Ariana Mufson, LICSW, CST, Psychotherapist
I provide psychotherapy for adults with a specialty in anxiety disorders, women’s mental health and sex therapy (AASECT certified). I have trained in a variety of modalities including CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), MI (motivational interviewing), GPM (general psychiatric management), and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I pride myself on using humor and empathy to help clients push through their struggles. I encourage clients to explore their goals for seeking change and support them in finding the motivation, insight, and skills to cope.
I have worked in various settings, including outpatient, partial, and inpatient. I earned my Master of Social Work from Simmons College, and completed a two-year residency in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital system. I worked for several years in McLean Hospital’s Dissociative Disorder and Trauma Program, where I also ran inpatient groups and a hospital-wide family support group. Most recently, I served as an outpatient clinician at the Fish Center for Women’s Health, at the Chestnut Hill satellite for Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
I have studied CBT with Daniel Beck and have attended additional training in “Treating Mood & Anxiety Disorders Related to Pregnancy.” I have completed the DBT Foundational Training through Behavioral Tech. Additionally, I am a two-year postgraduate fellow from the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist in private practice in Brookline, I currently hold a position as adjunct faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consult for their Complex Diagnostic Clinic.
Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at Couples Institute.
AASECT-certified sex therapist (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)