Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT is a marriage and family therapist, specializing in relationships, codependency and addiction. In her private clinical practice, she has treated individuals and couples for over 25 years. She is a codependency expert and author of Codependency for Dummies, as wells as the ebook, 10 Steps to Self-Esteem – The Ultimate Guide to Stop Self-Criticism.
As Program Director she managed Brookside Institute’s Los Angeles Office for addiction rehabilitation. For two decades, and has taught at universities and colleges and has been a consultant and workshop presenter at many rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, mental health clinics, and professional organizations and various organizations Bar Association.
In addition to hosting two weekly Internet radio programs, Relationship S.O.S. and Decode Your Dreams, Darlene is frequent guest speaker on radio.
She has been published widely in professional and popular periodicals, including The California Therapist, Somatics, Family Law News and Review, Shared Transformation, and Whole Life Times. Her blogs appear on numerous websites, including www.Mentalhelp.net, www.Selfgrowth.org, www.WhatisCodependency.com, www.facebook.com/codependencyrecovery, and www.Darlenelancer.com.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she had a successful law career, during which time she co-chaired the Beverly Hills Bar Entertainment Law Committee, edited two volumes for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and authored professional articles. She received a Masters in Psychology from Antioch University and a Juris Doctorate and American Jurisprudence Award from the School of Law at UCLA.
Darlene Lancer is available for speaking engagements, expert interviews, and workshops. More information about her seminars and coaching packages are available on her website, www.what is codependency.com.