Cathy Arden Life Coaching

Certified Grief and Sexual Assault Counselor


Find your courage, live your passion.

You may feel you should be able to accomplish goals on your own, but you may be getting sidetracked by your limiting beliefs about what’s possible for you, in either your personal and professional life, or in your significant relationship. You may simply feel overwhelmed by all that life demands. As a result, even though you may know what to do, you may feel unable to take action. As a life coach, I can help you to get more clarity and see new possibilities, and I will help you formulate a plan to move forward toward a more fulfilling life.



Heartbrokenness is your memory.

Contrary to former beliefs about grief, it is not something you “get over” or “pass through.”  Stages of grief do not form the rungs of a ladder that you must climb to get to the top, where you are then free and can fly away from the sadness.  We all must learn to fly with our grief, which will transform us and will become the way we carry our loved ones with us throughout our lives.  Carrying those memories do not have to become a burden and they do not have to weigh us down.



Regain your sense of control, rebuild your self-worth, and learn how to heal.

The trauma of your sexual assault does not have to define you. PTSD does not have to be a lifelong disorder, nor does the sexual assault you experienced need to infiltrate your relationships and claim your psyche for the rest of your life.  You survived your sexual assault.  Now you can heal from the trauma it caused. 


Dr. Charlotte M.


I enjoyed working with Cathy. The structure of the questions were very helpful to bring awareness of professional and personal issues that were gently addressed with Cathy's skillful approach. She is both curious and supportive, a healthy stance to take which helps the client to realize their own potential to grow.

Mary K

Costume Designer

Cathy Arden was referred to me as a Life Coach when I began the process of separation from my partner. I was skeptical at first, as I had had some positive, and some not so positive experiences with therapy in the past. And what is a “Life Coach” anyway? I thought my sister and friends had enough good sense to help me get through this terrifying period.

After discussing the particulars of my situation, Cathy offered some suggestions to help me get through the initial steps of mediation. She gave me some simple tools to use when I felt out of control, frightened and confused. Cathy is a terrific listener, and always made sure I was clear about what she heard and how I felt when she reiterated these scenarios back to me. She has been an incredible advocate, and has helped me focus on the positive aspects of this life changing experience.

Sue M.

I sought Cathy’s help shortly after a time of major transition in my life. After going through a divorce and with my primary role of Mom less relevant with my children recently graduated and starting their own careers, I felt a little directionless. I was confused about where to go professionally and personally. Cathy helped me to discover my “essential self” and the discoveries I made in this process helped to guide my direction. I was able to make big decisions and move forward. I feel great about where I am right now and about my ability to think about life in these new terms. Cathy showed a remarkable ability to help me transform everything I told her into insights that helped me to determine a plan. I would strongly recommend Cathy as a life coach and I’d definitely call her if I needed help again sorting through thoughts and life decisions.

Anya K.

Certified Holistic Health Coach

What I've learned from Cathy is that in order to truly grasp our own personal goals, fears & potential, it is imperative to look within ourselves. Cathy’s techniques allow you to fully evaluate your true feelings about any situation, without the influence of other people's opinions or what popular culture exemplifies. Finding true happiness is attainable when you are honest with yourself. Only then will you be able to make the choices that are right for you and be able to fulfill your true potential. If you are struggling with making a difficult choice in your life or just feel you need some guidance, Cathy will open your eyes up to what truly matters to you and what you can do about it.

Nina M

Marketing Director

I was thinking about it today and I realized that part of what stimulated all this change for my husband and I was when I read the questions in Cathy's Client Introduction Form that was sent to me in advance of starting coaching sessions. Just reading the questions and thinking about how I would answer them gave me the initial realization that my life didn't look like I wanted it to, and I needed to make changes. So thank you, Cathy, for beginning me on this new journey. I am excited and ready for it!