Joseph Burgo

Joseph Burgo, PhD, has practiced psychotherapy for more than thirty years and held licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature at UCLA and both his masters and doctorate in Psychology at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Burgo has been quoted or featured as an expert in publications such as USA TODAY, Glamour, The New York Times, NPR, and numerous other publications. As a writer on mental health topics, he is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and a frequent blogger for Psychology Today.

Published work

Why Do I Do That?: Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives (New Rise Press, 2012)

The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age (Touchstone, 2015)