Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT, who is based in Santa Monica, California. Darlene was an entertainment lawyer in Hollywood for twenty years so retrained and now brings a wide range of professional and life experience to her work as a relationship and codependency expert. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has counseled individuals and couples for 30 years and coaches internationally. She has also trained other clinicians, is a sought-after speaker at media and professional conferences and writes for professional journals and mental health websites.
In this podcast Darlene talks about codependency and explains more about how codependents think and behave. She also talks about some of the the main symptoms of codependency such as anxiety, manipulation and the desire to please and how building self- esteem is an essential part of dealing with codependency.
Darlene is the author of a number of books which includes Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. plus seven other e-workbooks. You can find out about these by visiting www.whatiscodependency.com.