Wayne Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) , and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CHt) with a successful consulting and psychotherapy practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wayne is committed to the mental health and well being of his clients.
Wayne has been providing clinical services and teaching psychology courses at Everest University (Fort Lauderdale campus) and in Metropolitan Toronto areas for the past 15 years. Wayne obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from the University of Toronto and his Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from Florida International University. Wayne has also completed intensive training in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Rapid Trauma Resolution at the Institute For Survivors of Sexual Violence, Inc. Wayne has extensive work experience in program administration, community mental health, addictions, and trauma resolution counseling.
Wayne has fulfilled requirements to become an Internationally Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and has also met Florida State requirements to work as a licensure supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work interns. Additionally, he is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RSW) in good standing with the Provincial Governing Boards and Colleges of Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Canada.
In his private practice, Wayne assists clients coping with depression, anxiety, relationship issues and sexual trauma. Wayne utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy while also incorporating elements of the Connelly Method of multi-level communication. These advanced methods promote healing and desired change in a unique, gentle and respectful manner.
Wayne continues to be recognized for his skillful presentations and enduring commitment to the profession by the Nursing Administration of The Florida Health Department. He is a seasoned mental health professional and educator who is keenly dedicated to the welfare of his clients.
Wayne is a popular workshop leader and speaker who combines solid research and experience with humor to create positive learning experiences. He regularly conducts workshops in Canada and the United States on the new Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). This is a new empirically based psychological intervention that utilizes acceptance and mindfulness strategies to increase psychological flexibility. A new model of change referred to as “the third wave” in behavioral and cognitive therapy (Hayes,Barnes-Holmes and Roche 2001).