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Dr. Ariel Goodman Williams


Assistant Professor 

Dr. Ariel Goodman Williams is an assistant professor, licensed clinical professional counselor, and nationally certified counselor with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. Passionate about teaching novice counselors, Ariel strives to create inclusive, challenging, and inspiring classroom experiences. 

Ariel continues to provide clinical counseling through a telehealth platform with a holistic model of healing. She uses her clinical experiences to inform teaching practices and is committed to staying up to date and informed by the most current research literature. 

Ariel’s research interests relate to the experience of counseling supervision, creativity in teaching and counseling, and counselor wellness. 

In her personal life, Ariel juggles the remodel of a 1970s A-frame cottage on Lake Champlain, caring for her son, two dogs, and cat, and spending time outside with family and friends. 

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Counselor Education — University of Montana, Missoula, MT 
    • M.A. in Counseling — Johnson State College, Johnson, VT 
    • B.A. in Psychology — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
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