Individual & Couple Psychotherapy


Dr. Lachkar is an expert in the treatment of individuals, couples, and coaching. 

As supervisor, teacher, and author she has refined her technique to psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and other contemporary approaches to help get "out of the dance" occurring within conflictual interpersonal relationships.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals and couples is most effective in helping people resolve, work through and cope with:

  • Personality disorders as described in the DSM IV
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Addiction/eating disorders/phobias
  • Personal growth/self esteem
  • Relationships
  • Work issues
  • Grieving and loss
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Dependency issues/separation/individuation
  • Anger management
  • Obsessions
  • Boundary Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Transference/countertransference (working trough issues as therapist as new “self object)”
  • Communication


Joan Lachkar Ph.D. also offers an ongoing supervision group for mental health professionals as well  online and "live" coaching for the general community.

 Contact Joan Lachkar, Ph.D. for more information about couples or individual psychotherapy.



Dr. Joan Lachkar is the author of numerous published books and articles including The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple, How to talk to a Narcissist, How to Talk to a Borderline, Common Complaints that Bring Couples into Therapy, and Courts Beware of the Borderline. For more, visit our Books section for more details and to order.