Ariana Ames

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

**Waitlist Currently** Discovering meaning, joy and fulfillment in life is possible. With acceptance, warmth, and curiosity, I welcome you to create space for self-awareness, emotional resilience, healing from trauma and strengthening relationships.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy

My Approach

At the heart of my approach lies my belief that a sense of authenticity, choice, and belonging allows people to live full and meaningful lives. I develop an integrative and tailored approach to help individuals recognize their inherent strengths and realize their desired outcomes through the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and Humanistic-Existential Theories. I support individuals to arrive at their goals through a process of self-reflection to reveal unconscious beliefs, free oneself from unhelpful habitual patterns, repair past wounds, access innate potential for growth and enhance connections with others.

My Background

I have 10+ years of progressive experience in mental health care in outpatient, community-based and school settings working with a wide variety of people of all ages from diverse backgrounds. I value cultural humility and strive to provide a welcoming and affirming space for individuals who identify with non-dominant communities. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Oregon and California and earned my Master’s Degree in Social Welfare (MSW) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS


  • (971)-801-0923
  • Website
  • 1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 230
    Portland, OR 97213

At a Glance

  • Experience: 10 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Rate: $150-150/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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