Lauren Brenner, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Brenner is a clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of trauma and stressor-related disorders, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. She utilizes a flexible blend of evidence-based techniques tailored to each client’s personal values and goals, incorporating aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Behavioral Therapies. Dr. Brenner brings an open, curious, and nonjudgmental stance to her sessions. In working with clients, she strives to foster increased engagement in a valued, meaningful life while decreasing suffering. Dr. Brenner also works at Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program and serves as an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brenner is a credentialed Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America.
Dr. Brenner received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. Dr. Brenner conducted clinical training at the University of Chicago, Edward J Hines VAMC, James Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and an intensive DBT program. She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Boston Healthcare System, with a focus in cooccurring substance use and traumatic stress disorders. Dr. Brenner attained fellowship training at the Home Base Program, where she now serves as a staff psychologist working with military service members and veterans, with expertise in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. She is a researcher at MGH/HMS, examining treatment outcomes in trauma-exposed populations, and serves on journal editorial boards.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology
- VA Boston Healthcare System, Predoctoral Internship
- Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Postdoctoral Internship
Areas of Expertise
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depression, Sleep problems, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Behavioral Therapies (ABBTs), Unified Protocol (UP)