Dr. Arlene Drake is a renowned psychotherapist living and working in Southern California with a practice in Encino. With over 30 years of experience, she is a pioneer in the field of childhood abuse and trauma recovery. In addition to a thriving private practice, Arlene supervises and trains other professionals in her innovative treatment methods. She has appeared on national talk shows and her opinions have been quoted in major media publications across the country.
A passionate champion of survivor rights, Arlene made front-page news for her role in the landmarkJane Doe court case. This groundbreaking ruling permitted adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse – for the very first time – to sue their perpetrators years after the standard statue of limitations had lapsed.
Arlene is a caring contributor to her local community and her accomplishments have frequently been recognized. She was honored with a Leadership Commendation by the City of Los Angeles. Mothers Against Sexual Abuse presented her with a special Guardian Angel Award. Arlene is also an ardent supporter of the Los Angeles creative community. She serves as chairperson for the Warrior Theater, an innovative drama company that utilizes the arts as a therapeutic tool for healing the wounds of childhood abuse.
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.