ANN MARIE BROWN, LCSW-c
After 30 years of working at a public agency in foster care and adoption, my knowledge base is strong in child development, family dynamics, addiction, trauma and loss and working with diverse backgrounds.
In my clinical practice, I work with children, older teens, parents and adults on issues related to parenting, anxiety, depression, personal crisis, adoption challenges and Perinatal Mood Disorders.
If you are experiencing sadness, anxiety, overwhelm or discontent, I can help you with moving forward. While working together, I will take the time to understand and assess your situation. This may include problems that may simply require some guidance and support to overcome, as well as long standing patterns of thinking that are hindering your relationship with others.
My approach is very honest, solution focused and strength based. I will work to empower you to gain new perspectives that will offer you opportunity for growth and increased happiness.
EDUCATION: Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.
Master of Social Work May 1988
University of Maryland College Park, Md.
Bachelor of Special Education December 1984
SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
1990-present Baltimore County Department of Social Services
Foster/Adoptive Parent Services- Social Worker
Conduct home studies/licensing of prospective foster/adoptive parents adhering to COMAR standards
Complete home visits to assess strengths/weaknesses and family dynamics to determine their capacity to meet the needs of foster children
Provide support to families through counseling, education and community resources
Plan activities/workshops for families
PRIDE trainer for foster families
Provide foster care services to children and parents