Ari is a Native Texan and, like all Native Texans, must begin any “bio” with mention of this fact. She also is a Licensed Professional Counselor and generalist psychotherapist who provides counseling services to adults across a spectrum of cultural difference. She practices within an explicitly feminist-multicultural framework and uses an integrative model that privileges interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions. Ari’s clinical approach positions meaning and values as core orientations in navigating life’s hardships, as she believes times of difficulty may function as moments for profound connection, transformation, and hope. As a feminist therapist, she works collaboratively with clients to develop practical skills for alleviating current distress while also addressing underlying social, emotional, and relational factors that might get and keep them stuck.
Ari’s areas of clinical practice include: anxiety and depression; relational/interpersonal and family concerns; academic, career, and phase of life transitions (including divorce and retirement); navigation of the academic life cycle, particularly for university faculty and graduate students; acute/chronic health concerns and pain management; grief and loss; minority stress related to racial/ethnic, religious, sexual, and/or gender identity and disability status; ADHD; and ACOA concerns.
Ari Levy-Hussen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies (Sociology) from Emory University, and her M.A. in Women’s Studies and B.A. in Sociology and History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic training centers on the sociology of mental health and illness, disability studies, and the psychological effects of social stigma and discrimination. Her non-clinical professional work includes research consultation, teaching, and mental health-related measurement and evaluation.