Hal Brown, LICSW

  • Clinician
Hal Sposato

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Professional/Clinical Interests:

  • Trans/GNC/NB/ gender identity
  • Identity Development
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Disability
  • Spirituality
  • Cultural humility and social justice issues
  • Family of origin
  • Relationships & interpersonal distress
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Trauma

What clients may notice about my therapeutic style:

Pain is a part of life, but my goal is to collaborate with my clients to limit the experience of suffering. I was psychodynamically trained, which informs my approach to treatment and interventions – I am inclined to think about my clients’ lived experiences as foundational details in the landscape of their current challenges or concerns. My style also incorporates concepts & skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

I use curiosity, warmth, and authenticity to create a safe and non-judgmental environment. I attend to what’s happening in the room, in our relationship, in your other relationships, and I may draw connections between things/contexts, or reflect things in a way that you find leads you to hear it or think about it differently. I’m here to accompany you in the process of recognizing where you’ve been, what you’re doing, and what you may want to do next.

Campus Liaison Roles, Outreach Positions and Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Instructor of “THRIVE” skills group
  • Liaison to Lyon’s Legacy LLC

When I’m not at work...

I like doing puzzles & playing games, learning through reading & watching documentaries, hiking & being in nature.


  • M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work (clinical social work)
  • B.A., Brandeis University (women's, gender and sexuality studies)