Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in East York, ON

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Spencer Overgaard
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, DipCTP, RP
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Psychotherapy is a creative process where you invite a therapist into your world to help with a troubling personal issue. Asking for help can make you feel vulnerable. This is especially true when considering therapy. You can wish for help and yet also feel reluctant to reach out, because doing so likely means facing up to deeply personal and painful subjects.
Psychotherapy is a creative process where you invite a therapist into your world to help with a troubling personal issue. Asking for help can make you feel vulnerable. This is especially true when considering therapy. You can wish for help and yet also feel reluctant to reach out, because doing so likely means facing up to deeply personal and painful subjects.
(437) 500-6593 View (437) 500-6593
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Kathy Vance
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G
Many things affect us deeply in our busy lives.  Yet we find ourselves unable, unwilling, or reluctant to talk our issues through with family, friends or physician. Psychotherapy sessions with me by Zoom, are focused, strategic, and personalized to your needs. I have provided individual and family psychotherapy/counseling in Toronto for over twenty years. Book one session a series, or intermittently: yours to design. Everyone wants change, but how? I will listen to you. "and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anais Nin
Many things affect us deeply in our busy lives.  Yet we find ourselves unable, unwilling, or reluctant to talk our issues through with family, friends or physician. Psychotherapy sessions with me by Zoom, are focused, strategic, and personalized to your needs. I have provided individual and family psychotherapy/counseling in Toronto for over twenty years. Book one session a series, or intermittently: yours to design. Everyone wants change, but how? I will listen to you. "and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anais Nin
(289) 204-7725 View (289) 204-7725
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Mary Fulford-Winsor
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP, Dipl
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
(855) 753-0202 View (855) 753-0202
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Kimberlee Mancina
Registered Psychotherapist, MC
Verified Verified
East York, ON M3C
Seeing a therapist can be both daunting & exciting. Being vulnerable with someone, let alone a stranger, is tough for many. My hope with all individuals is to provide them with a safe space, that is comfortable & healing. My office is judgment-free & I am here to best support those willing to seek growth & change. What to expect when first seeing me? Relief & hope. I am aware that so many people want to be heard & validated, especially those in difficult relationships. I also believe that people enter therapy feeling stuck. We will shift between your past & present, identifying negative beliefs that continue to challenge you.
Seeing a therapist can be both daunting & exciting. Being vulnerable with someone, let alone a stranger, is tough for many. My hope with all individuals is to provide them with a safe space, that is comfortable & healing. My office is judgment-free & I am here to best support those willing to seek growth & change. What to expect when first seeing me? Relief & hope. I am aware that so many people want to be heard & validated, especially those in difficult relationships. I also believe that people enter therapy feeling stuck. We will shift between your past & present, identifying negative beliefs that continue to challenge you.
(647) 560-7882 View (647) 560-7882
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Farah Bektashi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BSc, GIT Dip, OSRP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East York, ON M4C  (Online Only)
I offer a safe space, where you can grow your awareness and dive into your deeper Self. I am here to be the right support for you to face your challenges and step into your healing journey. Yes, it will be tough at some times and I will be there with you. Together, we will step out of your pain and into your awareness. Back to Body! We often forget about our bodies and tend to become prisoners of our minds. I’m here to remind, here to support you in letting go. You deserve to feel alive and happy!
I offer a safe space, where you can grow your awareness and dive into your deeper Self. I am here to be the right support for you to face your challenges and step into your healing journey. Yes, it will be tough at some times and I will be there with you. Together, we will step out of your pain and into your awareness. Back to Body! We often forget about our bodies and tend to become prisoners of our minds. I’m here to remind, here to support you in letting go. You deserve to feel alive and happy!
(437) 747-8627 View (437) 747-8627
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Allan Findlay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G
I see couples in therapy who tell me they are quarrelling too much or who have drifted apart. Often, they need help with slowing down, expressing their softer feelings and understanding their partner's emotions. I also see couples whose lives have been turned upside down by an extra-marital affair and worry that there will never be trust again. I help them learn how an affair doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. I also see individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood interfering with their present lives. Young adults and their parents see me for family therapy to improve their relationships.
I see couples in therapy who tell me they are quarrelling too much or who have drifted apart. Often, they need help with slowing down, expressing their softer feelings and understanding their partner's emotions. I also see couples whose lives have been turned upside down by an extra-marital affair and worry that there will never be trust again. I help them learn how an affair doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. I also see individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood interfering with their present lives. Young adults and their parents see me for family therapy to improve their relationships.
(647) 692-2597 View (647) 692-2597

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Martha Digby Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
As a survivor of narcissistic abuse myself, I have dedicated my online psychotherapy practice to working exclusively with targets of narcissistic abuse.
If you are involved with a narcissist and even if you're not sure, you are probably feeling confused, uncertain and likely at your "wits end!" I know you have experienced a life shattering, soul crushing, emotionally confusing and devastating time in that relationship. And, I commend you for reaching out for support as understanding and healing from narcissistic abuse can be difficult to navigate on your own. I will help you validate your situation, navigate any current situations you are facing, equip you with communication tools, strengthen your Self, heal trauma with Brainspotting, and help you move forward in life.
As a survivor of narcissistic abuse myself, I have dedicated my online psychotherapy practice to working exclusively with targets of narcissistic abuse.
If you are involved with a narcissist and even if you're not sure, you are probably feeling confused, uncertain and likely at your "wits end!" I know you have experienced a life shattering, soul crushing, emotionally confusing and devastating time in that relationship. And, I commend you for reaching out for support as understanding and healing from narcissistic abuse can be difficult to navigate on your own. I will help you validate your situation, navigate any current situations you are facing, equip you with communication tools, strengthen your Self, heal trauma with Brainspotting, and help you move forward in life.
(855) 976-4326 View (855) 976-4326
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Blake Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Design the life you want. Address your limited beliefs/ trauma & develop a newer, freer & empowered you. Specializing in 1) supporting individuals coping with narcissistic abuse, emotional immaturity & dysfunctional family dynamics, including scapegoating, 2) enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and 3) guiding high-functioning professionals towards a more optimal and efficient lifestyle. As a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers, I am committed to helping you develop deeper insights into your challenges & equipping you with effective tools to navigate them.
Design the life you want. Address your limited beliefs/ trauma & develop a newer, freer & empowered you. Specializing in 1) supporting individuals coping with narcissistic abuse, emotional immaturity & dysfunctional family dynamics, including scapegoating, 2) enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and 3) guiding high-functioning professionals towards a more optimal and efficient lifestyle. As a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers, I am committed to helping you develop deeper insights into your challenges & equipping you with effective tools to navigate them.
(437) 747-7417 View (437) 747-7417
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Jenny Patterson
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, BAH
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4C
I am also a strong advocate for Domestic Violence and Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and work with many clients who have experienced both.
She:kon/Hello! My name is Jenny Patterson and I am the founder of Bear in Mind Healing, a private practice based in Cobourg, Ontario. I believe that Mother Earth is a garden and we are the flowers (her children) and that part of my purpose is to help those flowers grow. One of the reasons why I love being a social worker and what drives me to do this work is my own lived experiences. What I find beautiful is being able to walk with folks on their healing journey for just a little while; creating that safe, nurturing space and connection.
I am also a strong advocate for Domestic Violence and Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and work with many clients who have experienced both.
She:kon/Hello! My name is Jenny Patterson and I am the founder of Bear in Mind Healing, a private practice based in Cobourg, Ontario. I believe that Mother Earth is a garden and we are the flowers (her children) and that part of my purpose is to help those flowers grow. One of the reasons why I love being a social worker and what drives me to do this work is my own lived experiences. What I find beautiful is being able to walk with folks on their healing journey for just a little while; creating that safe, nurturing space and connection.
(365) 601-1464 View (365) 601-1464
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David Bruce
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, C-PD, ASDCS, ADHD-CP, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M3B  (Online Only)
Borderline, Narcissistic, and Avoidant Personality Disorders (BPD, NPD, and APD), complex trauma, autism, and undiagnosed ADHD can lead to insomnia, addictions, anger issues, major depression, and crippling social anxiety.
You're hurting. Despite the brave front, you're wondering if anyone really sees you, hears you, or understands you. In moments of deep honesty, you admit to yourself that you've been feeling this way for a long, long time. A friend of yours, a family member, maybe even your partner has told you that You could use "some help." You've googled your symptoms and downloaded apps, but you're really not sure what's going on with you. You've even tried therapy before, but it only seemed to scratch the surface. You're not alone, believe me. You sound like most of my clients.
Borderline, Narcissistic, and Avoidant Personality Disorders (BPD, NPD, and APD), complex trauma, autism, and undiagnosed ADHD can lead to insomnia, addictions, anger issues, major depression, and crippling social anxiety.
You're hurting. Despite the brave front, you're wondering if anyone really sees you, hears you, or understands you. In moments of deep honesty, you admit to yourself that you've been feeling this way for a long, long time. A friend of yours, a family member, maybe even your partner has told you that You could use "some help." You've googled your symptoms and downloaded apps, but you're really not sure what's going on with you. You've even tried therapy before, but it only seemed to scratch the surface. You're not alone, believe me. You sound like most of my clients.
(647) 696-7898 x103 View (647) 696-7898 x103
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Maram Khalif
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1L  (Online Only)
I work with couples, individuals, lgbtq2s+, neuro-diversity, and transgender/non-binary individuals as well as having/had diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar, BPD & NPD.
If you're navigating relationship challenges, exploring self-identity including gender and sexuality, or facing societal limitations, I'm here to support you. My approach is warm, empathetic, and accepting, creating a safe space for you to dream, grow, and heal. Together, we'll address trauma, past injustices, and explore themes of personal power and healthy assertiveness in your life and relationships. Let's collaborate to embrace your full potential.
I work with couples, individuals, lgbtq2s+, neuro-diversity, and transgender/non-binary individuals as well as having/had diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar, BPD & NPD.
If you're navigating relationship challenges, exploring self-identity including gender and sexuality, or facing societal limitations, I'm here to support you. My approach is warm, empathetic, and accepting, creating a safe space for you to dream, grow, and heal. Together, we'll address trauma, past injustices, and explore themes of personal power and healthy assertiveness in your life and relationships. Let's collaborate to embrace your full potential.
(647) 691-4344 View (647) 691-4344
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Lidia Damian
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Some of my areas of exploration and experience are: relationships – co-dependency, narcissistic behaviours/patterns, trust issues, grief/loss, anxiety, burnout, rumination, self-esteem/self-worth issues, over-responsibility for others & people pleasing and caretaker roles, inner child work, core issues.
I am meeting each person exactly where they are in their journey with integrity, compassion, kindness, active listening and unconditional positive regard. We will work together to enable you to recognize and identify patterns of behavior or emotional pain that can pose problems in managing difficult situations and relating effectively to others. We can also work together in creating a step-by-step plan to support you in getting from where you are to where you want to be, in embracing your unique qualities and strengths that you have, in addressing any challenges you are currently facing in your daily life.
Some of my areas of exploration and experience are: relationships – co-dependency, narcissistic behaviours/patterns, trust issues, grief/loss, anxiety, burnout, rumination, self-esteem/self-worth issues, over-responsibility for others & people pleasing and caretaker roles, inner child work, core issues.
I am meeting each person exactly where they are in their journey with integrity, compassion, kindness, active listening and unconditional positive regard. We will work together to enable you to recognize and identify patterns of behavior or emotional pain that can pose problems in managing difficult situations and relating effectively to others. We can also work together in creating a step-by-step plan to support you in getting from where you are to where you want to be, in embracing your unique qualities and strengths that you have, in addressing any challenges you are currently facing in your daily life.
(365) 601-6797 View (365) 601-6797
Photo of Shahrzad Khosravi, RP, MPsy, Registered Psychotherapist
Shahrzad Khosravi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MPsy
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3C
Are you struggling with low self-esteem, finding it challenging to set healthy boundaries in relationships, or feeling unsure about your own rights, values, and worth? If so, you've come to the right place. I'm here to guide you on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, empowerment, and building fulfilling connections. My expertise is addressing issues such as low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulties in setting boundaries, overcoming shyness and communication challenges, breaking patterns of attraction to narcissistic, perfectionist, cold or avoidant partners.
Are you struggling with low self-esteem, finding it challenging to set healthy boundaries in relationships, or feeling unsure about your own rights, values, and worth? If so, you've come to the right place. I'm here to guide you on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, empowerment, and building fulfilling connections. My expertise is addressing issues such as low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulties in setting boundaries, overcoming shyness and communication challenges, breaking patterns of attraction to narcissistic, perfectionist, cold or avoidant partners.
(416) 877-0839 View (416) 877-0839
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Grace Pat
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, MEd, HonBA, DipCS, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
We all have a unique journey that adds value to who we are and how we can contribute every day. My personal journey took me down some challenging paths that required me to find new hope and build from the ground up. I feel that the hardships, challenges and triumphs I have endured can inspire and bring hope to others. I believe that through the toughest times of our lives, there is always a silver lining.
We all have a unique journey that adds value to who we are and how we can contribute every day. My personal journey took me down some challenging paths that required me to find new hope and build from the ground up. I feel that the hardships, challenges and triumphs I have endured can inspire and bring hope to others. I believe that through the toughest times of our lives, there is always a silver lining.
(289) 275-9199 View (289) 275-9199
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Darren Elliott
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BED, BBA, RPQ, CAPT, CRPO
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
How you feel, matters. Therapy isn't for someone who has it worse than you, you owe it to yourself to reach for the support you need to thrive. You could be looking for support during a difficult time or recovery after a difficult ending or experience. You might have some confusion as to why things are going wrong in your relationships, which you hope to strengthen or repair or end. Perhaps the pandemic turned life upside-down and you are finding your balance again. Maybe you feel disconnected, alone or have suffered in a relationship with someone who does and are looking for a therapist who can understand what's happening.
How you feel, matters. Therapy isn't for someone who has it worse than you, you owe it to yourself to reach for the support you need to thrive. You could be looking for support during a difficult time or recovery after a difficult ending or experience. You might have some confusion as to why things are going wrong in your relationships, which you hope to strengthen or repair or end. Perhaps the pandemic turned life upside-down and you are finding your balance again. Maybe you feel disconnected, alone or have suffered in a relationship with someone who does and are looking for a therapist who can understand what's happening.
(437) 747-8654 View (437) 747-8654
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Virlyn Collantes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1L
I accept both British Columbia and Ontario clients for individual and couples therapy. I specialize in the following areas but not limited to: Relationship or Marriage Issues, Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Prenatal/Postpartum, Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, and Life Transition. I’m a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) practitioner associated with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Toronto, Ontario, followed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Erikson Institute in Chicago.
I accept both British Columbia and Ontario clients for individual and couples therapy. I specialize in the following areas but not limited to: Relationship or Marriage Issues, Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Prenatal/Postpartum, Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, and Life Transition. I’m a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) practitioner associated with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Toronto, Ontario, followed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Erikson Institute in Chicago.
(587) 804-0680 View (587) 804-0680
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Myra Batalvi
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M4A
Do you feel stuck, anxious, or unfulfilled? Although many of us learn to avoid pain, few of us learn the road to more lasting relief. Therapy is a powerful way to bring clarity to your inner thoughts, feelings and hopes as you actualize a more peaceful and purposeful life. I work with people seeking to move into healthy relationships, anyone seeking to effect change, and people overwhelmed by maladaptive patterns in their lives. Drawing from my training and experience, we'll devise a unique plan to develop strategies toward achieving your goals.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, or unfulfilled? Although many of us learn to avoid pain, few of us learn the road to more lasting relief. Therapy is a powerful way to bring clarity to your inner thoughts, feelings and hopes as you actualize a more peaceful and purposeful life. I work with people seeking to move into healthy relationships, anyone seeking to effect change, and people overwhelmed by maladaptive patterns in their lives. Drawing from my training and experience, we'll devise a unique plan to develop strategies toward achieving your goals.
(437) 500-6360 View (437) 500-6360
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Lucie Costin-Hall
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4T
I provide compassionate therapy for clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, attachment disorders, childhood trauma, complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD) and relational issues. I believe that behind each person's struggle lies the potential for growth and renewal and that despair and inertia can be replaced by hope. I work hard to maintain the highest level of professional expertise possible in a field in which treatment methods are rapidly evolving. I tailor my treatment approach to the needs of each client.
I provide compassionate therapy for clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, attachment disorders, childhood trauma, complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD) and relational issues. I believe that behind each person's struggle lies the potential for growth and renewal and that despair and inertia can be replaced by hope. I work hard to maintain the highest level of professional expertise possible in a field in which treatment methods are rapidly evolving. I tailor my treatment approach to the needs of each client.
(855) 675-9335 View (855) 675-9335
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Shelly Zebedee -Psychotherapist (Q)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, BA, SSW, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
I am currently accepting new clients. Are you needing support with your emotions or your life situation? I am here for you. I will work with you to uncover your core strengths and to uncover your ability to respond to the challenges life throws at you. We will build toward joy and excitement while uncovering the healing power under your anxiety, pain and frustration. I have 30 years of experience in counselling. I assist the client to experience their true inner self, to find their own solutions, empowerment and self-love.
I am currently accepting new clients. Are you needing support with your emotions or your life situation? I am here for you. I will work with you to uncover your core strengths and to uncover your ability to respond to the challenges life throws at you. We will build toward joy and excitement while uncovering the healing power under your anxiety, pain and frustration. I have 30 years of experience in counselling. I assist the client to experience their true inner self, to find their own solutions, empowerment and self-love.
(343) 338-3501 View (343) 338-3501
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Laurie Weinberg
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Do you feel alone with depression, anxiety, social phobia, emotional eating or other issues that keep you from living a satisfying life? Do you feel weighed down instead of feeling alive and enthusiastic? I am here to walk with you so you can be supported to get to a new place in life. Don't do it alone. Sometimes people feel they should just get over it or work on things by themselves. As an experienced therapist I can assist you to make the journey faster.
Do you feel alone with depression, anxiety, social phobia, emotional eating or other issues that keep you from living a satisfying life? Do you feel weighed down instead of feeling alive and enthusiastic? I am here to walk with you so you can be supported to get to a new place in life. Don't do it alone. Sometimes people feel they should just get over it or work on things by themselves. As an experienced therapist I can assist you to make the journey faster.
(844) 402-2915 View (844) 402-2915

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Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Counsellors

What type of therapy is best for narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is best treated with talk therapy, which could involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, gestalt therapy, or similar approaches. A therapist will help a patient uncover the feelings that may drive their behavior and discover how to engage with themselves and those around them with greater empathy and understanding, fewer demands, and less defensiveness, with the goal of developing a more authentic sense of self that enables healthier relationships.

How do therapists treat NPD?

By developing a strong therapeutic relationship, and continually focusing patients on relationships, community, and connection, a therapist, through talk therapy, may be able to help someone with NPD change. In sessions, a therapist will help an individual achieve relief from their current stressors, including the treatment of co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or depression. A therapist may also help an individual to recognize unhealthy coping mechanisms, learn new ways of interacting with others, and eventually become able to feel and display empathy.

Can a narcissist be cured with therapy?

Therapy can be effective. After a serious setback or great loss, someone with NPD may be forced to recognize that they are not immune to life’s challenges. That can spur feelings of melancholy and depression that lead them to seek professional help. Once an individual decides to seek help, they have already taken a step that the majority of those with NPD never will. Still, people with NPD often quit therapy as they naturally resist feeling vulnerable, being challenged, or admitting to flaws.

How can you get narcissistic personality disorder treatment for someone?

It is notoriously difficult to convince someone with NPD to seek help. With their feelings of superiority, they may be unlikely to recognize or acknowledge that they have a problem, or that their problem is narcissism. Sometimes, they are aware that they are arrogant and that others resent them but they don’t see it as a problem because they are convinced of their superiority. People with NPD have trouble maintaining relationships, but family members and others who do feel close to them, and whose presence they value, may be able to encourage them to seek therapy.