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Madeline Brener PSYD

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. You don't have to face your challenges alone  let me walk the path of self-care with you.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Dr. Maddy Brener, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in San Diego, California has over a decade of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a diverse range of children, teens, adults, and seniors with a wide variety of diagnoses ranging from generalized anxiety and major depression to chronic paranoid schizophrenia and personality disorders. Dr. Brener's particular areas of expertise include LGBTQIA+ issues, nonmonogamy/polyamory, kink/BDSM, chronic pain, negative self-talk, military service-related issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and interpersonal communication. She puts a great deal of focus on increasing clients' self-acceptance, which includes aiding them in rising above stereotypes and stigmas. The therapy Dr. Brener provides is primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. She believes that everyone is the expert on themselves and that it is her role to assist people in the process of creating the road map for their individual emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Her counseling style is pretty laid back and patient-centered, and she is always open to questions. Dr. Brener has been described as supportive, relatable, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. She likes to focus on identifying patients' strengths and helping to maximize them to overcome obstacles in a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You are not alone. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help  things can and will get better.





Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise




Aging related concerns

Divorce & separation

Gender identity & transgender health


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance



Blue Shield of California


Cigna EAP

MHN Coventry Psych



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • California, PSYD, 31736


Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Diego, San Diego, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Madeline Brener, PSYD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Madeline Brener, PSYD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Madeline Brener accepting new clients?

Yes, Madeline Brener is accepting new clients for online therapy in California and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Diego, 2525 Camino del Rio S Suite 301, San Diego, CA, 92108-3717.

Does Madeline Brener accept insurance?

Yes, Madeline Brener accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Cigna EAP, MHN Coventry Psych and Optum.

What types of therapy does Madeline Brener offer?

Madeline Brener offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Madeline Brener offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Madeline Brener offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Diego, 2525 Camino del Rio S Suite 301, San Diego, CA, 92108-3717.

Does Madeline Brener offer online therapy?

Yes, Madeline Brener offers online therapy to people in California.

How quickly can I see Madeline Brener?

Madeline Brener typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Madeline Brener speak?

Madeline Brener conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Madeline Brener online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Madeline Brener online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.