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Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown


Kelly Brown, Ph.D.

Kelly received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 2005, and completed her clinical internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center.  She has completed research examining Type A behavior patterns in college students and her dissertation topic was, “Type A Behavior Pattern in Black College Women: Implications for Academic Adjustment and Emotional Well-Being”.  Prior to completing her graduate work, Kelly graduated with a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Wellesley College in 1990, and received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 1993.  Kelly has training and experience in providing psychological testing and assessment.  She has specialized training regarding multicultural issues and diversity. She also has extensive experience in working with students who are exploring questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity.  Kelly enjoys helping students to achieve inner peace and balance regarding academics, work, and personal well-being.  She has special interest in working with individuals who are struggling with concerns related to their adjustment to college, dealing with multicultural and sexual identity/orientation related issues, and working with students who have family related problems.  She also specializes in working with students who are recovering from trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Additionally, Kelly has considerable experience working with couples.

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