Douglas Brown, LMSW
Douglas, a long-time NYC resident who arrived from the Midwest via Texas, embodies a dynamic combination of small town warmth and urban savvy. He began his professional career as a sports journalist and writer before becoming an advertising industry executive, managing high profile digital projects and agencies. Ultimately, he found his calling as a psychotherapist.
Douglas understands the complex pressures and politics of men’s lives today — the dissonance of feeling overqualified and under-appreciated, overworked and underpaid, unrecognized and invisible. Societal labels and misconceptions reinforce these compounded thoughts, feelings, and expectations.
For many men, asking for help contradicts messages to tough it out, make money, seize control, be a man. In contrast, Douglas encourages men to harness their power to transform themselves, strengthen relationships, and build lives of fulfillment through increasing awareness and finding an individual voice.
There comes a time in which we cannot move forward alone. While finding our place in the world is often a daunting process, Douglas can infuse it with adventure, curiosity, and fun. He believes deeply in the power and the process of change. As an empathic and trained coach, Douglas loves to see new overtake old, gain beat loss, and rules become opportunities for progress.
During times of difficulty, our coping mechanisms may start to break down or impede our greater fulfillment. Douglas is familiar with the pervasive substances many of us use to survive as well as the limitations they create. He integrates a variety of recovery research and science into his work with 12-step and harm reduction models. Douglas partners with you in the process of finding the issues and the solutions to be the best you can be. Through an even and collaborative therapeutic alliance, he brings energy, passion, excitement, and commitment to your process.
- Adolescents & Young Adults
- Anger Management
- Anxiety & Depression
- Body image issues
- Career & Life Balance
- Dependency—Internet, Gaming, Gambling, Sex
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transitions
- Men’s Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Stress & Work
- Substance Misuse & Abuse