About Shari Schreiber, M.A.
This website is dedicated to your empowerment, expansion and success. I am at heart, an educator and convention defier. My writings are candid, straightforward and controversial, with the intent of helping you surmount any struggles you may be facing. All GettinBetter Courses are designed to ease your pain and enhance your daily existence.
The unique perspectives and concepts you'll find here, are solely my own. They are not to be construed as being congruent with nor reflective of those held by the psychotherapeutic community, nor any other group of professionals who offer "psychological" counseling.
My self-help articles offer remarkable insights, but my consulting work regards ongoing mental analysis of your suffering a waste of time and precious resources. My unconventional approach has transformed clients' lives by teaching them how to heal and grow themselves! Each highly specific, yet simplistic tool (many of which are offered in my YouTube videos) can eliminate obstacles that inhibit your success, contentment and joy.
My book, DO YOU LOVE TO BE NEEDED, OR NEED TO BE LOVED? was written for psychotherapists and laymen alike, who've always put the feelings and needs of others, far ahead of their own. It deeply probes Codependency and its inherently narcissistic aspects, from early inception onward. Maternal deficits during infancy and early childhood spawn compulsions to 'buy' acceptance, approval and love from others. This addictive reflex inhibits us from forming nourishing, healthy, reciprocal attachment bonds. You may order the softcover version on Amazon, or read it on Kindle.
Background Trivia: I returned to school at forty-one, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Behavior Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psych. I completed a six-year private practice Marriage and Family Therapy internship, and took both my state board exams. I surrendered my application for MFT licensure after a serious accident and accompanying injuries in 2007 made it impossible to retake my second test. This incident altered my career course~ but I remained passionate about helping people rebuild and restore themselves, by sharing powerful tools I'd devised for myself in my late-twenties.
I have not worked as a state licensed clinician. Psychotherapy can become too lengthy a process, so I developed novel methods that can resolve your pain far more quickly.
I attribute my professional success to exceptional problem-solving skills, stellar intuition, and an unrelenting commitment to personal growth, emotional vibrancy and overall wellness. My return to academia (regrettably) did not contribute to nor enhance these gains.
Many have stated that my articles on Borderline Personality Disorder are the most insightful and comprehensive they've ever read on the topic of BPD. If you're trying to recover from a toxic bond and you closely relate to my materials, it's because thousands have bravely shared their painful stories with me, and you're reading transcriptions of all those remarkably parallel verbal accounts. My hope is, they'll bring you clarity and relief. The BPD Q&A Forums (see "Articles" page) can be helpful too!
My BPD Survivor Membership offers unlimited, lifetime access to 25 Borderline Personality Disorder articles, for which this website has earned worldwide acclaim. Each BPD page makes signing up for the membership accessible and easy. [This may be the best ten bucks you've ever spent!]
**This website is not intended as a support resource for people struggling with BPD. If you think you have borderline personality traits, please redirect yourself to alternative web content that may more closely reflect your personal views, beliefs and/or biases.
You may find these deeply probative and insightful articles of special interest: Anxiety/Panic Disorders - Sex Addiction - Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD) - Weight Loss - Passive-Aggression - Sexual Difficulties - Mid-life Struggles - Codependency and numerous other relationship issues.
Letters I received for several decades are responded to in my Q&A forums, but I'm no longer replying to readers seeking email guidance. My apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause you. Phone (323) 936-3637 if you'd like a brief consultation. This is my landline. It can only receive voicemail messages (no texting).
My YouTube videos offer life-altering tools and strategies that can help you better navigate your daily existence, and start to genuinely heal. My daily posts on social media platforms (links at bottom) offer unique, groundbreaking insights that foster emotional development, without which we remain stuck in self-defeating choices and behavior patterns.
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