Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW

Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in San Dimas, CA. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan (the top-ranked social work program in the country) and her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA (#2 in the country).

Dealing with Toxic Family Members: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

In families where an individual has narcissistic tendencies (or exhibits behaviors of full blown NPD or malignant narcissism), reunions can transform into a nightmare.

5 SuperPowers That Survivors of Emotional Abuse Uniquely Possess

The following are some SuperPowers that survivors of emotional abuse uniquely possess (and I should also add, need to be very protective of):

Finding Peace After A Toxic Relationship

Are you trying to recover from a toxic relationship? Is it proving difficult for you to find some peace after a toxic relationship?

A Volcanic Eruption Of Apocalyptic Proportions: The Narcissist’s Bubbling Fury

Extreme narcissistic abusers are infamous for exploding their wrath and fury on romantic partners

On Narcissistic Supply: How You Provide Necessary Ignition for the Narcissist’s Fuel

The extreme narcissist actually seeks out high-empathy individuals to supply this delicious, exceptional quality ego fuel. If you are an individual who happens to be intuitive, empathic, compassionate, authentic, and a person of integrity, often extreme narcissists will target you for high grade premium combustion.

Slippery And Scaly: Beware Of The Reptilian Shadiness Of The Seductive-Withholding Narcissist

"He's a cold hearted snake, look into his eyes...(uh oh)...He's been tellin' lies..." - Paula Abdul

Beware Of Projection: A Blame-Shifting Tactic Of The Extreme Narcissist

An emotional abuser actually seeks to entangle him/herself with love objects who possess the very personality characteristics they are lacking

Singed and Spinning From Gaslighting: An Emotional Abuse Weapon Of Extreme Narcissists

"Gaslighting," a weapon emotional abusers employ to maintain or regain power and control over their victims.

Complex-PTSD: Recovery In Psychotherapy For Survivors Of Narcissistic Abuse

For individuals exposed to narcissistic abuse over a long stretch of time, have absorbed trauma on many levels. Recovery is probable and hopeful, with skilled, compassionate help.