Marcia B. Brown, MSW, LCSW, Therapist
My Experience and Approach
Our work together will focus on helping you find more delight and less stress as a parent by getting at the heart of the problem. If you are exhausted and overwhelmed in your role as a parent, drained from the struggles of challenging child behavior, feeling anxious and second guessing your parenting approach, or simply want to get a handle on some current challenges before they turn into bigger issues, parent-child therapy can help.
Early childhood offers a unique opportunity to shape and mold your child's life experience in ways that profoundly affect the person your child will become. For this reason, my work focuses primarily on caregivers and their children ages 2 to 7 years old. I use a model called Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Other models are available for younger children where there are concerns about attachment or for guidance on managing toddler behavior. These include Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC), SafeCare, and the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).
All of our sessions occur in your home so skills can more easily transfer over to daily life outside of our sessions, and the naturally occurring challenges of real-life distractions and barriers can be addressed together. Meeting in the home also helps children feel more at ease with attending sessions and gives me as the therapist a better sense of how they respond in their own environment.
Services are available to all families regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability. I look forward to learning about what makes your family unique and incorporating your personal and cultural beliefs into our work together.
I am fully licensed in the state of Colorado and certified in each of the models I offer. I have received extensive training and supervision in each model and have provided services to at least 150 families since 2010. In addition to the models listed above, I am certified in two group parenting programs, The Incredible Years and Strengthening Families Program, and have developed numerous workshops specifically for various groups, most often for foster parents and parents experiencing homelessness. Prior to relocating to Colorado in 2019, I ran a program through a non-profit offering these evidence-based models and more, which included providing supervision to a team of therapists and interns. In addition to working as a parent-child therapist, I have also worked in residential treatment for youth, EAP services, and child welfare. I am also a proud mother of two children, and a puppy that truly challenges my parenting skills.
Colorado License Number: CSW 09925852