Letitia Browne-James, PhD, LMHC, NCC

Full-Time Faculty Member

I am a Counselor Educator and Supervisor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Counselor, and Qualified Clinical Supervisor for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists seeking licensure in Florida. I am also a Florida Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor. I have over ten years of experience working with adults, children, families, and couples in a variety of clinical settings as a counselor and clinical administrator; and am the Founder and Owner of Victorious Living Counseling & Consulting. I serve as a Full-Time Faculty at Adler Graduate School and Adjunct Faculty at Stetson University, helping to train students working on their master’s in counseling. 

My teaching philosophy is learner-centered and eclectic, which include using experiential activities, lectures, and written assignments to meet the diverse learning styles of adult learners. Additionally, I approach teaching from a constructivist perspective, which involves me being open to learning as well as teaching. I enjoy using relevant examples from my professional experiences in my teaching and encourage students to do the same to facilitate everyone’s learning in the classroom. I also use appropriate humor to create a balance of lightheartedness and knowledge in class. Some of my goals for students are to expand their worldview and increase their cultural, ethical, and advocacy skills in counseling. I strive to be a resource for students to facilitate their professional and personal development to aid in creating global social change.  For example, I present globally on issues of racial and other types microaggressions, human trafficking, gatekeeping in counseling, multicultural pedagogy and supervision, and the intersections of mental and physical health issues and share that knowledge with my students. 

I am passionate about serving and advocating for persons from marginalized populations to create global positive social change. Therefore, I am the Current Treasurer of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), President-Elect of the Florida Counseling Association, a Past President of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and a Past President of Chi Sigma Iota Omega Zeta Chapter at Walden University. I serve as a Non-Physician Board Member on the American Board of Internal Medicine Specialty Board and an Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board Member at Patients Like Me where I help to amplify the voices of patients living with medical and mental health conditions and illnesses. I serve on the Advisory Board of the Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT Team) at Aspire Health Partners in Orlando, Florida where a multidisciplinary team uses an integrative approach to help persons living with severe mental illnesses. I am also a member of the Orange County Chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Bethune-Cookman University’s Alumni Association.

Education: 

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Specialization:  Counseling and Social Change

M.A. in Counselor Education and Supervision, The University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL          

Concentration:  Mental Health Counseling

                      Specializations: Marriage & Family Therapy & Play Therapy

B.S. in Psychology, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

Licensure: 
LMHC
Email address: 
letitia.browne-james@alfredadler.edu
Office Phone: 
321-209-8219
Fax: 
321-445-5601
Professional Membership: 
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Florida Counseling Association
  • Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Patients Like Me Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board Member
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Non-Physician Board Member  
  • American Counseling Association 
  • Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy                                                  
Professional Practice: 

Founder and Owner of Victorious Living Counseling & Consulting, LLC in Orlando, Florida.

Select Publications: 

 

Select Presentations: 
  • Browne-James, L. (2019). How I bridge the gap in mental health in my community and beyond: How can you bridge gaps? National Board for Certified Counselors Bridging the Gap Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Browne-James, L. (2019). Black Christian women and mental health. I Am My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Empowerment and Business Expo, Casselberry, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L. (2019). Aspire women empowerment health summit panelist. Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L. (2019). Black Christian women and mental health. I Am My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Empowerment and Business Expo, Casselberry, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L., Niles, E., Paro, C., Davis, E., & Manzano, E. (2019). Multicultural development: Considerations in counselor education and supervision [Video webinar]. Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development 2019 Webinar Series.

  • Browne-James, L., Bradham-Cousar, M., Henesy, R., & Walker, Q. Microaggressions and the Intersections of people with disabilities, persons of color and, LGBTQIAA. American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Browne-James, L. (2018). Counseling human trafficking survivors and perpetrators: Systemic theory and practice implications. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Tampa, FL. 

  • Browne-James, L., & Niles, E., & (2018). Gatekeeping in counseling. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Tampa, FL. 

  • McRae, L., & Browne-James, L. (2018). Multicultural counseling and advocacy: Integrating experiential pedagogy to increase counselor competencies. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Tampa, FL. 

  • Browne-James, L. (2018). Domestic Violence: Implications for Community and Social Services Professionals. Orange County Neighborhood Center for Families Conference, Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L., Henesy, R., & Brandham-Cousar, M. (2018). Microaggressions experienced by persons of color, LGBTQIA, and those living with disabilities: Implications for counseling [Video webinar]. Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

  • Balva, D., Browne-James, L., & Niles, E. (2018). The globalization of trauma: Implications for multicultural and social justice counseling. Florida Counseling Association Trauma Symposium, Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L., Henesy, R., & Brandham-Cousar, M. (2018). Microaggressions experienced by persons of color, LGBTQIAA, and those living with disabilities: Implications for counseling [Video webinar]. Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

  • Browne-James, L., & Jamieson, H. (2018). Human trafficking typologies: A global epidemic and implications for counseling [Live streamed featured session]. American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Retrieved fromhttps://aca.digitellinc.com/aca/sessions/10901/view

  • Browne-James, L. (2018). Microaggressions: Implications for counseling and supervision [Video webinar]. Omega Zeta Chi Sigma Iota 2018 Webinar Series. Retrieved from https://www.face book.com/groups/180558925839/?multi_perm alinks=1015542278088 5840 &notif_id= 1523962721640398&notif_t=group_activity&ref=notif

  • Browne-James, L., & Jacobson-McRae, L., (2017). Counseling human trafficking survivors and perpetrators: Systemic theory and practice implications. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, California. 

  • McRae, L., & Browne-James, L. (2017). Counseling human trafficking survivors and perpetrators: Systemic theory and practice implications [Video webinar]. Omega Zeta Chi Sigma Iota 2018 Webinar Series.  

  • McRae, L., & Browne-James, L. (2017). Human trafficking typologies:  A global epidemic and implications for counselors. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.FCA Trauma Symposium. (2017). Communal trauma: Keynote panelist. Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L., & Niles, E., & (2017). Gatekeeping in counseling. Florida Behavioral Health Conference, Orlando, Florida.

  • Niles, E. & Browne-James, L. (2017). Incorporating trauma-informed care into clinical practice. 2017 FCA Trauma Symposium, Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L., & Jacobson-McRae, L., (2017). Counseling human trafficking survivors and perpetrators: Systemic theory and practice implications. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, California. 

  • Jacobson-McRae, L., & Browne-James, L. (2016). Understanding sex trafficking:  A system approach to counseling. Florida Counseling Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L., Niles, E., & Thompson, J. (2016). Microaggressions:  Implications for counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors. ACA 2016 Conference, Montreal,Canada.

  • Jacobson, L., & Browne-James, L. (2016). Understanding sex trafficking:  A system approach to counseling survivors. ACA 2016 Conference, Montreal, Canada.

  • Browne-James, L., & Jacobson, L. (2016). Human trafficking:  Counselor implications within and outside U.S. borders. UCF Counseling Conference, Orlando, Florida.

  • Browne-James, L. (2015). Patients like me employee development retreat keynotespeech:  Living with epilepsy. Boston, Massachusetts

Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Letitia has been teaching at the master’s level in counseling since 2015. Have taught classes such as Advising Forums; Academic Residencies; Multicultural Counseling; Addictions Counseling; Evaluation and Assessment Counseling; Group Counseling; Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity; Counseling Practicum for School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Students; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Internship.

Awards (Academic & Professional): 
  • National Board for Certified Counselors Excellence in Clinical Mental Health with Underserved Populations, 2019
  • Bethune Cookman University 2019 40 Under 40 Alumni Recipient 
  • 2019 Black Women Handling Business Women in Medicine Award 
  • National Board for Certified Counselors Doctoral Minority Fellow, 2017
  • Chi Sigma Iota-Omega Zeta Chapter Outstanding Doctoral Student, 2017
  • Valencia College Woman of Distinction Award, 2017
  • Orlando Strong Governor’s Medal of Unity, 2016
  • Epilepsy Scholarship Recipient, 2015
  • IMHOTEP Undergraduate 1st Place Student Research Award, 2003
Areas of Interest: 

Multicultural Issues in Counseling, MFT Issues in Counseling, Gatekeeping, Intersections of Mental Health and Physical Health Concerns, Counseling Children and Adolescents

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

I like the diversity in the programs (land-based and online), Diversity among students, Faculty and Staff, Emphasis on multicultural and Social Justice Issues in Counseling.