Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, Florida
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida
Dr. Glyn Brown is licensed in Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and is a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health.
She earned her Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from Auburn University, her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama. Dr. Glyn Brown has been with Family and Child Development for the past decade and has more than 20 years in family therapy.
Dr. Brown specializes in working with children and adolescents. In addition to counseling, she administers psychological tests for children and adults and consults on such issues as school readiness and infant mental health. She has authored numerous publications and is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. Dr. Brown is also an Approved Supervisor for the state of Florida and is presently engaged in the supervision of several interns seeking to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
I was attracted to working with children and families from the beginning of my adult work life. Immediately after completing my undergraduate studies I became a Residential Counselor and House Parent at the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama, a residential home for children with families under stress or with educational or behavioral needs. I later became a licensed mental health counselor and worked with individuals and families. My interests then took me to my doctoral studies, where I conducted research on children’s play behavior and parental bonding.
Since becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have focused my practice on pediatric, adolescent, and young adult therapy and working with families facing all manner of challenges–military deployments, blending of step-families, coping with divorce, grief/loss, and so on. I have particular interest in the social, emotional, and academic readiness of young children in child-care, preschool, and elementary school. I am presently an Officer and Board Member for the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, and for the better part of two decades have consulted as a child development specialist to school districts and State Departments of Education throughout the southeastern United States.
I take great personal satisfaction in helping families discover and learn to exercise their strengths and to cope with their challenges. My commitment to families led me to become an Approved Supervisor, helping prepare the next generation of Marriage and Family Therapists. I am proud of how Family & Child Development has become one of Ft. Walton’s premier centers for effective, compassionate, and highly professional counseling care. I look forward to the opportunity to assist your family should the need arise.