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Grant Hilary Brenner, MD, FAPA is a psychiatrist and an expert on mental health, relationships, and self-care and wellness who has been featured on CBS Radio, NPR, and more. Dr. Brenner brings nearly two decades of consultation, workshops, speaking engagements, therapy, and coaching to his clients, who range from individuals seeking to overcome emotional obstacles and build resilience to executives seeking to optimize their performance in the workplace. He writes Psychology Today’s popular “ExperiMentations” blog and he is the co-author of Relationship Sanity: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships and Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy and an author and editor of the book Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work.

Grant is a 2004 recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for his disaster mental health work in New York City following September 11th, and he also received the Ivan Goldberg Distinguished Service Award for his efforts to bring mental health awareness to a wider and more diverse audience. He is co-founder of Neighborhood Psychiatric Associates of Manhattan and serves on the faculty of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital and on the Board of Directors of Vibrant Emotional Health (formerly MHA-NYC). He lives in New York.

WRITTEN ARTICLES

6 Basic Self-Reflective Questions

Being present with oneself, in the moment, being mindful, mentalizing, reflective function — all of these constructs point toward a crucial recognition of one’s...

5 Keys to Letting Go

“Letting go” is the gold ring of positive change, releasing us from the chains of the past. Intuitively, to let go means immediate relief,...

How Parents May Turn Children Into Narcissistic Young Adults

What makes people narcissistic? Why are we facing an apparent explosion of unhealthy self-identity, especially in young people who suffer from greater anxiety and...

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