Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

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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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Loren Eliot Pedersen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and gender to help them learn to cope with their unique psychological, emotional, and physical problems. I am trained in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis as well as in psychosomatics so I am able to treat a wide spectrum of disorders. I tailor my approach to the specific needs of the client rather than trying to make the client fit into a particular theoretical model or to work in a predetermined treatment modality.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and gender to help them learn to cope with their unique psychological, emotional, and physical problems. I am trained in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis as well as in psychosomatics so I am able to treat a wide spectrum of disorders. I tailor my approach to the specific needs of the client rather than trying to make the client fit into a particular theoretical model or to work in a predetermined treatment modality.
(510) 588-7201 View (510) 588-7201
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Katherine Hughes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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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Galina Litvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
As a mental health therapist I work from a client centered focus. I support and guide you in managing your mental health concerns. You maybe experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. If you have a desire to understand and address the root causes of your life challenges, and you are willing to engage in the therapeutic process to make positive changes in your life then I'd love to work with you. I use a non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, which in turn helps you grow as human being.
As a mental health therapist I work from a client centered focus. I support and guide you in managing your mental health concerns. You maybe experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. If you have a desire to understand and address the root causes of your life challenges, and you are willing to engage in the therapeutic process to make positive changes in your life then I'd love to work with you. I use a non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, which in turn helps you grow as human being.
(925) 361-3853 View (925) 361-3853
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Allan H Solomon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (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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Meredith Reddoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for you in session. Making changes or gaining a better understanding about your life can be challenging. I will provide support to you whether you are experiencing a crisis, going through a transition in life or are interested in learning more about yourself & relationships. Together we can work on achieving your therapy goals.
I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for you in session. Making changes or gaining a better understanding about your life can be challenging. I will provide support to you whether you are experiencing a crisis, going through a transition in life or are interested in learning more about yourself & relationships. Together we can work on achieving your therapy goals.
(925) 255-5499 View (925) 255-5499
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
(925) 478-5235 View (925) 478-5235
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K. Kerstin Gutierrez, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
A healthy, satisfying relationship is challenging, whether you strive for a good one with your parent, your spouse or partner, or your child. Each person experiences the relationship differently, and individual needs change. My practice includes working with relationship issues, stress and trauma, as well as depression and the impact of substance use, and separation and divorce on individuals, families and children. My therapeutic approach incorporates research and my years of clinical experience working with families, adults and children at all stages of relationships and development. I specialize in treating family members following divorce. Please call with any questions you may have.
A healthy, satisfying relationship is challenging, whether you strive for a good one with your parent, your spouse or partner, or your child. Each person experiences the relationship differently, and individual needs change. My practice includes working with relationship issues, stress and trauma, as well as depression and the impact of substance use, and separation and divorce on individuals, families and children. My therapeutic approach incorporates research and my years of clinical experience working with families, adults and children at all stages of relationships and development. I specialize in treating family members following divorce. Please call with any questions you may have.
(805) 243-0829 View (805) 243-0829
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Aaron J. Feldman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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Julie Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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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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Windy Taylor
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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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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Thomas Darksmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
My name is Thomas Darksmith and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am based in the Bay Area and serve clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using a humanistic and psychodynamic approach. The foundation of my work is a strong therapeutic relationship, based on trust and acceptance. I integrate several modalities (including CBT, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy) to help my clients gain perspective and make informed decisions that will ultimately reduce their suffering.
My name is Thomas Darksmith and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am based in the Bay Area and serve clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using a humanistic and psychodynamic approach. The foundation of my work is a strong therapeutic relationship, based on trust and acceptance. I integrate several modalities (including CBT, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy) to help my clients gain perspective and make informed decisions that will ultimately reduce their suffering.
(925) 489-0219 View (925) 489-0219
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Graeme Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I am a psychoanalytically trained therapist with a long history working upon addiction, relationship, self-discovery issues. I promote consciousness, understanding first. Honesty and action follow upon those hard-fought achievements.
I am a psychoanalytically trained therapist with a long history working upon addiction, relationship, self-discovery issues. I promote consciousness, understanding first. Honesty and action follow upon those hard-fought achievements.
(925) 241-5135 View (925) 241-5135
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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
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Michael Keesey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Feeling stuck, immobilized and unable to change your life? What's holding you back from being your best self? Through a behavioral lens we work together to identify the behaviors and patterns that are holding you back from your goals and systematically relearn healthy patterns and coping mechanisms that will empower you to make the best decisions for yourself, your relationships or your family. I work from a person centered approach creating a safe space where we work together to help determine your needs and goals.
Feeling stuck, immobilized and unable to change your life? What's holding you back from being your best self? Through a behavioral lens we work together to identify the behaviors and patterns that are holding you back from your goals and systematically relearn healthy patterns and coping mechanisms that will empower you to make the best decisions for yourself, your relationships or your family. I work from a person centered approach creating a safe space where we work together to help determine your needs and goals.
(925) 267-6286 View (925) 267-6286
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Brooke Hall, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
These current times are absolutely challenging & I hope you are finding your way to support from a variety of places! Therapy can be a place to feel safe, connected, supported, & cared for. A place to find relief, time out, & a place to sort things out. I address issues ranging from low self-esteem to grief, transitions, depression, anxiety, work balance, overwhelm and more.. There are breakthrough psychological approaches that can help you achieve much faster & deeper results than you might have known including EMDR, EFT, heartmath, & DNMS. In many cases, these can offer dramatic & lasting changes! I hope you will reach out -
These current times are absolutely challenging & I hope you are finding your way to support from a variety of places! Therapy can be a place to feel safe, connected, supported, & cared for. A place to find relief, time out, & a place to sort things out. I address issues ranging from low self-esteem to grief, transitions, depression, anxiety, work balance, overwhelm and more.. There are breakthrough psychological approaches that can help you achieve much faster & deeper results than you might have known including EMDR, EFT, heartmath, & DNMS. In many cases, these can offer dramatic & lasting changes! I hope you will reach out -
(925) 402-1831 View (925) 402-1831
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
Dr. Embrey has practiced psychotherapy in Europe for 15 years and in California since 1990, emphasizing the possibilities of making life better. He has been educated in England and Sweden as well as his doctorate in California. Many choices in life are difficult. Trying to understand our choices, what motivates them and seeing clearly the patterns of our life is the start of choosing a new direction for ourselves or our relationships. I understand how to produce change. I work with individuals and couples mostly, with the utmost care, respect and consideration of situations we find ourselves in.
(925) 945-1860 View (925) 945-1860
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Jo Ann A Depetro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (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 x1 View (925) 361-3894 x1

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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.