Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Martha Digby Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4Y  (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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Ruth Bogatie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M3H  (Online Only)
Have you spent your entire life being ‘nice’, always putting others’ needs before your own and neglecting yourself? Do you feel that your ‘nice’ nature is being exploited and undermined, leaving you feeling nervous, insecure, confused or exhausted? Are you tired of hearing that the most toxic person in your life is a ‘nice’ person, when you know that they are actually narcissistic, intimidating, controlling and egotistical? I understand what it’s like to have a person or situation in your life that although at times supports you, also sometimes puts you down, makes you question yourself and believe that you are the problem.
Have you spent your entire life being ‘nice’, always putting others’ needs before your own and neglecting yourself? Do you feel that your ‘nice’ nature is being exploited and undermined, leaving you feeling nervous, insecure, confused or exhausted? Are you tired of hearing that the most toxic person in your life is a ‘nice’ person, when you know that they are actually narcissistic, intimidating, controlling and egotistical? I understand what it’s like to have a person or situation in your life that although at times supports you, also sometimes puts you down, makes you question yourself and believe that you are the problem.
(647) 697-5652 View (647) 697-5652
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Bella Pahlevan_ Emergence Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V
I offer therapy for narcissistic abuse recovery, either caused by neglectful parenting or abusive relationships.
If you experienced narcissistic abuse in your family, relationship or any other setting I understand how challenging it might be to heal the wounds, find your voice and self-esteem back. I believe that there's always a way to move forward and start to heal. What matters is that instead of giving up, you are seeking help and that means you are getting ready to use external and internal resources to move past what's causing you distress. I believe in providing a non-judgmental atmosphere where you feel safe to be yourself.
I offer therapy for narcissistic abuse recovery, either caused by neglectful parenting or abusive relationships.
If you experienced narcissistic abuse in your family, relationship or any other setting I understand how challenging it might be to heal the wounds, find your voice and self-esteem back. I believe that there's always a way to move forward and start to heal. What matters is that instead of giving up, you are seeking help and that means you are getting ready to use external and internal resources to move past what's causing you distress. I believe in providing a non-judgmental atmosphere where you feel safe to be yourself.
(437) 747-6250 View (437) 747-6250
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Tracey Nguyen at Tracey & Co Inc
MN, RN
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5J  (Online Only)
Together, we can heal and cultivate an awareness of the narcissistic, dissociative and codependent patterns that are often hidden in your relationships, work on regulating your emotions and healing your nervous system.
You often struggle in an anxious fawn-freeze response with narcissists in your life, afraid to express yourself for fear of abandonment, rejection and their emotional reactions. You tend to pedestal others, people-please and behave in ways for approval but it is exhausting. Compulsive control, fantasizing, caretaking and perfectionism with people, relationships and life make you live in an arena of constant expectation, the need to keep up appearances and never feeling good enough is tiring. You yearn to feel safe and express your true self, be present and build healthier relationships and trust your life's authentic path.
Together, we can heal and cultivate an awareness of the narcissistic, dissociative and codependent patterns that are often hidden in your relationships, work on regulating your emotions and healing your nervous system.
You often struggle in an anxious fawn-freeze response with narcissists in your life, afraid to express yourself for fear of abandonment, rejection and their emotional reactions. You tend to pedestal others, people-please and behave in ways for approval but it is exhausting. Compulsive control, fantasizing, caretaking and perfectionism with people, relationships and life make you live in an arena of constant expectation, the need to keep up appearances and never feeling good enough is tiring. You yearn to feel safe and express your true self, be present and build healthier relationships and trust your life's authentic path.
(647) 250-1569 View (647) 250-1569
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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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Dong Oh at Tracey & Co Inc
MN, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5J
Are you suffering from narcissistic abuse and looking to heal your heart from it? Are you sick of always needing to meet others’ needs at the expense of your soul because of the way they always shame you if you don’t meet their demands? If you already fully acknowledge that you currently are or have suffered from narcissistic abuse in your life, that is already a huge step towards your healed heart. A lot of the time, people who have experienced life-long narcissistic abuse have a very difficult time awakening to the reality of the fact that they are suffering from it. They are so used to the abuse that it becomes a norm to them.
Are you suffering from narcissistic abuse and looking to heal your heart from it? Are you sick of always needing to meet others’ needs at the expense of your soul because of the way they always shame you if you don’t meet their demands? If you already fully acknowledge that you currently are or have suffered from narcissistic abuse in your life, that is already a huge step towards your healed heart. A lot of the time, people who have experienced life-long narcissistic abuse have a very difficult time awakening to the reality of the fact that they are suffering from it. They are so used to the abuse that it becomes a norm to them.
(437) 371-5861 View (437) 371-5861
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Narcissistic Abuse - Trauma - Anxiety with Lyna
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M9N  (Online Only)
Growing up with a narcissistic father led me to believe that love was conditional and I repeated the cycle of toxic relationships until I eventually got help.
You’re not crazy for wanting to make sense of it. You’ve watched the videos, “how do I know if I’m in a relationship with a narcissist?” and you’re feeling isolated, embarrassed, confused. They’re talking about your actual life, but you don’t think you’re strong enough to leave. You’ve rationalized, communicated, begged. Maybe they’ll change, but they’re not the problem. You’re the one that needs to change. They say this, so it must be true, right? I need you to know that you’re not stupid or weak for staying. I was once in an abusive relationship with a narcissist, entangled in the chaos, and I doubted my strength to leave.
Growing up with a narcissistic father led me to believe that love was conditional and I repeated the cycle of toxic relationships until I eventually got help.
You’re not crazy for wanting to make sense of it. You’ve watched the videos, “how do I know if I’m in a relationship with a narcissist?” and you’re feeling isolated, embarrassed, confused. They’re talking about your actual life, but you don’t think you’re strong enough to leave. You’ve rationalized, communicated, begged. Maybe they’ll change, but they’re not the problem. You’re the one that needs to change. They say this, so it must be true, right? I need you to know that you’re not stupid or weak for staying. I was once in an abusive relationship with a narcissist, entangled in the chaos, and I doubted my strength to leave.
(289) 236-1209 View (289) 236-1209
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Michelle Lauzon
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MEd
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M1T  (Online Only)
I help people struggling with trauma, anxiety, low mood, narcissistic abuse/toxic relationships, and Highly Sensitive Persons. If you're on leave from work, I also help with the return to work process. I'd be glad to help you gain pieces of your life back and help you cope through evidence-based therapies. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I have experiencing with emotion regulation difficulties, communication issues, grief, general stress, and work-life balance. I also help students struggling with anxiety/stress.
I help people struggling with trauma, anxiety, low mood, narcissistic abuse/toxic relationships, and Highly Sensitive Persons. If you're on leave from work, I also help with the return to work process. I'd be glad to help you gain pieces of your life back and help you cope through evidence-based therapies. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I have experiencing with emotion regulation difficulties, communication issues, grief, general stress, and work-life balance. I also help students struggling with anxiety/stress.
(249) 209-5192 View (249) 209-5192
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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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Sonya Gandhi
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2K
Do you struggle with someone in your life who makes you feel like an empty shell, causing you confusion, makes you question your reality and affects your ability to trust yourself? We believe feeling loved, worthy and emotionally secure is possible. At Four Seasons Counselling we offer the guidance to get you out of an emotionally toxic relationship, so that you can live a stable peaceful life. We start with hearing your story and validating your experiences. We help you become aware of toxicity you may be experiencing in a narcissistic relationship, whether parent, partner or family, that is causing you confusion and pain.
Do you struggle with someone in your life who makes you feel like an empty shell, causing you confusion, makes you question your reality and affects your ability to trust yourself? We believe feeling loved, worthy and emotionally secure is possible. At Four Seasons Counselling we offer the guidance to get you out of an emotionally toxic relationship, so that you can live a stable peaceful life. We start with hearing your story and validating your experiences. We help you become aware of toxicity you may be experiencing in a narcissistic relationship, whether parent, partner or family, that is causing you confusion and pain.
(365) 305-0107 View (365) 305-0107
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Ezra Braves
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
Waitlist for new clients
Relational psychotherapy can be an effective tool when grappling with: anxiety, care taking/giving tendencies, narcissistic and neglectful parenting, attachment, self-sufficiency, hypervigilance, isolation, authenticity, masculinity, meaninglessness, depression, shame, complex emotional and intergenerational trauma, identity, and existential angst. My practice is informed by an attachment, trauma, and neurobiological perspective and grounded in mindfulness and empathy. Additionally, my approach considers the wider social, political and economic context of your relational world.
Relational psychotherapy can be an effective tool when grappling with: anxiety, care taking/giving tendencies, narcissistic and neglectful parenting, attachment, self-sufficiency, hypervigilance, isolation, authenticity, masculinity, meaninglessness, depression, shame, complex emotional and intergenerational trauma, identity, and existential angst. My practice is informed by an attachment, trauma, and neurobiological perspective and grounded in mindfulness and empathy. Additionally, my approach considers the wider social, political and economic context of your relational world.
(647) 371-1624 View (647) 371-1624
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Specializing In Betrayal Trauma Sex Porn Addiction Narcissistic Abuse
Debbie, Allen
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
Life can have its challenges. I work with clients who are ready to face these challenges. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where they can explore new solutions & gain the tools to deal with partner betrayal trauma, sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, relationship conflict, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem & life transitions. My work is collaborative & focuses on helping my clients better understand themselves & those in their lives. My training helps clients to big discoveries, foundational changes & deeper fulfilling lives. You can expect to strengthen your authentic self, challenge beliefs & foster resiliency
Life can have its challenges. I work with clients who are ready to face these challenges. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where they can explore new solutions & gain the tools to deal with partner betrayal trauma, sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, relationship conflict, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem & life transitions. My work is collaborative & focuses on helping my clients better understand themselves & those in their lives. My training helps clients to big discoveries, foundational changes & deeper fulfilling lives. You can expect to strengthen your authentic self, challenge beliefs & foster resiliency
(289) 677-9035 View (289) 677-9035
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Irish Oak Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
Loss of self can occur through narcissistic abuse, traumatic death, separation, health loss and more.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
Loss of self can occur through narcissistic abuse, traumatic death, separation, health loss and more.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
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Renata S. Kulpa (Codependency Relationship Challenges)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
Confused, drained or ALONE in your relationship? Are you putting the needs of others before your own? Are you changing yourself (like a chameleon) in order to feel appreciated? If the other person becomes your main focus and you modify your behaviors and ignore your needs to keep the relationship going at any cost, you have codependency. Codependents are MAGNETS for entitled, narcissistic, grandiose personalities. The ensuing relationship can stumble along for a LONG time, requiring huge amounts of effort and energy to keep up until finally it falls apart. When it does, you feel betrayed and abandoned (codependent's biggest fear).
Confused, drained or ALONE in your relationship? Are you putting the needs of others before your own? Are you changing yourself (like a chameleon) in order to feel appreciated? If the other person becomes your main focus and you modify your behaviors and ignore your needs to keep the relationship going at any cost, you have codependency. Codependents are MAGNETS for entitled, narcissistic, grandiose personalities. The ensuing relationship can stumble along for a LONG time, requiring huge amounts of effort and energy to keep up until finally it falls apart. When it does, you feel betrayed and abandoned (codependent's biggest fear).
(647) 493-2962 View (647) 493-2962
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Shahrzad Khosravi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MPsy
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
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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Doreen Ding
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You might find yourself facing moments of fear, doubt, and insecurity while pursuing a fulfilling life. It is my passion to support you through your unique challenges, whether they are rooted in anxiety, mood swings, or the effects of being raised by a narcissistic parent. I believe that there is a wealth of resilience and untapped potential within you to take you toward inner freedom.
You might find yourself facing moments of fear, doubt, and insecurity while pursuing a fulfilling life. It is my passion to support you through your unique challenges, whether they are rooted in anxiety, mood swings, or the effects of being raised by a narcissistic parent. I believe that there is a wealth of resilience and untapped potential within you to take you toward inner freedom.
(437) 747-2894 View (437) 747-2894
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Dr. Niki Norouzian - Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
, BPD, OCPD, narcissistic), and alcohol/substance use difficulties.
Niki’s therapy style is warm, empathetic, and personalized to the unique needs of each individual or couple. She emphasizes safety and nonjudgement while challenging clients to gain insight into themselves and change patterns that interfere with their goals and values. She collaboratively works with clients on their goals, which can include processing painful emotions and experiences such as trauma or other difficult formative events. She strives to understand the nuances of each person’s experience with thoughtful consideration of intersecting issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, and power.
, BPD, OCPD, narcissistic), and alcohol/substance use difficulties.
Niki’s therapy style is warm, empathetic, and personalized to the unique needs of each individual or couple. She emphasizes safety and nonjudgement while challenging clients to gain insight into themselves and change patterns that interfere with their goals and values. She collaboratively works with clients on their goals, which can include processing painful emotions and experiences such as trauma or other difficult formative events. She strives to understand the nuances of each person’s experience with thoughtful consideration of intersecting issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, and power.
(437) 747-8089 View (437) 747-8089
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Arno Lowi Communication Connection Narcissism Trauma Couples Supervision
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ACSp
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
If you need help with connection, communication, emotional regulation and overcoming narcissistic trauma let's talk. With over 25 years experience as clinical counsellor I focus on what works to help you understand yourself and train the skills to improve your life. I'm warm, present, active and empathetic. In a short time with me individuals and couples experience breakthroughs. I provide direct guidance toward greater clarity, healthy boundaries, focus and wisdom by addressing life skills you haven't mastered. Internet rabbit holes won't facilitate change, but I will. You really don't have to do this alone anymore.
If you need help with connection, communication, emotional regulation and overcoming narcissistic trauma let's talk. With over 25 years experience as clinical counsellor I focus on what works to help you understand yourself and train the skills to improve your life. I'm warm, present, active and empathetic. In a short time with me individuals and couples experience breakthroughs. I provide direct guidance toward greater clarity, healthy boundaries, focus and wisdom by addressing life skills you haven't mastered. Internet rabbit holes won't facilitate change, but I will. You really don't have to do this alone anymore.
(416) 532-4769 View (416) 532-4769
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Tom Barwell
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4V  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and recovery from narcissistic relationships.
I work holistically with a broad range of people, and write regularly on the blog page of my own website at www.dyadtherapy.com. My practice is based on psychodynamic therapy, which involves listening intently and without judgement. I'm also trained in CBT. I help you explore issues and help to make sense of what we find together, putting feelings and thoughts into helpful contexts and insights.
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, stress, and recovery from narcissistic relationships.
I work holistically with a broad range of people, and write regularly on the blog page of my own website at www.dyadtherapy.com. My practice is based on psychodynamic therapy, which involves listening intently and without judgement. I'm also trained in CBT. I help you explore issues and help to make sense of what we find together, putting feelings and thoughts into helpful contexts and insights.
(249) 209-0261 View (249) 209-0261
Ramineh Rahimi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M1T
I specialize in supporting marginalized populations and individuals facing mental health diagnoses, empowering survivors of narcissistic abuse, and fostering holistic well-being and fulfillment for all those I work with.
As a compassionate counseling student, I am dedicated to providing holistic, trauma-informed therapy rooted in Internal Family Systems principles. I understand the intricate interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in shaping individual experiences. Creating a safe and nurturing environment is essential, where clients can explore their authentic selves and navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, relational trauma, and major life transitions like immigrant settlement.
I specialize in supporting marginalized populations and individuals facing mental health diagnoses, empowering survivors of narcissistic abuse, and fostering holistic well-being and fulfillment for all those I work with.
As a compassionate counseling student, I am dedicated to providing holistic, trauma-informed therapy rooted in Internal Family Systems principles. I understand the intricate interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in shaping individual experiences. Creating a safe and nurturing environment is essential, where clients can explore their authentic selves and navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, relational trauma, and major life transitions like immigrant settlement.
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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.