About Neil

Psychotherapist, author and podcast hose Neil D. Brown, LCSW

Neil D. Brown, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, author, speaker and management consultant based in Santa Cruz, California.

A graduate of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, Neil became a student of Structural Family Therapy and Brief Therapy from which he evolved his own highly actionable therapeutic model for helping families transform out of unhealthy family patterns. This model has proven effective in industry as well. Neil advises HR departments, mental health organizations and residential treatment centers to meet the needs of employees, clients and residents, with a specialty in addressing and reducing the effects of parental burnout.

When clients come to Neil, they’re wanting more than an empathetic ear. They’re looking for help with a problem: a problem with a relationship, such as with a child, partner or work associate, or a problem with how they’re feeling about something specific, or how they’re feeling about their life overall.

Trained in Family Therapy and with extensive experience working with families with children and teens, couples, individuals, and in the corporate world, Neil welcomes the opportunity to help people bring out-of-the-box solutions to the challenges they are facing. His systemic approach allows him to understand the context in which problems are both formed and are healed. This approach has revealed a simple yet profound method of empowering parents and their adolescent youth to put an end to destructive control battles for good. He provides this method in his acclaimed book, Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle and delivers timely content for families in his weekly podcast, “Healthy Family Connections.”

We now live in a very connected world, so regardless of where you live, you can connect with Neil and get your family on a healthy path forward.

To set up an appointment, contact Neil