Arielle Hobbs
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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There are a lot of therapists out there who are kind and loving and will sit back and listen to you talk. I am not one of those therapists. I am kind and respectful but I will be direct and tell you exactly what I think as we are working together. I work very hard to be accepting and understanding of each person's reality, but I will also not hold back on telling you what I think needs to change in your situation and how to do it.

I am a therapist, mother, wife, sister, and writer. I love to help people grow, heal, change, and come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. I am passionate about the well-being of all people, creating relationships built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears, challenges, and hurts, and help them experience healing and restoration. For this reason, I see counselling as an opportunity to help people diminish pain and suffering, cope with the challenges of life (both normal and extraordinary), and experience increased joy, purpose, and self-acceptance.

My specialty areas are relationships and sex therapy but I enjoy working with adults focusing on anxiety, spiritual development, parenting, motherhood, self-esteem, life transitions, sex and sexuality, neurodiversity and disability. I am skilled at using a wide variety of therapeutic approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, inner child work, and Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy (RLT). However, I tailor my approach based on the specific goals and strengths of the client, so that each person experiences therapy that is a good fit for them. There are many styles of therapy to choose from now, but what tends to matter the most is that you and your therapist feel you are a good match for one another. You should make sure that the relationship feels good, healing and productive. Good therapy can be challenging, so don't be surprised if an occasional session doesn't feel as good as the others, or if you have difficult emotions that come up as a result of your hard work. It is helpful to bring such feelings into therapy and discuss them openly so that they can be processed and addressed.

My Specialties:

  • Sex Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

What our clients have to say

"My wife and I felt entrapped in a downward spiral of despair in our 7-year relationship. We met with Arielle to try to salvage what we believed was broken and needed repair. She helped guide us through our darkness and into the light of our new beginning. Without getting into specifics about my relationship and personal issues, I feel it is important to have guidance, compassion and care from a psychological practitioner. Arielle fulfills these traits. She is a gifted counselor."

"I am very glad you became our couples therapist. You have been the voice of reason when there seems to be no plausible solution. I feel that you have helped my marriage and often know how to maneuver the rough spots. I highly recommend Arielle if you want to face your challenges head on and get helpful feedback."

"I have spent most of my life not knowing how to love myself, not knowing how to properly stick up for myself in a healthy manner, and never knowing how to accept the pain that comes along with the above. I have been in and out of therapy appointments with different therapists trying to find that one that just clicked for me. One that spoke to me and not just listened or asked, "and how does that make you feel?". When all I ever wanted was to yell, "obviously miserable, that's why I'm here." I needed someone to actually guide me through different techniques on how to save my sanity. Someone to hold me accountable for not completing those techniques but still begging for the pain to go away…however knowing the difference when one technique just wasn't for me and I needed something different. Ms Hobbs was just that. She was patient, she was kind to my feelings but knew when to be brutally honest to open my eyes to the reality I was facing. She gave me plans and coached me through each one when I was too naive or stubborn. She made me think outside the box and taught me not to give up when something wasn't normal to me. She was available to me even outside the scope of our appointments to the best of her ability at times. I was comfortable there, I was at ease very early on, and it seemed naturally simple to open up to her, and when I needed to cry, she let me cry. When I needed to just breathe, she would walk me through breathing techniques and never rushed me through any overwhelming feeling. Through years of therapy for trauma, I had never found one to give me everything I needed to really help me grow as a person. Until now, and I am forever grateful for all of her guidance and knowledge. I have finally found ways to cope with my pain on my own. I am finally able to stop and tell myself what I need to do in that moment, instead of losing control or having a panic attack. My well-being is simply recovering and improving daily and I don't believe I would have ever been able to succeed in this without Ms. Hobbs."

"Arielle feels like a close friend. Her consistent support and motivation remind me not only how far I've come, but also allow me to believe in how far I can go. My sessions with her are a bright spot in my week and I always feel like it's me and her against any issue I have. I leave every session with her feeling understood and empowered. She has given me the space and tools to be participatory in my own healing journey and I am forever grateful for the role she fills in my life."

"Arielle has helped me tap into some places within myself that I wasn't able to go into as child. I'll never forget her words our first session. She said, "You protect your peace". The tears began to fall. My mother was a functional drug addict. We didn't go to school hungry or dirty. She kept a job. And she loved us with every ounce of her being. But being the oldest of 3. I really didn't allow myself to have time to feel all that was happening. Arielle has taken my hand and helped me talk to that little girl. So this adult can feel better inside. And really know herself more. Thank you Arielle! Forever grateful."

"I delayed going to therapy for years because I was so concerned about that first appointment-what will the therapist ask me? What will I say? How does this work? From the minute I met Arielle-and for the months after-she made me feel completely at ease in her presence. During our time together she created a space where I could be present, authentic and vulnerable. She provided me with tools to use on my own that, over time, empowered me to become the viewer of my feelings rather than the feelings themselves. We analyzed a lot of my thought patterns and dived into where they came from, which was really helpful in tweaking them. She listened without judgement and asked thought provoking questions at just the right times which allowed me to shift my perspective. I'm so grateful to have met her and feel so lucky to have learned from her!"