Danielle Brown is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and field liaison for the Southeast region in the Virtual Academic Center at the University of Southern California. Previously, she served as a visiting clinical associate professor in field education and taught courses in practice, human behavior and mental health, and grief and loss at the University Park Campus.
Prior to her field education post, she was a school clinician at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles, California. In this role, she designed and supervised a field practicum for Master of Social Work students from USC and UCLA.
Brown has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults suffering from severe mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, substance-use recovery and trauma. Her clinical training includes a post-graduate fellowship at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. She is also a board certified dance/movement therapist.
In her private psychotherapy practice, Brown works with individuals, groups and communities, emphasizing the importance of the body in recovering from trauma and the inherently healing nature of dance, movement and creative expression. She works closely with the SIMS Foundation in Austin, Texas, providing mental health care to musicians and their families. She was elected secretary of the Texas Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association in 2016 and is a University Committee Task Force member for the EMDR International Association.