Last edited 10/03/2022
Araceli Hirtle LMFT
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What does a first session with you look like?
The first session is typically a good way for us to get to know one another. We will cover important documents, set up our next appointment if we both feel comfortable with moving forward. During the first appointment we will also go over expectations for treatment; we will create goals and review what my job as a therapist is vs your "job" as a client. The first sessions always feel like a lot because they're nerve wracking if you have never done therapy before, but don't forget, it's for you!
What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?
The most exciting thing about our profession is that we are always growing and adapting. Mental health is different amongst genders, cultures, languages and countries of origin. There are things we have learned that work and other things we know we could do better with (i.e. increasing access to services for everyone). I love that there are always knew things to learn and new ways to help. I am most excited about telehealth because it makes accessing therapy so much easier.
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
I honestly became a therapist because I knew my own family had crappy communication skills and was able to recognize this as a common thread in most families. I wanted to help families better understand each other, relate to one another and enjoy one another. I started with a BA in psychology and loved learning why people function the way they do. Then in grad school I learned how to change those patterns. In my practice I have learned how to grieve traumatic events, while choosing healthier to interact with others while being healthy and happy with our selves.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
College & graduate student issues
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 114356
- Pennsylvania, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MF001332
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Oaks College
BA Psychology, Holy Names College
Frequently Asked Questions About Araceli Hirtle, LMFT
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Araceli Hirtle, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Araceli Hirtle accepting new clients?
Yes, Araceli Hirtle is accepting new clients.
Does Araceli Hirtle accept insurance?
No, Araceli Hirtle does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Araceli Hirtle offer?
Araceli Hirtle offers therapy for individuals.
Does Araceli Hirtle offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California and Pennsylvania can book Araceli Hirtle for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Araceli Hirtle offer online therapy?
Yes, Araceli Hirtle offers online therapy to people in California and Pennsylvania.
How quickly can I see Araceli Hirtle?
Araceli Hirtle typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Araceli Hirtle speak?
Araceli Hirtle conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Araceli Hirtle online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Araceli Hirtle online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.