Ramani Durvasula
Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles

Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in California and professor of psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and a visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life (2013), Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist (2015) and ‘Don’t You Know Who I Am’: How to Stay Sane in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility (2019).

Written by Ramani Durvasula

Charles Boyer plays opposite Ingrid Bergman in the 1944 film adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s novel Gaslight. Photo by Getty

Essay/
Mental health
Turn off the gaslight

The skilled manipulator casts a shadow of doubt over everything that you feel or think. Therapy can bring the daylight in

Ramani Durvasula