Ilene Smith holds a masters degree in exercise physiology from New York University, a masters degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University, and a Professional Coach certification from GROW Training Institute, Inc.
In her late teens and early twenties, Ilene struggled with disordered eating, and eventually made a full recovery. Her own challenges and journey to recovery, gave her a strong desire to help others with similar issues. Ilene spent the early part of her career working with corporations to implement employee health and fitness initiatives. As part of her training to complete her masters in mental health counseling, Ilene interned at Healthy Futures, a well-respected eating disorder clinic in Scottsdale Arizona. Ilene is enthusiastic about assisting clients in finding their inner voice, and exploring the irrational beliefs, which create roadblocks to living life fully. Her continued training in trauma healing allows her to skillfully work with clients to resolve trauma symptoms and relieve chronic stress. Ilene has discovered the benefits of mindfulness training and yoga, and has incorporate these tools into her counseling practice.