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Otha Brown  LICSW, ICAADC

Psychotherapist

Licensed in: Michigan


Greetings! My area of focus in counseling is social work and alcohol and substance abuse. I received my Master's of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and my Certification in Social Work Practice in Schools from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While living in Pennsylvania, I had the opportunity to work for ODAAT(One Day AT A Time. Here I had clinical oversight for their substance abuse recovery and homeless shelter programs. During my time at ODAAT, I was able to provide outreach to five community centers and three shelters within the City of Philadelphia.

I also spent much time being involved with substance abuse and recovery. I have counseled young adults who have severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse as well as providing mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment to single parents.
When I moved to Grand Rapids Michigan, I worked for Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance supervising three adult mental health and substance abuse treatment program centers. During this time, God did amazing things and I was able to create and be a part of an initiative outreach to the Hispanic population in West Michigan.

My most recent experience, while living in Grand Rapids, has been working in the public school system as a Family Engagement Therapist. My job is to work with families through the Kent School Services Network to screen, diagnose and provide treatment plans, in-home family therapy and prevention group therapy. The goal of this program is to provide adolescents with the mental health services needed in the hopes of improving their academic achievements. This has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience for me as I see God working in many ways.

Certifications and Professional Organizations 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LICSW) MI#6801092030
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (ICAADC)#704711
  • Affiliations and Memberships Maternity Care Coalition-Former Board member
  • Temple University School of Social Administration-Former Field Instructor 
  • Widener University Center for Social Work Education-Former Field Instructor

More Questions? Please Contact Me.
4684 Wright Wind SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 
Phone: (267)304-4657 
Email: brown.otha34@gmail.com
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