J. Grant Brown, CMHC
Pain is a part of life and sometimes that pain can be so unbearable that we choose an alternative path that leads to unnecessary suffering. Unfortunately, suffering masquerades as being the easier path and feels less intense. On the other hand, albeit more intense, healing allows us to feel that pain so we can learn and grow from it. My focus on healing uses EMDR, ACT, DBT, and other tools to address past trauma, addictions, mental health symptoms, and interpersonal issues. EMDR is my main approach, for I have found it to have amazing results with clients willing to put in the work for their problems associated with past life experiences and trauma.
I have worked well with both perpetrators and victims of domestic violence, addiction, and people with diagnosis of schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar, major depression, and anxiety. Any stigma, addiction, past abuse, traumatic incident, of failure is not beyond healing. All that is needed is for you to be willing to do the work, be present with your pain, and join me in a therapeutic alliance. On my end, I can promise you that giving up is not an option and continuing to work until healing and growth is fulfilled. Perhaps my greatest tool, and to reason I became a therapist in the first place, is my ability to have empathy. Feeling what you feel, I can provide a place for vulnerability and pain to be felt and used for fealing and growth. Truly it is a fulfilling experience on both ends. I also find fulfillment in trail running, gardening, my family, the outdoors, and building.