Hello, my name is Ariela Weston and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Alabama. I have 10 years of experience as both therapist and manager in our field. Since attaining my LICSW in the state of Alabama, and prior, I have been consistently engaged in the treatment of a great variety of client categories, and the administration of different program types. I have directed, managed, and/or supervised treatment programs, for adults, adolescents, and children. I have worked directly with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, autism, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I focus on building strong rapport and respect between client and therapist. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to assist clients in making their thinking more positive, decrease negative thinking habits and promote change. My approach also combines Strength-Based perspective, Solution Focused and Motivational interviewing.
My experience has taught me the value of compassion for everyone I have been privileged to serve. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My passion in life is to help others and I believe that the key to therapy with any person is respect. I would be honored if I was given the opportunity to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 3749C
Ariela has been so understanding and supportive. She has helped me through a really dark time. I don't know what I would of done without her.
Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Ariela for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is the very best therapist I have ever spoke to. She listens and understands my thinking and how I feel. There is never any judgment no matter my issues and how overwhelming they may be. Definitely recommend her 1000%
Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Ariela for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Incredible therapist, couldn't imagine having a different therapist!
Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Ariela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
She's genuine, absolutely genuine. Gave me perspectives that I never thought about it before. Made me comfortable and was patient as can be with me. She's all you would want in a therapist and even more.
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Ariela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is absolutely wonderful. She listens to my worries and grief, gives options and helps guide me to a better direction on where I can express my feelings while I'm coping with my loss
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Ariela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Ariela is a very kind and compassionate person. She is a great listener and very patient. She is very easy to talk to and really makes you feel supported. This is more then just a job for her, she truly cares about helping you. She’s so sweet and I truly appreciate her dedication to helping me.
Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Ariela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd