Adrienne Brown, MS
Resident in Counseling
|Richmond (map it)|
|Teletherapy for residents of:|
- Adolescent (14-17)
- Child (7-10)
- Tween (11-13)
- Young Adult (18-25)
- Young Child (3-6)
- Art Therapy
- Mindfulness Based
- Person Centered
- Solution Focused
- Strengths Based
As an art therapist and resident counselor, I am grateful to combine my identity as a visual artist with my desire to help others. My previous clinical experiences includes providing art therapy as a school counselor, at a residential behavioral health center, and at an adult day support program. I have worked as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as an intensive in-home and crisis counselor, and as an individual and group art therapist at a therapeutic day school.
My goal with each client is to build a strong therapeutic relationship by providing a safe-space (both physically and mentally) that is free from judgment in order for them to explore their feelings. I consider the unique life experiences of each individual, as well as their personal beliefs and perceptions of themselves and the world around them. I offer genuine empathy and support, provide structure and guidance, and develop specific clinical interventions tailored to each client’s individual needs and goals.
My intention is to be a guide for each client on their therapeutic journey by helping them discover and utilize their innate personal strengths to navigate life’s many challenges, to live a healthier and happier life, and to ultimately reach their full potential. No matter how problematic a behavior or thinking pattern may seem, I treat each client with unconditional positive regard, and I truly believe that every person has the capacity for growth and change within themselves.
While I am open to working with all populations, most of my experience thus far has been with children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as neurodivergent individuals.
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy utilizes art processes and materials in combination with therapeutic intervention to facilitate healing and growth. Art therapy can be utilized to aid in identifying and supporting behavioral, social, cognitive, or any other concerns or areas of difficulty that you or your child may be exhibiting or experiencing. Sometimes things are too difficult to talk about or emotions can be too strong to put into words. Utilizing creative processes in therapy can create a bridge that allows a client to express and process intense (and often unconscious) thoughts and feelings in a safe manner with the support of a professional clinician. Art therapy is for anyone, and no previous artistic skill or experience is necessary to participate in or benefit from art therapy. It’s all about the process and not necessarily the product.
My hometown is Virginia Beach, Virginia which inspired my fondness for the ocean and all other forms of water. I love to cook and I enjoy working out, exploring new places in nature, and creating my own personal artwork. I am also interested in the study of the world’s religions, transpersonal psychology, Jungian psychology, symbolism and dreamwork. I consider myself to be a spiritual person who is open and accepting of all belief systems.
- Anger Management
- Anxiety / Panic
- Attention Disorders (ADHD)
- Autism / Neurodivergence
- Bipolar/Mood Disorders
- Body Image
- Conduct and Impulse Control
- Emotional Regulation
- Life Transitions and Adjustment
- Relationship Conflict
- Religion and Spirituality
- Self-esteem / Personal Growth
- Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
- Social Skills
- Trauma and PTSD
- Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Old Dominion University
- ATR-P (Provisional Registered Art Therapist)
- Member of the American Art Therapy Association
- Member of the Virginia Art Therapy Association