Ariella Libicki, PsyD
If you are struggling to cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, insomnia, or other difficulties managing emotions or changes in your life, navigating life and all its responsibilities can feel like an overwhelming task.
Life may feel hopeless, pointless, or even impossible to cope with, at times. It is my strong belief that everyone, no matter one’s age, background, or symptoms, is capable of reclaiming ownership over life in a meaningful and healthy way. I can help you to do the same.
My passion for working with individuals with acute and chronic forms of trauma stemmed from my experiences working with veterans, first responders, and law enforcement officers who often experience occupational stressors that are inherent to this specialized line of work. Although these occupations have been an area of training and interest, I can assist you regardless of your profession or background. Mental health challenges do not discriminate, and depression and anxiety can develop over time partly as a response to our environment and experiences. However, we usually have more capacity to make positive changes than we may believe.
My primary approach to working with you or your teen is informed by the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) model, which examines the ways your thoughts, feelings, and actions interact with and influence one another. This evidence-based approach helps to improve overall mental health and wellness for individuals with a range of experiences or symptoms, and across the lifespan. My work in hospital-based programs with adults, children, and adolescents incorporates the ways that medical and psychological wellness exist on a two-way street, with strong emphasis on addressing both aspects in your overall journey towards health and healing.
Additionally, if you or your teen suffers from chronic sleep problems or insomnia, I have clinical interest and specialized training in the evidence-based CBT model designed to target insomnia symptoms (CBT-Insomnia), and can help you make progress toward a good night’s sleep!
I also conduct psychological assessment for individuals across the lifespan to tease out diagnostic concerns related to learning, attention, cognitive functioning and emotional concerns to help you understand you or your child better, and inform intervention approaches.
Background: Ms. Libicki earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL, and is currently finalizing the requirements toward receiving her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. which is expected to be completed in Fall of 2023.
Ariella Libicki is a doctoral candidate and a Pre-Licensed Psychology Associate who is working under the direct supervision of our Clinical Director and Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Justine Simpson. A Pre-Licensed Psychology Associate refers to a clinician who has completed their coursework for their Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree and is awaiting the final step of degree conferral.
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