John Grienenberger, PhD

Founder, CEO, Executive Clinical Director

John Grienenberger, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and attachment researcher. He is the former Clinical Director of a Los Angeles treatment center (2012-2016), where he was Director of the Family Program, the Assessment Clinic, as well as creator of a Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) track, which served clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. He is the founder and program developer of the Reflective Parenting Program and the Reflective Care Program, core components of the non-profit Center for Reflective Communities. He has extensive experience with psychodynamic psychotherapy and mentalization-based individual and family work, and has trained hundreds of therapists in his mentalization-based model of family treatment.

Dr. Grienenberger has authored numerous papers and presentations, and developed training programs in the areas of psychotherapy, attachment, mentalization, and parenting. He conducts trainings and presentations nationally and internationally. Most recently, he was awarded a federal grant from NICHD to do a randomized-control trial study of his mentalization-based intervention with at-risk families. He also has a private practice in West Los Angeles providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.