Brad Brenner, Ph.D. has built a multi-city private practice with offices in Washington, DC and New York City to provide psychotherapy that emphasizes the ideals of Counseling Psychology. This emphasis includes reinforcing the mutuality of science and practice, an overarching orientation towards growth and strength, LGBTQA+ and multicultural competence, and ensuring that the next generation of practicing psychologists is well equipped with the skills and technology needed to broaden therapy’s reach. Recognizing that high-quality and accessible psychotherapy is best supported through intensive, thoughtful training Dr. Brenner established two training programs. One is a postdoctoral fellowship and the second is the Capital Therapy Project, a community-based psychotherapy training institute providing lower fee individual therapy and career counseling staffed by predoctoral externs.
In recognition of his contributions to the field, Dr. Brenner was named the recipient of the 2013 John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology by the Society for Counseling Psychology. He was given a presidential citation in 2016 from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy for his efforts as the Society's Internet Editor.
Dr. Brenner completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the University of Cambridge, he completed an M.Phil. in Social and Developmental Psychology. He completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park. His biography would not be complete without an acknowledgment of the instrumental role of family, teachers, professors, colleagues, and dear friends who lent their support, fueled his dreams, and challenged him along the way to his version of academic and professional success and fulfillment.