Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Young adults / college students
Specialties & expertise
- Life transitions
- ADD / ADHD
Arielle Gruber is a therapist in Manhattan specializing in existential challenges, anxiety, mindfulness, depression, and life transitions. Arielle has a special interest in supporting individuals as they search for their meaning in life. At the heart of her work is a focus on mindfulness. She offers an open, nonjudgmental approach guided by assisting others in discovering and navigating their desires.
Arielle draws upon evidence-based therapy approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), neuroplasticity, meditation, and mindfulness. She embraces a holistic psychotherapy model, working with each client to focus their awareness on the present moment. Arielle encourages clients to adopt skills and patterns that assist them in being the best version of themselves.
Arielle's client population includes adults, college and graduate students, couples, families, and parents. She is passionate about guiding each client in finding purpose and acceptance within themselves. Arielle offers sessions throughout Manhattan in addition to the convenience of remote video therapy sessions.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to feel consistent joy, and lack of motivation, amongst other symptoms
Mindfulness – Increasing awareness, being present, identifying feelings, learning meditative tools
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Using a four-step method called Brain Lock to assist clients in relabelling their thoughts and supplying tools to conquer anxiety
Life transitions – Moving or relocating, divorce, break ups, adjusting to college, role transitions (parenthood)
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Transgender & gender identity topics – Exploring questions related to gender identity, including trans*, non-binary, and gender variant identities; navigating the barriers to and process of transition as well as its impact on you and those close to you
Arielle is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial/ongoing sessions: $130 - $200/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Arielle can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"I am a mindfully licensed psychotherapist trained in several evidence based holistic practices. My training assists clients in addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, low self esteem, LGBT, codependency, family conflicts, and existential life issues. I provide supportive, compassionate, and mindful psychotherapy for individuals seeking to improve their wellbeing while cultivating skills that lead to a greater sense of purpose and acceptance. My services are suitable for those feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions and general life experiences.
As a mindfully informed LCSW, I build on existing strengths, utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and embrace a holistic perspective that employs the practice of mindfulness.
Through the use of a holistic psychotherapy model, I assist others in understanding and connecting physically, mentally and emotionally while bringing all aspects of their unique self, into balance and harmony."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
NeuroplasticityNeuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to rewire connections throughout the lifespan. Using the principles of neuroplasticity in therapy allows individuals to gain new coping skills and respond differently when confronted with difficult situations. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Outpatient Mental Health Clinics