Kristy L. Brown, LMHC, NCC, CADC
I would be honored to continue serving on the AMHCA board as Midwest Region Director.
Kristy L. Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Iowa. She is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA (CACREP) with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2004. Kristy currently serves as a Behavioral Health Specialist, working with a special population of clientele in the state of Iowa with the highest need of complex concerns. Additionally, she has previous experience as a clinician, both at a psychiatric mental health institute (PMIC) and on outpatient levels for children, adolescents, adults, and family therapy. Kristy specializes in trauma and is a certified trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapist (TF-CBT). She is trained in Discovery for sexual abuse victims under the age of 6. Kristy has recently been trained as a volunteer for the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals and Psychological First Aid.
Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
Kristy has been active with her state chapter for a number of years where she has served as President Elect in 2013, President from 2013-2015, and is currently in the role of Past President from 2015-2017. Within these roles, she has had the opportunity to network with a number of individuals in our profession and advocate for mental health counselors. Kristy helps promote awareness for mental health by attending and volunteering for events such as golf tournaments, conferences, board meetings, and other community functions, along with being active regarding legislative policies.
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
Kristy has been an active member of AMHCA since 2013. Kristy has participated at AMHCA Leadership for the last four years in Washington DC, Seattle, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. In July 2015, Kristy co-presented at the leadership conference on ways to successfully build state chapters. Kristy served on the AMHCA State Chapter Relations committee in 2015, to help strengthen state chapters. She was appointed to the AMHCA board of directors for the position of Midwest Region Director in October 2016 and is actively serving in this position.
Kristy’s goals are to continue to represent the Midwest Region, serving as a liaison between the state boards and AMHCA board, supporting the development of leaders. She would like to continue to strengthen relationships with other advocates in the mental health community. Having helped develop a strong chapter on the Iowa board, Kristy’s goal is to continue to serve in that capacity on the national level, joining each of you in supporting our profession.
2013-2014 AMHCA State Chapter Development Grant $2,500 for IMHCA
2014-2015 AMCHA Outstanding Membership Growth as a State Chapter for IMHCA
2014-2015 State of Iowa’s Pass the Love's Award of Excellence Nominee
2015-2016 AMHCA Outstanding State Chapter Award for IMHCA