Ari believes that, while it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, starting does not mean you have failed. The courage to seek assistance and acknowledge you need support is a sign of strength rather than weakness.
Ari uses a strengths-based approach, while using a humanistic practice to allow the client to feel safe and grow. He has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, and families. He treats each person as an individual, assessing his or her difficulties, and focusing on his or her positives. Ari also has a special understanding of ADD/ADHD, and brings his knowledge to the room.
A focus of Ari’s profession surrounds the drug and alcohol treatment field. He has extensive experience and knowledge surrounding recovery, and has brought that knowledge to many treatment centers he has worked with and consulted with, including his own treatment center that he recently sold.
As a former music producer, Ari has unique insight into the various demands and pressures of the entertainment industry. As most musicians, actors, and others in the entertainment field know, mental toughness is half the battle, and Ari likes to consider himself somewhat of an expert on the psychological side. Ari’s clients, who devote their lives to the industry, find therapy to be an invaluable tool for keeping them focused and energetic.
Ari has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology (MA). He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition to private practice, he has worked in high schools, counseling centers, and corporate settings, and has treated clients diverse in ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, and life circumstances.