Biblical and Clinical

Ariel holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), along with a second Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from MBTS. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Traumatology, researching the neuroscience of trauma from Biblical perspective.

With her combined education and training, her counseling approach is both Biblical and clinical.

She has an online journal where she writes about various topics that include how our bodies and minds respond to sin, stress, various forms of trauma or relationship strains, cultural issues, theology and general topics that influence the church.

What does Biblical Clinical mean?

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way of everlasting. Psalm 139:23,24

To do Biblical Clinical counseling, Ariel’s approach allows her to use God’s Word as her core foundation along with a clinical component to helping others. Clinical simply means to observe and study a person’s actual behavior with objectivity while using Scripture as the standard.

Since Ariel believes that God’s Word is sufficient to answer all of life’s struggles, she also understands that sin and living in a fallen world is a reality that causes so much dishevel in our lives, personally and in relationship.

Biblical Clinical Counseling is where behavior and the body meet, taking into account how our bodies and minds respond to sin, stress, various forms of trauma or relationship strains, while seeking to remain faithful to Scripture. Both components are important for Godly growth and wisdom.

“Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” John Calvin – The Institutes of Christian Religion