Dr. Rebecca Brown
Dr. Rebecca Brown approaches therapy with an integrative perspective incorporating both empirically supported treatments and third-wave theories to provide the best outcome across all demographics.
She has had experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan and is comfortable working with a wide array of presentations, including but not limited to: trauma, gender/sexuality, relationship difficulties, social adversity, depression, anxiety, compulsions/impulsivity, attentional difficulties, and pervasive maladaptive personality structures. She is also well-versed in the provision of psycho-diagnostic testing for a variety of disorders.
Dr. Brown believes that the therapeutic relationship begins with an honest, non-judgmental, and collaborative space, inviting her clients to be as real and candid as possible. She values open communication to provide her clients with as many tools and facts as possible to ensure trust in her work and in the therapeutic process.
Dr. Brown’s approach is based in confronting the “real problem,” and delving deeper into the emotional and cognitive processes that otherwise hinder a full mind-body connection. She questions the function of maladaptive behaviors, using a variety of tools to tap into deep, internal beliefs about the self, others, and the world. She often assigns at-home tasks to keep progress moving forward even outside of the therapeutic session. Dr. Brown recognizes therapy as a collaborative venture. In doing so, she fluidly adapts to the client’s needs and goals, encouraging her clients to communicate when they believe an approach is not working so that a new approach can be developed.
Dr. Brown completed a master’s degree in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical sexology from Modern Sex Therapy Institutes. She typically conceptualizes utilizing a schema therapy lens, and incorporates techniques from modalities such as cognitive-behavioral, family systems, psychodynamic, existential, humanistic, imago, narrative, art, and feminist therapies. She is sex-positive, an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, trans-affirming, sex-worker affirming, kink positive, and strives to create an atmosphere of cultural competence and humility.
In her personal life, Dr. Brown enjoys dancing, meditation, martial arts, weight lifting, painting, spending time outdoors, playing with her cat and dog, and spending time with her loved ones. She is passionate about travel, as she enjoys embracing a variety of cultural and human experiences.