About Araceli Warners, MSW


received my Master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University with a specialization in Mental Health and my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Calvin University. I am a bilingual, Spanish-speaking therapist, who believes in the strength and immense value of diversity and inclusion in mental health services. I enjoy providing therapy services in Spanish as it allows me to connect on a deeper level with my Spanish-speaking clients.

 My training and background have been in community mental health organizations, school counseling centers, foster care services, and residential treatment centers. Throughout my career, I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and have treated a variety of disorders and challenges including, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, self-harm, and, suicidal ideation. I have extensive experience in working with children, teens, and adults who have undergone severe trauma in their lives. 

 Treatment Orientations I utilize in therapy include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), and Play Therapy. I am also trained and certified in phase 1 of the Neurosequential Model of Therapy (NMT) by Dr. Bruce Perry.  

Soy bilingüe, el español es mi lengua natal. Disfruto brindar servicios de terapia en español ya que me permite conectarme en un nivel más profundo con mis clientes de habla hispana. Si busca servicios de terapia en español contacteme via correo electronico: [email protected]. 

Contact Me

[email protected]

Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.

Bilingual and Multicultural therapy
Children and Adolescents
Trauma and PTSD

Domestic Violence
Family Conflict
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions
Racial Identity
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Substance Use
Trauma and PTSD
Women's Issues

Mental Health
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Thinking Disorders

Treatment Orientation
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Solution-focused Therapy
Play Therapy

Children (6 to 10)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied

If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:

Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?

If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?

Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?

How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?

What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?

"I love working somewhere where I am valued as a person and for my strengths. I love working with likeminded people that work to see the company grow and that also want each other to grow. Dr. Agnew help fosters the dreams of the people that work at AFBHS. The compassionate culture is something that drew me in."

-Danie Duron, MA, LPC, Lakeshore Clinical Director

"I love the balance of owning my own private practice, with the benefits of also being part of a collaborative team. We get to socialize, learn from, and brainstorm with a team of therapists who each bring something special to the table. Since this is an established practice, the details of billing, paperwork and finding referral sources are things I don’t need to worry about. Our support staff is wonderful. This is a black-owned, racially diverse therapy practice that meets the needs of our diverse clientele, which is immensely important in a diverse world. I love that AFBHS is an antiracist private practice. Lastly, this is a practice where we are invested in seeing each therapist grow a sustainable practice. In our meetings, we talk about what makes this work sustainable, we check in with one another, and we support one another. I have worked in a number of other practices over my career and have found that this is one of the most emotionally healthy places I have ever worked. I love it here. I think you might too." -Eric Nykamp, LMSW