The Life Coach Dr.
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Passionate. Sensitive. Experienced. Accepting. Caring.


Marlene Shiple, Ph.D., founded The Life Coach Dr., LLC, in the year 2000.  This was after having spent 25 years building her first business -- an in-office Professional Counseling practice.  Dr. Shiple recognized the need to work with clients in an interactivefashion that is both action-oriented and geared toward success.  This client-service also needed to be provided regardless of the client's geographic location.  After years of providing e-Coaching through the online-virtual-office entity Find-a-Therapist, Dr. Shiple began to use that expertise to assist clients directly. 

Since its inception in 2000, Dr. Shiple has spent thousands of client contact-hours as The Life Coach Dr. helping clients to accomplish their goals and dreams.  At The Life Coach Dr., LLC, Dr. Shiple aims to provide clients with both expert support and practical tools to give them the resources necessary to accomplish the result:  "Life Problems -- Solved!"  As a client, after helping you "beef up" your toolbox, Dr. Shiple also assists you to become confident in the practice of using these tools.  

"Together, we make your dreams come true!" is a motto that Dr. Shiple actively pursues when working with each client.


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At The Life Coach Dr., we know that it is important to allow YOU to lead the way.  YOUR goals are #1!  This is why Dr. Marlene Shiple listens to what YOU want to accomplish -- then helps you directly to achieve this goal!


Life Coach Dr.

Marlene Shiple


Marlene Shiple

After helping provide research assistance for the Alcohol Safety Action Project (ASAP) DWI-pilot-program in Phoenix, Dr. Shiple went on to provide counseling assistance as Assistant Counseling Coordinator and Alcoholism Counselor(1971-1974).  She taught psychology in the Maricopa County, AZ, community-college system (1974-1980).  She was employed as a Drug Counselor and Family Therapist in Houston, Texas, during 1981-1982.  Dr. Shiple has owned and operated two client-service businesses, from 1975 to the present.  Dr. Marlene Shiple has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in behaviorally-oriented Industrial Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology.



  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA
  • American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
  • Am Assn of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • American Assn of Professional Hypnotists (AAPH)


  • American Red Cross, Disaster Mental Health (DMH), Member 1994-Present
  • American Red Cross Outprocessing Committee, Chair -- chairperson 2001-Present
  • Consultant, Other Woman's Forum; Falls Church, VA
  • Lecturer
  • Published Author