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    My Mission

    I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who want help in their relationships. I particularly enjoy helping my clients navigate the various stages of adult life from courtship, pregnancy, marriage, parenthood, mid-life, and mature life.

    Helping you explore life’s challenging areas and brainstorming solutions to improve the quality of your life, is a joy for me. My clients report that they like the fact that I encourage them to settle for more in their relationships.

    For those who are truly committed to their own growth, my clients frequently experience greater self-awareness and confidence, more fulfillment, increased ability to handle the inevitable challenges that life presents, a general increase in their personal happiness and, overall, the vast majority of my clients are able to move forward and lead significantly more fulfilling lives.


    About Me

    About Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAAETS, CPC


    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families.


    I hold two advanced degrees: a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I attended the California State University at Northridge as an undergraduate. My post-graduate studies were at the University of California at Los Angeles; American Commonwealth University; Goddard College and the University of Southern California.

    Prior to becoming a therapist, I also have experience in public education as a life-time credentialed teacher. This brings to my private practice a rich background in both child and adult development throughout the entire lifespan.

    Professional Affiliations

    Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

    Lifetime Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)

    Fellow, American Academy of Experts In Traumatic Stress (AAETS)

    Board Certified Expert In Traumatic Stress (AAETS)

    Clinical Member and Trained Trainer, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

    Academic Positions and Invited Lectures (Partial List)

    Instructor and Crisis Responder, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Crisis Response Team, 1997-Present

    Lead Instructor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CISM Team, 1996-2018

    Invited Instructor, Baptist Healthcare System, Jacksonville, Florida, 2018

    Invited Panelist, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018

    Invited Instructor, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017

    Invited Instructor, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, 2015

    Invited Lecturer, International Critical Incident Foundation Congress, 2011

    Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, Los Angeles, 1991-1992

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