3362 Big Pine Trail, Suite A, Champaign, Illinois 61822


Dean Brown, JD, LCSW


Dean Brown, JD, LCSW

I have extensive experience both as an attorney and clinical therapist.  Gradually as I watched parties battle each other through the legal system in an all or nothing war, I moved from providing traditional legal representation to providing mediation services.  Moving away from the confrontational and unpredictable nature of legal proceedings was my motivation to specialize in mediation.

My professional skills and experiences allow me to guide parties to a mutually acceptable solution, and my intent has always been to combine my legal and clinical experience and apply them to situations that can be mediated.  I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters’s degree in Social Work (MSW), and from Saint Louis University with a Juris Doctorate (JD).  

In the past several years, I have contracted with private and governmental entities, and have applied my skills in a variety of settings including courtrooms handling litigation and making recommendations to judges in a variety of contested matters.  I have specialized in contested divorce and custody matters, but have also mediated a multitude of disputes over the years.  I am a mediator because I truly believe mediation to be the best way to resolve disputes.


Better for divorcing parties and better for families in general. The fact that outcomes are mutually agreed upon results in practical solutions that actually work in the real world.  All of the primary issues that encompass the divorce process can be part of the mediation process.  Custody issues can be mediated as a part of a divorce, part of a post-divorce situation, or separately in general.

Other Mediation Services Provided

Mediation can be applied in most disputes where court avoidance or presenting the court with an agreed-upon settlement is the goal. Other disputes that can be mediated include, but are not limited to: contractual disputes, real estate disputes, financial disputes, employment disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and many other issues.


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About Insight Therapy

Insight Therapy is a professional mental health private practice located in Champaign - Urbana. Insight Therapy offers individual therapy, couples counseling, family counseling, and professional mediation services to clients of all ages and issues.

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Insight Therapy, LLC
3362 Big Pine Trail
Suite A
Champaign, Illinois 61822

Phone: (217) 383-0151
Fax: (217) 633-4555

Practice Areas

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Couples Counseling, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Survivor, School Anxiety, Women's Issues, Relationship Issues, BiPolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Family Issues, Couples Counseling, Mediation, and more!