GARY BRAINERD, PHD, LMFT, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. He works primarily in private practice in Southern California, with offices in Pasadena and Encino. Dr. Brainerd is one of the few psychologists who has specialized in working with couples.Â Eighty to ninety percent of his practice is with couples. Dr. Brainerd received his Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in 1976. He also has a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. Brainerd is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and workshop presenter for the Institute of Imago Relationship Therapy and is also a CEU provider in California. He frequently presents one and two-day workshops for couples and therapists, including the nationally known, âGetting the Love You Wantâ workshop. He is the founder and administrator of the Coupleâs Workstation, a web membership area for couples and therapists who work with couples.Â He is also the founder of the Coupleâs Garden, a âsmart date nightâ program for couples.Â Dr. Brainerd is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.Â He served with distinction on the national Board of the Association for Imago Relationship Therapists, and wrote Basic Marriage Communication Training: A Program Text as well as Instructorâs Manual. Contact information can be found on his website:Â www.relationship-help.com
Comments from Professionals in the field:
âGary Brainerd, Ph.D. has the unique talent which combines clinical expertise, technological savvy and down-to-earth communication. He will inspire, inform and entertain youâall while sharing the most powerful information to help and heal relationships.â
Pat Love, Ed.D., MFT, renowned author and former president of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counseling.
âBased on approximately 40 years of clinical experience in working with couples, Dr. Gary Brainerd brings great wisdom, examples from real life, humor, and clear guidance in how to deal with challenging issues in marriage.Â He is a very skilled workshop leader.Â My wife and I greatly enjoyed participating in one of his weekend events several years ago.âÂ Â
Paul W. Clement, Ph.D., Former President of the California Psychological Association, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology Â
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