Board Certified Physician-Psychiatrist, Author & Speaker
Grant H Brenner MD FAPA
About the Practice
With each of his patients, Dr Brenner looks for innate strengths and untapped areas of potential. He has found that many people have a wellspring of resilience and possibility they are often missing. He works dynamically and collaboratively with each patient to create a learning, healing, therapeutic environment in which to make great strides personally and professionally.
Dr Brenner’s methodologies draw upon a wide range of neuroscientific and psychological theories, as well as his personal and professional experience as a therapist, educator, entrepreneur, and psychiatrist. Fundamentally, his approach is psychoanalytic - which is the idea that listening and allowing the psyche’s self-righting processes to work are paramount, as is understanding developmental influences as part of refining one’s identity and sense of place in the world. Dr Brenner’s therapeutic approach is results driven but recognizes and respects the impenetrable role of time in the process of personal development. It has been his consistent finding that we all have an enormous capacity for positive change, when given the correct perspective and insight.
Dr Grant Brenner is experienced with cognitive-behavioral and other structured approaches, compassion-informed practice, meditative and body-oriented approaches, trauma-informed work, and a wide range of psychiatric theories and approaches. Fundamentally, his blended and highly personalized therapeutic approach helps to bridge and translate among multiple, seemingly contradictory perspectives, and find a common ground from which to spur forward momentum.
Dr Brenner is a board certified physician-psychiatrist and prescribes medications with a conservative evidence-based approach. He utilizes a comprehensive psychological and medical evaluation to make sure treatable issues are not missed, and will assist with referrals and communicate with other professionals in ensuring care is comprehensive.
A PERSONAL STORY
Dr Grant Brenner grew up in a culture and family immersed in self-exploration, psychoanalysis, psychology, growth and change, science and curiosity. Early on, he felt a desire to become a therapist, and before that, a scientist. As he grappled with his own challenges and inner forces, he followed a meandering path from physics to psychology, from surgery to psychiatry, ultimately entering psychoanalytic training and private practice in 2002.
With almost 20 years in private practice, Dr Grant Brenner has developed a creative, results-driven approach to help his patients understand themselves, identify and breakdown limiting patterns, and realize their most fulfilling and complete potential.
It is his personal mission to help others, and through this, change the world for the better.
In this pursuit, Dr Brenner is the principal and co-founder of Neighborhood Psychiatry, an NYC-based group practice. He is the author and co-editor of Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience as well as co-author of Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy and Relationship Sanity: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships.
Dr Grant Brenner is a board certified physician-psychiatrist, an entrepreneur, author, teacher, speaker and not-for-profit board member. He has been featured on a variety of top ranked psychology resources and media as a thought leader and contributor.
Fellow of APA (American Psychiatric Association)
Fellow of NYAM (New York Academy of Medicine)
GAP Committee co-Chair (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Co-Chair of Disasters and the World Committee, Senior Fellow
Assistant Clinical Professor MSBI Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Faculty of Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis, Certificate Program in Trauma Studies, teaches advanced seminar on the Neurobiology of Trauma
Member of the Board of Directors, Vibrant Emotional Health