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About Arlene

Hi! I’m Arlene!

I graduated from Louisiana State University with a Master of Social Work Degree (Clinical) and worked for 14 years in a variety of settings, including psychiatric and physical rehab hospitals and private practices. My clientele included teens with dual diagnosis (substance abuse and psychiatric), their families, young adults, and patients in physical rehabilitation. I previously held licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse, and R.O.P.E.S, and was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

In 1996, I put my career on hold to raise my two sons and participate in volunteer activities. Once my older son graduated from high school, I began to look into how I could work with people and help them to reach their goals and true potential. After a few months, I discovered life coaching and enrolled in iPEC, an accredited life coaching program. As a former practicing psychotherapist, I was at first skeptical, but quickly experienced the benefits and results after delving into the intensive coursework and working with other professional coaches. I was pleasantly surprised and hooked! Through coaching, I found my passion and want to share this passion with others.

After receiving my Professional Coaching Certification, I continued my education and training and subsequently received specializations in Transitions and Performance. In addition, I am credentialed by the International Coaching federation as an Associate Accredited Coach. ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

I’d love to work with you and help you see the changes and positive outlook coaching can bring to your life.