Dr. Les Carter’s passion is working one on one with individuals in his counseling office. He has been in the private practice of counseling since 1980 when he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling at the University of North Texas. Prior, he had received his master’s degree at UNT, and in 1976 he had completed his B.A. in Psychology at Baylor University in Waco, Tx. In 2018, along with Laura Charanza, he cofounded the SurvivingNarcissism YouTube channel and the Dr. Les Carter YouTube channel. His words: “In my history of conducting anger workshops, it became abundantly clear that self absorption, control cravings, and the lack of empathy were at the base of most interpersonal problems. So my therapeutic focus went deeper into the direction of understanding narcissism as a means of finding resolution to mood and relationship strains.” YouTube has provided the perfect platform for communicating his insights about narcissism. His goal is simple, explain narcissism and its powerful impact upon relationships, then offer alternatives for healthy living.
Laura Charanza is a best-selling Author, Life Coach, and Speaker on narcissistic abuse recovery. Laura learned her experience the hard way, after suffering 40-years of narcissistic abuse. Laura grew up with a narcissistic parent, then married a narcissist and stayed with him for many years. Narcissists can’t really love or change, and Laura understands how the damage accumulates.