John F Grienenberger, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles
I currently see children, adults, parents, and couples in private practice specializing in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I work from a contemporary psychodynamic/attachment based model. I seek to create an emphathic environment to help clients feel understood, while also challenging them to go to greater depths by confronting self-defeating or growth inhibiting patterns of relating to self and others.
In addition to private practice, I am Co-Director at the non-profit Center for Reflective Communities. In this role, I have trained hundreds of therapists in a mentalization-based approach to psychotherapy, and have conducted trainings and presentations both nationally and internationally.
I am currently a Co-Investigator on a major federally funded grant from NICHD awarded to do an outcome study of my early intervention model working with parents of young children.
Call John F Grienenberger for a free phone consultation now - (310) 740-9801


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: City University of New York
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: PSY23880 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: New Center for Psychoanalysis / Affiliate Member
  • Member Since: 2012

John F Grienenberger's Groups

Reflective Parenting Workshops

Reflective Parenting Workshops are an attachment based parent guidance model developed by Dr. Grienenberger and his colleagues at the Center for Reflective Parenting, of which he is a Director and Founder. For more information, please see our website:

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016
John F Grienenberger, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles

John F Grienenberger

Psychologist, PhD