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Helene Brenner, Ph.D., and Larry Letich, LCSW-C


Helene Brenner, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice, speaker, and co-author, with Larry Letich, LCSW-C, of I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity (Gotham Books, 2003) She’s the creator of My Inner Voice App for iPhone as well as on CD, which offers in audible format guided "innercizes" taken and adapted from her book. For 30 years, she has been a practitioner and instructor in the gentle yet powerful mind-body self-awareness process known as Focusing. She is certified in Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT) and is a certified trainer, coordinator, and supervisor of Focusing-oriented therapists. She is also certified in EMDR, which she incorporates into her work, along with AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy).

Helene Brenner believes that strength and emotional expression complement each other and open the way to authenticity, creativity, and closeness to others. For more than 30 years she has empowered clients, especially women, to understand, embrace, and express their inner selves and deep emotions in ways that improve their relationships and create positive changes in their lives

Larry Letich, LCSW-C, is an individual and couples therapist based in Maryland and the co-author with Helene Brenner of I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice (Gotham Books, 2003). He’s a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT). He’s also been since 1995 a certified practitioner and trainer in Focusing, a gentle yet powerful mind-body self-awareness process that brings the cognitive and emotional brains together.

Larry has been interested in the psychology of emotions since his teens, having grown up as a short, unathletic, sensitive, and highly emotional boy with undiagnosed Inattentive-type ADHD. His passion is helping people understand their emotions, connect to their emotions in a healing and beneficial way, and use their emotions, even their most difficult ones, to move forward in their lives and build closer, more authentic, and more loving relationships. His other passion is helping adults with ADHD live fully and successfully, and rebuilding the loving bond in troubled relationships where one or both partners have ADHD.

Helene Brenner and Larry Letich have been married for 40 years and have “kitchen-tested” practically every experience and suggestion for building emotional connection that will appear in this blog. They’re currently writing a new book together on the topic of emotions and emotional connection, which will bring together their combined 50 years of knowledge and experience as therapists and their own personal experiences with the latest neuroscientific insights on emotion.

Books by Helene Brenner, Ph.D., and Larry Letich, LCSW-C

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