LaFreshia 'Free' Brown, M.A., LPCC, CADCII
Free is a compassionate ear, healer, & encourager. She has over 8 years experience providing mental health & substance abuse prevention, intervention, & counseling to the unhoused, teens, & adult reentry populations. She uses her education & willingness to modify standard treatment modalities to address the effects of systematic racism and foster resilience combined with motivational interviewing.
She holds a B.S. Family Studies & Human Services (Kansas State Univ.), M.A. Counseling: Clinical Mental Health (Adams State Univ), Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II (CCAPP) & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California BBS).
Her clients are Contra Costa County & Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (B.O.S.S.). She founded Ardor of Hope, an innovative housing program, whose aim is to reduce recidivism by offering entrepreneurship skill development, urban gardening & counseling. In her spare time she organizes community events (Hope Task Force and Uppity Edutainment).