Arlene is a Licensed Professional Counselor who brings 25 years of experience working with couples, families and individuals across the generations. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University in 1992. She has continued to learn since finishing school, not only professionally but also through life experiences as a daughter, mother, partner and friend.
She is extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, which is an approach she finds to be highly effective and meaningful for her clients. In addition, she enjoys assisting families coping with divorce and blending families.
Additionally, she has training in EMDR, which is an acclaimed approach to treating trauma and anxiety issues.
Finally, growing out of years of experience with hospice work, she has developed an expertise in grief counseling. Since losses are always a part of life, this wealth of experience is helpful even when loss is not the major issue.
Arlene brings warmth and humor to her work, but will challenge her clients as well. She enjoys the diversity her day can bring of communicating with a child through art and play and then later working with an adult struggling to put an experience into words.
In her words, “For me, being a therapist means sharing my humanity with others, while maintaining an objective perspective that facilitates learning and change. My office is a nurturing space where you can take some time for yourself in the presence of a supportive counselor. My purpose is to provide comfort and safety as well as the guidance and focus that will help you reach the best resolutions to your challenges.”
Arlene lived for twenty-five years in Vermont where she developed a deep love for nature and stargazing. She loves being outdoors whenever she can.