Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Piedmont, CA

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Robert Bartner
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611
Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference.
Everyone can find life's challenges too difficult at times, but if you continually feel overburdened or struggle with negative patterns you've been unable to change on your own, I can be helpful. As a psychoanalyst with over twenty years of clinical experience, I specialize in helping people work through problems that have consistently held them back from fulfilling their goals. Patients often see me who are disappointed with important aspects of their life.Whether you've experienced a temporary setback, or suffer with a more chronic issue, a deeper inquiry into the problem can make all the difference.
(510) 295-4837 View (510) 295-4837
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Charmaine Ehrhart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I invite you to visit my website: drehrhart.com for a comprehensive understanding of how I can help you, of who I am, and how I work. In brief, we would explore the dynamic terrain of your relationships - to your self (your emotions, your thoughts, your behavior) and to others. This is done in a relationship of genuine curiosity and compassion, so that understanding and change, can take place. This productive and curious environment or relationship that we foster together, can be internalized and taken with you as one if the many tools for your life journey.
I invite you to visit my website: drehrhart.com for a comprehensive understanding of how I can help you, of who I am, and how I work. In brief, we would explore the dynamic terrain of your relationships - to your self (your emotions, your thoughts, your behavior) and to others. This is done in a relationship of genuine curiosity and compassion, so that understanding and change, can take place. This productive and curious environment or relationship that we foster together, can be internalized and taken with you as one if the many tools for your life journey.
(415) 689-8383 View (415) 689-8383
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Adam Kremen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94602
People turn to therapy when they are in too much emotional pain, stuck in intractable situations with intimate partners or at work, or acting in ways that are self-destructive or harmful to others. When other solutions have not worked, therapy offers a chance to address and change outmoded ways of being. The therapeutic relationship is key to this work. It offers the possibility of exploring new ways of relating to ourselves and others that can lead to a richer and more fulfilling life. The therapist must provide a place of safety and be a partner in this process.
People turn to therapy when they are in too much emotional pain, stuck in intractable situations with intimate partners or at work, or acting in ways that are self-destructive or harmful to others. When other solutions have not worked, therapy offers a chance to address and change outmoded ways of being. The therapeutic relationship is key to this work. It offers the possibility of exploring new ways of relating to ourselves and others that can lead to a richer and more fulfilling life. The therapist must provide a place of safety and be a partner in this process.
(510) 358-4986 View (510) 358-4986
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Tami Linde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94620
My therapy practice will provide you with a safe environment to examine thoughts and behaviors that may be holding you back from the happiness, peace, and success that you want. I specialize in working with adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Additionally, I am a certified anger management facilitator.
My therapy practice will provide you with a safe environment to examine thoughts and behaviors that may be holding you back from the happiness, peace, and success that you want. I specialize in working with adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Additionally, I am a certified anger management facilitator.
(510) 859-4303 View (510) 859-4303
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Carol Zeitlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94611
If you are curious about being in therapy with me, I invite you to set up a 30-minute consultation session at no charge. I am committed to helping adults who are struggling with painful situations such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or feelings of disconnection. Together, we will strive to understand your emotional suffering and recognize relationship patterns that have not served you well. Over time we will use our relationship to rework old patterns and allow you to see choices in life where before there had seemed to be none.
If you are curious about being in therapy with me, I invite you to set up a 30-minute consultation session at no charge. I am committed to helping adults who are struggling with painful situations such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or feelings of disconnection. Together, we will strive to understand your emotional suffering and recognize relationship patterns that have not served you well. Over time we will use our relationship to rework old patterns and allow you to see choices in life where before there had seemed to be none.
(510) 567-4196 View (510) 567-4196
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Beth Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94610
Finding a therapist that you connect with can be a daunting task. Making connections is one of my strengths. I have the utmost respect for each person seeking therapy and for the therapeutic process itself. Whether you are struggling, going through a transition, or looking to better understand your inner world our work can help you achieve new levels of awareness. My style is warm and non-judgmental. We can work together to uncover and understand how your unique individual life experiences shape how you feel and live. Together we can strive to make meaning, increase awareness, and minimize suffering.
Finding a therapist that you connect with can be a daunting task. Making connections is one of my strengths. I have the utmost respect for each person seeking therapy and for the therapeutic process itself. Whether you are struggling, going through a transition, or looking to better understand your inner world our work can help you achieve new levels of awareness. My style is warm and non-judgmental. We can work together to uncover and understand how your unique individual life experiences shape how you feel and live. Together we can strive to make meaning, increase awareness, and minimize suffering.
(415) 423-2344 View (415) 423-2344
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Erik Vincent Kahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94610
I bring forth a comprehensive and compassionate approach to psychotherapy. My practice is rooted in embodiment and practicality, aiming to foster profound insights and sustainable growth. Through a collaborative journey marked by playfulness and genuine curiosity, you will embark on a transformative exploration of your inner world. Together, we will uncover the intricacies of your psyche, guiding you towards a deeper connection with your core self and a heightened sense of resilience.
I bring forth a comprehensive and compassionate approach to psychotherapy. My practice is rooted in embodiment and practicality, aiming to foster profound insights and sustainable growth. Through a collaborative journey marked by playfulness and genuine curiosity, you will embark on a transformative exploration of your inner world. Together, we will uncover the intricacies of your psyche, guiding you towards a deeper connection with your core self and a heightened sense of resilience.
(510) 916-2529 View (510) 916-2529
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Nicolas Jadot
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I work with individuals struggling with issues of self-worth, either shame or grandiosity; couples needing help to restore their communication, dealing with codependency and navigating non monogamous life; and I specialize in working with men seeking to develop a healthier relationship to their masculinity. I am offering you supportive, non judgmental yet direct and clear feedback on what you are thinking and doing that keeps you from moving forward. Changing the way we engage with our thoughts and feelings requires self-awareness, education, and support. You don't have to do this alone!
I work with individuals struggling with issues of self-worth, either shame or grandiosity; couples needing help to restore their communication, dealing with codependency and navigating non monogamous life; and I specialize in working with men seeking to develop a healthier relationship to their masculinity. I am offering you supportive, non judgmental yet direct and clear feedback on what you are thinking and doing that keeps you from moving forward. Changing the way we engage with our thoughts and feelings requires self-awareness, education, and support. You don't have to do this alone!
(925) 267-6501 View (925) 267-6501
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Smadar Salzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
26 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94602  (Online Only)
Do you keep getting hurt in relationships? Keep repeating the same patterns that leave you anxious & depressed? You feel alone, numb, or spiral into intense overwhelming feelings out of nowhere. Early relationships are our blueprint for adult intimate relationships. They shape your perceptions & beliefs, often subconsciously. If you grew up with family conflict, abandonment, abuse, or trauma, adult relationships can be hard. You're tired of feeling stuck in the same painful patterns. You know something needs to change, you just aren't sure what, or how. You're ready to stop feeling broken & start navigating relationships with ease.
Do you keep getting hurt in relationships? Keep repeating the same patterns that leave you anxious & depressed? You feel alone, numb, or spiral into intense overwhelming feelings out of nowhere. Early relationships are our blueprint for adult intimate relationships. They shape your perceptions & beliefs, often subconsciously. If you grew up with family conflict, abandonment, abuse, or trauma, adult relationships can be hard. You're tired of feeling stuck in the same painful patterns. You know something needs to change, you just aren't sure what, or how. You're ready to stop feeling broken & start navigating relationships with ease.
(415) 702-0360 View (415) 702-0360
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DBT certified: Myra Altenau, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Piedmont, CA 94610
I am accepting clients for my Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a very effective treatment that helps you build a worthwhile and fulfilling life. You accept that you suffer, but also you learn to accept that you want to get better. I will help you to train your mind and body to peacefulness, and to significantly decrease every day stress. Combining distress tolerance practice, mindfulness skill building, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skill building, I will guide you to heal the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety and replace that with establishing well-being.
I am accepting clients for my Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a very effective treatment that helps you build a worthwhile and fulfilling life. You accept that you suffer, but also you learn to accept that you want to get better. I will help you to train your mind and body to peacefulness, and to significantly decrease every day stress. Combining distress tolerance practice, mindfulness skill building, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skill building, I will guide you to heal the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety and replace that with establishing well-being.
(707) 709-8039 View (707) 709-8039
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I am retired and do not work with any patients!!
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Piedmont, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.
Over 40 years of diverse practice has taught me that when people are in psychotherapy they create ingenious ways to grow, to resolve internal/social conflict and to improve their sense of personal fulfillment. They are innovative and sincere. Therapy is more than a serious, shared introspection. It is also a playful interaction. It usually involves a full range of emotions that includes a sharing of ideas and a mutual exchange, which almost always involves a lively conversation. There seems to be one common theme, namely that each person is seeking to find a sense of truth and well-being.
(510) 342-3106 View (510) 342-3106

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Maria Holden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Are you working through trauma or a difficult life transition? Are you in relationship with a toxic or narcissistic person? Are you facing painful loss? Do you want to use principles of spirituality to strengthen you and answer life's deepest questions? Do you suffer from DID or dissociative disorder? For 30 years, I have guided people toward authentic ways of living and relating. Through many types of treatment, I help people to understand how traumatic life events change us and how to transform thoughts, feelings, and relationships. We focus on real actions you can take to find the power to reverse the effects of pain and trauma.
Are you working through trauma or a difficult life transition? Are you in relationship with a toxic or narcissistic person? Are you facing painful loss? Do you want to use principles of spirituality to strengthen you and answer life's deepest questions? Do you suffer from DID or dissociative disorder? For 30 years, I have guided people toward authentic ways of living and relating. Through many types of treatment, I help people to understand how traumatic life events change us and how to transform thoughts, feelings, and relationships. We focus on real actions you can take to find the power to reverse the effects of pain and trauma.
(510) 216-1317 View (510) 216-1317
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Natalie R Cargill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Has something in your life become too much to bear? If you’re feeling lonely, alienated, confused about your relationships, hurt, angry, or feeling unheard; if you’re finding the stress of parenting overwhelming, or feeling defeated by cycles of conflict, I'd like to help you. I work with individuals, couples and families wounded by their family systems, who have experienced trauma or abuse, have struggled with a narcissistic parent or partner, or have been negatively impacted by relationships with their in-laws. I passionately believe that with the right help, you can move from suffering and uncertainty to clarity and empowerment.
Has something in your life become too much to bear? If you’re feeling lonely, alienated, confused about your relationships, hurt, angry, or feeling unheard; if you’re finding the stress of parenting overwhelming, or feeling defeated by cycles of conflict, I'd like to help you. I work with individuals, couples and families wounded by their family systems, who have experienced trauma or abuse, have struggled with a narcissistic parent or partner, or have been negatively impacted by relationships with their in-laws. I passionately believe that with the right help, you can move from suffering and uncertainty to clarity and empowerment.
(510) 800-8143 View (510) 800-8143
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Natalie Jones
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I can help you heal from narcissistic abuse experienced in your family, intimate relationships, friendships, and in the workplace.
When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you don't know what's real anymore. Somewhere along the way you have gotten lost in the cycle of toxicity and you are unsure of how to get out. You feel powerless and you try to explain to others what's going on, but they don't understand. You have a hard time explaining the manipulation, gaslighting, love bombing, and trauma bonding. You have a hard time hiding how you really feel behind your smile. You have lost yourself in your relationship, and what's worse - you don't feel happy or connected to anyone. You long for a safe place to unload your heavy burdens.
I can help you heal from narcissistic abuse experienced in your family, intimate relationships, friendships, and in the workplace.
When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you don't know what's real anymore. Somewhere along the way you have gotten lost in the cycle of toxicity and you are unsure of how to get out. You feel powerless and you try to explain to others what's going on, but they don't understand. You have a hard time explaining the manipulation, gaslighting, love bombing, and trauma bonding. You have a hard time hiding how you really feel behind your smile. You have lost yourself in your relationship, and what's worse - you don't feel happy or connected to anyone. You long for a safe place to unload your heavy burdens.
(415) 322-5527 View (415) 322-5527
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Dr. Sanford Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94601
I work with you to help you identify your real issues, and honest feelings about yourself, your life, your loves, your work, your family. I'll help you create real goals unlock emotional skills and intelligence to accomplish them. If you want to find out how to get practical skills and solutions to your issues, call me and set up a meeting.
I work with you to help you identify your real issues, and honest feelings about yourself, your life, your loves, your work, your family. I'll help you create real goals unlock emotional skills and intelligence to accomplish them. If you want to find out how to get practical skills and solutions to your issues, call me and set up a meeting.
(415) 689-9734 View (415) 689-9734
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Mischa Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Hi there, I’m glad you’re here. I know that looking for a therapist can be hard, especially when you’re hurting or feeling low. I may be able to help. You might feel lonely, anxious, or full of guilt…or you might not know what you feel. You may be confused about the choices you make in life, or you may feel frustrated with the unjust world you live in. Many critical thought patterns, painful feelings, and unwanted behaviors started out as survival strategies to protect us during difficult life experiences. These strategies helped us cope in the past, but can lead to conflict and suffering in the present.
Hi there, I’m glad you’re here. I know that looking for a therapist can be hard, especially when you’re hurting or feeling low. I may be able to help. You might feel lonely, anxious, or full of guilt…or you might not know what you feel. You may be confused about the choices you make in life, or you may feel frustrated with the unjust world you live in. Many critical thought patterns, painful feelings, and unwanted behaviors started out as survival strategies to protect us during difficult life experiences. These strategies helped us cope in the past, but can lead to conflict and suffering in the present.
(510) 949-3808 View (510) 949-3808
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Shana Burns
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you experiencing an unexpected transition, difficulties in relationships, feelings of uncertainty, or are you at the threshold of having to make significant life decisions? If any of these questions resonate and you are in search of guidance to actualize change in your life, therapy can offer a compassionate private space to deepen your process of self-inquiry, gain renewed perspective, heal from past pain and losses and reimagine your future through clarifying your truest feelings, needs and choices. Therapy is most optimal as an interactive collaboration between client and therapist with the relationship at the heart.
Welcome! Are you experiencing an unexpected transition, difficulties in relationships, feelings of uncertainty, or are you at the threshold of having to make significant life decisions? If any of these questions resonate and you are in search of guidance to actualize change in your life, therapy can offer a compassionate private space to deepen your process of self-inquiry, gain renewed perspective, heal from past pain and losses and reimagine your future through clarifying your truest feelings, needs and choices. Therapy is most optimal as an interactive collaboration between client and therapist with the relationship at the heart.
(415) 635-0415 View (415) 635-0415
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Liana Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
When we are exposed to trauma at an early age, it can seriously impact how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others. Trauma can also profoundly affect whether we feel this is a safe world and can contribute to depression, anxiety, and relational/familial issues. My practice is from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective with a non-judgmental framework. I aim to understand clients’ internal responses and to provide more options for emotional regulation and problem-solving.
When we are exposed to trauma at an early age, it can seriously impact how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others. Trauma can also profoundly affect whether we feel this is a safe world and can contribute to depression, anxiety, and relational/familial issues. My practice is from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective with a non-judgmental framework. I aim to understand clients’ internal responses and to provide more options for emotional regulation and problem-solving.
(415) 942-6964 View (415) 942-6964
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Nancy Levine-Jordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I believe most people seek therapy as a road to change: lessening sadness, loneliness, anxiety, guilt, shame; changing relationships; making life transitions. I have devoted many years of training and practice to better help my patients understand their unconscious obstacles to desired change. For some patients change means learning to confront pain from chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, bi-polar or attention deficit disorders, For others, change entails finding their authentic voice in relationships or facing difficult realities. I enjoy developing a close, working relationship with my patients to create new capacities within themselves, hopefully perceiving new choices in their lives.
I believe most people seek therapy as a road to change: lessening sadness, loneliness, anxiety, guilt, shame; changing relationships; making life transitions. I have devoted many years of training and practice to better help my patients understand their unconscious obstacles to desired change. For some patients change means learning to confront pain from chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, bi-polar or attention deficit disorders, For others, change entails finding their authentic voice in relationships or facing difficult realities. I enjoy developing a close, working relationship with my patients to create new capacities within themselves, hopefully perceiving new choices in their lives.
(510) 394-1891 View (510) 394-1891
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Jenny Hislop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
(805) 266-7273 View (805) 266-7273

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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.