My Personal Story of Loss and Resilience
Are you navigating mental health challenges, addiction, or family struggles? I've walked this path too. With a decade of experience in family recovery and relationship coaching, I bring both personal insight and practical know-how to aid in healing and recovery.
My approach combines empathy, education, and actionable strategies. I specialize in breaking harmful family patterns, deepening your understanding of family dynamics, and nurturing healthier relationships.
I am Dr. Andrea Arlington, a certified Family Recovery and Relationship Coach and Case Manager. My work encompasses speaking engagements, online courses, and authoring the upcoming book "REVELATIONS OF A BAD MOM" - a guide to transforming your life and thriving amidst challenges.
Transforming Pain into Purpose
Driven by my personal experiences, I've dedicated
my life to guiding others through similar struggles.
I understand the depths of despair that addiction
brings along with generational trauma and our
childhood, unresolved wounds. In my recovery
journey, I came to know the power of support,
of having a coach who walked and crawled in my shoes, and helped by instilling hope,
building resilience, and find myself and my joy. My families story of turning trauma into triumph has been featured in a Netflix Documentary, in a Major Motion Picture and in many news outlets and television shows.
My journey to coaching is rooted in personal trials. At 21, I
faced the profound loss of my brother, Ben, to addiction, leaving
a lasting impact on me and my family.
This wasn't my only brush with addiction's harsh realities;
I also navigated through my daughter's battle with heroin
addiction. These experiences deeply acquainted me with
addiction's multifaceted challenges, affecting not just the
individual, but the entire family.
Our lowest point came when our private life, including my
daughter's involvement in the "Bling Ring" Celebrity burglaries, was
aired on "Pretty Wild," publicly magnifying our struggles and pain.
Despite this, hope remained.
Remarkably, my daughter and her friend have now been
heroin-free for over a decade, leading fulfilling lives and
caring for their children. Their story is a testament to
recovery's power. Our family's narrative is a mix of hardship
and triumph, a reminder that even in darkness, there's
always hope for healing and renewal.
2013 marked a turning point for me, marked by the end of my
11-year marriage and the birth of my granddaughter, Harper,
amidst a toxic relationship with her mother, my daughter Alexis.
That year, Alexis and her husband confronted me, leading me to
recognize that my own wounded inner child was contributing to
Their words propelled me to seek guidance from mentors, coaches, and therapists.
Harper's arrival ignited my resolve to break the cycle of addiction and mental health issues in our family and address the generational trauma. Recognizing myself as an "adult child," I committed to a deep exploration of addiction and co-dependency, aiming to heal not only my family but also myself.
I am now that coach for individuals and families. My approach
is rooted in empathy, education, and empowerment, aiming
to heal not just the individual but the entire family system.
Your Guide on the Journey to Recovery
As your coach, I offer more than just strategies and advice; I offer a partnership based on understanding, compassion, and shared experience. Whether you're grappling with a loved one's addiction, seeking to improve your family dynamics, or striving for personal growth, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. Together, we'll explore avenues for healing, develop effective communication skills, and foster resilience and self-care. Your journey toward recovery and harmonious family life starts with a single, brave step – a step we can take together.
Let's Embark on This Transformative Path
Join me in this transformative journey. Embrace the possibility of change, healing, and growth for you and your loved ones. Reach out to start your journey towards recovery and unlock the happiness and fulfillment that life has to offer.