Ann Phillips Browningadmin2023-10-31T21:31:42+00:00
Ann Phillips Browning, LMSW Licensed Masters of Social Work Call 269-345-0909 Email Ann Location: Kalamazoo
Sexual Abuse Victims (females and children)
Aging and Life Issues
Worked for many years with a Christian ministry for people who had been abused as children.
Led small groups for victims of abuse in various churches for many years.
Interned at a local Catholic church for 9 months. Worked with families who had lost a loved one, on funeral arrangements and providing follow-up grief care. Made hospital visits, home visits and nursing home visits to church members who were psychologically or physically ill.
Interned for and volunteered at the Response Care Center, Richland, MI providing individual therapy for assigned clients.
BS – WMU, Major: Sociology
MSW – WMU, Masters in Social Work – Interpersonal Practice
Trauma Recovery Associates, Inc. – Trauma Recovery Small Group Leader’s Training. Open Hearts Ministry, Inc. – Small Group Leader’s Training for Abuse Survivors
Life is hard. Life is filled with hurts and heartaches. But how do we navigate all of these ups and downs on a emotional level? That question is what has led me to want to help others navigate life’s painful experiences. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside someone who feels life is overwhelming and struggles with anxiety and/or depression. I use faith-based principles, along with traditional therapies to work with you in learning coping skills that help you view life in a more positive light. I thoroughly enjoyed a course on using humor to help promote healing, and I find using humor during therapy helps to make the time together more relaxing and enjoyable.
In my free time, I love being with my adult daughter who is an elementary school teacher, and with my husband of over 40 years! Our favorite pastimes are eating out, laughing together, watching Disney movies and comedies, playing Disney Trivia, and going to Disney World. I love playing and snuggling with our mini Golden Doodle, Hope!
I spent 8 years working at a ministry for people who had been abused. I first went through a 12 week group as a participant, then went through leadership training, led small groups and then became a trainer of future leaders. It was in my experience with survivors of abuse that I learned so much about panic disorder and anxiety. After attending a seminar on Trauma Recovery I developed a passionate interest in working with trauma survivors. As part of my MSW degree I took courses specific to recovering from traumatic experiences.
I enjoy working with female tweens, teenagers, and adult women. I have a lot of compassion for women that are senior citizens and struggling with depression from experiencing a lot of loss as they age.