Dr. Anna Lee Brown

Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Anna Lee Brown

Dr. Anna Lee Brown became a licensed clinical mental health counselor in 2009 and a counseling supervisor in 2016. Her current counseling practice LPCC-S (KY) and LCMHC (NC) orients from trauma-informed, Adlerian, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy perspectives. Brown’s recent research found a counselor’s spiritually transcendent experiences positively predict the level of compassion and empathy for others. Other research interests include racial equity, mindfulness, and centering prayer. Prior to Montreat College, she worked at Asbury University’s Center for Counseling in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Dr. Brown holds a B.A. in Psychology from Asbury University, M.A. in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. She is thrilled to join the counseling faculty at Montreat College, bringing experience from the field into the classroom, and training students to become reflexive, ethical, and effective counselors.

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


Brown, A.L. (2022). Are Counselors Who Experience Spiritual Transcendence More Compassionate and Empathic? Implications for Treatment and Counselor Education. [Doctoral Dissertation, Regent University]. ProQuest.

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).