Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Danville, CA

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Diane Anderson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
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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Solange Zelman, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, parenting challenges, adults raised by narcissistic or borderline parents, couples and families facing communication breakdowns & negative relational patterns.
Therapy is about exploring, experimenting, discovering, and being vulnerable. In our therapy together you will learn to increase self-compassion and mindfulness, and your ability to sit with uncertainty and bear witness to uncomfortable feelings and body sensations. You will gain awareness of the role negative core beliefs and thoughts have upon mood and learn how to challenge those negative thought patterns. You will learn to set appropriate boundaries by asserting feelings, recognizing wants and needs, and identifying the role shame and guilt might play in causing unhealthy, harmful, stale, and inauthentic behaviors.
I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, parenting challenges, adults raised by narcissistic or borderline parents, couples and families facing communication breakdowns & negative relational patterns.
Therapy is about exploring, experimenting, discovering, and being vulnerable. In our therapy together you will learn to increase self-compassion and mindfulness, and your ability to sit with uncertainty and bear witness to uncomfortable feelings and body sensations. You will gain awareness of the role negative core beliefs and thoughts have upon mood and learn how to challenge those negative thought patterns. You will learn to set appropriate boundaries by asserting feelings, recognizing wants and needs, and identifying the role shame and guilt might play in causing unhealthy, harmful, stale, and inauthentic behaviors.
(310) 340-2213 View (310) 340-2213
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Debbie Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94506
Not accepting new clients
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
(925) 478-3694 View (925) 478-3694
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Blackhawk Family Testing & Assessment Center
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94506
Welcome to the Gold Standard of testing! Our testing and assessment program provides the most comprehensive psychological assessments to allow individuals to reach their absolute full potential. Whether working with a kiddo, teen, or adult, each assessment is tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual. After a no-cost consultation, our psychologists provide their recommendations for a psychological battery that will address all aspects of cognitive and behavioral functioning. We also provide testing and diagnosis for autism spectrum disorders.
Welcome to the Gold Standard of testing! Our testing and assessment program provides the most comprehensive psychological assessments to allow individuals to reach their absolute full potential. Whether working with a kiddo, teen, or adult, each assessment is tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual. After a no-cost consultation, our psychologists provide their recommendations for a psychological battery that will address all aspects of cognitive and behavioral functioning. We also provide testing and diagnosis for autism spectrum disorders.
(925) 261-7219 View (925) 261-7219
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Alamo - Danville Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94506
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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Michael J Abrams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94506
Saturdays appointments available! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, I work with individual adults, couples, and co-parenting. I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for my clients. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with young children through adolescents and their families around issues related to social, behavioral, interpersonal and academic concerns. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision to other professionals in all aspects of providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents; from case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.
Saturdays appointments available! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. In addition, I work with individual adults, couples, and co-parenting. I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for my clients. I have extensive experience and specialize in working with young children through adolescents and their families around issues related to social, behavioral, interpersonal and academic concerns. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision to other professionals in all aspects of providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents; from case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.
(818) 938-1155 View (818) 938-1155
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J Aaron Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526  (Online Only)
My focus in therapy revolves around relationships and support. The most important relationship I speak of is our relationship with ourselves. To be truly whole we benefit from a well developed relationship with ourselves to then be able to have good relationships with others. This comes from learning and honoring our strengths and our limitations. In fact, one's limitations can grow into strengths when addressed from a position of self-care
My focus in therapy revolves around relationships and support. The most important relationship I speak of is our relationship with ourselves. To be truly whole we benefit from a well developed relationship with ourselves to then be able to have good relationships with others. This comes from learning and honoring our strengths and our limitations. In fact, one's limitations can grow into strengths when addressed from a position of self-care
(510) 930-1807 View (510) 930-1807
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Andrew J Leone
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94506  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients! Just living in today’s world can be difficult and exhausting. Many of us feel as if we are just “getting by.” We all struggle with our mental health, from daily conflict with others, feeling frustrated or irritable, painful past experiences(trauma), struggles with work and family, and anxious thoughts. These issues can hinder our ability to heal and grow. We can all use help at times, even if we don’t know how to ask for it. I provide comprehensive support and direct feedback to help guide you through this difficult journey, to reach a path that leads to healing, understanding, acceptance, and resolution.
Accepting new patients! Just living in today’s world can be difficult and exhausting. Many of us feel as if we are just “getting by.” We all struggle with our mental health, from daily conflict with others, feeling frustrated or irritable, painful past experiences(trauma), struggles with work and family, and anxious thoughts. These issues can hinder our ability to heal and grow. We can all use help at times, even if we don’t know how to ask for it. I provide comprehensive support and direct feedback to help guide you through this difficult journey, to reach a path that leads to healing, understanding, acceptance, and resolution.
(925) 448-9242 View (925) 448-9242
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Erin Osanna-Barba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
With over 21 years of experience with crisis intervention, interpersonal violence, trauma, grief, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through work as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor, Crime Victim’s Advocate within the criminal court system, a Director of a sexual assault and violence prevention program on a college campus, and primary therapist at an outpatient eating disorder treatment center, I am skilled at creating a safe space for clients. I see clients who need support in various stages of life, who are experiencing difficult situations and transitions.
With over 21 years of experience with crisis intervention, interpersonal violence, trauma, grief, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through work as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor, Crime Victim’s Advocate within the criminal court system, a Director of a sexual assault and violence prevention program on a college campus, and primary therapist at an outpatient eating disorder treatment center, I am skilled at creating a safe space for clients. I see clients who need support in various stages of life, who are experiencing difficult situations and transitions.
(925) 361-3920 View (925) 361-3920
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Judy Bensinger Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526
JBHtherapy.com These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
JBHtherapy.com These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
(925) 357-9994 View (925) 357-9994
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Treehouse Family Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
HELP! WE NEED HELP!!! Treehouse Family Counseling Services has successfully treated individuals and families in the Tri-Valley area for over 20 years. Life is full of challenges and sometimes those challenges need extra help to figure out. We are master level practitioners specializing in work with individuals, children, teens, adults and families. Do you need someone who will really listen and help you or your family members figure things out? We work as a treatment team to ensure that your family is thriving. Growth and healing start here because this is a safe place for the whole family heal.
HELP! WE NEED HELP!!! Treehouse Family Counseling Services has successfully treated individuals and families in the Tri-Valley area for over 20 years. Life is full of challenges and sometimes those challenges need extra help to figure out. We are master level practitioners specializing in work with individuals, children, teens, adults and families. Do you need someone who will really listen and help you or your family members figure things out? We work as a treatment team to ensure that your family is thriving. Growth and healing start here because this is a safe place for the whole family heal.
(925) 238-8912 View (925) 238-8912
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Natasha Edelhaus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94506
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who emphasizes a systems approach and works to gain a deeper understanding of my client's family of origin and current dynamic. I also utilize an array of Cognitive Behavioral tools to allow the client to change their thinking and behavior pattern. I emphasize a collaborative approach, wherein I work together with the client to help them become invested in their treatment and achieve the results that they want. I do this while creating a compassionate, positive environment. I am passionate about helping my clients and specialize in sensitive clients of all ages and circumstances.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who emphasizes a systems approach and works to gain a deeper understanding of my client's family of origin and current dynamic. I also utilize an array of Cognitive Behavioral tools to allow the client to change their thinking and behavior pattern. I emphasize a collaborative approach, wherein I work together with the client to help them become invested in their treatment and achieve the results that they want. I do this while creating a compassionate, positive environment. I am passionate about helping my clients and specialize in sensitive clients of all ages and circumstances.
(781) 338-5386 View (781) 338-5386
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Jo Ann A Depetro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with any client who is seeking relief from a problem(s). I have worked with a variety of people, including corporate consulting, towards co creating solutions in a collaborative and effective manner.
I enjoy working with any client who is seeking relief from a problem(s). I have worked with a variety of people, including corporate consulting, towards co creating solutions in a collaborative and effective manner.
(925) 361-3894 View (925) 361-3894
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Michael Cheney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526
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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Galina Litvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
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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Maria Otsuka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526  (Online Only)
Has the Covid pandemic taken a toll on your mental health and relationships? Have problems that weren't too bad a couple years ago become much worse since the pandemic started? A lot of people and relationships have been struggling to cope with high stress and anxiety, and have developed new, unhealthy coping habits like overeating and drinking, or using screen time for relaxation - leading to anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems and more. The key to recovery is upgrading your coping skills to help you take control of your thoughts, emotions and choices, and learning new ways to manage life's stressors.
Has the Covid pandemic taken a toll on your mental health and relationships? Have problems that weren't too bad a couple years ago become much worse since the pandemic started? A lot of people and relationships have been struggling to cope with high stress and anxiety, and have developed new, unhealthy coping habits like overeating and drinking, or using screen time for relaxation - leading to anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems and more. The key to recovery is upgrading your coping skills to help you take control of your thoughts, emotions and choices, and learning new ways to manage life's stressors.
(925) 420-7927 View (925) 420-7927
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Ashley Baca (Deep Wellness Center)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping individuals learn lifelong skills to better their mental health. I believe in a strength-based approach and want to empower my clients to know they have the tools to be their best selves. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship distress, parenting issues, behavioral issues in children, low self-esteem/self-worth, grief/loss, and general dissatisfaction with life.
Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping individuals learn lifelong skills to better their mental health. I believe in a strength-based approach and want to empower my clients to know they have the tools to be their best selves. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship distress, parenting issues, behavioral issues in children, low self-esteem/self-worth, grief/loss, and general dissatisfaction with life.
(209) 219-3936 View (209) 219-3936
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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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Skylar Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94506
Hello! It is my honor and passion to help bring about meaningful, positive change in your life. My approach coalesces research-based practices and psychological insight, drawing from attachment, emotion-focused therapy, internal family systems, and somatic psychology. I value collaboration and partnership in the therapeutic process in order to instill a sense of agency and empowerment that you innately possess. As your therapist, I am empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, patient, and open. My focus is to help you process and heal from life’s challenges and transgressions; you deserve to live a fulfilling, peaceful life.
Hello! It is my honor and passion to help bring about meaningful, positive change in your life. My approach coalesces research-based practices and psychological insight, drawing from attachment, emotion-focused therapy, internal family systems, and somatic psychology. I value collaboration and partnership in the therapeutic process in order to instill a sense of agency and empowerment that you innately possess. As your therapist, I am empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, patient, and open. My focus is to help you process and heal from life’s challenges and transgressions; you deserve to live a fulfilling, peaceful life.
(925) 966-3987 View (925) 966-3987
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Lindsey Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Danville, CA 94526
Not accepting new clients
I focus my work on families and adult patients. In my professional experience, I find the most growth in children by utilizing a family systems approach and accessing the client's innate strengths and desires for change. In adult patients, much of my work surrounds developing healthy coping skills and managing stress in more adaptive ways.
I focus my work on families and adult patients. In my professional experience, I find the most growth in children by utilizing a family systems approach and accessing the client's innate strengths and desires for change. In adult patients, much of my work surrounds developing healthy coping skills and managing stress in more adaptive ways.
(925) 999-4092 View (925) 999-4092
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.