“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
– Mary Oliver
Allison Brown, MS, LCMFT
“I was so thrilled to bring Allison on as an associate. She has a warmth about her that really makes clients feel at ease and safe to discuss difficult topics. Kids and teens particularly respond well to her patience, energy, and validation. Her use of play and the sandtray can be truly transformative for children and adults alike. Over the years I have seen her really support her client’s through difficult situations and create positive change. I would confidently recommend Allison to anyone!” – Katelyn Alcamo
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I had the privilege of attending the Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of Maryland, during which time I worked as a clinical intern as well as a student clinic manager for the program’s community-based family therapy center. The clients with whom I worked represented myriad ethnicities, class structures, religious backgrounds, sexualities, and family constellations. While I enjoy working with individuals and couples, I spent the majority of my clinical practicum working with school-aged and families, especially in issues related to school, behavior, divorce, anxiety, communication, parenting, self-esteem, and normative developmental milestones.
The ability to be an informed and curious listener to all types of experiences is of supreme importance to me and I have sought out opportunities to diversify my training and demonstrate my commitment to working within a multicultural framework. I have taught classes on preventative mental health to immigrant youth, conducted therapy in multiple languages, and performed extensive research on culturally informed best mental health practices. Whatever the context or presenting concern may be, it is my hope to provide you with a sense of compassionate, non-judgmental support as together we seek to better understand and alter the processes that may be preventing you or a loved one from moving forward.