Kea Brown, Psy.D.
Aloha! I am excited to join Vanderbilt as a postdoctoral fellow for the 22-23 academic year! My goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment conducive to navigating stressors and considering realistic, adaptive alternatives. I utilize humanistic and systemic approaches to therapy to collaboratively explore helpful ways to organize different experiences, while empowering students to acknowledge their unique strengths.
Kea obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu. With an undergraduate background in both film and psychology from the University of Hawai‘i, she has a special interest in stories of human experience. Growing up in Hawai‘i has taught her the value of diversity in individual experiences. Kea cultivated her clinical skills in hospital, school, and community mental health settings before continuing to gain experience in a university counseling center during her pre-doctoral internship at Miami University Student Counseling Service in Oxford, OH.
Kea enjoys traveling, art, trying new food, being active with surfing or running, and binge watching a captivating series here and there.