Positive Choices | About Us
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Who We Are

 

Positive Choices was founded in 1999 when Edward and Carolyn Brown saw a need for targeted, behavioral health interventions in children and adolescents in Concordia parish and surrounding areas.

 

By offering consistent, evidence-based treatment backed by genuine interest in the welfare and outcomes of clients, Positive Choices became the counseling agency of choice in Concordia parish and surrounding areas. Positive Choices expanded to serve the adult population and continues to grow!

 

Counseling services are provided by licensed psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors. Services may also be provided by other mental health professionals, some of whom are in training. All professionals-in- training are supervised by licensed staff. We adhere to the standards for quality care mandated by our accreditation through the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHCO).

EDWARD BROWN

MSW, LMSW

Mr. Edward J. Brown, MSW, LMSW is Founder and Executive Director of Positive Choices Counseling Services, Incorporated. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University School of Social Work. Mr. Brown is a 1990 graduate of Southern University and A & M College where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology. Mr. Brown has dedicated over 26 years of his career to diagnosing and treating individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including but not limited to depression, psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, childhood behavioral disorders including oppositional defiant disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

 

As a devoted Social Worker, Mr. Brown is also an adjunct instructor at Alcorn State University where he educates future social workers and other students majoring in the social sciences. As an ambassador of social change, Mr. Brown dedicates hundreds of volunteer hours providing motivational speaking on social issues to the community, and has worked diligently in the local school systems providing counseling to at risk youth.

 

Mr. Brown was recognized nationally for his work with children exposed to violence and in crisis intervention. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Honor Society.

CAROLYN BROWN

MS, PLPC

Carolyn A. Brown, MS earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University A&M College in Rehabilitation Psychology, and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. As co-founder of Positive Choices Counseling Services, Incorporated, she has served on the board of directors, and as an administrator, acts as liaison between the corporation and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), and other stakeholders.

 

Mrs. Brown has an extensive background in mental health counseling services for 25 years where she worked as a mental health paraprofessional, coordinator in an adult outpatient facility for the mentally ill, case manager for adults with severe mental illness and as an investigator for the state of Louisiana’s Child Protective Services.

 

She is currently working toward licensure with the Louisiana Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, and plans on working with adolescent and adult females who have experience sexual trauma. Mrs. Brown is an active member of the American Counseling Association, and works assiduously in assuring our service providers treat each client with dignity and respect.

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