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Ronia Arabatlian

Ronia Arabatlian


17 years of experience

"Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm. and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn how to swim" Vicky Harrison Grief is a natural and human response to loss, which is experienced through the lifespan. Grief and loss can be experienced in various forms and can be caused by a wide range of situations and events such as death of a loved one, loss of identity, life transitions, change in health, loss of independence, struggles with infertility, miscarriage/stillbirth, and loss of dream. Many of my clients come to me experiencing feelings of sadness, loneliness, anxiousness, disconnection from self and others, dissatisfaction, psychosomatic complaints, and questioning their faith. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I strive to help my clients understand the many facets of loss, working through unresolved grief which may be impacting their lives currently. Together we uncover the root causes of the presenting symptoms and work through them utilizing a wide variety of modalities tailored to each individual's needs. I am particularly passionate about working with mothers of children with special needs; physical, cognitive, medical, and emotional.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The therapeutic relationship is the foundation and cornerstone for healing and transformation. Like building a house, without a strong foundation the space may feel uneasy and unstable. By establishing a space that feels collaborative, safe, non-judgmental, and inviting we begin building the therapeutic relationship. Another crucial element in building a strong therapeutic relationship is to meet clients where they are in their journey, moving at a pace that feels tolerable as well as challenging. By holding space for compassion, acceptance, creativity, and curiosity, clarity emerges.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Incorporating my personal experiences into my professional role as a therapist is a powerful way to make a positive impact on my clients. My strengths lie in my ability to provide empathetic and expert support to those who are experiencing grief and loss, especially within the context of raising children with special needs.

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My treatment methods


In my practice, I have extensive experience using the psychodynamic treatment method, a therapeutic approach that explores the depths of clients emotional world, helping clients uncover and process the underlying thoughts and feelings that may contribute to grief and loss. I've witnessed firsthand the profound transformations this method can facilitate, both professionally and personally.I integrate psychodynamic therapy into my practice to help clients explore their subconscious thoughts, past experiences, and the dynamics of their relationships. This approach is particularly valuable when addressing the deep emotional layers that can be intertwined with grief and loss.


Integrative therapy is a comprehensive and holistic approach that incorporates various therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness techniques, and somatic therapy. I've seen firsthand the profound transformations this method can facilitate, both professionally and personally. I use integrative therapy to help clients explore the emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of their experiences. This approach is particularly valuable when addressing the deep emotional layers that can be intertwined with grief and loss, allowing for a more comprehensive and profound healing journey.

Mind-body approach

During session, I help client pause and connect to their experiences, sensations, and expressions of their bodies. Humans tend to dissociate from their bodily experiences, getting stuck in their heads and ignore their bodies communication. When client learn how to connect and listen to their bodies, they can release old trauma, negative patterns, or other psychological issues that may hinder them.


Through a strength-based approach to therapy clients and I work together to use a client’s assets and abilities to instill a sense of purpose, happiness, and empowerment.