Welcome! I am glad you found me.

My name is Deanne, and I help people live life more fully through therapy.

Because you deserve love and support! We all do!

No person is immune to the difficulties of life. Everyone at one time or another suffers deep loss, feelings of disillusionment, meaninglessness, anxiety, and painful choices. There is good news, however. There is hope.

When problems go beyond what your friends, or your family can do, an experienced and caring therapist can help.

My Methodology

I believe every person has the capacity and desire for healing and change.

Drawing from my years of education and life experience, I come from a place of empathy and warmth creating an environment where you feel safe, seen, and heard as you gain more personal awareness and insight, tap into your inner strength, and create the life you have always imagined.

Individual Counseling

There is no topic too personal to discuss. From break-ups, trauma, parenting, substance use, illness, loss, and other life stressors, to major life transitions such as postpartum, mid-life, career, divorce, empty-nest, and retirement, together we will examine and process your most difficult feelings and situations, opening a space for self-discovery, improved relationships, healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately growth and transformation. 

I offer individaul one-on-one counseling in person or via telehealth. I work with women, men, adolecsents and the LGBTQ community. Sessions are 50 minutes and completely confidential.

Couples & Family Counseling

Our relationships impact the quality of our lives. Thus, for lasting change to occur, it is sometimes necessary to include the family. As a therapist and mother, I understand the complexities that arise within a family. In a safe and warm environment, we will work together to address issues, improve communication skills, and resolve conflict so that you and/or your partner, and/or your children can connect at a deeper level. In this way, the overall physical, emotional, and mental well-being of the family as well as the individuals within the family are improved and a feeling of love and connection is restored.

Counseling Cancer Survivors

I also work with people diagnosed with cancer. As a cancer survivor myself, I understand the anxiety, depression, exhaustion, isolation, and existential angst you may feel when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. My sensitivity and compassion will help you feel safe to discuss the most difficult subjects relating to cancer: its treatments, and the effects both have on relationships, body image and self-worth, infertility, mortality and more. Although cancer can be excruciatingly painful, it can also be an opportunity for change and growth, especially, with the help of someone who knows.

–Treat yourself with kindness and compassion, and give yourself the gift of therapy–

A free 20 minute consultation

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation where we get a chance to talk, get to know each other and decide if we are a good fit.

To make an appointment

call (949) 237-2053 or email me at: Deanne@deannebrowncounseling.com

If you or someone you love is having suicidal thoughts, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline.

About Deanne

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. My post-graduate training has taken place in the public-school setting, where I worked with teens struggling with anxiety, depression, family and peer issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm and more. I also worked at Turning Point Center for Families, a non-profit in Costa Mesa, CA offering individuals a low cost option for therapy. My most recent job was with The Well Therapy Group where I helped individuals, couples, and families overcome difficulties and live happier and more meaningful lives.

I am a writer.

With a desire to make a difference in the world, I have written for Kris Carr’s Home of the Crazy Sexy Wellness Revolution for cancer survivors and Esteem Yourself E-Magazine which gives women tools to build self-esteem, confidence & self-worth.

You can find my most recent book Not Now, Cancer, I’m Busy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and on this site under Media and Publications.

I am an activist.

I have made television appearances on The Dr. Phil Show (The Great School Debate), and CBS’s, The Talk, discussing my unique philosophy on education and raising happier humans. I want to see a change in how we raise and teach our young people today, with the hope of ensuring a safer more egalitarian society were all people thrive no matter one’s ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or color of skin.

I am a mother and lead singer in a rock band.

I am the mother of three young adults. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, taking long walks on the beach, and playing guitar in my all mom rock band.

To make an appointment:

call (949) 237-2053 or email me at: Deanne@deannebrowncounseling.com

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