Welcome! I am glad you found me.

My name is Deanne, and I help people navigate the stress and uncertainty that can come with major life transitions. Whether you are facing a relationship change, a new job, health challenges, mid-life, or loss, my specialized therapy sevices will give you the confidence and tools you need to manage whatever life throws at you. 

Because you deserve love and support! We all do!

Life transitions are an inevitable part of the human experience. Getting married, having a baby, changing jobs, a mid-life crisis, divorce, being diagnosed with a major illness, moving to a new city, or experiencing the loss of a loved one are all significant life events that can have a profound impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

While some people may be able to navigate these transitions on their own, others may benefit from the support of a psychotherapist.

I can help.  

I can help provide emotional support needed during times of transition. Individuals may experience a wide range of emotions, including sadness, anxiety, and fear when faced with an unexpected change. I can provide a supportive environment where individuals can express their feelings without fear of judgment or criticism.

I can help the client develop coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty of a life transition. Coping strategies may include mindfulness techniques, problem-solving skills, and self-care practices.

I can help provide a new perspective. Sometimes an objective therapist can provide a fresh perspective on a situation and help individuals see things in a different light. This can be especially helpful when individuals are feeling stuck or overwhelmed.

I can help promote personal growth. Life transitions can be a time of personal growth and development. I can help individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses and work towards personal goals.

I can help by addressing the underlying mental health issues. Life transitions can exacerbate underlying mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. A therapist can help individuals identify and address these issues, leading to improved mental health and wellbeing.

My Treatment Approach

I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I work closely with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.

I come from a humanistic approach and use a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Logo (Existential) Therapy. I use these methods of healing to help individuals develop the strategies they need to manage life’s transitions successfully.

My Clients

I offer counseling services to adults in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond from all backgrounds, and identities who need help navigating the challenges, and transitions in their life. Whether you are experiencing a significant life change or simply feeling overwhelmed by the stress of daily life, I can help.

Cancer Survivors

I also work with people diagnosed with cancer. As a cancer survivor myself, and co-author of Not Now, Cancer, I’m Busy, I help individuals navigate the anxiety, depression, exhaustion, isolation, and existential angst a person may feel when facing a cancer diagnosis in the prime of life.

My sensitivity and compassion will help cancer survivors and their families 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.

Give yourself the Gift of Therapy. Make an Appointment Now!

I invite you to explore my website to learn more about my psychotherapy services and how I can help you manage life’s major changes and transitions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions you may have.

Phone: (949) 237-2053

Email: 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. Three children and many years later, I recieved a 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 relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, family and peer issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm and suicidality.

I also worked at Turning Point Center for Families, a non-profit in Costa Mesa, CA offering individuals a low cost option for individual and group therapy.

My most recent job was with The Well Therapy Group where I helped individuals, couples, and families overcome difficulties in their lives and live happier and more meaningful lives.

I have done extensive research in the field of depth psychology and enjoy exploring the larger questions of life that arise during a midlife crisis, and other major life transitions. My studies allow me to help others develop a deeper understanding of themselves, and their place in the world.

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:

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