Gary Brainerd, PhD, LMFT,
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. 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, "Getting the Love You Want" workshop. He is the founder and administrator of the Couple's Workstation, a web membership area for couples and therapists who work with couples. He is also the founder of the Couple's Garden, a "smart date night" program for couples. Dr. Brainerd is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. 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 Instructor's Manual. Contact information can be found on his website www.relationship-help.com.