About The Brown Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders

This unique new specialty clinic in California is directed by Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., a Yale-trained clinical psychologist internationally recognized as a specialist in assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD and related problems for children, teenagers and adults, particularly those with high IQ.

His pioneering work highlights ADD/ADHD as essentially an inherited problem of the brain’s management system, its executive functions. His work on how the brain “googles” for motivation addresses the mystery of why those with ADD/ADHD are able to focus very well on specific tasks that interest them, but often struggle to mobilize themselves for other tasks they know they need to do.

After serving over 20 years on the clinical faculty of the Yale Medical School, Dr. Brown has now relocated to open his new clinic in Manhattan Beach, CA where he offers assessment and treatment for children, teenagers and adults using methods and a cutting-edge model he developed at Yale

In the Brown Clinic children, teenagers and adults can get comprehensive evaluation and treatment for attention and related problems which may be accompanied by difficulties that undermine success in school, college, grad school, employment, social relationships and/or family life.

  • Motivation problems
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Learning Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Behavior Problems
  • Aspergers and Autism Spectrum
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Sleep/Awakening Problems
  • Cognitive problems of menopause

In this clinic those diagnosed with attention and learning problems can also receive expert psychoeducational testing which may be required to obtain accommodations in schools, universities and for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or professional credentialing tests. Other available services include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and medication monitoring.


Director:  Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and then served on the Yale faculty for 25 years. He has published 30 peer-reviewed  scientific journal articles and 5 ground-breaking books on ADD/ADHD. He has given lectures at hospitals, medical schools, universities and for professional and advocacy groups throughout the U.S. and in more than 40 countries. Dr. Brown is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Clinical  Associate: Ryan J. Kennedy, DNP is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse trained in family practice. Dr. Kennedy specializes in assessment and treatment of ADHD and related problems; he has collaborated in research with Dr. Brown and has published scientific journal articles in the field. He provides assessment and treatment for ADHD and related problems.

Educational Consultant: Elizabeth A. Somilleda, M.A. is an experienced educator trained in special education who assists parents in understanding special education needs of their children with problems in attention, learning and behavior. She consults with parents and assists them in collaborating with schools to plan and monitor for appropriate education of children with special needs.

Psychiatric Consultant:   David A. Baron, D.O. is a respected psychiatrist who specializes in assessment and treatment of concussions and cognitive impairments in athletes as well as in ADHD and related problems. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and has published articles in scientific journals.

Location­: The Brown Clinic is located in Suite 218 at 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

­Appointments: Information and appointments can be obtained by calling 310-590-7181 or by emailing info@BrownADHDclinic.com. The clinic does not accept direct payment from insurance. Payment is due at the time of service. Credit cards are accepted.