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    Scranton, Pa. (June 11, 2020) - Originally from Dickson City, Colleen Brown, Psy.D., recently returned to the area to join The Wright Center for Community Health as its first licensed psychologist. Dr. Brown specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health issues, but has specialized training with children with severe mental illness as well as those who have experienced abuse or violence. At the Wright Center, Dr. Brown will complete both therapy services and psychological assessments for patients of all ages. 
    Dr. Brown graduated from Mid Valley Secondary Center in Throop, and earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a master’s degree in general psychology from New York University, and graduated from La Salle University, Philadelphia, with master’s and doctorate degrees, both in clinical psychology. 
    For the past two years, Dr. Brown worked as an outpatient clinician at a private practice in the Cayman Islands. She has worked in a variety of settings in the United States, including community mental health clinics, day/partial hospitalization programming, crisis programming, residential settings, school settings and juvenile detention facilities in Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. 
    Dr. Brown will see patients at the Wright Center’s Scranton Practice, 501 S. Washington Ave., on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and its Mid Valley Practice, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 570-230-0019. 
    The Wright Center’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of our community through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve. This mission is carried out in two complementary entities: The Wright Center for Community Health (TWCCH) and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (TWCGME).

    TWCCH is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike with a growing network of nine existing community health centers throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties that provide safety net, comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare, including medical, dental, mental health/substance abuse and Ryan White HIV services, to medically underserved populations regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

    TWCGME is the largest, national Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium that is dedicated to training compassionate, highly skilled physicians in community immersed clinical learning networks collectively striving to address our nation’s physician shortage and related healthcare access disparities.

    For more information, visit TheWrightCenter.org.
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