Arlene was inspired to become a professional mental health counselor when her 15-year old daughter was diagnosed with depression. Her daughter’s mental illness impacted the family in different ways requiring intensive counseling. This experience brought to light the value of
meaningful therapeutic relationships that explore thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that can help an individual, a couple, or a family bridge the gap between who they are and who they want to be.
She is passionate about assisting clients to conquer the stumbling blocks that limit their potential to achieve self-actualization. Arlene is committed to creating counseling environments that are non-judgmental, compassionate, empowering, and unique to each client’s needs, situation, culture, age, and sexual identity.