It was a huge struggle to find a psychopharmacologist in the Boston area who is willing to help clients get off meds. I found out about Dr. Brenner through a member of the Icarus Project Boston listserv who had worked with Dr. Brenner to withdrawal from antipsychotics.
I’ve been working with him for about 8 months now, and he fully supports me in coming off of all my psychiatric medication. I have trauma from hospitals and asked him what his policy was about hospitalization. He said in the 20 or so years he’s been working in outpatient practice only two of his patients have been hospitalized and in both cases the patient felt it was in their best interest.
He is aware of the deep trauma that can happen in psych hospitals, which I really appreciated. He has taken my lead about when I felt ready to make tapers. He clearly is experienced in helping patients get off of medication. He showed interest in radical mental health, was not interested in placing labels on me, and in sessions is professional but relaxed. He is expensive to see- but his rates are not unusal for this area. He is a 5 minute walk from the central sq. T station. I cannot recommend him more highly.