Being as teenage isn’t easy! Seeking out therapy comes with resistance and mistrust. It can be a scary decision. Seeking out help for life challenges can be a guide and safe place to help build you and stabilize you. Keep moving forward, you are on the right track.
Welcome to Better Help, my name is Loretta Brown. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wealth of experience in mental health treatment. I obtained my MSW in 1992 from Hunter College School of Social Work. Upon completing graduate School, I began my career working in mental health providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, family and adults. My most extensive work has been with adolescents between the ages of 13-19.
My 25 years of experience goes over and beyond the work I’ve done in mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, child welfare agencies, home health and hospice care. Today I have my own private practice providing behavioral health services, working with youth, adults and families. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral treatment, solution focus therapy, emotion-focus therapy and mindfulness therapies. I have a relaxed and liberal approach, allowing you to be expressive in your needs, aiding you to bring clarity to your current life situation.
My goal is to help you re-imagine your life, by letting go of thoughts and behaviors that undermine you. I strive to allow a renewed and fulfilled you to emerge. My extensive skills and experience in therapeutic approaches have brought forth a vast amount of client success. I look forward to working with you and observing the change that will bring hope and resilience.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Mood Disorders , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C012210
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Loretta Brown. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Loretta Brown understands me and sees me when I am in a session with her. I have many strategies to help myself.
She helped me in so many ways. I have learned what works best for me to defend myself against my anxiety. I quickly felt at home with her. I appreciate how honest she is, and yet is extremely kind. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to help me learn to control my anxiety.
Loretta listens carefully and supports me, but she also challenges me. She helps me create and focus on goals for myself.
Loretta is a competent, attentive, and very helpful therapist. Whenever we have a session (which I should make a point to schedule more often), but whenever we do talk, she’s extremely helpful.
Highly recommend! Thoughtful, patient, honest, and respectful therapist. Weekly sessions for about a year and I have literally turned my life around, tackling several interrelated issues over the course of treatment. Grateful!
So thankful for Loretta and all she has done for me so far in therapy!
Absolutely phenomenal, she has changed my life for the better!
Loretta has helped me on my journey of healing…words truly can’t express how grateful I am to her. Loretta is empathetic, caring, and very professional. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I just am really getting started with Loretta but so far so good. I like that she will keep it real with you. Listen to you. ask you questions that make you really have to be honest with yourself if your ready for change. I like sessions so far she gives you worksheets to respond to that gives you a little more clarity too. She’s great!
She is very good to work with
Loretta educates as well as listen. She is amazing and on point!
She’s like the cool aunt that you can tell anything to. Talking to her feels like you’re just venting and/or gossiping but then she gives you great advice, boosts you up with affirmations, and gives you realistic goals that aren’t overwhelming
Loretta has been the biggest gift to me and my family. She has helped me work through many different negative cycles that I have enabled in my relationships. Loretta set the framework to allow me to see my areas of growth and shared strategies to achieve it. I am so thankful for her leadership and wisdom!
Ms. Loretta is the best we could have wished for! She developed an awesome report with my daughter from the very beginning, and she has made great strides in her anxiety!
since covid started my anxiety started skyrocketing again because I wasn't able to leave my house. I've had bad experiences with therapists before and was hesitant to try this at first but then when I had my first meeting with her I knew that things were finally gonna change. she's helped me tremendously with many different coping skills and worksheets to get my mind going. I am so glad Loretta has come into my life!
I have only had two sessions with Loretta so far, but she has been really great and I look forward to continuing to work with her. She has made transitioning back into therapy easy and on my terms. She has already pushed me to do better and feel better in my every day life.
She’s awesome! I would definitely want to talk with Loretta again!
I have been working with Loretta for a few weeks now. Her personality is bubbly and inviting. She is a straight shooter but in a respectful way. I really enjoy speaking with her and I am looking forward to our sessions for many weeks to come. Highly recommend!
Loretta is a very knowledgable therapist. She has a lot of experience and is able to relate to me and my experiences. She has helped me think about problems from other's perspectives; helped bring out my self confidence; and has made me a better partner. I am glad to have Loretta by my side during this pandemic!
I started seeing Loretta in May. I was at a point of not knowing what to do to choose to live a life I wanted. A life that I loved and wanted to live. Through working with Loretta for 5 months my life has improved to the point that I want to continue to heal the things that block me from true happiness. I have worked hard for it and love that i am challenged and find clearer ways to understand what I feel and how I react. The view through emotions is different. I'm allowed to be myself and feel so embraced and empowered through my journey with my counselor. She is truly the counselor I prayed for. I thank her for her dedication to me. It's true, we inspire each other and that is exactly what I needed. Someone that listens to me and my own opinion of things and then offers me challenges for me to see myself though the right (my)lense, not through others. She is such an asset to my self healing journey. I certainly am blessed by having her on my team and cheering for me. I have such gratitude in my heart.
She is really great. I enjoy our sessions and glad she’s able to communicate with me!
Ms Loretta has been phenomenal, I wish I didn’t have to change counselors when I move. She has a very welcoming tone but doesn’t pull any punches when offering solutions and addressing the things she observes.
I really like Miss Loretta. We have a really good dynamic and she's really helpful when it comes to my bipolar disorder. She's helping me cope with that as well as the end of my marriage. She's wonderful and I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
Loretta is very understanding and extraordinarily helpful. She listens, validates, and asks the important questions that nobody else does. She gives sound, effective advice. I’m extremely grateful for her metaphors, examples, and expertise.
You are a gift to the world! Thank you!!
I am glad to have found someone who can understand my background.
She’s been of great help for my daughter. She really takes the time to get to know you. Very professional and a great person.