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Ariel Reynolds

IPS Supported Employment Trainer


Clinical Instructor


Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Carrboro

Education and Training:

BA, Sociology and Feminist Studies, Southwestern University
MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Summary Statement:

IPS Consultant and Trainer with the Institute for Best Practices. Ariel has worked in a variety of fields over the past decade. Her background includes case management for homeless persons, family advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence, and long-term housing and therapeutic support for people working to overcome substance use. In the past three years, Ariel has greatly enjoyed her work with the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, assisting with healing farm recovery programs, and working as part of the IPS Supported Employment Team. Ariel believes that meaningful employment is an integral part of the recovery process for people with mental illness. She believes that anyone can achieve their career goals with the right supports. As a trainer, Ariel is eager to spread the message of IPS and help individuals throughout North Carolina to realize their employment dreams.

Ariel Reynolds, MSW