Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Woodbridge, ON

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Anita Morar
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H
I specialize in narcissistic abuse, grief/loss, emotionally focused therapy, attachment trauma, and perfectionism.
We teach people how to treat us. If we don’t know how to love ourselves, to accept ourselves, to be compassionate with ourselves, how can we expect others to? If you struggle with issues such as people pleasing, guilt, shame, having high expectations of yourself but have low expectations of others then you have placed others’ needs over your own. If you have a hard time saying no because you worry that others will not like you or want to spend time with you, then working on boundaries assists you with experiencing clearer expectations of yourself and others. Work towards a healthier you.
I specialize in narcissistic abuse, grief/loss, emotionally focused therapy, attachment trauma, and perfectionism.
We teach people how to treat us. If we don’t know how to love ourselves, to accept ourselves, to be compassionate with ourselves, how can we expect others to? If you struggle with issues such as people pleasing, guilt, shame, having high expectations of yourself but have low expectations of others then you have placed others’ needs over your own. If you have a hard time saying no because you worry that others will not like you or want to spend time with you, then working on boundaries assists you with experiencing clearer expectations of yourself and others. Work towards a healthier you.
(289) 271-1817 View (289) 271-1817
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Alessia Ciampa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
(289) 216-6954 View (289) 216-6954
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Sara Rizvi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
(289) 302-6717 View (289) 302-6717
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Paula Scarangella
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
No concern or thought is too small or large to be explored in therapy. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore & process your thoughts, emotions, & life situations, no matter how big or small. I understand that each individual's story is unique, & I allow for discovery to occur in a fully confidential, non-judgemental space.
No concern or thought is too small or large to be explored in therapy. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore & process your thoughts, emotions, & life situations, no matter how big or small. I understand that each individual's story is unique, & I allow for discovery to occur in a fully confidential, non-judgemental space.
(289) 210-4842 View (289) 210-4842
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Maria Pitiakoudis
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario. I have a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. My clinical training is integrative, and includes a directive Cognitive Behavioral method, a more introspective Psychodynamic approach, as well as a holistic Mindfulness style. I incorporate various therapeutic modalities into my clinical practice in accordance with the individual needs of each patient. I am fluent in English and Greek. I currently conduct virtual therapy.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario. I have a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. My clinical training is integrative, and includes a directive Cognitive Behavioral method, a more introspective Psychodynamic approach, as well as a holistic Mindfulness style. I incorporate various therapeutic modalities into my clinical practice in accordance with the individual needs of each patient. I am fluent in English and Greek. I currently conduct virtual therapy.
(855) 976-9803 View (855) 976-9803
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Patricia A Weinberg
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
We offer adult, child, teenager, family and couple's counselling. Focusing on the strengths, abilities and feelings of our patients, we can help them move forward and make positive changes in their lives. We help to improve relationships, behaviours and academic performance, as well as to deal positively with difficult situations and work on emotional issues. As we’re a group of professionals from different cultural backgrounds, we can offer services in different languages, and with an understanding of different cultures. Our services are covered by most insurance companies and we offer reduced fees through our internship program.
We offer adult, child, teenager, family and couple's counselling. Focusing on the strengths, abilities and feelings of our patients, we can help them move forward and make positive changes in their lives. We help to improve relationships, behaviours and academic performance, as well as to deal positively with difficult situations and work on emotional issues. As we’re a group of professionals from different cultural backgrounds, we can offer services in different languages, and with an understanding of different cultures. Our services are covered by most insurance companies and we offer reduced fees through our internship program.
(289) 236-3253 View (289) 236-3253
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Ashley Chiappetta
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Ashley :). My commitment is to create a safe and supportive space for your personal growth and healing journey and my approach is rooted in the belief that a strong therapeutic relationship can be the foundation for meaningful change. I strive to be a relatable and understanding presence in your life, fostering an environment where you feel heard, valued, and truly understood. My passion lies in the transformative power of healing – whether that be your inner child, past trauma or going through change or life transitions.
Hi, I'm Ashley :). My commitment is to create a safe and supportive space for your personal growth and healing journey and my approach is rooted in the belief that a strong therapeutic relationship can be the foundation for meaningful change. I strive to be a relatable and understanding presence in your life, fostering an environment where you feel heard, valued, and truly understood. My passion lies in the transformative power of healing – whether that be your inner child, past trauma or going through change or life transitions.
(365) 305-0168 View (365) 305-0168
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Anahita Jakibchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, RP, CCPA, ROAT, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
I am a registered psychotherapist and also a registered art psychotherapist. I am located in Vaughan, ON and offer therapy who have mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. I believe that my clients have their individual and unique needs, and each person should be treated based on their specific challenges. I offer therapy sessions in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I love seeing them feel better and leaving my room with good coping skills and ideas that can help them improve their mental health challenges.
I am a registered psychotherapist and also a registered art psychotherapist. I am located in Vaughan, ON and offer therapy who have mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. I believe that my clients have their individual and unique needs, and each person should be treated based on their specific challenges. I offer therapy sessions in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I love seeing them feel better and leaving my room with good coping skills and ideas that can help them improve their mental health challenges.
(289) 271-1765 View (289) 271-1765

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Nelofar Zaheer | Narcissistic Abuse | Empaths | Emotion Regulation
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, Intern
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
I have a special interest in helping women leave narcissistic partners (and parents) and develop a loving relationship with themselves.
Are you an highly sensitive, empathic woman in your 20s or 30s with high emotional intelligence, a difficult relationship with your parents, who is realizing you are in a relationship with a narcissist? Are you crazy or is he gaslighting you? Are you too needy, or is he avoidant? Your friends are sick of hearing about him and have no idea why you stay - and neither do you. You're embarrassed - it's like you're addicted to this cycle that doesn't make sense. Sometimes you have a love that feels so incredibly strong, hes your best friend - how could he treat you this way? You love him, but it's ruining your life (hi Swifties!).
I have a special interest in helping women leave narcissistic partners (and parents) and develop a loving relationship with themselves.
Are you an highly sensitive, empathic woman in your 20s or 30s with high emotional intelligence, a difficult relationship with your parents, who is realizing you are in a relationship with a narcissist? Are you crazy or is he gaslighting you? Are you too needy, or is he avoidant? Your friends are sick of hearing about him and have no idea why you stay - and neither do you. You're embarrassed - it's like you're addicted to this cycle that doesn't make sense. Sometimes you have a love that feels so incredibly strong, hes your best friend - how could he treat you this way? You love him, but it's ruining your life (hi Swifties!).
(289) 278-0772 View (289) 278-0772
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Narcissistic Abuse - Trauma - Anxiety with Lyna
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L  (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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Mental Health & Freedom Inc.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Asking for help is a sign of strength. If you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, BPD, PTSD or have been a victim of narcissistic abuse, it takes courage to ask for help. Admitting you can’t do everything alone is the first step toward achieving wellness in a fast-paced, demanding world. Therapy can enable you to delve deeper through inner child work and reparenting yourself to heal your trauma wounds and move forward. Asking for help and obtaining a fresh perspective of your past is the first and most profound step toward developing the mental muscle needed to attain emotional and mental strength.
Asking for help is a sign of strength. If you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, BPD, PTSD or have been a victim of narcissistic abuse, it takes courage to ask for help. Admitting you can’t do everything alone is the first step toward achieving wellness in a fast-paced, demanding world. Therapy can enable you to delve deeper through inner child work and reparenting yourself to heal your trauma wounds and move forward. Asking for help and obtaining a fresh perspective of your past is the first and most profound step toward developing the mental muscle needed to attain emotional and mental strength.
(647) 370-3477 View (647) 370-3477
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Narcissistic Abuse - Anxiety - Codependency
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Do you struggle with recovering from abuse of a narcissistic partner or parent that affects your current relationships, day to day life, and overall trust? Do you feel isolated, broken, embarrassed, hoping that things will change? Do you put other people's needs before your own? If so you likely feel overwhelmed, lost, and hurt by your partner, previous partner, or parent. You're probably wondering if things can possibly be better. If you're currently in a relationship with a narcissist or are recovering from the abuse of a narcissist, you’re not alone, and I'm here to help you on your journey to recovery.
Accepting New Clients! Do you struggle with recovering from abuse of a narcissistic partner or parent that affects your current relationships, day to day life, and overall trust? Do you feel isolated, broken, embarrassed, hoping that things will change? Do you put other people's needs before your own? If so you likely feel overwhelmed, lost, and hurt by your partner, previous partner, or parent. You're probably wondering if things can possibly be better. If you're currently in a relationship with a narcissist or are recovering from the abuse of a narcissist, you’re not alone, and I'm here to help you on your journey to recovery.
(365) 600-5073 View (365) 600-5073
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Alexia Pursley
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Alexia is an integrative, holistic & passionate psychotherapist committed to providing clients with a support, and safe environment to explore, learn, release and grow. Alexia's goal is to assist clients in gaining insight and personal awareness, discovering and accepting their total self, learning methods of self-care, setting boundaries with self and others, processing emotions as well as trauma(s), and transforming pain into healing. There is tremendous healing power in having a safe, confidential and non judgmental space to release and express what we have gone through, or are currently going through in our lives.
Alexia is an integrative, holistic & passionate psychotherapist committed to providing clients with a support, and safe environment to explore, learn, release and grow. Alexia's goal is to assist clients in gaining insight and personal awareness, discovering and accepting their total self, learning methods of self-care, setting boundaries with self and others, processing emotions as well as trauma(s), and transforming pain into healing. There is tremendous healing power in having a safe, confidential and non judgmental space to release and express what we have gone through, or are currently going through in our lives.
(647) 952-1202 View (647) 952-1202
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Vaughan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
Accepting New Clients! Welcome to our page! Whether you stumbled this page because of a recent break-up, divorce, an addiction you want to break, marriage problems or just looking to find ways to cope with your stress, you found the right place. We specialize in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Inner Child Work and other modalities to assist you. We can provide you with tools to help you cope but can also assist you in finding and healing the core issue.
Accepting New Clients! Welcome to our page! Whether you stumbled this page because of a recent break-up, divorce, an addiction you want to break, marriage problems or just looking to find ways to cope with your stress, you found the right place. We specialize in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Inner Child Work and other modalities to assist you. We can provide you with tools to help you cope but can also assist you in finding and healing the core issue.
(365) 800-5972 View (365) 800-5972
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Sarah Cairns - Certified Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, CNP(Q), MPH, BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Do you feel like your life isn't turning out the way you expected? Are you constantly worrying about others or feeling low on energy? Are you on a journey of healing and growing, and you need some support along the way? I'm a Certified Nurse Psychotherapist (CNP)/Certified Psychotherapist Nurse (CPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and the Canadian Nurse Psychotherapy Association (CNPA). I use evidence-based models like CBT and DBT to support clients with addiction, anxiety, depression and OCD.
Accepting New Clients! Do you feel like your life isn't turning out the way you expected? Are you constantly worrying about others or feeling low on energy? Are you on a journey of healing and growing, and you need some support along the way? I'm a Certified Nurse Psychotherapist (CNP)/Certified Psychotherapist Nurse (CPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and the Canadian Nurse Psychotherapy Association (CNPA). I use evidence-based models like CBT and DBT to support clients with addiction, anxiety, depression and OCD.
(249) 523-3560 View (249) 523-3560
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Zohreh Sojoudi
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone is unique and exploring our inner world can help us appreciate this uniqueness. Our journey and the pain that we go through in our life make each of us special. I have helped individuals, couples and families to discover their pain and realize how it impacts themselves and their relationships. The new meaning and insight that we gain from this exploration helps us accept and love our unique selves, and build deeper relationships with our loved ones.
I believe that everyone is unique and exploring our inner world can help us appreciate this uniqueness. Our journey and the pain that we go through in our life make each of us special. I have helped individuals, couples and families to discover their pain and realize how it impacts themselves and their relationships. The new meaning and insight that we gain from this exploration helps us accept and love our unique selves, and build deeper relationships with our loved ones.
(289) 274-6296 View (289) 274-6296
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4H  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(249) 202-2308 View (249) 202-2308
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Atlas Therapy - Windsor
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, OAMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
Life's challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling lost and unsure of how to move forward. But you don't have to face them alone. Our compassionate team of experienced therapists is here to support you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-worth or any other life obstacle, we offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions freely. Our experienced therapists are trained in a range of approaches including CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, IFS, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Brainspotting.
Life's challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling lost and unsure of how to move forward. But you don't have to face them alone. Our compassionate team of experienced therapists is here to support you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-worth or any other life obstacle, we offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions freely. Our experienced therapists are trained in a range of approaches including CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, IFS, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Brainspotting.
(226) 407-6577 View (226) 407-6577
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Building Bridges Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
(289) 207-6240 View (289) 207-6240
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Stable life therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
If you feel ALONE, ABANDONED, REJECTED or MISUNDERSTOOD, Equine-Assisted Therapy could be a good fit for you. Animals , particularly HORSES, have pure hearts that touch human souls. I provide psychotherapy in collaboration with horses. Being outdoors with theses beautiful animals gives you an opportunity to connect to yourself. You can be present and in the moment. I offer an experiential type of therapy in nature that provides insight into who you are and what you can do to change recurring behaviours. EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY provides an opportunity to connect to yourself in new ways.
If you feel ALONE, ABANDONED, REJECTED or MISUNDERSTOOD, Equine-Assisted Therapy could be a good fit for you. Animals , particularly HORSES, have pure hearts that touch human souls. I provide psychotherapy in collaboration with horses. Being outdoors with theses beautiful animals gives you an opportunity to connect to yourself. You can be present and in the moment. I offer an experiential type of therapy in nature that provides insight into who you are and what you can do to change recurring behaviours. EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY provides an opportunity to connect to yourself in new ways.
(647) 697-5546 View (647) 697-5546

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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.