Long-Time Resident Brings Business Home to Cape Charles

Barbara M. Brown (with Barney) is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist with  25 years in private practice.

Cape Charles Wave

October 1, 2012

Any uptick in Cape Charles business activity is welcome news.

So the Wave is pleased to report that Barbara Brown has opened a professional counseling office at 221 Mason Avenue.

Brown is a long-time Cape Charles resident, but until recently she conducted all her practice on Rogers Drive in Nassawadox. That worked well for clients on the northern end of the Eastern Shore, and she is maintaining her office there. But in response to “many requests from people down at this end for something closer,” Cape Charles now has a resident psychotherapist.

“Some day I would love to work here full time,” Brown says. “My office is located almost directly across from the medical center. If you look up to the second floor you will see a balcony with a green and white striped awning. It is two doors to the right of Dr. Titcomb’s eye office and is my office balcony. So I have a view of the harbor and town.


“I love feeling the energy of the town while I am working, and when the tall ships were in, I could see them from my chair inside. When clients enter my office here they often say how relaxing it is to look out to the harbor.

“I work with people aged 8 years and up. I do individual counseling as well as couples and family counseling. I also love it that when I get cancellations, I can take my dog Barney for a walk down to the beach or visit with my shopkeeper friends along Mason Avenue,” she told the Wave.

Brown began her private practice in Harrisonburg in 1982 and moved to the Eastern Shore in 1995. She holds a masters degree in psychology (from James Madison University), and is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. She has taught Abnormal and Behavioral Psychology at the college level, and worked for four years as an inpatient psychotherapist, including two years at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.

“I practice a positive-based humanistic form of psychotherapy, with the aim of helping each client develop needed strengths. My clientele range from children through senior citizens,” Brown says.

But she does have one bit of unfinished business:  “Barney, my Shar-Pei, wants to become a therapy dog —  but we are still in training.”

Brown can be reached at 757-442-3310. Her website is www.barbarambrown.com.



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