My Counseling Philosophy
In my 15+ years of experience, I have found that most difficulty stems from a distorted narrative (story) about ourselves and how or where we fit in. Often the faulty narrative begins in childhood, yet adult experiences can have a profound impact on our story as well. A faulty story about ourselves and our worth can lead to a multitude of problems including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, addiction, underachievement, loneliness, parenting difficulty, work conflict and anger. Every one of us has a unique narrative and its outcome. I help individuals, couples and families rewrite their self-stories to achieve healthier functioning, boundaries and behavior.
I use numerous approaches and interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, communication skills training and relational trauma work. I use well-researched methods and tailor them to client needs and preferences. With all methods, they must begin with a professional and authentic relationship. Thus, I seek to establish a safe and honest environment for change to take place.
My Professional Experience
I consider myself very fortunate to have pursued my passion and enjoyed my profession for over 15 years. I counsel adults, adolescents, families and couples. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The University of Maryland and my Master of Science in Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. I am an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. My professional experience includes work as a primary therapist at The Meadows, a world-renowned facility for the treatment of trauma, relational issues, addiction and codependence. While at The Meadows, I received direct training from The Meadows' Senior Fellows in the specialized treatment of trauma and sexual compulsivity. I have also worked with teens in residential settings and educational institutions, such as The Kennedy Krieger Institute, an affiliate of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. My work with adults also includes outpatient treatment for addictions at Sinai Hospital of Maryland and community behavioral health counseling in Phoenix, Arizona.
Anne Brown ReachesScottsdale AZ