Since January, Steve Becker, a licensed clinical social worker and certified hypnotherapist, has been submitting guest columns to Lovefraud. His articles have been insightful looks at pathological personalities. I’m sure you remember them:
- Differentiating narcissists and psychopaths
- Psychopaths’ cat and mouse game (my personal favorite)
- The borderline personality as transient sociopath
- Heeding the exploiter’s earliest warnings
- It’s not weakness, but lack of clarity, that exposes us to an exploiter
- Getting inside the head of the abusive mentality
Steve has a private therapy practice based in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. He works with adults, couples, adolescents and families. He sees his fair share of sociopaths.
Clinically, Steve has been interested in the personality disorders—especially borderline, narcissistic and sociopathic—for many years. He developed a reputation earlier in his career for working effectively with aggressive, paranoid and manipulative clients at various community mental health centers. Since then, he has sought opportunities to work with, and develop his knowledge of, challenging, disordered personalities.