MIRI ARIE, PhD
Dr. Miri Arie is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for children and adults, 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, Early childhood Trauma and people who would like to improve their relationships with others.
Dr. Arie is fluent in English and Hebrew .
She can also support families who prefer to speak Russian or Hungarian but proficient enough to understand responses in English.
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ABOUT DR. ARIE
Miri Arie is a licensed clinical psychologist (PY.60967834) who provides psychotherapy for clients in a wide range of ages in Bellevue, Washington.
Dr. Arie enjoys working with children and adults. Her expertise includes supporting individuals in 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 trauma. Dr. Arie also specializes in group therapy for kids and adolescents.
Dr. Arie integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques with Attachment-based intervention and uses Internal Family System (IFS) intervention approach in her work. Dr. Arie is trained in Trauma-Focused CBT treatment for children (TF-CBT), and the SPACE treatment to support parents of children who struggle with Anxiety. Parents play an important collaborative role when working with children and should expect to be present in most meetings with their children (pre-adolescents).
Dr. Arie started her professional journey in 1997 as an undergrad 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's master's and doctoral training were completed at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Followed by an internship at an out-patient anxiety clinic at a major children's hospital in Israel, focusing on CBT intervention.
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 and acquired additional training in interventions focusing on social skills development.
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 and became the mental health consultant for the after-school program and the summer day camp. Understanding the expectations and the limitations of educational and recreational settings in which children function is important to me. It allows me to tailor interventions that would be applicable and relevant to settings outside the office and home. During these years Dr. Arie expanded further her interest and training in understanding and working with individuals from an Attachment-based approach and Trauma-informed therapy perspective.
Dr. Arie moved to Bellevue, WA in the summer of 2019 and is proud to be part of the CRAFT family.
THERAPY FOR CHILDREN, TEENS & FAMILIES
My approach to therapy is relational.
My practice focuses on relationships. Dr. Arie believes that emotion regulation and 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 relationships 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 am comfortable with a variety of clinical issues that face infants, children, teens, and parents. 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.
THERAPY WITH ADULT CLIENTS
I enjoy working with adults who struggle with anxiety and adults who are having challenges with building or maintaining meaningful relationships n their life. My approach will be tailored to the clients needs and goals in therapy. However, my communication style is curious, active and direct. We will both be engage in the process of exploring your strengths and identify goals we would move toward. I find that learning about your thoughts and feelings (and their origins) are crucial toward wanted change in the present.
AREAS OF FOCUS
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
Dr. Arie is in netwrok with:
For other insurance companies Dr. Arie will submit claims as out-of-network provider, 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.
Our office has moved to Forest Office Park, Building F as of May 2019. There is all-day parking surrounding the building. Our building is ADA accessible and has elevators. Childcare is available in downtown Bellevue at Adventure Kids Playcare; mention our name for a discount.
Note that email is not confidential. Clinical information is best communicated via phone; however, due to a surge in referrals, our response time on email is much faster.
You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org