Andraé L. Brown, Ph.D., LMFT, professional career highlights include serving as a professor at several colleges and universities, director of community-based mental health, educational, and training facilities, a research fellow, and a member of several national boards. Dr. Brown’s industrious spirit enables him to bring a systemic, critical, empowerment, and liberatory framework to the fields of education, mental health, sports, entertainment, public policy, and philanthropy. Critical to his practice is a focus on resilience in street-life oriented families and communities, the psychosocial development of adolescents living in the urban context, contemporary family structures, liberation psychology, cultural equity in service provision, and empowering multigenerational system involved families and caregivers. Dr. Brown is a 2014 recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. He currently resides in Washington, DC, where he is a Professor at Montgomery College and operates HERU Consulting -- an independent clinical, research, and consulting practice.
Dr. Brown demonstrates the unique ability to negotiate the intimate relationships of individuals and families, while addressing global issues such as violence, homelessness, poverty, education, mass incarceration, re-entry services, restorative practices, and health disparities by developing systemic interventions and informing policies impacting families' daily lives and communities in the US and internationally. This is exemplified in his roles as a Consultant and Violence Interruption Expert for the Office of the Attorney General, Washington, DC; Consultant to the Community, Family and Youth Resilience project, in St. Lucia, Guyana, and St. Kitts & Nevis; and Executive Consultant for Policy and Development in the Mayor's Office of Public Safety, Gang Reduction and Youth Development, Los Angeles, CA. In these capacities, he develops and implements community-based gang, violence prevention, and intervention services; employs effective proactive peace-making and responses to incidents of violence; and improves communication and collaboration across stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Brown utilizes his trauma expertise to support service providers, first responders, families, and community members to bolster resilience and develop effective strategies to manage the effects of post-traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue.