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Positive Choices

Positive Choices is a local profit counseling service located in both Lafayette, and  Vidalia LA.

They provide services such as:

  • unstructured observation while obtaining biographical and social information

  • focused questions about current symptoms

  • formalized psychological tests

About

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POSITIVE CHOICES WAS FOUNDED IN 1999 WHEN EDWARD AND CAROLYN BROWN SAW A NEED FOR TARGETED, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN CONCORDIA PARISH AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

 

BY OFFERING CONSISTENT, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT BACKED BY GENUINE INTEREST IN THE WELFARE AND OUTCOMES OF CLIENTS, POSITIVE CHOICES BECAME THE COUNSELING AGENCY OF CHOICE IN CONCORDIA PARISH AND SURROUNDING AREAS. POSITIVE CHOICES EXPANDED TO SERVE THE ADULT POPULATION AND CONTINUES TO GROW!

 

COUNSELING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY LICENSED PSYCHOLOGISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS. SERVICES MAY ALSO BE PROVIDED BY OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, SOME OF WHOM ARE IN TRAINING. ALL PROFESSIONALS-IN- TRAINING ARE SUPERVISED BY LICENSED STAFF. WE ADHERE TO THE STANDARDS FOR QUALITY CARE MANDATED BY OUR ACCREDITATION THROUGH THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (JCAHCO).

Founders

Carolyn Brown MS

Carolyn A. Brown, MS earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University A&M College in Rehabilitation Psychology, and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. As co-founder of Positive Choices Counseling Services, Incorporated, she has served on the board of directors, and as an administrator, acts as liaison between the corporation and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), and other stakeholders.

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Edward Brown
MSW, LMSW

Mr. Edward J. Brown, MSW, LMSW is Founder and Executive Director of Positive Choices Counseling Services, Incorporated. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University School of Social Work. Mr. Brown is a 1990 graduate of Southern University and A & M College where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology. Mr. Brown has dedicated over 26 years of his career to diagnosing and treating individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including but not limited to depression, psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, childhood behavioral disorders including oppositional defiant disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

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