Arlene Bagain, MS
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Arlene Bagain earned her Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. She has received Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment from Behavioral Tech, LLC. in Seattle, WA.
Arlene gained her experience working in both community-based residential and outpatient settings. She obtained a majority of her training and post-graduate hours through her internship with Pyramid Alternatives, Inc. (now known as StarVista), a non-profit organization serving the northern region of San Mateo County, CA. Arlene worked with adult individuals recovering from substance abuse as well as adults presenting with a variety of mood and behavioral issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, impulse control, and developmental and physical disabilities. Additionally, Arlene worked her way up to Assistant Manager of the Recovery Services Division at Pyramid Alternatives, Inc., successfully overseeing the agency’s largest clinical program for court-mandated clients for over 4 years while simultaneously providing individual threapy and both process and psychoeducation group services.
Arlene has a private practice in Redwood City, CA and operates from a client-centered and strength-based approach, firmly believing that all individuals possess the abilities needed to achieve their goals. Arlene’s warm, compassionate, and nurturing style fosters a safe environment where individuals can recover, heal, and grow.
From advanced DBT training and witnessing the effectiveness of DBT skills and its practice in daily life, Arlene is dedicated to teaching her clients DBT skills so they may obtain the best quality of life possible.