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.

When clients come to Neil, they’re wanting more than an empathetic ear. They’re looking to solve a problem: a problem with a relationship, such as with a child, partner or work associate, or a problem with how they’re feeling in life.

Trained in Family Therapy and now an author and trainer with extensive experience working with families with children and teens, couples, and individuals, Neil welcomes the opportunity to bring out-of-the-box solutions to the challenges clients are facing. His systemic approach allows him to understand the context in which problems are both formed and are healed.

Additionally, Neil has worked in several industries as an effective corporate consultant. Now, Neil is limiting his consulting practice to address the specific needs of all modalities of behavioral health treatment programs.

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 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.”