“My passion is to help underserviced populations by cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment that allows all clients to reach their full potential. I like to provide exemplary guidance and ensure that no student is overlooked” – Juliana Brown
Juliana was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Atlanta in her early teenage years. She graduated with honors from North Cobb High School in 2004 and attended Kennesaw State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009. Juliana began working as a mentor at Devereaux’s Atlanta campus while completing her undergraduate degree, and it was there she developed an awareness for the mental health needs in our population. She decided her passion was in direct care with families and you and in 2014 she graduated from Capella University with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
She began working in community based mental health where she worked with diverse populations and served families and children that were at immediate risk for displacement from their homes. After four years in the community she decided broaden her experience and went to work at an inpatient facility in Atlanta. She served as the counselor for the crisis stabilization unit where she received specialized training for working with children that have autism spectrum disorders and/or developmental disabilities.
Juliana returned to the community sector in 2017 and began working directly with schools in Forsyth County to develop their mental health initiative which began providing therapy for at risk youth at schools county wide. There Juliana realized her ability to positively impact more children’s development was at the school level where children are often mistakenly labeled as “behavioral” and their socio-emotional needs are ignored.
Juliana provides a holistic approach to therapy. She works with the mental, physical, social and spiritual needs of each client in a collaborative client/counselor team approach. Juliana is versed in providing therapy to individuals challenged with anger, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, women’s issues, gender issues , career counseling, life transitions, grief/mourning, end of life, physical and emotional abuse (adult, child, or both), sexual abuse (adult, child, or both), post-traumatic stress, trauma, relationship issues, pre-marital counseling, , divorce, sexual dysfunction/impairment, post-partum depression, parenting and aging parents. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and able to provide individual therapy, group therapy, therapy for children (ages 3-12 yr old) and adolescents (12-17 yr old), couples/marriage counseling, and family therapy.
Juliana is married and has a five year old daughter and a Yorkie. She is bilingual and prides herself on her passion for serving others.
- S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University (2014)
- S. in Psychology from Kennesaw State University (2009)
Licensure, Certification, and Professional Affiliations:
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- LPCA- Licensed professional counselors association of Georgia, Inc
- Domestic violence
- Family Violence
- Crisis Prevention and Intervention
- Handle with Care (Autism and developmental disabilities)
- Parenting Groups
- Skills Groups
- Social Skills Groups
- Mental health 101
- Suicide Prevention
- Suicide prevention
- Mental Health 101
- Teen Mental Health
- Maternal Mental Health