Hi there! My name is Ariel Rendt Padron and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from Colorado who is here to help you with whatever it is that has led you to this moment of seeking out support, which I know can be a challenging step to take. I would love to help you get through whatever challenges or experiences you are facing with more ease and security.
I received my Master's of Social Work from the University of Denver, and since that time have been providing mental health services to people in my community. I have worked with a variety of ages, with most of my experience taking place with school-aged children, adolescents and teens. I have worked in community mental health, schools, adoption agencies, and in a legal setting. Most of my experience has been related to trauma (PTSD), depression, or anxiety, though I have also served clients who struggle with persistent mental health concerns (like Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, etc.), eating disorders, relationship struggles (especially rebuilding trust), parenting/family support, and self-esteem issues. My approach to every individual I meet is that they are more than just a diagnosis, and the purpose of a diagnosis is to aid me in determining where to start in helping a person discover their full potential, rather than defining who a person is. I would describe myself as an open-minded therapist, meaning I do not get easily offended and I am open to meeting a client in their own frame of reference (I am not stuck on conventional ways of thinking). I enjoy the therapeutic process and working with and for my clients to help them achieve their goals, or discovering their goals which sometimes can seem elusive.
To help you learn a little about me and my approaches, I tend to work from a strengths-based perspective which means I focus on the things you do well and help you use those to achieve your goals and get through challenges. This means that we will focus on discussing things you already do in order to help yourself get through this new transition period in your life. I also utilize mindfulness techniques, which can help people who struggle with anxiety or depression to stay present in the moment and not get overwhelmed by big feelings. I try to be as client-centered as possible (which means meeting you where you are at and not having too many expectations of what you are or are not ready for). I look forward to talking with you in more detail and getting to know you better. Please know you can reach out if you need clarification, have questions, or just want to talk. I’m here. I can work from a specific schedule, or I can be flexible if that is something easier for you to manage, just let me know whether you prefer a more structured approach or more flexibility. Looking forward to working with, and for, you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #09926547 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
My daughter likes her sessions and does feel like she is helping her out.