Ariel Blau has a formidable passion for helping his clients energize a joyful, loving and creative life. Let him help you reduce your suffering and hone the internal gifts you have to accomplish the life you want. He has more than 30 years of experience helping people bloom.
Ariel Blau has an impressive skill for connecting and engaging with his clients in a way that helps promote positive change and joy. Ariel will listen and connect with you in an authentic, courageous and powerful way. Working together with you, he will help you improve your sense of connection to others. He will actively help you cultivate your unique traits to find a state of positive flow. He is very experienced and skilled.
Ariel Blau started working with teens in his native Argentina, and has since amassed an impressive record of facilitating change with young adults and people of all ages. His formal education includes a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University, a Master's in Fine Arts from Brandeis University, and a great number of workshops, certificates and seminars. He has been studying mindfulness and how to bring compassion into the world for more than 15 years, and prides himself of knowing how to teach mindfulness without you trying hard at all. He is the catalyst you need to help you shift things in your life to enjoy a positive sense of flow and joy.
His passion for helping others is matched by his enormous drive for continuous learning. Ariel completed his professional clinical training at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, working with groups of young adults suffering from co-occurring and chronic mental health conditions, and helping folk with less serious concerns in other settings. At Yale, he also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Dr. Seth Axelrod, PhD, in Psychodynamic therapy with Dr. Cathy Markle, PhD, and in Expressive Therapies with Janet Brodie.
Ariel is very relatable, warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. As the Lead Clinician at the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven, and in other outpatient settings, Ariel has provided effective individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of problems and conditions. His experience as a kind and compassionate therapist also includes providing trauma-informed individual therapy for children, adolescents and their families at the Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic in New Haven, for which he received a National Association of Social Workers award.
Earlier in his career, Ariel served as beloved professor of Cross-Disciplinary Creativity, Experimental Performance and Puppet Theater at the Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington. He worked as an award winning director and designer for live and hybrid performance and was the founding member of two collaborative theater companies one in New York city and one in Olympia, WA. In Olympia, he founded the Performance Laboratory for Objects and Puppets (PLOP!), a space to foster wild innovation and creativity.
Ariel received a National Endowment for the Arts award and a fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council (Rockefeller Brother's Fund) to research mystical puppetry in Bali, Indonesia. He also received several awards from the Henson Foundation for his imaginative puppet theater productions. His gift for divergent thinking and his imagination are very useful for connecting to your experience in therapy and developing interventions that work.
Ariel Blau brings a sense of active engagement, innovation, and imagination to his work as a catalyst for change, responding to the idea that every person's life is a work in progress. He wakes every morning eager to do what he loves, full of energy and enthusiasm.
Ariel can kindly and compassionately help you take the steps to feel positively about your life. Let him help you get unstuck so you can endow your whole life with meaning, love and compassion. Let Ariel help you embrace your purpose and empower your actions in the direction you always wished them to take. Start to take action now towards a better life by making an appointment to meet and discuss how he can help you fulfill your needs.
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