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Cindy Ariel Cindy Ariel, PhD

Cindy Ariel, Phd has practiced as a psychologist for over 20 years. She received her master's degree from the Graduate School at Hahnemann Medical College and her doctorate from Temple University. Dr. Ariel writes occasionally for several publications and is co-editor of the book, Voices From the Spectrum (2006). She is also author of Loving Someone with Asperger's syndrome: Understanding and Connecting with your Partner, a self-help book for intimate partners of someone on the autism spectrum.

Office Location:
319 Vine Street, #110
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Phone: 215-592-1333

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April 4, 2015
by Cindy Ariel,Phd


The Extraordinary Bond Between People and Pets

April 4, 2015 07:55 by Cindy Ariel,Phd  [About the Author]

Pets offer important social and emotional support to their adoptive family members. According to the American Humane Society, 164 million or 62% of American households included at least one pet in 2012. Research published by the American Psychological Association found that pet owners can be just as close to some of the people in their lives as to their pets. Because the bond can be so vital, lack of compassion regarding the loss of a pet can interfere with the healthy mourning process for many grieving pet owners. [More]

March 29, 2015
by Cindy Ariel,Phd


Suicide, Mass Murder, and Mental Illness on Germanwings Flight 4U9525

March 29, 2015 18:01 by Cindy Ariel,Phd  [About the Author]

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was alone in the cockpit for 10 minutes. When the voice box was recovered, his quiet steady breathing could be heard, along with increasingly aggressive banging on the door. Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 4U9525 was reprogrammed in the cockpit to set the plane on a crash course. A search is underway for the plane’s second “black box” which could shed more light on the final minutes but complete details regarding the mental state of the co-pilot who took it down may never be found. [More]

February 21, 2015
by Cindy Ariel,Phd


The Science of Online Dating

February 21, 2015 07:55 by Cindy Ariel,Phd  [About the Author]

Online dating sites are a popular place to seek relationships. While the majority of couples still meet offline at work, school, places of worship, bars and social events, today’s couples are almost as likely to meet on-line as they are to meet in any of these offline venues. [More]

January 19, 2015
by Cindy Ariel,Phd

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Terror in France: The Impact of Gender

January 19, 2015 07:55 by Cindy Ariel,Phd  [About the Author]

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Everyone is a potential target of terror. People who have been touched by terror know this and this truth creates specific reactions, which are significantly affected by gender. Banding together en masse is a socio-emotional focused strategy that helps people to cope with the loneliness and fear inherent in the thoughts of being a potential victim. [More]