Paul Brown, ACSW, LCSW
Born in Sylacauga, Alabama, 1954.
Master's in Social Work, University of Alabama 1979.
Paul would say that growing up in the South during the
Jackson Lake Sunset from
Signal Mtn Lodge
Civil Rights Movement and the Viet Nam war piqued his interest in
social action and a decision to become a Social Worker when he was
16 years old. By age 18, he was attending New College at the
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and working his way through
school as a counselor in programs for emotionally disturbed and
delinquent children. After graduation in 1976, he went to the Cahaba
Region Mental Health Center in Selma where he worked with the
Federal court-ordered projects that were deinstitutionalizing
thousands of chronically mentally ill adults back to their homes in the
community. Before departing Cahaba Region Mental Health Center,
he began working in their Alcoholism Treatment program.
When he completed Graduate School in 1979, he received a Faculty
Appointment to the University of Alabama in Birmingham Department
of Psychiatry, and became Program Coordinator at the Engel Day
Treatment Center before leaving in 1984. He moved to become
Treatment Director of Aletheia House, Inc. where he managed long
term residential addictions programs and developed specialized
programs for addicted women and their children until 1989.
In 1989, he joined Alabama Psychiatric Services as a clinical social
worker, working in various roles in this managed care organization for
10 years. And by 1999 he started his private practice at Grayson &
Associates where he worked until 2006. He joined us at the
Counseling Center at Riverchase in early 2006.
Paul's clinical practice spreads among several of his interest areas.
He provides Shelby Baptist Medical Center with mental health
consultation and evaluation services and is an EAP consultant for the
Fox Television network. He is certified as a Substance Abuse
Professional by the Federal Department of Transportation. He has a
particular interest in Relapse Prevention Consultation services for
addictions, but he is also active in providing individual psychotherapy
to adults and teenagers as well as marital counseling. Most recently,
he has been working on a project called Recovery Groups which will
focus on the development of coordinated treatment services for
opiate addictions and use of the medication Suboxone.
Paul and his wife Mary enjoy a quiet life amongst several dogs and
cats in the country. He loves camping & travel and is an amateur
photographer. He is an Adult Survivor of a Teenage Daughter.
Denali with lenticular cloud
Sunset on Cape Cod