Meet Dr. Kennedy
Dr. Kennedy is our Associate Director. He has been a founder of the Brown Clinic in Manhattan Beach since we opened its doors in 2017. However, for the last 12 years he has worked with our Clinic Director, Dr. Brown.
He is a specialist in the evaluation for ADHD and sees new patients of all ages, starting with children as young as 4 year's old. Additionally, for follow-up and treatment, he has developed an expertise in clinical psychopharmacology for ADHD and Related Disorders.
He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy and often sees young patients with their parents to improve target behaviors and emotional well-being. He also offers consultations to help patients improve their academic and work performance, executive function skills, and help the learning process to build important skills for living a productive and healthy life.
Co-Author in The World Federation of ADHD Guide:
Chapter 4: Establishing a Psychosocial Plan to Manage ADHD
A note from Dr. Kennedy,
"One of the most important things about my career is building strong relationships with my patients. I've heard from hundreds of patients that had poor experiences with medication and gave up on treatment... "
"I have found that when my appointments are not confined to the typical, short 15-minute appointments, and instead have an hour together, that I can carefully listen to my patients and their families and build a solid doctor/patient relationship. This is my practice philosophy for providing meaningful care and its essential for sustaining long-term successful treatment."
My goal is to help provide my patients and families with the tools they need to maximize their potential.
Dr. Kennedy received his doctorate in Nursing Practice from Quinnipiac University. He has a special interest in assessment and treatment of ADHD and related problems across the lifespan.
In 2011 Dr. Kennedy began working with Dr. Brown assisting in research for publications and traveling to national and international conferences on ADHD in the U.S. and more than 12 other countries.
Since 2017 he has worked full-time as Clinical Associate Director in the Brown Clinic for ADHD and Related Disorders in Manhattan Beach, California. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author with Dr. Brown of a chapter in the first open-access eBook published by the World Federation of ADHD. He also provides mentoring regarding ADHD for Pediatric Resident Physicians from UCLA.
With the integration of Dr. Kennedy’s experience paired with Dr. Brown’s expertise in clinical psychology, together they collaborate to provide a unique approach of medical and psychological care for patients and their families at The Brown Clinic.