Ky Brown, MS
Ky holds a Masters Degree in Couples Therapy and also in Hydrology. He is a registered MFT intern in Oregon and works with individuals, couples, and families. Ky believes that therapy is a uniquely powerful opportunity for personal growth and change. His aim as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients by exploring and examining key aspects of their lives to address underlying needs and desired growth. Ky specializes in treating relationship issues, resolving past trauma, managing anxiety and depression, substance addiction, navigating life and career transitions, and working with issues related to masculinity.
Ky takes a warm, empathetic, direct, and non-judgmental approach to working with clients and ensuring a secure and safe space. He believes that all people are capable of change no matter what they have experienced in the past or are currently working through. Ky recognizes the interconnectedness of our minds and bodies when working towards healing and helps clients to learn to regulate their emotions, thoughts, and body sensations through an integration of various tools. Ky practices a mindfulness approach in sessions for helping clients learn to stay in the present moment and remain connected to themselves through the process of therapy.
Ky is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s Couples and Family Therapy Program. Prior to working at Bend Family Therapy, Ky worked at Looking Glass Counseling Services in Eugene where he provided therapy to individual adults and teens, as well as couples and families. Before becoming a therapist, Ky spent many years working as an environmental scientist, educator, and creative entrepreneur. After working with a wide diversity of career professionals, community members, and K-12 and college students, Ky choose to become a therapist to help others gain insight and achieve their desired change goals.
Ky is trained in a variety of therapeutic models which include: Attachment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic Therapy, Career Counseling, and Ecotherapy. Ky’s therapeutic approach is informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology as well. Ky is currently working towards his LMFT licensure in the State of Oregon, as well as pursuing additional training in Ecotherapy and Somatic therapy.
Ky recognizes the incredible healing power of nature and the vitality expressed in the outdoors. He regularly can be found outside in Oregon with his partner chasing mountains and rivers. Ky also actively participates in the practice of yoga and mindfulness meditation for well-being.