Anna Lee Brown

Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Anna Lee Brown

Anna Lee Brown is a clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience providing counseling and supervision. Her clinical practice orients from trauma-informed, Adlerian, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy perspectives. Currently a Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral candidate, Brown’s dissertation research focuses on how a counselor’s transcendent experiences impact the level of empathy for their clients. The power of Christ’s redeeming love shapes her view of self, others, and using counseling to help to heal a hurting world. Brown’s other research interests include multiracial identity development, mindfulness, and centering prayer. Prior to Montreat College, Brown worked at Mt. Prospect Academy in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and New Vista in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Brown holds a B.A. in Psychology from Asbury University and M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Regent University and is thrilled to join the counseling faculty at Montreat bringing experience from the field into the classroom, training students to become competent, ethical and effective counselors. 

Anna Lee Brown is married to her beloved Matthew and enjoys traveling, climbing, and camping with their three young children.


Brown, Anna Lee. “Nature Based Counseling: Client Treatment and Counselor Self-Preservation.” Kentucky Counseling Association Conference (2021).  

Stratton, Steve, Brown, Anna Lee, Cowen, Hannah, Ladwig, Matt & Monroe, Zach. “Contemplative Practices and Counselor Education in a Faith-based Graduate Education.” Kentucky Counseling Association Conference (2021). 

Kongkaw, Pensiri, Dean, LaShauna, Brown, Anna Lee, Durant, Pierre & Luck, Jordan.  “When Silence is Violence: An Antiracist Adlerian Approach for Addressing Racism through Counselor Education.” Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (Oct. 2021). 

Brown, Anna Lee. “EcoWellness: Mindfulness Takes a Breath of Fresh Air.” Association of Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference (June 2021). 

Jenkins, Alicea, Solomon, Susana, & Brown, Anna Lee. “Multiracial Identity Development Research: Narrative Reflections from Emerging Adults.” Association of Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference (June 2021). 

Brown, Anna Lee & Solomon, Susana. “Breaking Barriers: Creative Expressions via Telehealth Counseling.” North Carolina Counselors Association Conference (Feb. 2021). 

Brown, Anna Lee. “Building Resiliency Through Group Counseling.” Chi Sigma Iota Florida Statewide Conference (Feb. 2021).