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Darlene Lancer, LMFT
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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Codependency Author and Expert
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Codependency Author and Expert

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Valentine’s Day is fraught with landmines, whether you’re in or out of a relationship. Is your situation described here?
Read 6 tips for having a great holiday.


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Lies and secrets damage us and our relationships. Most people worry about the risk of being honest, but give little thought to the risks of dishonesty. Read more:

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Codependency has been referred to as “relationship addiction” or “love addiction.” But is it a disease? Identify the stages of addiction and recovery. Read more:

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If you’re in an abusive relationship, you may wonder if your partner is a narcissist or sociopath and whether or not the relationship will improve. If so, or if you recently ended such a relationship, it can undermine your self-esteem … Continue reading →

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Self-esteem is key to success in work, and enjoyment of life and relationships. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and how we handle life's challenges. Low self-esteem underlies addiction, anxiety, depression, abuse, intimacy problems, and codependency. Our self-esteem is usually determined by our teens, but there are specific things we can do to raise it. This webinar defines and describes self-esteem both high and low, as well as its sources. It discusses clues and symptoms, so you can assess your own and identify beliefs and behaviors you want to change and those you want to implement. It details 12 crucial steps to build self-esteem and self-love with many actionable tips and exercises you can immediately put into practice. See also the ebook on overcoming self-criticism, 10 Steps to Self-Esteem: The Ultimate Guide to Stop Self-Criticism, which is an important factor in raising self-esteem. Read more: 

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Darlene Lancer, MFT - Depression Counseling, Depression Management, and Depression Treatment in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Culver City, CA. Find more: 

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Darlene Lancer, MFT - Stress Counseling, Stress Management, Anxiety Counseling, and Anxiety Treatment in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Culver City, CA. Find more:

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Valuable information on Intimacy Fears and Overcoming Fear of Intimacy provided by Darlene Lancer, MFT, author of Codependency for Dummies and 10 Steps to Self-Esteem. Read more

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Love entails overcoming defenses of denial, withdrawal, control, or placating to avoid vulnerability and intimacy. See a checklist of relationship problems. Read more: 

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Darlene Lancer, MFT - Marriage Counseling and Therapy and Couples Therapy and Couples Counseling in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Culver City, CA. Read more:

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