Grant Hilary Brenner MD, DFAPA



Grant Hilary Brenner, MD, FAPA is a psychiatrist known for empowering clients to overcome stubborn obstacles, unleash entrepreneurship, and maintain resilience. Dr. Brenner brings nearly two decades of consultation, workshops, lectures, therapy and coaching to his clients, which range from individuals seeking to overcome emotional barriers to leaders seeking to function better at work. It emphasizes a humanistic and integrative perspective, working flexibly and creatively to tailor therapy to the individual.

Dr. Brenner is board certified and a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a faculty member at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, former Director of Trauma Services at the William Alanson White Institute and Co-Chair of Vibrant Emotional Health’s Crisis and Emotional Care Team Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the Disaster, Injury and Global Health Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and CEO and co-founder of Neighborhood psychiatry. With Dr Fara White, Dr. Brenner co-hosts the Door handle reviews Podcast.

Dr Brenner is co-author of Irrelation: How we use dysfunctional relationships to hide from intimacy, Relationship health: the art of creating healthy relationships, and the sequel to come Make your madman work for you: from trauma and isolation to self-acceptance and love (CRP, 2021), author and publisher of the book Building Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care into Disaster Relief Work, and has published a number of book chapters and articles.

He is an experienced consultant, speaker and teacher on topics such as resilience and self-care, psychotherapy theory and practice, trauma and neurobiology, organizational dynamics and disaster mental health. Dr Brenner has appeared regularly in national media spots covering a variety of topics. He is the sole author of the popular Psychology Today blog titled ExperiMentations.

He received the 2004 President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for his work in disaster mental health in New York after September 11. He is the first recipient of the Ivan Goldberg Distinguished Service Award for his efforts to educate a wider and more diverse audience about mental health.

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