Aside from being a Ph.D. Candidate in Professional Counseling, Arllen Ade has earned a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling. As a Pastoral counselor, he has worked in Church and University settings. He served as a Singles’ Pastor and counselor among students at several different levels, including Financial Aid Counselor and as Chaplain of international students of African descent for 4 years, on a university campus. Among young adults in general, his primary counseling focus has been on pre-marriage relationships, culture-integration and diversity issues.
Arllen has also worked as a clinical counseling Intern in the mental health field providing counseling in diverse hospital Psychiatric units, which include: addictions (providing residential and outpatient counseling to clients struggling with drug and alcohol problems), dual diagnosis, geriatrics, adult and adolescent units. The above have afforded Arllen the opportunity to gain experience of common counseling problems from multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-national viewpoints.
Arllen has been married to his wife Winnie for almost 10 years and they have three children—Alfred (8), Arllene (5), and Arllen, Jr. (3). He has been trained both as a pastoral/professional counselor and educator. After working with college-age students and their families for 10 years in a foreign country, he moved to the United States more than 10 years ago. Pertaining to the people he serves and to his call to the field of counseling, Arllen believes that “in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose” (C.f. Romans 8:28).