Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling
In addition to directing Therapy Training Boston, Liz Brenner, LICSW, maintains a part time private practice.
There are many ways to solve problems and live a good life. Finding the right help for each situation is a unique balance of being seen and heard, working to change the present and recovering from the past. I will help you clarify your intentions and meet your goals. In my experience, change happens when we develop deeper understandings of and compassion for ourselves and others. My style is warm and direct, helping you change patterns that are no longer serving you.
My approach is grounded in theory, caring and common sense with a transtheoretical family systems approach as primary. My thinking has been influenced by social work, family therapy, psychology, organizational development, recovery orientations and ancient healing traditions. I am well grounded in dealing with many problems, specializing in relationship work. I have Level 2 EMDR, Level 2 LifeForce Yoga, Level 3 Certified Internal Family Systems, Intimacy from the Inside Out and AEDP for Couples training. Ideas about how couples and families work is a specialty I bring to support change even when there is one client in the room. My working model takes into account the way our socio-cultural-political milieu creates problems.
Living with a father who was affected by mental illness is a significant factor in my clinical approach. In particular, ideas about coping, resilience as well as knowing how to set limits and create safety while respecting all family members. My model of working is greatly influenced by my desire for people to find ways to live more peacefully and capably with their unique gifts and despite their challenges.
My second floor office has access to free on-street parking.
Directions to Office
Watertown, MA 02472 617-924-9255
203 Arlington Street is a two story brick building on a wide street with free street parking on both sides. You will see a martial arts and gymnastics studios on the first floor of the building. Come up to the second floor and enter the door with #4 on it. There are keys on a side table that open doors to bathrooms in the hallway around the corner from our suite.
It’s best to use a GPS as there are many ways to get to our location including the following routes:
- 128 North to the Mass Pike via Newton Corner, Watertown Square to route 16 to Arlington Street.
- 128 South to Trapelo Road East to Arlington Street
- Route 16 (Mount Auburn Street) from Cambridge to Arlington Street
- Memorial Drive or Storrow Drive to Greenough Boulevard to Grove Street to Arlington Street
There are buses from Newton Corner and Harvard Square that leave you a short walk from our office.
Clients and supervisees: When you enter Suite 4 on the second floor you will be in the waiting room.
Workshop and course participants: Most of our events take place in venues away from our office. See details on the webpage for each event.