Author Archives: Gail Brenner

About Gail Brenner

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and writer in Santa Barbara, CA, who joyfully speaks from her own experience about the possibility of moving from common everyday problems to living in the deepest acceptance and peace. She has special expertise working with older adults and their families, bringing clear seeing and compassion to the transitions of aging, death, and dying. She meets with people both individually and in groups and blogs [], where she invites readers to question their conditioned habits and realize that freedom is always available. She is the author of the forthcoming book, “The Way of Yes: Finding Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life.”

The Art of Trust in Therapy

The birds have vanished into the sky.Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
Until only the mountain remains.
~Li Bai When you get right down to it, there’s very little we actually know about the therapeutic encounter. … Continue reading

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