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Ariana O'Shea, LMSW

Mental Health Therapist
Ages: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Families
Licensed: Maryland

Ariana O’Shea is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Maryland. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW), both from Tulane University. Ariana has a diverse background in mental health and medical social work. With experience as an outpatient mental health worker in clinics focusing on early psychosis intervention and women's health, she became well-versed in perinatal mental health. With a background in neuroscience and social work, she is able to provide a unique approach to care. Ariana has supported clients who have experienced reproductive loss, pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety. She helps adolescents and adults understand how their environment, relationships, and emotional well-being influence their mental and physical health.

Therapeutic Approach

Ariana provides thoughtful, approachable care and creates a nurturing environment for personal development. Throughout the therapy process, Ariana is there every step of the way, offering the necessary guidance to help clients find lasting solutions. She takes a collaborative, client-centered approach and adapts interventions based on each client's goals and needs. Some of the therapeutic techniques she utilizes include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). With these interventions, Ariana helps clients gain fresh perspectives, change their behaviors, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs. Ariana is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals and make meaningful changes in their lives. She believes that with the right guidance, anyone can build a life of health, fulfillment, and joy. Her passion for mental health and her commitment to her clients shine through in everything she does. Working with Ariana will help you gain insights into yourself and your unique needs, enabling you to make the changes necessary for a healthier and more meaningful life.

Ariana has a strong passion for working with clients who are facing postpartum depression. The period after giving birth can be overwhelming and emotionally intense for many mothers, often leading to mood swings and anxiety. However, when these feelings begin to interfere with daily life, relationships, and the ability to bond with the baby, it can become a serious concern. Through her experience providing therapy for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, Ariana has successfully helped mothers find effective coping strategies to regain their sense of self. She is committed to helping mothers achieve the peace of mind and emotional balance that comes with understanding themselves better.


Her mission is to provide thoughtful, compassionate care for her clients so they can be empowered to make meaningful changes in their lives. Her enthusiasm, kindness, and expertise make working with her an enriching experience. Ariana looks forward to helping you find your strength and courage to make the necessary changes for a healthier, more fulfilling life. Begin your transformative journey today!

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Family Conflict

  • Parenting

  • School Issues

  • Peer Relationships

  • Mood Disorders

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress

  • Codependency

  • Women's Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Behavioral Issues

  • ADHD

  • Mindfulness

  • Self Esteem

  • Social Anxiety

  • Coping Skills


  • Postpartum Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Dual Diagnosis

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Collaborative Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Positive Psychology

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Advanced Trainings & Certifications

  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed Care

  • Mindfulness Based Therapy

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