Soul Vampires

Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse

Non-Fiction - Self Help
40 Pages
Reviewed on 11/02/2015
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Author Biography

Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach, with a private practice in Southern California. She has been practicing for more than 20 years, helping women, men, children, teens and families heal from trauma, loss, abuse and major depression/anxiety at various life transitions. Andrea received her MSW (masters in social work) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her bachelor’s in psychology from UCLA. She has worked in numerous clinical settings ranging from a domestic violence safe shelter, school-based counseling for children and teens, community mental health clinic, day treatment facility, a hospice and a psychiatric mental health clinic for a major HMO. She has been in private practice for more than 11 years. Andrea also brings her expertise to supervising pre-licensed master’s-level clinicians and enjoys training other therapists and medical practitioners in her areas of expertise. She provides in-person psychotherapy as well as telehealth support. Visit Andrea's website and blog at andreaschneiderlcsw.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Soul Vampires: Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse by Andrea Schneider is a book based on narcissistic abuse and works as a guide for all those who are trying to heal from relationships with a narcissist - be it work, familial or romantic relationships. The book takes them on a road of recovery from narcissistic abuse to a stronger position instead of a beaten experience. The author's words give the survivors freedom from pain and abuse, and help them connect with their life spirit, emotional wellness and renewed strength. The book is empowering and reaches out to a large number of people who need the wisdom shared in the book to make their lives more fulfilling and enriching.

The book gives valuable insights, advice and affirmations to all those who want to get out of the relationships they have with narcissistic abusers. It is also designed to illuminate the signs that one is dealing with a malignant narcissist, the more extreme form of narcissism. The book is good for both victims and therapists alike as it is packed with a lot of information and resources for recovery and healing. The Narcissist's Toolbox is indeed very helpful in identifying one quickly and seeing how easy it is for anyone to get trapped in their web of lies and deceit. The diagrams in the book are useful in understanding more easily what the author is trying to convey. The self-care practices for ongoing recovery and wellness reclamation are also useful to the victims and aid them in reclaiming their own power and their confidence.