Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Lafayette, CA

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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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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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Leslie Foge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults facing transitions -- launching, having a child, beginning or ending a relationship, moving through developmental stages, etc. I love working with folks touched by adoption -- potential adoptive parents, adoptive families, birth families, adopted persons, etc. I enjoy working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, compulsivity, disconnection, loneliness. .
I enjoy working with adults facing transitions -- launching, having a child, beginning or ending a relationship, moving through developmental stages, etc. I love working with folks touched by adoption -- potential adoptive parents, adoptive families, birth families, adopted persons, etc. I enjoy working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, compulsivity, disconnection, loneliness. .
(925) 578-2997 View (925) 578-2997
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Cynthia Mansur, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Are you tired of emotional pain? Whether you're upset about problems in your relationship, unhappy about a breakup or divorce, feeling depressed or anxious, or are dealing with other life challenges, my goal is to help you reclaim the happiness you deserve and make lasting changes in your life. My style is solution-focused and interactive, and I will make every effort to get to the heart of the matter so you can start feeling better right away. I work with individuals and couples, and have extensive experience in relationship counseling and in treating depression, anxiety, and a variety of other difficulties that you may be facing.
Are you tired of emotional pain? Whether you're upset about problems in your relationship, unhappy about a breakup or divorce, feeling depressed or anxious, or are dealing with other life challenges, my goal is to help you reclaim the happiness you deserve and make lasting changes in your life. My style is solution-focused and interactive, and I will make every effort to get to the heart of the matter so you can start feeling better right away. I work with individuals and couples, and have extensive experience in relationship counseling and in treating depression, anxiety, and a variety of other difficulties that you may be facing.
(925) 403-4710 View (925) 403-4710
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
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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Aaron J. Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
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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Jo Ann A Depetro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (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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Peter Oppermann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Feeling restless or easily distracted? Lacking energy, motivation, focus, or direction in life? Spinning your wheels in your career or relationships? Prone to pleasing others at all costs, yet feeling unhappy and misunderstood? Always too busy to stop and smell the flowers? I'd like to help you become more empowered, confident, and satisfied through facing and letting go of your fears, irritating beliefs, guilt, and suffering, so you can learn to communicate more effectively and have healthy relationships. For more than twenty-five years I have provided time-limited and in-depth psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups.
Feeling restless or easily distracted? Lacking energy, motivation, focus, or direction in life? Spinning your wheels in your career or relationships? Prone to pleasing others at all costs, yet feeling unhappy and misunderstood? Always too busy to stop and smell the flowers? I'd like to help you become more empowered, confident, and satisfied through facing and letting go of your fears, irritating beliefs, guilt, and suffering, so you can learn to communicate more effectively and have healthy relationships. For more than twenty-five years I have provided time-limited and in-depth psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups.
(925) 365-6955 View (925) 365-6955
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Katherine Hughes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a clinical psychologist based in Walnut Creek, CA. My graduate and postgraduate training included most major approaches to psychotherapy. When I begin psychotherapy with someone, my intent is to work in partnership with you. My style is one of active collaboration. Only with both of us involved, sharing our thoughts and ideas, can a safe and effective working environment develop. Change isn't easy. If it was, you might not be thinking about therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist based in Walnut Creek, CA. My graduate and postgraduate training included most major approaches to psychotherapy. When I begin psychotherapy with someone, my intent is to work in partnership with you. My style is one of active collaboration. Only with both of us involved, sharing our thoughts and ideas, can a safe and effective working environment develop. Change isn't easy. If it was, you might not be thinking about therapy.
(925) 526-4116 View (925) 526-4116
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Allan H Solomon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
(925) 241-4097 View (925) 241-4097
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Lisa Bograd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
If you are someone who is motivated to understand yourself on a deeper level and to challenge and change beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you than I am the therapist for you. I work well with people who are struggling with addiction and relationship issues; people who keep repeating the same unfufilling patterns and want to change them, whether at work, with their partner or spouse, or with their children. Often these dynamics are reflective of deeper wounds, and need to be addressed so they can change and heal. I am deeply committed to helping my clients get unstuck, and this process takes some time, but is well worth it.
If you are someone who is motivated to understand yourself on a deeper level and to challenge and change beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you than I am the therapist for you. I work well with people who are struggling with addiction and relationship issues; people who keep repeating the same unfufilling patterns and want to change them, whether at work, with their partner or spouse, or with their children. Often these dynamics are reflective of deeper wounds, and need to be addressed so they can change and heal. I am deeply committed to helping my clients get unstuck, and this process takes some time, but is well worth it.
(415) 935-1922 View (415) 935-1922
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Windy Taylor
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
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
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Cynthia Cutshall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy can alleviate psychological pain, help you know yourself better, and create opportunities to build healthier relationships. We will work together to get to know you, paying attention to your cultural context. This endeavor can bring to your awareness important unnoticed or unnamed patterns that have been causing you pain or difficulty. Most importantly, sharing your story with someone who empathizes can bring great relief.
Psychotherapy can alleviate psychological pain, help you know yourself better, and create opportunities to build healthier relationships. We will work together to get to know you, paying attention to your cultural context. This endeavor can bring to your awareness important unnoticed or unnamed patterns that have been causing you pain or difficulty. Most importantly, sharing your story with someone who empathizes can bring great relief.
(925) 297-6528 View (925) 297-6528

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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Cindy A Mayne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCAC, NAADAC, CHT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Having issues with anxiety, sleep, weight loss or addictions? I am a clinical hypnotherapist and can help with many issues. With the help of therapy, and hypnosis, many issues can be alleviated quickly.
Having issues with anxiety, sleep, weight loss or addictions? I am a clinical hypnotherapist and can help with many issues. With the help of therapy, and hypnosis, many issues can be alleviated quickly.
(707) 981-0317 View (707) 981-0317
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Julie Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
As the host of my own popular radio show for eight years, I had a chance to do on a grand scale what I love most: touching people's lives in a positive way. Because of the call-in format, I became every effective at quickly identifying the underlying factors that were causing concern. Today, I continue to use my exceptional intuition and experience to rapidly guide clients in gaining insight into their problems and making changes so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. From our first hour together, you will feel confident that your issues are being addressed.
As the host of my own popular radio show for eight years, I had a chance to do on a grand scale what I love most: touching people's lives in a positive way. Because of the call-in format, I became every effective at quickly identifying the underlying factors that were causing concern. Today, I continue to use my exceptional intuition and experience to rapidly guide clients in gaining insight into their problems and making changes so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. From our first hour together, you will feel confident that your issues are being addressed.
(925) 521-8780 View (925) 521-8780
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Judy Bensinger Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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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Meredith Reddoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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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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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Michael Cheney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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
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.