Cherylann Brown, LMFT
A Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I’ve studied and integrated many different therapies – Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and many other useful healing approaches. My clients have also taught me many useful things. My goal, in working with any client, is to start with your strengths and find an approach that works for you.
I work with adults, and especially have a knack for helping people who have experienced traumas of many kinds. Essentially, we can use EMDR or Brainspotting approaches to target any issue that seems stuck or unable to be changed through cognitive approaches. Many people experience shifts they did not know were possible – this is the joy of my work with clients.
Before the pandemic, I worked with children in my office from 5 years and up. Historically, I have helped parents of younger children with parenting issues, too. I am told I work well with parents, empathizing sincerely with the many factors that make parenting a journey that challenges and expands each parent. I have found it difficult to continue seeing child clients via telehealth during the pandemic, so we can talk about whether I can help you help your child, instead.
I received my degree, a MA in Applied Behavioral Science, from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1996. In my 26+ year career, I worked in youth and family service nonprofit counseling agencies for 15 years, spent a year working with sex offending youth, and have been in private practice now for 10+ years.
Over these years I have helped clients with most issues – abuse, anxiety, anger, autism spectrum, bullying, bipolar, custody battles, couples conflict, chore completion, depression, dyslexia, education-al challenges, family conflict, grandparenting, health, identity, oppositional behavior, parenting (and step-parenting), self-harm, sibling rivalry, tantrums, trauma. If I haven’t listed here the issue you’re concerned about, ask me. And let’s talk about your options, and what might be the best way to recreate the reality that has you seeking help now, for your child, or for yourself.