Owner and Founder of
Wild Essence Nature Guiding & Therapy, LLC
Memories of tiptoeing through the Rabbitbrush and Mountain Mahogany of the San Luis Valley of Colorado and clambering up Madrone trees of Southern Oregon instilled a deep appreciation and relationship with nature for Ariella. The sweet smell of sagebrush and taste of wild raspberries still linger in her memory, and are what beckoned her back to Colorful Colorado.
With her background in Environmental Education and Geology, Ariella wanted to deepen her understanding of how our relationship with the natural world is directly linked to how we interact with ourselves and each other, and how we show up in the world.
It is not only that nature is healing, but our detachment and separateness from nature is harmful. Ariella believes that our emotional, physical, and spiritual turbulences are linked to our disconnection from the natural world, and by providing opportunities and accessibility for people to reconnect to nature in a safe and healthy way, they will in turn rediscover and reconnect with their own roots.
Ariella is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, which is regulated by the Board of Professional Counselors. You can refer to DORA for her credentials.
Ariella received her masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling & Psychology
with a focus in Wilderness Therapy
at Naropa University.
Ariella is of the belief that each person has access to a wealth of knowledge about how to grow and heal. The unfolding of one’s own creativity, self-insight, and acceptance is incredible to witness. Through a lens of Transpersonal Psychology and the application of person-centered strength-based approaches, her vision is to help facilitate her client’s access to their own inherent, natural wisdom.