About Me

Hi, my name is Mario Arias. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Certificate in substance abuse counseling. I have over 17 years of experience working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health. I worked in a non-profit sector in the state of New York and Central Florida, with adolescents and adults ranging from the ages of 13 years thru 85 years old. In addition, I offer couples counseling to improve relationships and provide tools for couples facing marital challenges. Currently, I utilize my skills and experience to assist people to manage their mental health and overcome substance abuse. I like to build rapport with clients and meet them where they are, emotionally and mentally, with a nonjudgmental approach. You and I will engage in a manner that facilitates long term change and address your desired goals.



Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

NY LCSW 079840

NC LCSW C010124

FL LCSW SW10899

MT LCSW LIC-57027


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mario Arias. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by G.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Arias is very patient and genuine when he addresses my issues and concerns.

Written by L.O. on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes

Had two sessions with Mr. Arias and I am so far enjoying it! He actively listens and ask me questions that really makes me think about myself. Enjoying my process with him!

Written by T.O. on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mario es muy paciente y tiene mucha experiencia en el rubro. Muy buena experiencia y terapia con él.

Written by C.H. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 months on issues concerning depression, anger management, and coaching

Mario is a very nice and caring individual. He was easy to talk to and we got a lot accomplished. Thank you Mario!

Written by J.A. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

We have had our 2nd session and I am strongly encouraged to continue. I am finding it very helpful to speak about things that I usually don't to someone who is so insightful.

Written by S.A. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I would definitely recommend Mario to anybody going through a hard time. I went into therapy when I was dealing with multiple difficult situations, and he helped me so much to sort through my problems. He not only suggested ways to work through them, but made sure that I learned the skills and tools needed in order to work through them without him. He is easy to talk and joke with and it always feels comfortable with him. I never felt like he was passing judgement on me and always felt as though he was reassuring me that there wasn’t anything “wrong” with me, and I could tell that he only wanted the best for me. I give him a 10/10!

Written by C.L. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Mario is a very understanding therapist and quick to listen and know the right questions to ask at the right time.

Written by V.E. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

It's easy to talk to Mario. He listens and provide good exercises

Written by B.R. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

I've only had one session, but he asked the questions that need to be asked to will allow me to learn from myself and my experiences to grow to a better me.

Written by P.L. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks

Very professional

Written by E.L. on Dec 25, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd

My time with him has been very productive!

Written by B.R. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Mario is a very good therapist. He shares personal and professional experiences relevant to the sessions we have together. He listens and retains the information. He makes me feel very comfortable when talking with him and not like I am just another patient. Very smart man and a very good person to talk with. I look forward to our sessions together and would highly recommend him to others

Written by A.R. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Mario arias it’s a great therapist he knows exactly what he’s doing and talking about he has help me a lot during this tough time and has help me to understand lot of thinks

Written by J.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Mario is fantastic and patient, understands my concerns better than I do and offers guidance in many aspects. Would definitely recommend talking to him at least once if you’re looking for therapy.

Not only does Mario offer support in a kind and understanding manner he has the versatile expertise to boot.

Written by Y.U. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mario en 3 secciones que e tenido a sabido muy bien como asegurarse de darme lo mejor de su profesión, estoy muy contento con su ayuda y con el profesionalismo que lo hace. Para mi es más que mi terapeuta lo veo como hombre y amigo a quien puedo contarle mis problemas sin ser juzgado al contrario siempre te muestra cominos que tomar e incluso el que tomes no sea el mejor pero el trata de apoyarte en ti desicion y hacer que tu vida cambie.
Muchas gracias señor Mario.

Written by E.S. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Let me tell you about my experience as a beginner therapy patient. It has been very reassuring that BetterHelp provided a therapist who has training and experience in treating the trauma, anxiety and depression, for which I was seeking assistance to begin with. In our weekly video conferences, Mario Arias has shown me a compassionate way to challenge my thoughts and beliefs. He is very professional and I like the fact that not every session is the same. Also I can communicate by chat at different times if I need to. I believe I have developed a good rapport with him, that has been very important to me.

Written by J.A. on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mario has a peaceful and understanding personality. He’s very professional and mature and has help me how to make myself a better person.

Written by V.I. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Mario asked me some really good questions that I hadn’t considered before. He’s also given me some very practical suggestions that have helped me to attain important goals.

Written by C.A. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Very helpful

Written by K.A. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Mario for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Mario really eased me into the sessions gently and sensitively which for me, being new to therapy, was highly important.

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