How to Identify Gaslighting, According to a Clinical Psychologist

Psychologist Anav Youlevich, creator of a volunteer project that assists victims of narcissistic and psychopathic exploitation, explains what can be done to help victims of gaslighting

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Anav Youlevich.
Anav Youlevich.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Ayelett Shani
Ayelett Shani

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I’m a clinical psychologist by profession. A few months ago, another clinical psychologist, Chani Lorenzi Oren, and I launched a project called Ogen (Anchor): Psychologists for Victims of Narcissistic and Psychopathic Abuse. The idea behind the project is both to serve as an “address” for victims of such relationships, and to provide information to therapists who don’t always recognize the phenomenon. We are doing it on a volunteer basis, and unfortunately we have simply been flooded with requests from victims and therapists.