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Dr. Christine M. Brown


Assistant Professor

Programs/Classes Taught:

  • HSC 505 Diagnosis and Assessment
  • HSC 533 Counseling Practicum
  • HSC 504 Clinical Techniques
  • HSC 511 Professional Ethics in Counseling
  • HSC 581/582 Counseling Internship
  • HSC 542 Psychopharmacology

Areas of Expertise:

Children & Adolescent Mental Health
Trauma-informed care and teaching strategies
Self-efficacy related to persistence among first-generation college students


Dr. Christine Brown is a faculty in the Masters in Counseling Program. Christine began her counseling career in 1996 following the completion of her MA in Community Counseling at Chicago State University. She received her LCPC license from the State of Illinois in 2001 and has practiced in community mental health for the past 17 years. Her experience includes the provision of clinical mental health services with disadvantaged populations, including children, adolescents, families and older adults. Christine has specialized in system theory to address educational, child welfare, juvenile justice and health outcomes for individuals and their families. She is also passionate about preparing future counselors for the field and integrates reflection and multiculturalism to prepare counselors to serve diverse populations.

 Christine joined the NLU team as an adjunct professor in August 2017 and has developed a unique pedagogy for engaging graduate students. In May 2017, Christine was awarded the Minority Doctoral Fellowship from the National Board Certified Counselors that supported the completion of her dissertation. Lastly, Christine received her Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision in June 2018 from Governors State University, and at the same time joined the College full-time as an Assistant Professor

Christine is a native of Chicago where she continues to live and serve. She has been married for 25 years with two children ages 19 and 24. She enjoys spending time with her family, church, traveling, reading and serving as an advocate supporting access to mental health services in Chicago and abroad.

Dr. Christine M. Brown Vitae


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Chicago State University
  • Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Chicago State University
  • Doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision, Governors State University

Research and Interests:

First-generation college students and persistence

Trauma-informed care practices in counseling supervision and in the classroom

Dr. Christine M. Brown Teaching Philosophy

Contact Information:

Christine M. Brown, EdD, NCC, LCPC

College of Professional Studies & Advancement
National Louis University
122 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

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