Joseph Burgo, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and the author of The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me World (Touchstone, 2015) and Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives (2012).  His blog, AfterPsychotherapy, draws more than 25,000 visits per months. A regular writer and commentator for news outlets including The New York TimesUSA Today, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and NPR, Joe is also the voice behind thePsychology Today blog “Shame.”

 Joe provides face-to-face video psychotherapy through a secure online platform to clients in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as throughout North America. He has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He

 He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his masters and doctorate degrees from California Graduate institute in Los Angeles.  He has taught at the graduate level and served as a board member, officer and instructor at an affiliate of the International Psychoanalytic Association.