Lori Brown, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy

Lori Brown

Lori Brown

(she/her)

LCSW
17 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual

Hi there! I've been a therapist for many years and have much life and work experience to draw upon. You are the expert in you and I am your ally and resource. We team up and collerate in meeting your goals and freeing you up to be the best version of yourself. As we walk down this path there will be laughter, sweat and tears. Whether your goal is to figure out your career path, get your mood on an even-keel, or to move through your grief, I'm here for you. You can expect to grow in self-compassion, self-esteem and an appreciation for your strengths and resilience.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first few visits are in the "getting to know you" spirit and involves me asking you questions about what you'd like to get out of our time together, what problem-solving you've already done, and gathering up relevant background information. This is also an excellent time for you to ask me questions about my background and my approach in working with you. You should walk away with greater hope, empowerment, and clarity about the course we set together.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I get to the heart of the matter, hopefully with heart, grace and skill. I connect well with a diversity of people, situations and personal histories. I will meet you on your own ground and appreciate your unigue set of strengths, challenges and experiences and also embrace your/our common humanity. I have much experience (life and clinical), training and hopefully wisdom to bring to our work together. My secret sauce also includes humor. :)

About Lori Brown

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Attachment-based

Attachment is hardwired in the human brain for survival since growing babies requires a strong bond with an adult caregiver to get their basic needs met - for food, shelter, comfort and security. That expression "no man is an island" is true. We need connection to thrive. When attachment needs are thrwarted, from babyhood and throughout our lifecycles, we can't grow into the fully-realized, loving people we'd like to be. Our physical and emotional selves suffer as a result. Since attachment is so key to our wellbeing, as a therapist I keep an out for struggles with attachment both while growing up and in daily life and am an ally and resource in helping you develop loving relationships.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

What we say to ourselves matters and directly impact our wellbeing, our self-esteem, our choices and our actions. Our core beliefs about ourselves, others, and our world shape what we say to ourselves. Many of us have a lively inner critic driving us to say negative, pessimistic and demeaning things towards ourselves. Cognitive Behavioral therapy is very helpful and healing in questioning and reshaping our distressing inner dialogue. It helps us see reality as it is, free from distortion and our brain's "negativity bias."

Compassion Focused

Therapy provides a safe space to be openhearted about your strengths and struggles. Healing and positive wellbeing begins and ends with compassion, most of all towards towards yourself and towards your loved ones. I as a therapist offer and very much value compassion and wholeheartedness. I also compassionately recognize and work with what gets in the way of our compassion.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

I've have had much training and practice in internal family systems. It is a very powerful modality in working with trauma and how trauma impacts our hearts, our attachment styles, our bodily responses and emotions, our brains, and our very ways of moving through the world. IFS acknowledges that we all have different parts to ourselves which make us complex and human. When we say, "I feel torn up inside" we are referring to different parts of ourselves that are in conflict. IFS helps us to develop compassion towards our many parts and to understand, respect and appreciate their function within our psyche. IFS allows us to see how our parts came to be and how they may be burdened by past trauma and pain. It offers a path towards freeing our parts from the burdens they carry and a path towards greater inner peace.

Mind-body approach

The mind and body hold our emotional struggles and offer up opportunities for healing and release. As a therapist I work with you as a whole person, mind, body and spirit.

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