My Counseling Philosophy
Counseling works if we work on it together. 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 negative story about ourselves and our worth can lead to a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, addiction, underachievement, low self-esteem, loneliness, parenting difficulty, work conflict and anger. We each have our own unique narrative and its outcome. I help individuals, couples and families rewrite the story about the self (narrative) to achieve happiness, health, better boundaries and helpful behavior. A positive story leads to positive outcomes.
I use numerous approaches and interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, communication skills training, boundary work 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 warm, safe, and honest environment for change to take place. I believe the safest space is one of professionalism and down-to-earth authenticity. I look forward to helping you rewrite your story!
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