About Us

Dr. Gloria Brown

Emotional health is wealth. It builds self awareness, manages emotions and improves social ability; allowing people to develop healthy personal and working relationships.

Dr. Brown founded Our Very Special Place to help people understand and adopt the living principles of Emotional Intelligence™. The height of emotional and physical wellness is achieved by identifying, managing and removing personal and environmental triggers that cause emotional instability. Dr. Brown defines the process of discovery and correction as Emotional Intelligence™.

For over 20 years Dr. Brown has helped people manage depression, anxiety, phobias and disorders. Her therapy sessions have allowed people to not just live with these conditions, but to thrive. Our Very Special Place is symbolic of the tranquility within us all. It is the place where we feel the safest and most secured. Your Very Special Place is deeply rooted and cannot be accessed by a loved one, family or friends. Just you.

Dr. Brown's principles of Emotional Intelligence™ has, for many years, successfully guided people to discovery of their Very Special Place. The entire process involves:

  • Review of personal expectations and goals
  • Explore sources of extreme stress (known and subconscious)
  • Identify and monitor emotional patterns
  • Establish avoidance strategies for harmful emotional triggers

Dr Brown has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Family and Community Education from Columbia University. She teaches at several New York area colleges and conducts mental health seminars for the New York Department of Human Services. Dr. Brown is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She meets with clients individually and in group settings.

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