Rebecca Brown, MSW, LCSW, is the President and owner of Fairwinds Counseling and Consulting, PLLC. Rebecca has a diverse background practicing, consulting, and providing training in behavioral health, healthcare, higher education, and corporate settings. Rebecca has been a social work professor and program administrator and continues to teach in an adjunct capacity. She has advanced training in the practice and supervision of multiple evidence-based treatments. Her clinical expertise is in the field of trauma and trauma informed approaches and she has published several national resources, a book chapter, and research in this field. She currently focuses her work on supporting mental well being at work and works with organizations to understand the importance of mental health promotion in the workplace.
Growing up on the Coast of Maine and spending countless hours, days, and even weeks on the ocean taught Rebecca the importance of wind in forecasting the journey ahead. Winds can keep you anchored in place or stuck in a harbor, they determine how fast you will get to your destination, and how choppy or calm your journey will be. Fair winds are calm, yet steady forces guiding you where you need and want to go with comfort and persistence. They provide guidance and steady support to your navigation of the waters. Fair winds also provide the ability to shift course, change direction, and discover a pathway yet to be forged..
Fairwinds Counseling and Consulting,PLLC provides the same to our clients. A steady guide helping you chart your own course towards greater wellbeing, while you determine your destination. We will be in the background providing guidance and support along the way. Fairwinds will partner with you to discover the path towards meeting your wellbeing goals, whether individually, for your team, or your organization. We are available to develop singular programming or build an ongoing relationship that lasts over time. Contact us to begin exploring where Fairwinds can guide you.
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Recent Conference Presentations:
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Taking Action in a Pediatric Settings. Partnership in Pediatrics, Maine General Medical Center and The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Augusta, ME, April, 2018
Addressing Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence in Pediatric Healthcare Settings: Innovations in Prevention and Patient Interventions. National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2017
Representing Birth Parents with Domestic Violence Histories: Best Practices for Effective Advocacy. American Bar Association Parent Attorney Conference, Washington DC, April, 2017
The Silent Witness: Clinical and Legal Implications of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence. Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Sedona, AZ January 2017
Publications and Resources:
R. Brown, & The Core Curriculum Interactive Learning Group (2021). Core Curriculum Rebekah Case Remote Facilitation Slides. Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
Brown, R. and Hoffmann Frances, R. (2018). Principles of Trauma-Informed Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Osofsky, J. D. and Groves, B.M. (Eds.). Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children: Types, Incidence, Psychology, and Treatment. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Groves, B., Berkman, M., Brown, R., and Reyes, E. (2014). Children and domestic violence. National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Available at:
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Domestic Violence Collaborative Group (2010) [on behalf of Rebecca Brown, LCSW and Faye Luppi, JD]. Domestic violence and children: Questions and answers for domestic violence project advocates. Los Angeles, CA and Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
Schwind, J.S., Norman, S.A., Brown, R., Hoffmann Frances, R., Koss, E., Karmacharya, D., and Santangelo, S.L. (2019). Association between earthquake exposures and mental health outcomes in Phulpingdanda village after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Community Mental Health Journal,
Schwind, J.S., Formby, C.B., Santangelo, S.L., Norman, S., Brown, R., Hoffmann Frances, R., Koss, E., and Karmacharya, D. (2018). Earthquake exposures and mental health outcomes in children and adolescents from Phulpingdanda village, Nepal: a cross-sectional study. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 12:54
Puccia, E., Brown, R. S., Gwynne, P., Hirsh, A., Hoffmann-Frances, R., Morrison, E., and Redding, T. (2012). Using community outreach and evidenced-based treatment to address domestic violence issues. Social Work and Mental Health, 10:2, 104-