My name is Jeanne Brown and I am very happy you reached out and look forward to working with you!
I want to provide you with an understanding of my mental health training and experience. My hope is that you will receive clarity through the discussion of my counseling approach, values and goals for our therapeutic relationship.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both New York State and Virginia, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor (RPT-S) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). I graduated from Capella University and earned a Master’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling and moved to Virginia where I improved my skills and expertise. I obtained a Certificate in Contemporary Theory of Compulsive and Addictive Behavior and a Certificate in Play Therapy from Capella University.
I have worked in Virginia in the mental health profession as an individual, family and group therapist since 2012 and before that, in New York State since 2010. I have over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, adults, families and groups in many different roles.
Counseling is both multi-faceted and multi-cultural; empathy, sensitivity, and the ability to adapt are important factors in implementing therapist and individual roles. The relationship between therapist and the individual is one of common choice exploring human needs and goals culminating in the wellness of the person. The individual remains the central priority in the counseling relationship. I utilize a non-directive person-centered approach, which provides a safe and secure environment where individuals can explore strategies to effectively grow and make healthy changes in their lives.
My passion is working with adults, adolescents and children and adolescents with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, anger, and defiant behaviors. I have worked in a community-based setting, an outpatient setting and held several administrative roles. I utilize a non-directive person-centered approach when working with adults. My belief is that individuals know what they need to do to make improvements in their life, and by taking an active lead, will discover their own solutions. My role is to provide support, empathy and acceptance as their growth takes place. I also utilize a non-directive person-centered Play Therapy approach when working with children and adolescents. Play Therapy is a way of helping children cope with distress, using play as the medium of communication between child and therapist. The method is based on the central assumption that play is the way that children communicate, explore their environment and eventually work through their challenges. It is the child’s way of making sense of their environment.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. Having access to a counselor to reach out to for support and encouragement is extremely beneficial for most and a great change from traditional counseling. I usually check my messages at least two times per day, everyday. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions.
I look forward to meeting you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
NY LMHC 008920
VA LPC 0701006768
Jeanne is a fantastic therapist, she’s helped me tremendously in the last few months. Highly recommended.
Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Jeanne for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
She is an excellent person, I trust her with everything
Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Jeanne for 2 years and 6 months
She has helped me so much in the past few months, I seriously recommend her!!
Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Jeanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Jeanne Brown was very helpful to talk to. She is not directive but helps lead you to your own conclusions and is a great listener.
Written on Dec 13, 2019 after therapy with Jeanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues