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
Marital conflict, communication and intimacy issues
Teens and Adolescence; family issues, eating disorders, self-harm, behavioral challenges, trauma, bullying, teen violence.
Shame and Guilt
Gender roles and stereotypes
Trauma, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Internet and Media safety
Suicide and Self Harm
PTSD, Complex PTSD
Gang involvement & Violence
Systems Theory Approach
To setup an appointment with Michelle Brown, feel free to call us at (425) 242-6267.