Michelle Brown, MSW, LSWAIC

Michelle Brown

Philosophy of Care

My multi-cultural background allows me to have a depth of perspectives into the various values and experiences found in diverse communities of color. I am a solution-focused clinician with a direct, casual, yet engaging approach. I work with individuals, couples and families with a client-centered orientation and a systems theory framework. My approach is comprehensive, holistic, and person-centered. My goal is to always allow my clients to feel heard, seen and valued. I focus on connection, empathy and meeting each client where they are in that moment. I use my sense of humor, laughter and creativity in my approach to build rapport and create a comfortable space to grow.

My therapeutic approach incorporates aspects of mindfulness-based practices, narrative therapy, strengths-based techniques, problem-focused techniques, and evidence-based practices like cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies. I strongly advocate for my clients and empower them to practice self-acceptance, self-love, gratitude and connection.





Education and Licensure

MSW, University of Southern California, 2019

BA in Human Development, Minor in Psychology, Washington State University, 2012

LSWAIC Licensed Associate, Independent Clinical Social Worker, 2019

Specialties and Modalities

Anxiety

Depression

Marital conflict, communication and intimacy issues

Teens and Adolescence; family issues, eating disorders, self-harm, behavioral challenges, trauma, bullying, teen violence.

Shame and Guilt

Attachment

Gender roles and stereotypes

Trauma, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Internet and Media safety

Suicide and Self Harm

Safety Planning

De-Escalation techniques

Solution-Focused Therapy

Adults

CBT

DBT

LGBTQIA+

Cultural Challenges

PTSD, Complex PTSD

Psychoeducation

Gang involvement & Violence

Systems Theory Approach

To setup an appointment with Michelle Brown, feel free to call us at (425) 242-6267.