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About Vanessa Brown, LMFT

CA License #109693

Pronouns: She/her/hers

I am committed to creating a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for clients in therapy. I meet clients where they are at and collaborate with them to develop a treatment plan that will enable them to meet their goals and make the changes they want. I empower clients to use their existing strengths and develop effective coping tools to improve their quality of life.

I approach my work from a trauma informed, mindful, social justice perspective.  I believe clients are the experts on their lives and that the therapeutic process is a collaboration between the therapist and client.  

I became fascinated with the study of human behavior after taking my first psychology class in high school.  By the time I graduated, I know that I wanted to dedicate my career to helping others as a psychotherapist.  

I have experience working in for profit and not for profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and in New York City.  I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in NYC and a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.  


  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • San Francisco Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists  

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

- Martin Luther King, J

"What you are looking for is already in already are everything you are seeking."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Because you are alive, everything is possible."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

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