Meet the Therapists

Dr. Erika A. Brown, DLLP LPC NCC ACS CCTP - Owner & Clinical Director
I am a Doctoral Educated Limited Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have worked in the Mental Health field since 2008, obtaining experience in Case Management, Home Based Therapy, Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy, Psychiatric Hospital Intake, and Supervision/Management. My experience includes working with children/adolescents aged 6-17 and their family support system, in which I work to provide child and family therapy to strengthen the parental role, while developing positive relationships. Additional experience includes working with patients of any age struggling with Mood Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, and PTSD/Trauma. I have a special interest in and focused my dissertation on racial identity development, specifically with Multiracial individuals. I am also completing my post-doc requirements with another private practice, gaining experience in psychological and neurological assessment; of which I am hoping to implement and offer at TCCT sometime in 2024.

I am currently only offering virtual therapy sessions for ages 15 and up, however my hours are limited. I work with my patients to establish their goals for therapy, and assist them to reach those identified goals in their own time. The most important person in the therapy session is YOU, and therefore I will coordinate and collaborate with you to develop the best treatment approach for you. Call me today, and let’s get started to redefining a healthy, happy YOU!!! For LLPC's, I have acquired the necessary training to provide licensure supervision, in addition to holding the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential. I look forward to potentially working with LLPC's who are aspiring to grow professionally within the mental health field.

Krystal LePoudre-Johnston, LMSW - Child Clinical Therapist
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan. I have worked in the field for the past 8 years, gaining experience in Home-Based and Outpatient settings in Macomb and Wayne County. My specialty is working with kids ages 5-17, and their families. I have experience in helping issues related to severe mental health, academic concerns, mood disorders, personality dysfunction, and behavioral concerns. My style includes a strength-based approach, while using a technique that fits the individual's needs. I am trained in trauma-focused treatments, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, suicide risk assessment, and can assess and diagnose. My hope is that all my patients feel safe, heard, respected, validated and valued. I believe laughter is the best medicine and often use humor (when appropriate) to enhance the therapeutic experience. My ultimate goal is to see to it that individuals feel better, trust the process and believe in themselves.

Shawn Friday, MA LLPC-Clinical Therapist - **Currently on Extended Leave**
I am a Limited License Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University. I am under the supervision of the owner of TCCT, Erika A. Collins, MS LPC NCC ACS CCTP. I have gained experience in the mental health field working with the Department of Human Services (DHS), psychiatric hospital, and now private practice. I have experience working with a range of patients from adolescent through adult, including individual, family, and marriage/couples therapy. Areas of treatment include anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship distress. It is my goal to help you find and meet your goals. However, it is imperative you be the hardest working person in and out of our sessions as this is your life's journey. While I cannot guarantee any specific outcome, I am willing to help you in any way I can. Your journey will not always be easy, comfortable, or turn out as you expect or want, however moving past or even facing your issues may improve your overall quality of life in ways you previously have only hoped.

Dannette Brown, MA LLPC-Clinical Therapist - **Currently on Extended Leave**
I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. I am under the supervision of the owner of TCCT, Dr. Erika A. Brown, DLLP LPC NCC ACS CCTP. I provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups, as well as play therapy for children. I also provide couple assessments for couples who are dating, engaged, or married using the scientifically proven PREPARE/ENRICH software designed to help couples explore and strengthen their relationship. My approach to counseling comes mainly from the Cognitive Behavioral theoretical orientation, however I draw from various theoretical orientations to help meet my patient's needs. I firmly believe that our thoughts influence how we feel and behave; once we develop more adaptive thoughts, we will be able to live healthy and fulfilling lives. In counseling, we will work together to help you achieve your own sense of wellness. You are the expert and I am here to hold up a mirror to help you see yourself more clearly.

Kimberly Williams, MA LLPC NCC-Clinical Therapist - **Currently On Extended Leave**
I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as National Certified Counselor. I am under the supervision of the owner of TCCT, Dr. Erika A. Brown, DLLP LPC NCC ACS CCTP. I identify with a person-centered therapeutic style and place great emphasis on building the therapeutic relationship with my clients. I believe that this therapeutic relationship is important, as it is the foundation for offering clients the environment to promote change, which leads to eventual problem resolution. I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Oakland University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wayne State University. During my time at Oakland University I completed specialized coursework in Grief & Loss and learned the tools to help those affected navigate through the mourning process in a healthy and successful manner.

I have experience assisting couples, individuals, adolescents, and children work through various situations including grief & loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem building, stress and anger management. I have an affinity for working with the adolescent and young adult populations and assisting them work through the transitioning phases of life. I prefer using the Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approach; as I believe the way one thinks affects the way one behaves and a change in thinking will result in a change in behavior. Both my education and experience have allowed me to understand and enjoy the process of helping others.

I am married to my best friend and together we have a son and two daughters. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, watching movies, doing nail art and spending time with my family.

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