Susan D. Brown, MSED, CHWC, PCC
Suite 468 NWFP
Susan D. Brown is a cognitive behavioral coach and licensed certified health, wellness, ADHD and executive coach. Susan is the director of behavioral health for Newton Wellesley Family Pediatrics, coaching patients from 3 - 25 years of age. Susan specializes and loves coaching concerns as anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, Aspergers, communication disorders, video addiction, eating disorders and the emotional worries and roadblocks that children have growing up in our world today. Her coaching credentials lead her to specialized training in choice theory, goal development, drive, meaning purpose and motivation. Susan is trained and certified in appreciative inquiry, strengths assessments and positive reframing.
Susan is passionate about the field of positive psychology and strengths assessment, hence a member of the Positive Psychology Institute. Other affiliations include the Society for Sports Medicine as she is a runner and believes in the importance of mind-body approaches to life's roadblocks. Susan is also a member of the Institute of Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and McLean Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Susan has been an active member of the behavioral learning community in Boston, MA. She is also a current member of the International Coaching Federation and ICF New England
Susan D. Brown is also the owner of Parent-to-Parent Inc., creating an environment where parents can be coached on the difficult aspects of being a parent and developing a toolbox of parenting skills individualized for their family and their child's temperament. Parent to Parent can be a resource opportunity for ways to enrich the parenting experience and to help create new communication and discipline skills with and for one's child. Parent to Parent can be a place to vent, as Susan is trained in listening and empathy skills, called appreciative inquiry, decisional balance and non-violent communication. Susan can coach motivational behavioral change via her motivational interviewing skills, and addiction work.
In January 2017 Susan also launched FutureDecisions.Org, a coaching venue for adolescents and adults to make decisions. Using empathy, motivational interviewing tools, change talk and resistance talk one can make a decision for one's future. That decision could be academic as college or personal as a GOAL
Susan has been in the field for forty years with training and employment at various medical institutions including Tufts New England outpatient center, Baystate Medical Center, Bronx State Hospital Forensic Unit, St Lukes NYC and a short-term grant creating a summer Expressive Therapies Outpatient Center in Cambridge, MA. in 1978. VP Sponsorship Institute of Coaching New England Board 2017-18
Susan has also worked and lobbied for legislation in pediatric home health care through her work at Olsten Health Care Services, Remedy and Quality care 1979-1983.
Susan has six grown children and two grandchildren all happy and successful in life, work and play.