Ariel Mann

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My Biography

Ariel is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 10 years of experience working in various social work settings. Ariel specializes in working with older adults, caregivers, and adults living with chronic health conditions, including people living with memory impairment and caregivers.

Ariel was inspired to work with older adults after completing her undergraduate internship at a skilled nursing facility, where she recognized a significant need for mental health services. She often helps older adults navigate challenging life transitions, cope with grief and loss, and find meaning and purpose in later life. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Reminiscence therapy.

In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, cooking, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.

My Education and Credentials

  • LCSW in Illinois and Missouri
  • MSW and Graduate certificate in Gerontology – University of Missouri St. Louis
  • BSW – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Providing services in:


I’m available:

In Person and Telehealth

I work with:

Adults 18+ and Geriatrics ages 65+

I do:

Individual Counseling Only

My Approach to Counseling

My therapeutic approach is eclectic and person-centered. I value meeting clients where they are, providing empathy and understanding, helping clients improve their self-awareness and cultivate self-compassion. I partner with clients to work toward their personal goals.

My Areas of Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Medical illnesses/disease management
  • Mood disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Retirement
  • Nursing home residents
  • Caregivers
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy

My Professional Experience

  • Individual counseling with nursing home residents
  • Case management and counseling with caregivers of people living with dementia
  • Social work with older adults in community-based settings