Arielle Fettman (she/her/hers)


In addition to an LMFTI, I identify as a mother, a partner, a divorcee, a co-parent, and as a member of the queer community.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR
Supervised by Kindra Carroll LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

When things are going wrong in our relationships, the variety and intensity of emotion can be overwhelming. One minute you find yourself feeling so deeply sad and full of remorse, and the next moment you are full of rage and have difficulty containing your anger. You are bombarded with an endless stream of thoughts… How did we get here? Why is this happening? Is this the end for us? Can we find our way out of this? There is fear, sadness, and a sense of being alone.

My Background and Approach

My transition into private practice was largely motivated by my desire to work more specifically with couples, families and individuals around relationship difficulties. My interest in this area was initially influenced by my own experiences with couples therapy, divorce, and navigating a co-parenting relationship. My personal experience and my subsequent experience as a family therapist has evolved into a passion for assisting people in acknowledging and enacting aspects of self-compassion, personal growth, and issues of identity. I have found that Internal Family Systems (IFS), or "parts work", lends itself well to addressing these aspects of relationship transition. An evidence-based practice, IFS suggests that individuals are made up of various "parts," and we are not one unitary identity as we often view ourselves to be. For more information on IFS and my approach, please visit my website.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am an advocate for a “queering of the family,” or assisting my clients in creating a family form that works for every member, even if that form exists outside of the norm. There is no denying that families in our culture are held up to an idealized norm that is heterosexual, nuclear, and informed by patriarchy. I believe that in order to honor our personal needs, sometimes we have to be creative. I welcome the opportunity to assist you and your family in nurturing your creativity.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $95 - 105/session


971-804-0148 Email Arielle
4531 SE Belmont Suite 203
Portland, OR 97215

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