MIRI ARIE, PhD
Dr. Miri Arie is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, parents and families in Bellevue, Washington.
Dr. Arie's experience includes, but is not limited to, helping individuals who have been diagnosed with: Anxiety disorders (Including OCD and Tourette’s), Selective-Mutism, High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, learning disabilities, and defiant behaviors.
Dr. Arie is fluent in English and Hebrew and can support families who speak Russian and Hungarian.
ABOUT DR. ARIE
Miri Arie is a licensed clinical psychologist (PY.60967834) who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, parents and families in Bellevue, Washington.
Dr. Arie enjoys working with children and adults. Her expertise includes supporting individuals toward developing social skills, overcoming anxiety,
coping with rigid thinking and behaviors, and developing awareness and acceptance of their own thoughts and feelings.
Dr. Arie has expertise in helping parents develop the skills to support kids who struggle with emotional regulation, parent-child relationships or early age trauma. Dr. Arie also specializes in group therapy for kids and adolescents.
Dr. Arie integrates Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with psychodynamic practices. She works individually with clients and in groups. Parents play an important collaborative role when working with children.
Dr. Arie started her professional journey as a B.A. student with a double major in Psychology and Special Education. During her studies, she worked as an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) technician for home-based intervention programs for children with Autism Spectrum disorder and never stopped working with children in the mental health field since.
Dr. Arie masters and doctoral training were completed at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical psychology in 2008. During her training, Dr. Arie conducted primarily Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy with a focus on Anxiety at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Schneider Children’s medical center of Israel. Her research focused on children with Selective Mutism.
In 2006, Dr. Arie and her family relocated to Chicago IL, where she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Northwestern University followed by a clinical post-doc internship at the Pediatric Consultation Center focusing on neuropsychological testing. During her training in Chicago, she started to provide social skills group therapy which led to her co-founding “One In a Hundred,” a day camp focusing on teaching social skills.
In 2010, Dr.Arie co-founded Social Endeavors (Socialendeavors.net). Social Endeavors is a practice that focuses on relationships. Social interactions are a crucial component in children’s development and continue to play an important role throughout the lifespan.
In 2012, Dr. Arie moved to Rochester, NY. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Arie served as an inclusion consultant to the JCC pre-school, mental health consultant for the JCC after school program and the summer day-camp (Camp Sisol). She also served as the Program committee chair for the Genesee Valley Psychology Association.
Dr. Arie moved to Bellevue, WA in the summer of 2019.
AREAS OF FOCUS
CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPY
Parent coaching and support
Parent-child and family therapy
Children: with specialized training for children under age 5
Adults: work focuses on Anxiety and interpersonal relationships.
Encopresis, enuresis, bowel problems
Sleep problems (including sleep training)
Experiences of intergenerational trauma
Attachment problems between parent or caregiver and child
Adjustment to life transitions for children
THERAPY FOR CHILDREN, TEENS & FAMILIES
My approach to therapy is relational.
My practice focuses on relationships. Dr. Arie believes that social interactions are a crucial component in children’s development and continues to play an important role throughout the lifespan. Getting along with others can be hard. My mission is to help individuals and families deal with personal distress and facilitate growth in their relationships.
Difficulties in social interactions can be traced to different roots: lack of social skills, challenges with emotional regulation, rigidity in thinking and behavior, struggles with anxiety or many other reasons. In therapy Dr. Arie offers guided interactions to help individuals and families address these assorted challenges in order to experience success in being together. Through guided interactions clients develop an understanding of thoughts and feelings of themselves and the other. When this is done, within an accepting and nurturing environment, the individual can practice and develop new interactional patterns that will lead to positive feelings about one self and successful relationships with others.
There are many paths of guided interactions to build social confidence. Sometimes we guide the parent-child relationship; Enhancing the parent - child relationship will strengthen the child’s ability to interact with peers and adults outside their families. At times our journey will start with helping an individual to develop lacking skills within the framework of individual meetings. At other times, individuals will benefit from guided practice with peers. Group therapy provides a social context in which children and adolescents engage with peers while they learn about themselves and others.
I see patients of all ages.
I am comfortable with a variety of clinical issues that face infants, children, teens, and parents. In addition to parent coaching and family therapy, I also see adults who suffer from anxiety, or having challenges building meaningful interpersonal relationships. When working with children, I generally provide a combination of individual child therapy, parent-child therapy, and parent coaching. We will decide together what will be the best fit for your child.
The majority of our clinicians are contracted with several major insurance companies including those listed below and more. We will also submit claims as out-of-network providers, which means you can be partially reimbursed for the cost of the session.
Call us and your insurance company to confirm coverage prior to your first visit.
Forest Office Park, Building F
14655 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98007