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I am licensed in Hawaii as a Mental Health Counselor (MHC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and hold a master's degree in Counselor Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. I began working in the mental health field in 2007.
I believe the key to counseling is in developing a trusting relationship where people feel safe and respected. I help individuals identify what behaviors they engage in that are helpful and which behaviors they would like to change. I use cognitive behavior and mindfulness strategies to help individuals learn how to notice their automatic thoughts and emotions without judgement allowing them to take a step back and unpack their state of being. I aim to help individuals learn to accept and feel compassion for themselves so that they can set goals with clarity and move through life with purpose.
I have worked in many settings since beginning in the counseling field including: Inpatient treatment for teens, group homes for adults, community support for young adults in the justice system, and school based behavioral health. I believe all individuals have the capacity to improve their quality of life from where they currently stand no matter the circumstances. As your therapist I aim to be that person who helps you see the path and supports you in taking steps forward. I firmly believe that small steps taken one at a time generates a momentum that makes reaching goals and fulfilling dreams feel attainable.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Life Purpose, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-527
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kerri Brown. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Kerri is exceptional
Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Kerri for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
I like Better Help, but not the app. It constantly keeps asking me to log in and I do not like the new video system.
Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Kerri for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kerri is my biggest cheerleader but also helps me see myself from a new perspective. She’s a wonderful listener and advocate. She’s helped me through a very isolating time. I am so fortunate to have found her.
Written on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Kerri for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I was, and currently am going through a very dark time with the passing of someone very close to me. I am feeling overwhelmed with strong emotions and having Kerri to talk to and guide me during this time is a relief. I can reach out at anytime with a text message if I am struggling or I can make an appointment over the phone or video chat. I am so glad that I got help and I am not doing this alone. Kerri is calm and patient and I feel comfortable with her. She helps me to "walk through" complicated and intense feelings. She has been a great help to me these past few weeks.
Written on Jul 02, 2020 after therapy with Kerri for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief
Absolutely amazing councilor! She has helped me get through so much and I wouldn’t be where I am without her. 10/10 recommend!
Written on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Kerri for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I’ve been struggling for over a decade and had lost hope in therapy. Until I started working with Kerri on my problems. She is kind and enthusiastic, and I really feel like I can open myself up to her. I’m really glad I have her support.
Written on May 30, 2020 after therapy with Kerri for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem