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.  


  • 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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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Avoiding Boredom this Summer

    Jun 12, 2017
    Inevitably after 5 days of no school into their summer vacation, your child will begin to complain that there is nothing to do and they are bored of playing video games or watching TV. I recommend that the planning for summer begins at least a couple of months ahead of the last day of school.
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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Birthday Traditions

    May 18, 2017
    I believe asking about cultural traditions in an evaluation/clinical assessment is important because many people forget to describe their family’s cultural traditions including how birthdays were or were not celebrated.
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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Hiddenite Family Adventure

    Apr 26, 2017
    So in previous posts I have discussed the importance of one on one quality time with your child. Quality time meaning no interruptions via TV, Ipads, Iphones, video games, and other technological distractions.
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