Practicing since: 2016
Tacoma Clinic

About Ariel

Ariel’s understanding of the strength of women and the nature of physiologic birth began in her early childhood when she witnessed her first home birth. That experience left a significant mark on her, and from then on, her interest in the birthing process grew. Her mother, an inner-city teacher, also instilled strong values of service and social justice, which have become the foundation of Ariel’s life and work - partnering with women as they discover the depth of their own strength.

Before Ariel became a midwife, she studied nutrition and herbal medicine. In 2004, she received her doula certification at the Seattle Midwifery School. She began attending births in homes, birth centers, and hospitals, while also working for several non-profit advocacy organizations. There, she gathered stories and testimonies from providers and families to pass health care legislation that improved access to care for mothers and children. In 2016, Ariel completed her graduate studies in Nurse-Midwifery and has been practicing as a full-scope midwife since. She enjoys incorporating aspects of preventive health modalities into the care she provides to her clients, especially individuals who are struggling with anxiety and depression.

Clients working with Ariel would describe her as compassionate, dedicated, personable and welcoming. Her goal is to create safe, non-judgmental spaces in which to equip each pregnant person with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their own health. Ariel enjoys partnering with pregnant people to bust some of the myths, judgements and societal pressures that can inhibit them from identifying and embracing their individual truth and their fullest, healthiest self.


Evergreen State College,
Bachelor of Arts in Public Health

Oregon Health & Science University,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Oregon Health & Science University,
Masters in Nursing in Nurse-Midwifery

Additional Clinical Interests

Mindfulness Childbirth Education, Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders, Trauma-informed Care, Queer Affirmation, Body Positivity