April 28, 2013
I am a former patient of this psychiatrist/psychoanalyst. On my word, i left in far worse shape than when I entered years earlier. Please do your research beyond what can be found on line. Ask other professionals in the field before entering into a relationship in which the power imbalance is great, and the patient is far more vulnerable than the psychoanalyst. . Good luck.
January 13, 2013
My experience with Daniel Michael Brener, MD was definitely the worst of my life. How odd to write that, bc isnt it true we go to psychotherapist or doctor to help us when we are hurting? To become better adjusted in life? I left his office worse off ...I ended up leaving after years of treatment with more problems than I had when I came. His ingratiating manner and his non-standard approach served only to create great confusion. Boundaries were not set which was very irresponsible and unprofessional of him. There were no purposeful goals. It was like a social hour. I resent this very much . It was all so wrong and unfair to have been misguided and betrayed.
I hope my experience will cause you to "re-think" returning to or ever seeing Daniel Brener .
Good, well-adjusted, ethical psychotherapists do not practice this way.
January 12, 2013
Wiser and stronger
As a former patient of Dan Brener, I remain committed to sharing my opinion. After 3 years of follow-up care ( post-termination Dan Brener, MD ) by the most highly respected psychiatrists/analysts in Houston, it is my opinion that you will be best served by getting a second opinion re your treament if you are currently a patient of Dan Brener's , or if seeking a psychotherapist, to pass his name up. Nothing (ZERO) good came out of my relationship with Daniel Brener, M. D.! Those years wreaked havoc in marital, family and financial world.
Unfortunately, it is becoming more prevalent in today's world that greed is at the wheel. Sadly, greed and self service has driven some professionals into the gutter . In addition to this situation and others, , fellow psychoanalysts/ mds aware of their colleagues serious transgressions , are reluctant to report due to backlash . Unfortunately, politics, self -interest, long standing allegiances, professional associations ( i.e. Center for Psychoanalytic Studies ( Houston) , Houston Psychoanalytic Society, CAPS ( Center for Advancement for Psychoanalytic Studies) and blatant denial allow such misfits to mislead and harm innocent and vulnerable victims.
Mental illness is painful. There are excellent psychotherapists here in Houston. Go about your search, and involve others in your search as well.
Sadly, there is no "place" to find the good vs the bads. You have to do the work . "Nice and 24 hour availability of a psychotherapist" may look good, but it can be a red flag for dangerously poor boundaries. I learned the hard way and the ramifications of abuse will be with me and my family forever. Moving ahead thanks to hard work with ETHICAL therapists. Keep on your search and I wish you the best in your pursuit for happiness and balance.