About Me

I have been been working in the mental health field for over 27 years. I have a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. I am a certified right response instructor as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have received training in techniques of various modalities of counseling. To include but not limited to, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, certification in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, family structures and systems, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

I am a Christ follower first and foremost and believe that my ability to do this job is truly a gift from God. I like to incorporate the Bible given the conversation. In other words, I will utilize the word of God when it is feasible and makes sense. This because the word of God will always surpass mine when it comes to living a Christ like life. I believe in the Holy Trinity and that the word of God is my sword. I will wield it only as needed or if requested by you. I love to end every session in prayer and welcome that you close the session in prayer if you so wish to do so. I do not profess to be an expert concerning His word as I am growing daily in my walk with Jesus. Perhaps, as we dwell in the midst of our Father, you will find that peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

As to the mental health, much of my specialization is in dealing with families in crisis. When crisis hits us it can be debilitating for all involved. For well over 25 years I have been going into homes, schools, community activity programs and at times the work place. This has allowed for closer relationships with many of my clients and their families. These relationships have improved the outcomes for many.

It is my belief that trust works both ways. It is not expected that you will want to come in and divulge your every little secret. In time the we will build a partnership where trust and honesty is key between the counselor and client. This partnership together will assist in your journey to a happier and healthier self. As a result of these positive relationships we will be able to look at how to assist you in establishing strategies, coping skills and methods for your toolbox, to better handle what life may be throwing your way.

Unfortunately many of life’s crisis’ lead to high anxiety, depression, defiance and a lack of motivation. Many have suffered post traumatic stress or other environmental stress factors such as employment, pandemic and economic issues. When life hits, it often affects our own relationships with those we love. This is primarily because what affects one person in a group of others, often affects the others as well. This is true of couples who may not be getting along or a child who has difficulty in a particular area.

Personally, it is my belief that in order to tackle a problem it takes more than just one problem solver. Therefore it is important to bring to the table those who support you in your everyday lives. There are many people who do not feel as though they do have a support system. The idea is to discover your support system when perhaps you think you have none.

While it is important that each person strives to be the best version of themselves it is also just as important that all involved in any way have a voice. To better oneself it must be important to understand our own abilities, strengths and needs. There are times when it seems difficult to see the beautiful in our lives and this would be a great time to pull in one of your supports. Remember, the idea is to be free of counseling one day and this is how we become empowered to move forward.

In all actuality I’m a realist. That is to say that I tend to focus on why it is you are coming to see me and focusing on what it is you want to tackle in the moment. It is also very important to consider what is happening today that has caused your need to seek assistance, now. That is to say let’s keep it real. Being transparent is of utmost importance if the counseling relationship is to grow. There is nothing that will be said on my behalf that is not genuine as I believe this is how that trust grows. In the same manner it is important that you feel as if you can be transparent without judgment with your counselor.

Due to the many years of crisis counseling it is my belief that there is nothing I haven’t seen. This because during crisis is when we are also most vulnerable. During these times many will say and do things that may not have occurred minus the crisis. This is understandable so it is important that you understand there is no perfect person. The goal is to strive to feel and be a better version of yourself.

As a mental health professional the most insightful thing I have learned is that everybody is different in that they have their own thoughts and desires. However, we are all the same in that most people really do want to feel a strong sense of confidence, self esteem and in the end self actualization. The better one feels about themselves the greater the chance of improving ones circumstances. It is about seeing yourself the way that God see us, as his children and chosen for His kingdom. It is therefore important to understand how the past effects you today (without dwelling in the past) and how to use that fact to your advantage for a better tomorrow.

I look forward to meeting you and God bless you always.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH13500


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ariadna Hoots. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Ariadna for 1 month

Addy has been very helpful in a professional yet humorous way. Thanks!

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Ariadna for 4 days

I was scared because I didn't know what to expect. I'm so used to being verbally abused. But, Ariadna Hoots was so kind, supportive, loving and thoughtful. I certainly didn't expect that!!! She made me feel secure, protected and comfortable. I am looking forward to our next session.

Written on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Ariadna for 2 months

Ariadna is an incredible counselor and is truly a blessing! She seeks to understand who you truly are, what your goals and passions are, what you want to overcome, and the why behind it all. She is realistic in addressing challenges but also says exactly what you need to hear in order to take the steps to overcome them. She speaks truth into your life, and is so passionate about helping you. I am so grateful for her, and her desire to seek God’s wisdom through it all.

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