Dr. Cindy N. Ariel


(215) 592-1333
My psychotherapy practice, Alternative Choices, includes a small group of experienced and dedicated mental health professionals. We offer an alternative to large, impersonal mental health settings, and a personalized approach that encompasses current evidence-based and traditional treatment. I work primarily with individuals and couples who are struggling with life's difficulties. My personal specialties include relationship issues, anxiety, depression and grieving. My new book, Loving Someone with Asperger's Syndrome: Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner, was just released on March 1, 2012.
Alternative Choices includes a Special Families Resource Center, and specializes in helping families address the difficult challenges involved in having a member with a disability or chronic illness. One of our most recent projects, a book of essays entitled 'Voices from the Spectrum', was released in February 2006.
Call or Email Dr. Cindy Ariel for a free phone consultation now - (215) 592-1333


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Temple University
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: PS005464L Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Dr. Cindy N. Ariel's groups

Loving Someone with Asperger's Syndrome

This is an ongoing group for adults in an intimate relationship with a partner who has an autism spectrum condition. Issues and challenges involved in such a relationship is the focus and participants work together for support and creative solutions.

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Asperger's partner couples group

Ongoing groups for adults in a relationship where one partner has autism or Asperger's syndrome.

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Children's therapy groups

These groups are ongoing for various age groups from 3 through 14 and focus on development and socio-emotional issues of childhood. Call for specific times which depend upon appropriate age group.

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319 Vine Street
Suite 110
PhiladelphiaPennsylvania 19106
(215) 592-1333
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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Asperger's Syndrome


  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Infertility
  • Parenting


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

Last Modified: 27 Dec 2013