Martin (Marty) Brenner, CCDC #104227
Anger Management Specialist II
Domestic Violence Counseling
My Goal is to rebuild and save lives!
Marty has been providing guidance and counseling for the last 20 years to a wide and diverse range of people. Individuals challenged with various addictions including but not limited to – substance abuse, alcohol, and anger. Marty is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and Anger Management Therapist. He is a Certified Anger Management Specialist II and he provides counseling and therapy for individuals and couples.
Affectionately known as “Marty”, he has positively influenced and helped reshape the lives of many people in recovery, ranging from ex-cons to his high profile clients in the Beverly Hills, Malibu and Los Angeles areas. Marty is an excellent resource with in-depth knowledge of current trends in the substance abuse and mental health treatment fields, as well as individual options for successful recovery.
Today, residential facilities simply aren’t an option for clients with busy work schedules and travel conflicts, which is why Marty tailors programs to meet the needs of these clients, whether it be in his office or a location of their choosing. His approach is casual and non-threatening.
As you know, it is difficult to convince clients that anger management or substance abuse treatment is critical. Career commitments, privacy, reputation and other concerns may conflict in making treatment the priority it should be. It is Marty’s primary goal to help people rebuild lives using tried and true techniques.
Marty is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar association, Century City Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Courts Bar Association, Santa Monica Bar Association, LA County Bar Association, National Anger Management Association, American Counseling Association, and Forensic Expert Witness Association.
Anger Management & Domestic Violence Specialist
Don’t let an unfortunate event ruin your life.
If you are convicted for domestic violence, here’s what can happen:
- Violence against a spouse, girlfriend or “ex” partner (Penal Code 273.5) is a “wobblers” in California. This means that it can be looked at as either a felony or a misdemeanor. A FELONY CONVICTION IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 4 YEARS IN STATE PRISON. A misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of UP TO 1-YEAR IN JAIL. A Felony charge is more likely if the victim has visible marks, bruises or requires medical attention.
- Furthermore, a domestic violence conviction — even one that only results in probation — will generally come with court-ordered anger management classes. These anger management classes are normally ordered for a 52-week period. Failure to complete the entire year will result in a violation of probation being filed against you. In addition to this, a domestic violence conviction can result in crippling fines.
- If you are accused of a crime in which the victim is related to you by marriage or lives with you, the offense probably falls within the mandatory domestic violence guidelines. Given the recent coverage of domestic violence incidents, these matters are now aggressively prosecuted by all agencies. A conviction may result in sanctions against your professional license, limitation of child visitation rights, loss of gun privileges, and mandatory counseling. Any conviction may carry jail and/or prison time.