Welcome to Adirondack Family Counseling, the private practice of Jeanne Brown, MS, LMHC/LPC, RPT-S, CSAC, CATP, in Elizabethtown, New York.

My passion is working with adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children who struggle with a variety of issues such as substance use, anxiety, depression, anger, and defiant behaviors. I am very happy you reached out and look forward to working with you!


Counseling involves a one-on-one relationship between the counselor and the individual.  It is my responsibility to provide a safe, caring and confidential environment where you can explore thoughts and feelings and move toward making changes that will improve your quality of life.  

Counseling can help you overcome life challenges that are affecting your happiness and life satisfaction.  Therapy can help you learn ways to handle difficult situations, make healthy life decisions, and reach your goals.  Many individuals find the therapeutic relationship helpful in becoming more self-aware and increase personal growth.


It could be time to seek support if an issue causes distress or interferes with your daily functioning, which can include experiencing negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even bodily sensations such as pain or fatigue.  It is important not to wait until these symptoms become overwhelming to seek support. It can also be helpful to seek support if you are often unhappy or feel overwhelmed and hopeless about your life. It is also important to seek support if you cannot focus at work, school, experience addiction or feel like hurting yourself or someone else.

There are many reasons to avoid seeking counseling which can include avoiding the stigma associated with “being in counseling,” feelings of shame about past experiences, avoid facing and dealing with past traumatic events, fear that what is shared with not stay confidential and not being able to afford to attend.

However, statistics from recent research conducted by the Barna Group, concluded that overall, four in 10 American adults (42%) have seen a counselor at some point in their lives.  It may also help to remember that I am trained to provide support and maintain confidentiality. I can help people work through painful or embarrassing issues and will work with individuals experiencing financial challenges by offering sliding scale fees.  While the stigma surrounding mental health can still come up, many people are becoming more comfortable talking about their mental health with professionals they can trust.

Whether you are experiencing stress, have a history of trauma, or want to improve an area in your life, I would feel privileged to work with you.