Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Alamo, CA

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Jenna Lane Marsala
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Alamo, CA 94507
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
(925) 690-2896 View (925) 690-2896
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Michael Cheney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alamo, CA 94507
Using insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I have developed an effective psychotherapeutic technique that has helped individuals gain relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, uncontrollable anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and child acting-out behaviors. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. My clinical focus is in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I see individuals, couples and families.
Using insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral approaches, I have developed an effective psychotherapeutic technique that has helped individuals gain relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, uncontrollable anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and child acting-out behaviors. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. My clinical focus is in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I see individuals, couples and families.
(925) 308-5216 View (925) 308-5216
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Aaron J. Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alamo, CA 94507
Whether your relationship is in crisis or has simply lost its way, I offer practical support in reducing overwhelm and helping you rework and revitalize your relationship. In the process of resolving surface-level conflicts, my goal is to help you establish intimacy and connection, deeper and stronger than you may have been able to experience before.
Whether your relationship is in crisis or has simply lost its way, I offer practical support in reducing overwhelm and helping you rework and revitalize your relationship. In the process of resolving surface-level conflicts, my goal is to help you establish intimacy and connection, deeper and stronger than you may have been able to experience before.
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Alamo - Danville Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alamo, CA 94507
Trained at Yale University. Your choice of a Doctor, a Clinical Psychologist, is one of the most important decisions in your life. You are entrusting the Psychologist with your hopes, dreams and solutions. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Steward is committed to you. Problems can be solved. With a brief assessment involving a thorough interview (and testing, if needed) we can determine the key issues and explore the solutions best for you. It is important to have a Psychologist who is well-trained and who cares about you.
Trained at Yale University. Your choice of a Doctor, a Clinical Psychologist, is one of the most important decisions in your life. You are entrusting the Psychologist with your hopes, dreams and solutions. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Steward is committed to you. Problems can be solved. With a brief assessment involving a thorough interview (and testing, if needed) we can determine the key issues and explore the solutions best for you. It is important to have a Psychologist who is well-trained and who cares about you.
(925) 402-1293 View (925) 402-1293
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Windy Taylor
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Alamo, CA 94507
Have you been impacted by something in your life that has caused pain such as loss, abuse, or a traumatic event? Have you used adverse coping techniques that resulted in negative outcomes or repeated patterns? Do you see these patterns reappear by choices made in your life and you feel you want to make a change? I am here to offer a nonjudgmental and unconditional foundation to help support you. Every experience is unique to the individual and the effects of these experiences must be processed through one's own strengths. Together we will find the peace that you seek to ultimately bring you to a place of well-being.
Have you been impacted by something in your life that has caused pain such as loss, abuse, or a traumatic event? Have you used adverse coping techniques that resulted in negative outcomes or repeated patterns? Do you see these patterns reappear by choices made in your life and you feel you want to make a change? I am here to offer a nonjudgmental and unconditional foundation to help support you. Every experience is unique to the individual and the effects of these experiences must be processed through one's own strengths. Together we will find the peace that you seek to ultimately bring you to a place of well-being.
(925) 966-2771 View (925) 966-2771

More Therapists Nearby

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Diane Anderson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The majority of my practice has focused on anxiety, depression, and relationship catastrophes. Maybe you have experienced childhood trauma which takes many forms and continues to impact your adult relationships, functioning and wellbeing. Maybe you live with someone who causes harm or is controlling, antagonistic and narcissistic. Maybe you want to see if your relationship with your children or partner can be restored. Maybe you are super worried about your child and seek guidance for yourself or them. Maybe you struggle with guilt and shame and finally want to rid yourself of that stress.
The majority of my practice has focused on anxiety, depression, and relationship catastrophes. Maybe you have experienced childhood trauma which takes many forms and continues to impact your adult relationships, functioning and wellbeing. Maybe you live with someone who causes harm or is controlling, antagonistic and narcissistic. Maybe you want to see if your relationship with your children or partner can be restored. Maybe you are super worried about your child and seek guidance for yourself or them. Maybe you struggle with guilt and shame and finally want to rid yourself of that stress.
(925) 291-9624 View (925) 291-9624
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Stacy Donovan George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94619  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in grief and loss, anxiety and depression, relationships and narcissistic abuse, self-esteem and identity, perinatal mood issues, parenting, and life transitions (divorce or empty nest).
Are you struggling with overwhelming anxiety, depression or grief? Are you stuck in unhealthy patterns or self doubt? Is a difficult relationship causing you pain? You are taking a courageous step in caring for yourself and your well-being by seeking support. With curiosity and non-judgment, I can help you to find relief, grow and clarify a more sustainable, joyful path forward. Together we'll explore what underlies your symptoms, the adaptive function they serve, and how you can permanently heal core issues. You will discover strengths, develop new tools, and find serenity and authenticity in yourself and your relationships.
I specialize in grief and loss, anxiety and depression, relationships and narcissistic abuse, self-esteem and identity, perinatal mood issues, parenting, and life transitions (divorce or empty nest).
Are you struggling with overwhelming anxiety, depression or grief? Are you stuck in unhealthy patterns or self doubt? Is a difficult relationship causing you pain? You are taking a courageous step in caring for yourself and your well-being by seeking support. With curiosity and non-judgment, I can help you to find relief, grow and clarify a more sustainable, joyful path forward. Together we'll explore what underlies your symptoms, the adaptive function they serve, and how you can permanently heal core issues. You will discover strengths, develop new tools, and find serenity and authenticity in yourself and your relationships.
(510) 314-8566 View (510) 314-8566
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Remarkable Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
At some point, we all struggle to adjust to change and fail to respond to life’s challenges with our best effort. It’s normal to feel stuck. We at Remarkable Services (RS) believe people inherently have what it takes within themselves to adjust, change and heal. No matter if it’s a challenging work situation, a parenting struggle, a tough year of high school or college, we all know what it feels like to struggle. Parents and their children are not immune, in that over the course of the first 18 years of life there are bound to be countless transitions, developments, change and of course, points of contention. RS is here to help!
At some point, we all struggle to adjust to change and fail to respond to life’s challenges with our best effort. It’s normal to feel stuck. We at Remarkable Services (RS) believe people inherently have what it takes within themselves to adjust, change and heal. No matter if it’s a challenging work situation, a parenting struggle, a tough year of high school or college, we all know what it feels like to struggle. Parents and their children are not immune, in that over the course of the first 18 years of life there are bound to be countless transitions, developments, change and of course, points of contention. RS is here to help!
(925) 436-1725 View (925) 436-1725
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
(925) 945-1860 View (925) 945-1860
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Bruce Sorenson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
(925) 248-4567 View (925) 248-4567
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Shelli Merrill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
Is your anxiety getting in the way of you having consistent and meaningful relationships? Do people say you're too much? Do you sometimes feel like a child inside an adult body, too scared to share who you really are? Are you sick of the cycle of excitement and rejection? Do you find yourself feeling empty, angry or constantly irritated? My approach is collaborative and client-centered, reaching down deep to the core of who you are. Together we will peel back the obstacles that are keeping you from love and being all that you are meant to be. Come home, get some relief find a place to rest your heart.
Is your anxiety getting in the way of you having consistent and meaningful relationships? Do people say you're too much? Do you sometimes feel like a child inside an adult body, too scared to share who you really are? Are you sick of the cycle of excitement and rejection? Do you find yourself feeling empty, angry or constantly irritated? My approach is collaborative and client-centered, reaching down deep to the core of who you are. Together we will peel back the obstacles that are keeping you from love and being all that you are meant to be. Come home, get some relief find a place to rest your heart.
(415) 991-7428 View (415) 991-7428
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Rob Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Concord, CA 94518  (Online Only)
Welcome, glad you're here. Let's be honest, life often is messy and can feel like a struggle. And yet, what if beneath trauma, disappointments, frustrations, or seemingly poor life choices lie seeds of growth that just need some watering? What if you already contain the ingredients essential for thriving? Might your relationships as well? In my view therapy provides a sacred like opportunity where one is offered a chance to experience renewed vitality, meaning, and an invigorated sense of mind, body, spirit, and soul. A space where the genius in you or perhaps the potentials lying in relationships and parenting roles can emerge.
Welcome, glad you're here. Let's be honest, life often is messy and can feel like a struggle. And yet, what if beneath trauma, disappointments, frustrations, or seemingly poor life choices lie seeds of growth that just need some watering? What if you already contain the ingredients essential for thriving? Might your relationships as well? In my view therapy provides a sacred like opportunity where one is offered a chance to experience renewed vitality, meaning, and an invigorated sense of mind, body, spirit, and soul. A space where the genius in you or perhaps the potentials lying in relationships and parenting roles can emerge.
(510) 901-3796 View (510) 901-3796
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Sonia Malek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94582
My focus is on working with you to address current challenges, process past difficulties, and develop tools to overcome hurdles in relationships and daily life. I frequently work with individuals going through life changes, experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma, and couples with communication and conflict concerns. In addition, I work with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, and parents, including parents of children with disabilities.
My focus is on working with you to address current challenges, process past difficulties, and develop tools to overcome hurdles in relationships and daily life. I frequently work with individuals going through life changes, experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma, and couples with communication and conflict concerns. In addition, I work with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, and parents, including parents of children with disabilities.
(510) 617-1764 View (510) 617-1764
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Theo Kuczek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CPT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
Therapy with me will have you leaving my office with tangible ways, for you or you and your loved ones, to facilitate changes in what you want in your life from the very first session. I will challenge you hard but with compassion. I enjoy helping people develop an enthusiasm for the process of self-discovery and healing. I make authentic contact with people help them cultivate a taste for their own Truths while making space to grieve the loss of old ways or relating to people and the world around them. I see starting therapy is a sign of intelligence.
(925) 232-0438 View (925) 232-0438
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Meredith Reddoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for you in session. Making changes or gaining a better understanding about your life can be challenging. I will provide support to you whether you are experiencing a crisis, going through a transition in life or are interested in learning more about yourself & relationships. Together we can work on achieving your therapy goals.
I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for you in session. Making changes or gaining a better understanding about your life can be challenging. I will provide support to you whether you are experiencing a crisis, going through a transition in life or are interested in learning more about yourself & relationships. Together we can work on achieving your therapy goals.
(925) 255-5499 View (925) 255-5499
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Galina Litvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
As a mental health therapist I work from a client centered focus. I support and guide you in managing your mental health concerns. You maybe experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. If you have a desire to understand and address the root causes of your life challenges, and you are willing to engage in the therapeutic process to make positive changes in your life then I'd love to work with you. I use a non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, which in turn helps you grow as human being.
As a mental health therapist I work from a client centered focus. I support and guide you in managing your mental health concerns. You maybe experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. If you have a desire to understand and address the root causes of your life challenges, and you are willing to engage in the therapeutic process to make positive changes in your life then I'd love to work with you. I use a non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, which in turn helps you grow as human being.
(925) 361-3853 View (925) 361-3853
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Graeme Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a psychoanalytically trained therapist with a long history working upon addiction, relationship, self-discovery issues. I promote consciousness, understanding first. Honesty and action follow upon those hard-fought achievements.
I am a psychoanalytically trained therapist with a long history working upon addiction, relationship, self-discovery issues. I promote consciousness, understanding first. Honesty and action follow upon those hard-fought achievements.
(925) 241-5135 View (925) 241-5135
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Lynn Davilla Shields
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For almost 30years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. My philosophy about therapy is not one size fits all. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
I work with individuals, couples and families that are ready for help and wanting to make a change in their life. For almost 30years I've treated depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, as well as difficulties stemming from past abuse or trauma. My philosophy about therapy is not one size fits all. I have been trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems as well as other methods of therapy; and I draw on whatever techniques and methods work best for each unique individual or individuals with whom I'm working.
(925) 231-3381 View (925) 231-3381
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Lisa Marie Tannehill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hi! I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to my profile. Many of the clients I've worked with have experienced a sense of feeling stuck in some area of their life whether it's in their relationships with themselves or with others. They desire for their life to look different, but are at a loss of how to create the change they're longing for and only end up feeling anxious, depressed, or attempting to fill the void or distract from the feelings of overwhelm that a different way of life is possible.
Hi! I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to my profile. Many of the clients I've worked with have experienced a sense of feeling stuck in some area of their life whether it's in their relationships with themselves or with others. They desire for their life to look different, but are at a loss of how to create the change they're longing for and only end up feeling anxious, depressed, or attempting to fill the void or distract from the feelings of overwhelm that a different way of life is possible.
(626) 247-3306 View (626) 247-3306
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Dr. Krystal S Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Life can be rough sometimes, and it’s so easy to feel stuck, wondering where you’re headed. My goal is to help you find new perspectives and new ways of looking at any situation so that you can approach life with confidence and authenticity. Along with bringing a multicultural perspective to therapy as a therapist of color, I utilize an integrative approach of Narrative, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, and other modalities that fit your unique life journey.
Life can be rough sometimes, and it’s so easy to feel stuck, wondering where you’re headed. My goal is to help you find new perspectives and new ways of looking at any situation so that you can approach life with confidence and authenticity. Along with bringing a multicultural perspective to therapy as a therapist of color, I utilize an integrative approach of Narrative, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, and other modalities that fit your unique life journey.
(775) 258-3242 View (775) 258-3242
Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists

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.