February 2016 and May 2009 Sandra L. Brown

Sandra L. Brown

Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.


Sandra L. Brown has worked for 20 years in the field of Victimology and has provided individual and group counseling to hundreds of survivors, faithfully helping those caught in the cycle of abuse.

She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, is the previous founder & director of Bridgework, Inc., a comprehensive mental health center for the treatment of victimization and emotional trauma disorders, and is the current founder and director of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction.

She has been a consultant to hospitals, nonprofit agencies, and human service providers in Victimology, and has written books and articles on the subject of victimization, as well as lectured at colleges and workshops on the subject.

She has designed and established residential treatment programs for abused women both through her agency and for other hospital and nonprofit organizations.

Her “Dangerous Man” book landed Sandra on 50 TV shows, almost 70 radio shows, in 15 major newspapers, national magazines, and in magazines in other countries. She is a relationship expert on several women’s on-line websites, and the author of ‘How to Spot a Dangerous Man,’ ‘Counseling Victims of Violence: A Handbook for Helping Professionals’ and others.


“The inability to grow to any emotional or spiritual depth, the inability to change and sustain change, and the inability to develop insight about how one’s behavior negatively affects others—clearly is the number one public health problem. It has led my crusade for public pathology education for the last 20 years.”

Sandra: How and Why I Got Started in Pathology

Safe Relationships Magazine

Sandra’s books

The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction

The Counseling Center