A unique, results driven approach

Utilizing a unique combination of cutting edge neuroscientific theories and adaptive personal engagement, Dr Grant Brenner’s creative and highly personalized approach allows his patients to realize who they really are and create transformative and undeniable positive change, within themselves and the relationships around them.

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Psychotherapy comes in many forms. Key factors are the therapeutic relationship, the directiveness of the approach, and what the conversation is about. For psychoanalytic approaches, the work is more open-ended and organic. Self-awareness is transformative and we are capable of changing through insight. Structured approaches, the most well-known being cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), focuses on identifying and fixing the problematic mental habits which are contributing to suffering. Dr Brenner’s foundations are in both areas, and he takes an adaptive approach that is dynamically responsive to each person’s needs over the course of treatment.


Professional Performance Optimization

More often than most are able to admit, obstacles to professional development are hidden within psychological blind spots. Many times, we play out unconscious destructive repetitions in the workplace, just as we do in other contexts. By identifying areas of strength and challenge, issues like personality, communication style, unconscious bias, poor self-esteem, and failure to fully wield one’s full potential are addressed in a compassionate and targeted way to bring out the best. Frank and fair appraisal, dialogue, in partnership with testing and adopting updated practices adds up to work advancement, increased satisfaction, and ultimately, a greater sense of fulfillment and purpose.


Personal Development

All can be going well, and then for reasons unknown, we run into trouble. We can get stuck, at a loss for how to move forward, or even encounter self-defeating behaviors which catch us off guard. This can be deeply unsettling, anxiety-provoking, and confusing. Things we believed we’d resolved can return with great force. There is no substitute for working with a clear-headed expert well-versed in all the twists and turns of the human psyche, to quickly identify core issues and address them with a variety of tools ranging from active thought-partnering to solve problems, addressing core personality and self-care issues, and employing creative, highly interactive approaches to catalyze change and open up the floodgates for new, constructive experiences.


Relationship Counseling

Human relationships, while much simpler than they appear when we are caught up in distress and conflict, are straightforward to navigate when armed with a few basic tools. Understanding partners’ individual contributions, including ways of relating as well as past history, allows us to see how people match up and also where they clash. Concrete communication tools can create safe spaces for new dialogue, allowing for mutual respect and recognition, and paving the way for greater relationship satisfaction. Couples can work together on relationship issues, and individuals can develop skills and insights to enable them to be agents of positive change.


Depressive Disorder Therapy

Depressive conditions can range from mild to moderate to severe, and call for different, dynamic, and adaptive approaches in order to effectively treat. In addition to medication management for more severe treatment, newer biological therapies show promise where medication may be insufficient. Psychotherapy plays an important role to address underlying issues, when depression is not purely biological in origin but is also arising from psychological issues and external stressors. The treatment of depressive disorders requires a comprehensive and nuanced approach, making sure that accompanying issues such as developmental adversity, co-occurring problems like anxiety and character traits, and other contributing factors are taken into consideration to ensure effective care.


Trauma Resilience

There are many different ways of being resilient in the face of adversity. Research shows that several key factors contribute to resilience. Some of these factors are innate and inherited, neurobiological and genetic, such as certain neurotransmitter levels. Other factors are acquired, either as the result of social learning, or environmental factors – or the result of the interaction between nature and nurture, a cutting-edge field know as “epigenetics”. The key to resilience is in knowing which aspects are under our influence, and focusing efforts to optimize those factors. Adversity creates opportunities for learning and growth, often stirring up unresolved issues. Working with an experienced guide helps to navigate the difficult terrain of traumatic experience, avoiding common pitfalls to arrive at a better place.