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A Unique Approach

The end of endless therapy

Upon graduation from therapy, you will OWN YOUR LIFE, be more confident and able to realize your full personal and professional potential.


Helping survivors of Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Neglect navigate through challenging emotions.


An interactive and empowering form of treatment to help clients break free from shame and isolation.

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Arlene’s approach is unique

Surviving abuse can be challenging, leaving you dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, and aggression. With over 40 years of experience, Dr Arlene has developed an effective approach that tackles the root causes of your trauma. If you’re searching for a psychotherapist in California specializing in trauma therapy treatment, group therapy, or remote trauma therapy, we’re here to help.

Individual Therapy and Inner Child Work

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a personalized form of psychotherapy where a client engages one-on-one with a trained therapist in a confidential and supportive setting. This approach allows for deep exploration of feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and is particularly effective in addressing personal issues such as trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. A key aspect of individual therapy can involve inner child work, which focuses on healing the emotional wounds and traumas experienced in childhood. This process helps individuals reconnect with the often-neglected or wounded parts of their inner self, allowing for the discovery and nurturing of their inner child. By doing so, clients can resolve past issues, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and foster a sense of inner peace and self-compassion. The therapy is tailored to each person, enabling a unique journey towards improved mental and emotional well-being, with the guidance and support of the therapist every step of the way.

Break the Silence

Group Therapy

Group therapy is an interactive and empowering treatment modality that plays a crucial role in helping individuals break free from the shackles of shame and isolation. In a group setting, participants are provided with a safe and supportive environment where they can openly share their experiences and emotions. This process plays a vital role in breaking the 'code of silence and shame' that often surrounds personal traumas. By engaging in group psychotherapy, clients experience an acceleration in their recovery process. They receive validation for their feelings, realize they are not alone in their struggles, and find the courage to speak their truth. This collective journey not only reinforces the understanding that the abuse was not their fault but also fosters a sense of community and shared healing. Group therapy, therefore, becomes not just a space for individual healing, but also a platform for collective empowerment and transformation. Arlene Drake’s Group therapy has no commitment.

Bond with family

Improve family relationships with our therapy

Unlock a brighter future by addressing the effects of childhood trauma, such as trust issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-worth, through specialized therapy that promotes healing, growth, and empowerment.

Heal the wounds of the past with specialized therapy designed to help adults overcome the effects of past traumas and truly own your own life.

Our trauma-focused therapy can help you overcome the debilitating symptoms of PTSD and restore a sense of peace and well-being in your life.

Compassionate and confidential therapy services for victims of sexual or physical abuse, helping you heal from trauma and reclaim your life.

Specialized therapy services for emotional abuse and neglect survivors, empowering you to heal from past wounds and build fulfilling relationships.

Unlock the potential of your relationships with our therapy services, helping you navigate challenges and build strong, fulfilling connections.

Heal Your Inner Child

About Inner Child Work

Arlene Drake's therapy focuses on inner child work, which aims to explore and heal childhood wounds and unresolved issues. This approach emphasizes understanding how these early experiences influence current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Through "carefrontation," a method of addressing painful truths in a supportive environment, individuals confront and challenge negative patterns and beliefs rooted in their past. Particularly beneficial for those who have endured trauma, this therapy facilitates the release of associated pain and negative emotions, fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and healing. Inner child work ultimately helps individuals understand themselves better, develop healthier coping strategies, and realize their true potential. Arlene is a member of both the Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Clinical Hypnosis Association. Arlene originally hails from the Chicago area

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