Dr. Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
|Professions: Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMFT - 14506|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: I am more than happy to offer you a free 15-minute phone consultation.
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My philosophy of therapy is very much based upon real world life experiences both personally and professionally. Does any of the following sound familiar? For the first 25 years, much of my inner self was just that - it stayed inside. The impact of keeping it all inside perpetuated my feelings of isolation, loneliness, and a sense that I was not worth loving. The ability to trust myself and others was almost impossible. It wasn't until the loneliness and sadness became so painful that I decided to get help from a college counselor. Within the first session I experienced an unexpected and tremendous relief. For the first time in my life I had a safe place to go and unload some of the pain. I was very lucky to have a great rapport with him. My counselor slowly and patiently helped me to begin to open the door between me and others. I learned that I actually could trust another human being with feelings about myself that I judged as "negative" or worthless, to realize that I could be loved even if I wasn't perfect. In short, my life was transformed. Your life can be transformed too! And wouldn't that be nice!
Email or Call Dr. Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25246
More Info About My Practice
My practice is open several days a week. I typically see new clients once a week just for the purpose of continuity and to have an ongoing opportunity to build a working relationship. If you would like to know more about my practice, please feel free and encouraged to contact me via phone or email. I am more than happy to offer you a brief free telephone consultation so that we can introduce ourselves to each other. For more detailed information about the services that I can offer you, I invite you to visit my website which you can link to on this page.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am told that I am particularly skilled working with individuals, couples, and families in order to help them honestly assess where they are in their lives and relationships; how they may have arrived in their current situation; what are their current experiences of themselves and others; and then helping people begin to determine just what it is they would like to achieve both in and outside of therapy.
Current and former clients report that it is very easy to talk with me. It has been that way since I was in elementary school. My friends, both boys and girls, would come and ask me for relationship advice. Perhaps it was because I was easy to talk to. I find this more than a little ironic, because at that point in my life, I never felt that it was safe enough to talk about my own life. Now it is many years later and I understand the fear and distrust that many people enter into therapy with. That was me many years ago. Perhaps they feel comfortable with me because I can truly relate.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
If you are on this website looking for a therapist then you are right on the verge of taking the next important steps towards working through whatever issues have brought you here. Therapy can help just by shifting some of the emotional load from one person to the shoulders of two people. I will be there with you every step of the way. There is an old saying: pain shared, is pain diminished. Of course, relief of emotional pain is not the only goal for a good therapeutic outcome. Another wonderful benefit is that once someone has come out the other side of a particular crisis, they often begin to realize that there are new opportunities in their personal, professional, academical, and social lives. So many have reported that this is a wonderful "side benefit" that they had not even considered.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
Ages I Work With
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