Founder Stefanie M. Brown, JD MA LMFT LPC CACI
Psychological trauma work is Stefanie Brown's specialty, regardless of its origin: COSR (Combat Operational Stress Reaction), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), ASR (Acute Stress Reaction), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), rape, sexual assault, EMT work, ER work, Search & Rescue work, firefighters, law enforcement, vicarious or secondary traumatization, childhood trauma (affecting survivors in their teen or adult years), motor vehicle or airplane accidents, traumatic loss, complicated grief, or other sources.
Eventually bringing the family members of the traumatized into the therapeutic process is strongly encouraged as well. When one member of the family is effected by trauma, anxiety, depression or other, often very treatable, conditions, the whole family is effected.
Stefanie grew up in a military family and began working primarily with members of the military and their families in 2007 when she interned at Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colorado. After she completed a Master's in Clinical Counseling, she worked with Active Duty military, veterans, dependents, and civilians at Cedar Springs Behavioral Health Hospital in Colorado Springs and at the Haven Warrior Support Center. Throughout that time, she also simultaneously maintained a private practice, which grew to a full time practice in 2011. There, in addition to serving those associated with the military, she was--and continues to be--also honored to serve past and present members of law enforcement, emergency response personnel, firefighters, and other survivors of traumatic events and sexual and physical assaults.
Always a student, her post-Master's, additional specialized training includes CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy); EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); Psychodrama; Equine and other Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy; Marriage/Couples/Family Therapy; Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT); addictions/chemical and other dependencies, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
In Colorado, she is licensed as an LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), and CACI (Certified Addictions Counselor I). She is also an NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor).
Before finding her true calling as a therapist, she was another type of counselor: a lawyer for 18 years in California (including serving as a partner in the national litigation firm, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi).
BA (1983) Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (comparative literature major, french minor).
JD (1987) McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA (law).
MA (2008) University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (Colorado Springs extension) (clinical counseling).
PsyD (expected 2015) Southern California University (Doctorate in Psychology)