Dr. Bren received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. She completed her psychology training and postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, obtaining advanced training in psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment.
Dr. Bren previously served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and as a Supervising Psychologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, providing clinical supervision to psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and psychology externs and oversaw the DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) program. She has over a decade of experience working in diverse clinical settings, including hospital inpatient and outpatient clinics, college counselling programs, mental health startups, and private practice.
Dr. Bren believes that in supporting parents to help their children feel safe, secure, understood, and validated, families are better able to support healthy childhood development that leads to lifelong emotional wellbeing and the capacity to build meaningful relationships throughout life. These practices also help to reduce the stress, pressure, doubt, and martyrdom that is so often experienced in today’s mainstream parenting approaches, which by extension helps to reduce psychological distress in parents as well, resulting in families that are healthier, calmer, and more aligned with one another.
With this knowledge, parents are able to develop their own personal parenting frameworks so they can respond confidently and effectively to any challenge that comes along, resulting in families that are healthier, calmer, and more connected with one another.