Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Tracy Santomarco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #118841
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Are you beginning your path of healing after discovering you have been entwined in a narcissistic relationship? Whether it was with a romantic partner, family member, boss, or friend, the wounds left behind can run deep. Let's work together to rebuild your sense of self so you can emerge feeling stronger and more connected to who you are meant to be. I offer interactive and supportive sessions where open, honest communication thrive. Laughter and tears also find their place in our sessions as humor can offer perspective alongside compassion and healing.
Are you beginning your path of healing after discovering you have been entwined in a narcissistic relationship? Whether it was with a romantic partner, family member, boss, or friend, the wounds left behind can run deep. Let's work together to rebuild your sense of self so you can emerge feeling stronger and more connected to who you are meant to be. I offer interactive and supportive sessions where open, honest communication thrive. Laughter and tears also find their place in our sessions as humor can offer perspective alongside compassion and healing.
(424) 302-5444 View (424) 302-5444
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Emma Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I work with individuals/families that have experienced emotional and physical abandonment and/or are healing from narcissistic abuse in either parental/romantic/sibling relationships.
We all have the capacity and right to have a fulfilling life however, many barriers interfere with our current sense of satisfaction and our ability to achieve our dreams. I hope to be able to help you explore what barriers are getting in the way by focusing on, recognizing and reinforcing your innate strengths, and exploring where blockages within your life manifested, and how they may be shifted so that you are able to transform.
I work with individuals/families that have experienced emotional and physical abandonment and/or are healing from narcissistic abuse in either parental/romantic/sibling relationships.
We all have the capacity and right to have a fulfilling life however, many barriers interfere with our current sense of satisfaction and our ability to achieve our dreams. I hope to be able to help you explore what barriers are getting in the way by focusing on, recognizing and reinforcing your innate strengths, and exploring where blockages within your life manifested, and how they may be shifted so that you are able to transform.
(424) 391-3296 View (424) 391-3296
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Infidelity/Betrayal Trauma Counseling and Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, C-PD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
BRINK OF BREAKUP OR DIVORCE; INFIDELITY; PARTNER BETRAYAL; DECEPTION, LIES, SECRECY; GASLIGHTING; CODEPENDENCY; TRAUMA BONDING ATTACHMENT: Struggling with the aftermath of infidelity, betrayal, relational safety violations, gaslighting or narcissistic abuse? Feeling trapped in toxic bonding, attachment issues, or navigating turbulent waters of a hi-conflict relationship? Whether you’re an individual grappling with inner turmoil or part of a couple ambivalent about staying together, I’m here to help you find clarity, healing, and a path forward.
BRINK OF BREAKUP OR DIVORCE; INFIDELITY; PARTNER BETRAYAL; DECEPTION, LIES, SECRECY; GASLIGHTING; CODEPENDENCY; TRAUMA BONDING ATTACHMENT: Struggling with the aftermath of infidelity, betrayal, relational safety violations, gaslighting or narcissistic abuse? Feeling trapped in toxic bonding, attachment issues, or navigating turbulent waters of a hi-conflict relationship? Whether you’re an individual grappling with inner turmoil or part of a couple ambivalent about staying together, I’m here to help you find clarity, healing, and a path forward.
(424) 344-5967 View (424) 344-5967
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Gila Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
You hide it well. You dress the part. You focus on other people so they won't focus on you. You do well professionally and it distracts you from how deeply alone you feel. Often if seems easier to pretend that you're OK, but deep down... you hope for something more. I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults who struggle with shame, depression, suicidality, divorce, anger, anxiety, isolation, or estrangment from family members. I also specialize in working with friends and family members of narcissistic personalities.
You hide it well. You dress the part. You focus on other people so they won't focus on you. You do well professionally and it distracts you from how deeply alone you feel. Often if seems easier to pretend that you're OK, but deep down... you hope for something more. I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults who struggle with shame, depression, suicidality, divorce, anger, anxiety, isolation, or estrangment from family members. I also specialize in working with friends and family members of narcissistic personalities.
(310) 626-4427 View (310) 626-4427
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Carla Litto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. Particularly, if you or someone in your life identifies with traits of Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms.
I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. Particularly, if you or someone in your life identifies with traits of Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms.
(424) 329-5553 View (424) 329-5553
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Kristina Lindsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90077
I have extended training and experience with helping those recovering from toxic relationships and/or narcissistic abuse.
Therapy works, and people can change. Living in a world that is highly relational, we often find that our toughest psychological problems are rooted in systemic relationship issues. I work with individuals and couples who are interested in developing healthier connections with themselves and with others. In order to make healthy relationships with others possible, one must foster a healthy relationship with oneself. In developing psychological health in ourselves, we become better able to interact with others in a way that does not cause us deep pain and ongoing frustration.
I have extended training and experience with helping those recovering from toxic relationships and/or narcissistic abuse.
Therapy works, and people can change. Living in a world that is highly relational, we often find that our toughest psychological problems are rooted in systemic relationship issues. I work with individuals and couples who are interested in developing healthier connections with themselves and with others. In order to make healthy relationships with others possible, one must foster a healthy relationship with oneself. In developing psychological health in ourselves, we become better able to interact with others in a way that does not cause us deep pain and ongoing frustration.
(424) 342-5006 View (424) 342-5006
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Melissa Willard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
A therapist that understands the dynamics of a Toxic/Narcissistic relationship is essential in breaking free from the chains you may feel while in this relationship.
Welcome! I am a Certified Narcissistic Abuse Clinician. I understand that Seeking out therapy can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating at times, you are making a powerful step in the right direction. Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression or life stressors? Are you ready to break free from negative thoughts or set backs with anxiety that could be holding you back from your full potential? Do you have relationship issues that leave you feeling stuck? Have you found yourself in a toxic relationship one to many times and are ready to stop the cycle? I would love to support you
A therapist that understands the dynamics of a Toxic/Narcissistic relationship is essential in breaking free from the chains you may feel while in this relationship.
Welcome! I am a Certified Narcissistic Abuse Clinician. I understand that Seeking out therapy can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating at times, you are making a powerful step in the right direction. Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression or life stressors? Are you ready to break free from negative thoughts or set backs with anxiety that could be holding you back from your full potential? Do you have relationship issues that leave you feeling stuck? Have you found yourself in a toxic relationship one to many times and are ready to stop the cycle? I would love to support you
(559) 245-3239 View (559) 245-3239
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Jamie Gillette Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90077  (Online Only)
Perhaps, what I’m am most know for, is my specialization in the treatment and recovery of narcissistic abuse.
​I’m Jamie Gillette, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years.  I give feedback, information and practical tools, that make a fast impact, so you can begin to see progress rapidly.  I have a great deal of experience and training working with all types of trauma (i.e. sexual abuse, domestic violence etc.), as well as more common struggles like anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
Perhaps, what I’m am most know for, is my specialization in the treatment and recovery of narcissistic abuse.
​I’m Jamie Gillette, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years.  I give feedback, information and practical tools, that make a fast impact, so you can begin to see progress rapidly.  I have a great deal of experience and training working with all types of trauma (i.e. sexual abuse, domestic violence etc.), as well as more common struggles like anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
(725) 226-8912 View (725) 226-8912
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Claudia Sinay-Mosias, Mft Online Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MHS, LFMT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I specialize in treating survivors of narcissistic abuse, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I am also very interested in what it means and how to become, a fully functioning human being, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. In this world that has been accelerating at a pace beyond our expectations and sometimes our ability to cope,how do we find peace, happiness and fulfillment, or at least the absence of anxiety and depression? Locked within our own personal stories lie the answer to these questions. Whatever "pathology" you present with can be turned into a "path" toward healing.
I specialize in treating survivors of narcissistic abuse, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I am also very interested in what it means and how to become, a fully functioning human being, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. In this world that has been accelerating at a pace beyond our expectations and sometimes our ability to cope,how do we find peace, happiness and fulfillment, or at least the absence of anxiety and depression? Locked within our own personal stories lie the answer to these questions. Whatever "pathology" you present with can be turned into a "path" toward healing.
(628) 600-1629 View (628) 600-1629
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Jessica McGowen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046  (Online Only)
If you’re in or have been in a narcissistic relationship, I understand exactly what you have experienced.
I have 20 years of experience but I don't believe that says anything unless I can relate, connect and feel with my clients. I can be professional when necessary but I am better at just being real. I am not everyones therapist and I am okay with it. I engage in the conversation with respect and authenticity. I'm direct with the intention to help and shift the issues in a place for change . I am good at what I do and passionate about helping people through pain.
If you’re in or have been in a narcissistic relationship, I understand exactly what you have experienced.
I have 20 years of experience but I don't believe that says anything unless I can relate, connect and feel with my clients. I can be professional when necessary but I am better at just being real. I am not everyones therapist and I am okay with it. I engage in the conversation with respect and authenticity. I'm direct with the intention to help and shift the issues in a place for change . I am good at what I do and passionate about helping people through pain.
(415) 529-8891 View (415) 529-8891
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Shana Bujake
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
As a therapist, I specialize in working with individuals and couples who have experienced trauma, including those who have suffered from narcissistic abuse, as well as those who are struggling with relationship issues. My approach is grounded in trauma-informed care, meaning that I prioritize creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore and process their experiences. Additionally, I incorporate attachment theory to help clients understand and heal from attachment wounds. I also offer co-parenting classes to assist parents in navigating the challenges of raising children in separated families.
As a therapist, I specialize in working with individuals and couples who have experienced trauma, including those who have suffered from narcissistic abuse, as well as those who are struggling with relationship issues. My approach is grounded in trauma-informed care, meaning that I prioritize creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore and process their experiences. Additionally, I incorporate attachment theory to help clients understand and heal from attachment wounds. I also offer co-parenting classes to assist parents in navigating the challenges of raising children in separated families.
(213) 725-2390 View (213) 725-2390
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Solange Zelman, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (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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Michelle Carr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90015  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults suffering from Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders, and the affects of Narcissistic Abuse.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a deeper self awareness! I work with my clients to help them understand how personal challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma may be influencing their relationships, work, or daily life. My style is interactive, engaged, and non-judgmental while integrating the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of the whole person. I also feel that it is important to incorporate laughter into the healing process! Once we can find the humor in our human-ness it becomes easier to forgive ourselves and others as we move toward more authentic happiness.
I work with adolescents and adults suffering from Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders, and the affects of Narcissistic Abuse.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a deeper self awareness! I work with my clients to help them understand how personal challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma may be influencing their relationships, work, or daily life. My style is interactive, engaged, and non-judgmental while integrating the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of the whole person. I also feel that it is important to incorporate laughter into the healing process! Once we can find the humor in our human-ness it becomes easier to forgive ourselves and others as we move toward more authentic happiness.
(831) 288-2302 View (831) 288-2302
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Margaret T. Ben Hafsi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90014  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help with: Personal Growth and Self-Esteem, improving self-confidence, overcoming depression or anxiety, understanding relationships, learning to communicate more effectively, healing from trauma, processing emotions, narcissistic abuse and recovery, complex childhood trauma (CPTSD), burnout, work-related stress, and making space to gain insight.
Being human is challenging. Even if things look okay on the outside, we often don't feel so wonderful on the inside. Many of us spend time replaying past events, imagining future events, and worrying about all of the above. If you want to explore the underlying causes of what's bothering you, come into alignment with yourself, and live in harmony with your deepest true values, then you are an excellent candidate for therapy. Therapy does take work, and I'm here to support you and help you stay motivated and curious during your personal path to healing.
I help with: Personal Growth and Self-Esteem, improving self-confidence, overcoming depression or anxiety, understanding relationships, learning to communicate more effectively, healing from trauma, processing emotions, narcissistic abuse and recovery, complex childhood trauma (CPTSD), burnout, work-related stress, and making space to gain insight.
Being human is challenging. Even if things look okay on the outside, we often don't feel so wonderful on the inside. Many of us spend time replaying past events, imagining future events, and worrying about all of the above. If you want to explore the underlying causes of what's bothering you, come into alignment with yourself, and live in harmony with your deepest true values, then you are an excellent candidate for therapy. Therapy does take work, and I'm here to support you and help you stay motivated and curious during your personal path to healing.
(323) 395-0036 View (323) 395-0036
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Mariam L. Moini
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
Specifically, those recovering from codependency, narcissistic abuse, religious groups, drug and alcohol abuse, and wrongful termination.
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Specifically, those recovering from codependency, narcissistic abuse, religious groups, drug and alcohol abuse, and wrongful termination.
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
(310) 906-2565 View (310) 906-2565
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Colette Glosman Kleiman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90077
My specialities include adults, young adults and teens, creatives, trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, codependency & people-pleasing, grief & loss, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, ADD/ADHD and school/ career coaching.
Many of us struggle with the core belief of "I'm not enough" or "I’m not good enough". This negative core belief plays out in romance, relationships, work and affects the simplest ways we carry ourselves throughout the day. Through therapy, we reconsider the old, worn-out, negative ways of thinking and feeling about ourselves and embrace a new truth. A truth (both authentic and strength-based) that gives us permission to see ourselves as whole beings who are inherently “Enough”. I work with people who are hurting and who need to show themselves more: kindness, compassion, trust, understanding, respect, belief, acceptance and love.
My specialities include adults, young adults and teens, creatives, trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, codependency & people-pleasing, grief & loss, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, ADD/ADHD and school/ career coaching.
Many of us struggle with the core belief of "I'm not enough" or "I’m not good enough". This negative core belief plays out in romance, relationships, work and affects the simplest ways we carry ourselves throughout the day. Through therapy, we reconsider the old, worn-out, negative ways of thinking and feeling about ourselves and embrace a new truth. A truth (both authentic and strength-based) that gives us permission to see ourselves as whole beings who are inherently “Enough”. I work with people who are hurting and who need to show themselves more: kindness, compassion, trust, understanding, respect, belief, acceptance and love.
(213) 642-1342 View (213) 642-1342
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Diana Malouf
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
My focus includes trauma, anxiety, betrayal, narcissistic behavior, domestic abuse, and spiritual abuse.
You're doing your best, but it can sometimes feel like your efforts are never quite enough. You often prioritize others over yourself, even if it means neglecting your own well-being. Your commitment to bringing happiness to others may be leading to anxiety as you grapple with feelings of betrayal and confusion. It seems like you've lost sight of your own needs. I've been there, and I can relate to what you're going through. I believe you deserve to have a voice, and that together we can untangle the chaos as we work towards finding clarity.
My focus includes trauma, anxiety, betrayal, narcissistic behavior, domestic abuse, and spiritual abuse.
You're doing your best, but it can sometimes feel like your efforts are never quite enough. You often prioritize others over yourself, even if it means neglecting your own well-being. Your commitment to bringing happiness to others may be leading to anxiety as you grapple with feelings of betrayal and confusion. It seems like you've lost sight of your own needs. I've been there, and I can relate to what you're going through. I believe you deserve to have a voice, and that together we can untangle the chaos as we work towards finding clarity.
(424) 372-0099 View (424) 372-0099
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Helen Sohn-Hood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of relationships, family dynamics, or past traumas? I specialize in providing compassionate and culturally sensitive therapy tailored to individuals from Asian and collectivistic backgrounds. Whether you're struggling with codependency, recovering from narcissistic relationships, or seeking to understand and heal from childhood experiences, I'm here to support you. Utilizing a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic approaches, I will guide you on a journey towards self-discovery, resilience, and emotional well-being. Take the first step towards healing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of relationships, family dynamics, or past traumas? I specialize in providing compassionate and culturally sensitive therapy tailored to individuals from Asian and collectivistic backgrounds. Whether you're struggling with codependency, recovering from narcissistic relationships, or seeking to understand and heal from childhood experiences, I'm here to support you. Utilizing a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic approaches, I will guide you on a journey towards self-discovery, resilience, and emotional well-being. Take the first step towards healing.
(213) 817-5179 View (213) 817-5179
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Stara Shakti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you seeking a safe space where your unique identity is understood and celebrated? Do you straddle the complexities of multiple marginalized identities, i.e.: LGBTQIA+, POC/BIPOC, ADHD/neurodivergent, 1st-gen American or adult child of immigrant (or narcissistic) parents? Does the weight from social pressure to conform to family roles or expectations—especially the “minority model” stereotype and resulting perfectionism—leave you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and/or even suicidal? Navigating these challenges can be stressful and daunting, but you'll find the answers / guidance you seek here.
Are you seeking a safe space where your unique identity is understood and celebrated? Do you straddle the complexities of multiple marginalized identities, i.e.: LGBTQIA+, POC/BIPOC, ADHD/neurodivergent, 1st-gen American or adult child of immigrant (or narcissistic) parents? Does the weight from social pressure to conform to family roles or expectations—especially the “minority model” stereotype and resulting perfectionism—leave you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and/or even suicidal? Navigating these challenges can be stressful and daunting, but you'll find the answers / guidance you seek here.
(310) 919-5877 View (310) 919-5877
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Kristin L Walker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
At PEAKPsychLA, I specialize in suicide prevention, mood disorders, and personality disorders (including Borderline PD and Narcissistic PD).
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist and the founder of PEAKPsychLA - a private psychotherapy practice in Westwood near UCLA. I work with teenagers, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, intense or overwhelming emotions, and alcohol/drug misuse. I also work with people living with major mood disorders and personality disorders. If you are struggling with any of these experiences, want to feel better, and are looking for someone you can trust to help, I provide individual therapy, couples, and/or family therapy, in person and via remote telehealth services.
At PEAKPsychLA, I specialize in suicide prevention, mood disorders, and personality disorders (including Borderline PD and Narcissistic PD).
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist and the founder of PEAKPsychLA - a private psychotherapy practice in Westwood near UCLA. I work with teenagers, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, intense or overwhelming emotions, and alcohol/drug misuse. I also work with people living with major mood disorders and personality disorders. If you are struggling with any of these experiences, want to feel better, and are looking for someone you can trust to help, I provide individual therapy, couples, and/or family therapy, in person and via remote telehealth services.
(310) 340-0360 View (310) 340-0360

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.