Mark L. Brenner MFT, Ph.D., is one of the most respected licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and national parenting experts in the field of early childhood development, adolescence and high-conflict family issues.
In 2006, Random House selected him as one of the 100 leading experts in childhood development. He is the founder of the life changing Parent Fitness Training.® workshops, which help parents rebuild and strengthen their parent-child relationships.
Known as ‘ The Family Whisperer,’ Dr. Brenner helps children and families make stunning changes with his most unusual brand of house calls. His dedication and commitment to families allows them to overcome great obstacles. For families that require more resources, coupled with a team of like minded psychiatrists and neuropsychologists, he helps children and adults achieve their fullest potential.
Dr. Brenner is the author of many books, including, When No Gets You Nowhere! published in 5 languages (including Chinese), Pacifiers, Bottles, Blankets and Thumbs (Simon & Schuster) and the new best selling, Raising an Adult. His books have received cover endorsements from Dr. Garry Landreth, Dr. Alice Ginott and John Bradshaw. He is also a contributing writer for a wide range of parenting books and magazines.
He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), International Association for Play Therapy and Member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Brenner works closely with many private and public schools, including the Beverly Hills School District and lectures on a wide range of behavioral subjects. He has taught child and adolescent psychology at many graduate schools, including Cal State Northridge. Currently, he is working on a new radio program called, The Parent Fitness Hour. Dr. Brenner maintains his private practice in Sherman Oaks, California.