Arlene Foreman, M.S. has an extraordinary ability to quickly get to the heart of an issue. She attributes her success to devoting positive energy to all areas of her life. “I am continually challenging myself to grow. I believe successful therapists must have a profound understanding of themselves. This knowledge enables them to inspire others to become more than they ever imagined they could be.”
From her busy Ardmore office, Arlene Foreman has developed her own unique form of psychotherapy with communication skills as her primary focus. She is on the cutting edge — helping people to release communication blocks so that their real selves can emerge.
Arlene’s clients come from a diverse range of cultures. “I strive to respect people’s unique values and culture and consider these when I am helping clients to resolve issues.”
“People often come to their first couple’s session fearful of being misunderstood and blamed. Instead, they leave with clarity, safety, and exciting new skills.” Drawing on twenty-eight years of experience, Arlene Foreman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She helps couples to not only resolve their conflicts but to create super marriages.
Professional memberships include The American Mental Health Counselors Association, The Center for Frontier Sciences, The Anxiety Disorders Association of America and The Group Counseling Association.
Hear how Arlene works with couples and what you may expect from a session:
This interview originally aired on Pathways to Health hosted by Bill Simpson on WJJZ Philadelphia (37 min. 27 sec.)
Nicole S. McKinney, Ph.D.
Dr. McKinney has over 15 years of counseling experience of empowering individuals, couples & families dealing with personal and/or relationship concerns. She aims to inspire those she serves. Dr. McKinney is passionate about people, especially the restoration/maintenance/progression of relationships. Her clinical specializations include addictions, anger, anxiety, “before the ring” counseling, communication, conflict, depression, disability, infidelity & affairs, life transitions, marital distress, premarital counseling, pre-marital counseling, self-worth, spirituality (Christian counseling) & trust concerns. For those seeking Christian counseling, Dr. McKinney is a Christian and is willing to incorporate faith into therapy.
Dr. McKinney’s clinical experience includes working with diverse populations including those with traumatic brain injuries, psychiatric issues, and substance abuse concerns. She has helped people adjust to life changes such as relocation, relationship changes, education/work stress and/or loss. Dr. McKinney also specializes in racial identity of Biracial individuals, interracial coupling and trichotillomania.
Besides Dr. McKinney’s therapeutic skills and specialties, annually she presents at conferences (national and international) and invited speaking engagements. She too is a published researcher. Her research experience includes mental and physical health disparities, nursing and mental health leadership development, race relations, racial identity, socialization, and trauma. Dr. McKinney is also involved in several community outreach programs. Professional memberships include the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Laura Lynch, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynch is a couple and family therapist. She has extensive experience in medical family therapy and working with individuals, couples, and families coping with various medical conditions and illnesses (i.e. chronic pain, fibromyalgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and more). Dr. Lynch recognizes the profound impact such conditions can have on all aspects of life. She uses an emotionally-focused and strengths-based approach to help clients explore the depth of this impact, build emotional and relational resilience, and feel empowered to put the illness/condition back in its place when it feels like it has taken over.
Dr. Lynch also works with couples that are struggling to stay connected in the midst of life’s demands and transitions using an emotionally-focused therapy framework.
This includes but is not limited to couples preparing to become parents, couples adjusting to parenting, and couples coping with a job or other significant life changes. Dr. Lynch seeks to help couples get “unstuck” from their old interactional patterns which are causing tension and isolation and develop healthy ones in which both partners feel safe and understood.
Professional memberships include: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
Dr. Lynch is currently under clinical supervision to complete the requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy.