Ariella Perkes, LCSW

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Ariella Perkes, LCSW

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Program Manager & Senior Therapist

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Ariella Perkes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience treating adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health issues.  Ariella currently specializes in the treatment of eating disorders taking an integrated approach to treatment, incorporating aspects of Psychodynamic theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  Ariella is excited to be joining the team at Aurora Behavioral health as a primary therapist and clinical coordinator/intake specialist.

Ariella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University and went on to study social work at Columbia University School of Social Work where she earned her Masters Degree. Ariella completed the two-year training program in the Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia here in New York City.

Previously, Ariella held the position of Program Director for Footsteps, a social service organization for individuals from insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. In this role, she supported clients in transition, on their quest to gain the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive amidst the secular world.  Additionally, Ariella worked at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in both outpatient mental health and school-based mental health programs. For over 6 years, she provided individual and group psychotherapy, as well as case management to patients from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of mental health and co-occurring disorders.

Ariella understands the unique aspects of the individual and uses a genuine and customized approach to treat each and every client with the goal of recovery of mind, body and soul. 

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