Welcome! I am glad you found me.

My name is Deanne and I help women empower themselves through therapy.

Because you deserve love and support! We all do!

When problems go beyond what our friends or our family can do, an experienced and caring therapist can help. Drawing from my years of education, training and life experience, I provide a safe space to help my clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships so they can break free of old patterns that are keeping them stuck, take control of their life, and ultimately experience deeper purpose and meaning.

Women

My passion for helping women is reflected in my work. Using a person-centered approach creates an environment where clients feel safe, seen, and heard as they gain more personal awareness, tap into their inner strength, learn to trust themselves and take their power back.

There is nothing we can’t talk about. From messy relationships, trauma, substance abuse, codependency, and eating disorders, to major life transitions such as postpartum, mid-life, career, divorce, empty-nest syndrome, illness, or loss. I am here for you: Together, we will examine and process feelings around past and current experiences so that you can grow and transform into the person you want to be.

Couples & Families

Our relationships impact the quality of our lives. Thus, for lasting change to occur, it is sometimes necessary to include the family. As a therapist and mother, I understand the complexities that arise within a family. In a safe and warm environment, we will work together to address issues, improve communication skills, and resolve conflict so that you and/or your partner, and/or your children can connect at a deeper level. In this way, the overall physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of the family as well as the individuals within the family are improved and a feeling of love and connection is restored.

Cancer Survivors

I also work with people diagnosed with cancer. As a cancer survivor myself, I understand the anxiety, depression, exhaustion, isolation, and existential angst one feels when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. My sensitivity and compassion help individuals feel safe to discuss the most difficult subjects relating to cancer: its treatments, and the effects both have on relationships, body image and self-worth, infertility, mortality and more. Although cancer can be excruciatingly painful, it can also be an opportunity for change and growth, especially, with the help of someone who knows.

Treat yourself with kindness and compassion, and give yourself the gift of therapy.

A free 20 minute consultation

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation where we get a chance to talk, get to know each other and decide if we are a good fit.

To make an appointment

call (949) 216-0474 or email me at: Deanne@thewelltherapygroup.com

COVID-19 Alert!:  I am currently offering telehealth as an option so you can get help from the safety of your own home. 

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I am working at The Well Therapy Group in private practice gaining hours and experience under the supervision of Judy Benvenuto, LMFT.

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I can Help!

I can help!

No person is immune to the difficulties of life. Everyone at one time or another suffers deep loss, feelings of disillusionment, meaninglessness, and painful choices. There is good news, however. There is hope.

My Methodology

In a safe space, together we will identify and examine the thoughts, beliefs, and behavioral patterns that are keeping you from achieving your goals, experiencing the loving and intimate relationships you desire, and living the life you want. I will also engage and incorporate the unconscious psyche into treatment to help uncover the many layers that make you, you. In this way,  emotional well-being, self-discovery, and growth are possible.

Type of Therapies

I come from a person-centered approach believing that each person has the capacity and desire for change and transformation. Drawing from depth psychology with an emphasis in relational psychodynamic theory, together we will look at the events in your childhood and how they have shaped your personality and influenced your adult life. Combining these methodologies with existentialism, acceptance and commitment therapy, and positive psychology, we are able to explore your values and uncover your purpose, so that you can find deeper meaning and happiness in your life.

What I know

When one is true to themselves, one is living in integrity. Living in integrity takes integrating all the parts of the “self” into a whole. This integration process is one of the main goals of therapy. It is a convergence and unity, not just of the mind, but of the body and spirit. And when the body, mind and spirit become unified into one, things feel right with the world. We are more proactive. We make better choices. We live larger. We live longer. And we are more ourselves: authentic, healthy, whole and free. That is what I know. And that is what I want for you.

call (949) 216-0474 or email me at: Deanne@thewelltherapygroup.com

I am working at The Well Therapy Group in private practice gaining hours and experience under the supervision of Judy Benvenuto, LMFT.

About Deanne

I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. My post-graduate training has taken place in the public-school setting, where I worked with teens struggling with anxiety, depression, family and peer issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm and more. I also worked at Turning Point Center for Families, a non-profit in Costa Mesa, CA where I helped individuals, couples, and families overcome difficulties and live happier and more meaningful lives.

I am currently working at Webb Counseling & Associates in private practice gaining hours and experience under the supervision of Michael Webb, LMFT.

I am a writer.

With a desire to make a difference in the world, I have written for Kris Carr’s Home of the Crazy Sexy Wellness Revolution for cancer survivors and Esteem Yourself E-Magazine which gives women tools to build self-esteem, confidence & self-worth. And I blog. You can find me on-line posting reminders to say “yes” to life on my Facebook page, or here on my blog writing about ways to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, parenting, life, love, well-being and more.

I am an activist.

I have made television appearances on The Dr. Phil Show (The Great School Debate), and CBS’s, The Talk, discussing my unique philosophy on education and raising happier humans. I want to see a change in how we raise and teach our young people today, with the hope of ensuring a safer more egalitarian society were all people thrive no matter one’s ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or color of skin.

I am a mother and lead singer in a rock band.

I am the mother of three young adults. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, taking long walks on the beach, and playing guitar in my all mom rock band.

To make an appointment:

call (949) 216-0474 or email me at: Deanne@thewelltherapygroup.com

I am working at The Well Therapy Group in private practice gaining hours and experience under the supervision of Judy Benvenuto, LMFT.

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Deanne Meeks Brown

call (949) 216-0474 or email me at: Deanne@thewelltherapygroup.com

I am working at The Well Therapy Group in private practice gaining hours and experience under the supervision of Judy Benvenuto, LMFT.