Dr. Gerald BrownGerald Brown

Dr. Gerald Brown (Doc Brown) is owner of Inner Compass Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting PLLC in Cornelius, NC and Statesville, NC.  He is passionate about fatherhood issues, immigrant concerns, and specializes in trauma work.  Doc Brown has presented at various conferences and has a multitude of experience training organizations and corporations in diversity and multicultural resilience.  He believes in helping individuals, couples, and families find meaning and integrate that meaning with various resiliencies in order to live purposefully and vibrantly.  He is married with two daughters ages 13 and 5.  


  • Daddy Daughter/Son Breakfasts

    Apr 19, 2018
    As fathers we can easily get caught up in the daily grind of jockeying for higher societal position, heftier pay, elevated prestige or title, owning homes and businesses, writing books, presenting at conferences but I have yet to see a headstone that read, “I wish I had devoted more time to my work or business.”
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  • Reflecting on our Needs as Fathers

    Mar 08, 2018
    There is a big difference with respect to wants and needs in our daily lives. Needs are necessary to survive (food, air, water, shelter, freedom, fun, power, and of course LOVE). Wants are things we believe we need but are not necessarily imperative to our daily survival (jewelry, Xbox, designer shoes, etc.).
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  • New Year Resolutions for Dads

    Jan 09, 2018
    It is that cooooold time of the year again when the hot chocolate is flowing, fleece blankets abound, the fuzzy slippers are preferred footwear, and the mind wanders to the potential and possibility of a new year.
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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Texting our Teens

    Dec 13, 2017
    Teens are tough nuts to crack. I admit with my 14 year old (soon to be 15) I sometimes wonder how to express how much I care for her (in a non-sappy manner) and also being assertive with her when I need to communicate my displeasure on something she has said or done.
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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: 4 Ways to Teach Our Kids the Importance of Humility

    Nov 01, 2017
    In our day and time it appears that many kids are being taught the importance of being seen and collecting followers rather than finding ways to help others. Our popular culture is ruled by narcissists who are addicted to social media, selfies, and slap dash one-upmanship.
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