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La Vera C. Brown, Ph.D., NCC, LCMHCS (NC), CTI, CFMHE 

Core Faculty



  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, North Carolina State University
  • M.S in Counselor Education, North Carolina A &T State University
  • B.A in Business Administration (Concentration Accounting), North Carolina Central University


  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) NC
  • North Carolina Stand Professional Educator’s License (SPI), School Counselor, NC
  • Certified Trauma-Informed Clinician (CIT)

Field of Expertise

  • Clinical Counseling Private Practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • School Counseling


Dr. La Vera C. Brown earned her doctorate from North Carolina State University.  She has worked extensively in the Guilford and Wake County Public Schools as a counseling professional. She has over twenty years of service as a community advocate, educator, and therapist for adolescents, children, and families.  Dr. Brown’s specialty area involves the development of school-based mental health programs in high-poverty schools.

Her mission is to serve as a leader in eliminating mental health care disparities for marginalized populations while recognizing the implications of trauma.  She has presented the impact of trauma on individuals across the lifespan on the local, state, and national levels. As a clinician and trauma expert, she brings her knowledge and passion to institutions seeking to create inclusive and bias-free environments.  She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Certified Informed Trauma Clinician (CIT), and a Board Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. Her professional leadership and affiliations include President of the North Carolina Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (NCAMCD), Chair of the Awards Committee for the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD).  She is also a 2014 recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC-MFP) Minority Fellowship.  Upon completing her fellowship she served as a member and chair of the NBCC-MFP Advisory Council for three years.

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