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Hello and Welcome! 

My name is Ari (she/her/hers) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and Sports Psychologist in California. 

As a former competitive athlete, UCLA women's soccer walk-on, and National Champion, my goal is to meet the growing mental health needs of youth and young adult athletes through the provision of targeted mental health support. Trust and connection are the most important aspects of the therapeutic process, and I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for my clients.

 

I use play, movement, and the power of connection to build trust and improve the mental and emotional well-being of youth and young adults who play sports or love sports.

We go up, we go down, but we always move forward. 
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therapy for youth and young adults
who play sports or love sports

Specialty Areas

Sports-Related Stress

Performance Anxiety

Injury and Recovery

Low Self-Esteem

Difficulty balancing athletic, academic, and personal challenges

Feeling overwhelmed with the pressure to perform and the fear of failure

Navigating the process of recovery and returning to sport after an injury

Feeling a general sense of "I'm not good enough" and questioning your ability on and off the athletic space

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Ages Served

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Children

Ages 6 to 12

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Teens

Ages 13 to 18

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Young Adults

Ages 19 through 24

While it is not a requirement that clients play sports, I primarily support athletes who play a range of sports and have a desire to build their confidence, reduce anxiety, and better navigate the pressures of sports performance. 

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