Shawn Brown, M.A.

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #91404
Shawn can be reached at:

(925) 297- 5244

Adolescents, Grief & Loss, Trauma

Welcome! The process of choosing the right therapist for yourself or a family member can feel a little overwhelming. I am so glad you found me and hope I can help make the process a bit easier. For whatever your reasons for seeking out therapy at this time, it is my job to create the type of warm, collaborative, non-judgmental space where your goals can be explored and met. I believe therapy can be the catalyst for just the type of balance, change, and hope that so many of us are looking for.


I am passionate about working with clients through a highly relational, interactive, and strength based approach. I believe collaboration is at the heart of any successful therapeutic relationship and I am very interested in our life stories and how examining our relationship to these narratives can be at the center of our growth.


I have extensive experience working with adolescents experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, gender and/or sexual identity, and mental illness. I also appreciate opportunities to support the parents of teens struggling with these types of challenges.


I also have significant competence working with clients struggling with grief and loss. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a friendship, a relationship, a job, or any other significant life event, I would like to help.


If you are experiencing challenges due to traumatic life events such as divorce, abuse, natural disasters, terrorism, relocation, illness, or accidents, I have substantial experience working with these issues as well.


Additionally, I have expertise working with adults, teens, couples and families struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.


Please contact me if you feel my approach might be a fit for you or your child. MA in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Supervised by Richard Foster, Ph.D. PSY 6816