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Karyl McBride Ph.D.


Karyl McBride, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Denver with more than 40 years in public and private practice. She specializes in treating clients with dysfunctional family issues. For the past 20 years, McBride has been involved in private research, writing, and clinical work concerning children of narcissistic parents.

McBride holds a B.A. from the University of Wyoming in elementary and special education, an M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in counseling psychology, an Educational Specialist graduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in school psychology, and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute in clinical psychology. She also has extensive clinical experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce and step-family therapy, marital and family therapy, specialized trauma treatment in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and individual adjustment issues related to anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

In addition, McBride does forensic consulting and has served as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases involving children and sexual abuse. She has nine years of experience conducting sexual abuse investigations with law enforcement and has conducted training for law enforcement in the area of sexual abuse investigations. In 1996, she was invited to present her doctoral research at the International Police Research Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

McBride is the author of Will the Drama Ever End?: Untangling and Healing from the Harmful Effects of Parental Narcissism, Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, and Will I Ever Be Free of You?: How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Family.

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