Dr. Kenneth Brown, LMFT
• Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Clinical Psychotherapist(#MT1805)
• Clinical Member American/Florida Association for Marriage & Family Therapy(81631)
• Preferred Professional Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
• Approved Clinical Supervisor for Licensing Mental Health Providers Counselors
• Level One Critical Incident Stress Manager Interventionist CISM Foundation(#13134)
• Executive Director of Hope For Families: Adoption & Counseling Services(#19336300009)
• Clinical Director for Hope Counseling and Hope Broadcasting
Dr. Kenneth Brown LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Psychotherapist in the State of Florida to provide counseling services with State License #MT0001805. Dr. Brown is credentialed as a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT #81631), and the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT). Dr. Brown LCMFT is licensed as a Licensed Christian Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (CPY 0201-01-1198) through the Florida Association of Christian Counselors and Therapists. He has been ruled an expert witness in Florida and by the Supreme Court of Ontario in Canada to give opinion evidence of mental and relational health. Dr. Brown is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and is certified as a Level One Critical Incident Stress Manager trained and experienced in assisting police officers and emergency services personnel in debriefing traumatic events. Dr. Brown is the Clinical Director of Hope Counseling Inc., the Executive Director for Hope for Families Adoption Services Inc, a non-profit Florida licensed adoption agency. Dr. Brown is an approved provider of adoption services in Florida to conduct International/Domestic Home Studies with dual licensure as a Licensed Child Placing Agency and LMFT.
Dr. Brown has a Doctorate of Ministry in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, a Masters of Divinity with concentration in pastoral counseling from the Ontario Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science focused in psychology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Brown has an Ontario Police College Diploma in Police Sciences, and graduated with top honors. His subsequent numerous courses and training included crisis intervention, negotiation and mediation techniques, multiculturalism, criminal, civil & family law and others from C. O. Bick Metropolitan Toronto Police College and George Brown College. Later, at the University of Guelph, an Intensive Sex Therapy course and an Approved AAMFT Supervisor course were completed. Dr. Brown is qualified in a number of personality, mental, emotional, marital and family health assessment instruments and has studied marriage and family therapy in a program with the Institute for Christian Studies.
From the Institute of Family Living in Toronto, Dr. Brown has received group training in suicide prevention, trauma and bereavement counseling, adult children of alcoholics, addiction counseling, professional ethics, 12 Step Programs, depression, anxiety, disassociative identity disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anger and abuse, victimization, codependency, self-care for social workers, and many other topics. Dr. Brown completed a comprehensive internship with the Institute of Family Living and had over 500 hours of supervision from a combination of 8 clinical Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisors. Dr. Brown was personally mentored for 8 years by the late Dr. Stan Skarsten, former Chief Social Worker of the Toronto’s prestigious Clarke Mental Health Institute, the former founder/director of the Institute of Family Living incorporated in 1970. Dr. Brown also studied at L.C. Leadership Institute in Chicago, and at Life Exchange Ministries in their conference, workshop, and internship, in pastoral counseling. Dr. Brown received training with the Masters and Johnson Clinic in New Orleans for the treatment of sexual addictions and through supervision & numerous seminars/workshops in adoption. Dr. Brown annually completes the continuing educational licensing requirements for the Florida LMT, AAMFT and the Florida DCF review for Executive Director of a Licensed Child Placing Agency.
Dr. Brown has held memberships in the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists, the North American Association of Christian Social Workers, the International Police Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Association, the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers, the Institute of Family Living, Hope Counseling and the Family and Pediatric Clinic. Dr. Brown is published in the Blue Line, Peacemaker, MTPA and IFL Network magazines and in the Script Howard Business Journals. He has recently served on the boards of two non-profit addiction treatment centers, Daughters of Naomi and Next Step, and written columns for the local newspapers and articles for various magazines on topics of mental and relational health.
For seven years, Dr. Brown offered clinical supervision for 2nd and 3rd year students in a counseling practicum for a Masters Degree program at the Ontario Theological Seminary and the Adlerian Institute of Psychology associated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kenneth Brown founded and clinically directed Hope Counseling Services with 10 to 12 Masters Degree level clinical counselors in Toronto, for seven years and relocated to Florida in 1999. Dr. Brown served for eight years, as one of the owners and clinical directors of the Institute of Family Living in Toronto, assisting in managing of that agency of 15 to 20 psychotherapists. For three years, Dr. Brown was an associate, marriage and family therapy supervisor and clinical therapist with the Family and Pediatric Clinic in Cocoa Beach, with 8-10 therapists. In 2003, Dr. Brown founded Hope for Families: Adoption and Counseling Services Inc., a licensed adoption agency that specializes in providing adoption and custody home study services for all of Florida and adoptions in the US.