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.  


  • 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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  • 5 Ways to Welcome Fall

    Oct 04, 2017
    It is that beautiful time of the year again (my favorite season) when the leaves turn a cornucopia of colors blazing across varying landscapes across our nation. Fall is a busy time for many of us especially when we have to make sure our kids are staying on track academically.
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  • Teaching Tolerance During Intolerant Times

    Sep 01, 2017
    I believe it is our duties as fathers to speak the truth to our sons and daughters about this country’s shadow which many in positions of privilege are able to ignore and walk past each day. I find that having discussions with our children is the key to awareness and planting seeds of cultural empathy.
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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Celebrating July 4th Fireworks

    Jul 10, 2017
    On July 4th our family attended a local fireworks show to celebrate our country’s independence and freedom. Initially, we were not planning to go anywhere as I have recently injured my left knee playing soccer and we were going to celebrate by watching some fireworks on the TV.
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