 03, 2017 after counseling with Ariel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Lippa has been extremely helpful with dealing with my symptoms of depression. So far his counseling has been very insightful, asking questions I'd never really taken the time to consider. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone struggling with a similar situation.

Written by D.E. on May 18, 2017 after counseling with Ariel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. A has definitely helped me tremendously in the short amount of time we worked together. I'm looking forward to continuing my work with him. He's patient, kind, understanding, and funny. He definitely helps me see the positive side of things. He's the best!

Written by A.M on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Ariel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

Ariel gave me some tips, which I started implementing in my life and it worked. He also is very understanding, not judging, so after only a few messages I could open before him and tell some things I don't usually tell my friends.

Written by G.R on Sep 01, 2016 after counseling with Ariel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Ariel Lippa is very awesome. He is patient and works through details. Offers great guidance and loves music! Pretty perfect for me!

Written by P.A on Dec 01, 2015 after counseling with Ariel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Ariel has a great straightforward approach that got to the root of the problem very quickly. He gave me many links and articles to read which provided valuable insight into the issues I came to BetterHelp for.

Written by A.A on Oct 24, 2015 after counseling with Ariel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

Great support from Ariel. He's offered up some super advice and is really helping me deal with my social/performance anxiety. He has helped me find the confidence to overcome my problems and steered the ship towards calmer waters. Top dude!

Written by B.R on Oct 24, 2015 after counseling with Ariel for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

He is awesome very helpful so far and is not judge mental at all. I felt I could open up to him and talk to him just after conversing with him just a few times.