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Raven Brown-Mckinney

Raven Brown-Mckinney


Frequently booked
10 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach with 15+ years’ experience partnering with individuals, families, adolescents, and women to help them reach their goals and live more fulfilling and healthy lives. Dealing with stress, depression, work, family or personal issues? Balancing work, family, friends, and life can be overwhelming. Partnering with a therapist to overcome life's challenges can be essential to living a healthy and fulfilling life.

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

In the first session we will discuss current challenges, mental health history, and goals for our work together.

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

My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, and other clinically appropriate modalities. I will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that helps you reach your individual goals. A real therapist for real people! Make the first step to enjoying your new life! Over the past 10 years I have developed an approach that can be contoured to help each client reach their individual goals.

About Raven Brown-Mckinney



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have been using CBT for more than 15 years. CBT is a widely used therapeutic approach that focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I use it to assist clients with connecting their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. It operates on the premise that our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world around us directly influence our emotions and actions. The goal of CBT is to identify and challenge negative or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors, replacing them with more adaptive and constructive ones.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes acceptance of thoughts and feelings, mindfulness, and commitment to actions aligned with personal values. As a therapist I implement ACT in their practice with most clients. ACT allows me to use value clarification, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment, and behavioral activation.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive therapeutic approach developed to treat individuals with a wide range of mental health concerns. DBT consists of four main modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. I have used DBT for more than 5 years.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented approach to counseling that is designed to elicit and strengthen a person's intrinsic motivation for change. As a therapist and coach I have used MI for more than 15 years. I use MI to building rapport and trust, create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients feel respected, understood, and supported. IM is helpful in exploring ambivalence, soliciting change talk, and more