Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Denver, CO

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Chelli Pumphrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTPII
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
As a Level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, I treat survivors of narcissistic and relationship abuse, as well as complex PTSD/PTSD, anxiety, and adult attachment.
Honoring mind, body, & spirit, I use a heart-centered, intuitive, holistic approach to therapy. With 30 years of experience, I am skilled at identifying core wounds, blind spots, and trauma that may be preventing you from living a healthy, happy, and authentic life. If you feel depressed, anxious, disconnected from yourself or others, or you recognize or suspect that unhealed trauma is impacting your life, together we will harness your inner strength, resilience, and new perspectives to help you heal. My warm, direct, and compassionate style can help you feel comfortable, understood, and safe.
As a Level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, I treat survivors of narcissistic and relationship abuse, as well as complex PTSD/PTSD, anxiety, and adult attachment.
Honoring mind, body, & spirit, I use a heart-centered, intuitive, holistic approach to therapy. With 30 years of experience, I am skilled at identifying core wounds, blind spots, and trauma that may be preventing you from living a healthy, happy, and authentic life. If you feel depressed, anxious, disconnected from yourself or others, or you recognize or suspect that unhealed trauma is impacting your life, together we will harness your inner strength, resilience, and new perspectives to help you heal. My warm, direct, and compassionate style can help you feel comfortable, understood, and safe.
(720) 763-9301 View (720) 763-9301
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Deborah Kay Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CAC, III
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
The issues which I enjoy working with the most are those related to relationships and family dynamics. One of the areas of most interest to me is working with individuals who are coming out of a relationship with a partner who had narcissistic personality traits. I became licensed as a marriage and family therapist in 1998 and have worked as a family therapist in substance abuse treatment programs, residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, and residential treatment programs for women. I also work with many individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma.
The issues which I enjoy working with the most are those related to relationships and family dynamics. One of the areas of most interest to me is working with individuals who are coming out of a relationship with a partner who had narcissistic personality traits. I became licensed as a marriage and family therapist in 1998 and have worked as a family therapist in substance abuse treatment programs, residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, and residential treatment programs for women. I also work with many individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma.
(303) 536-3443 View (303) 536-3443
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Kelly Gillespie, River of Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80237
Hopeless? Overwhelmed? Tired of feeling sadness, anger, & worry? Ready to get your life back? I specialize in divorce recovery, relationship/ marriage counseling, recovering from narcissistic relationships & abuse, parental alienation & reunification, co-parenting & communication in high conflict divorces. I, also, work with anxiety and depression issues. Sometimes the circumstances around us do not change but be encouraged that taking a STEP FORWARD can be the first step towards hope and healing. I work with individuals, couples, & families. I, also, offer teletherapy and video sessions.
Hopeless? Overwhelmed? Tired of feeling sadness, anger, & worry? Ready to get your life back? I specialize in divorce recovery, relationship/ marriage counseling, recovering from narcissistic relationships & abuse, parental alienation & reunification, co-parenting & communication in high conflict divorces. I, also, work with anxiety and depression issues. Sometimes the circumstances around us do not change but be encouraged that taking a STEP FORWARD can be the first step towards hope and healing. I work with individuals, couples, & families. I, also, offer teletherapy and video sessions.
(719) 375-2006 View (719) 375-2006
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Suzana Quintero
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80218
I have specialized knowledge in Couples, Teens, Families, HSP, HSS, Narcissistic Abuse, Cults, Mental/Emotional Control Devices, Trauma and Domestic Violence.
Relationships are a skill that require practice. Most of us have been exposed to, or surrounded by, poor models of relating. Whether you've observed or been involved in relationships characterized by avoidance, passive-aggression, people-pleasing, dishonesty, or abuse...there is hope. Can you be present with an open mind, spirit of curiosity, and a willingness to try new things? New patterns can be learned, and these patterns can replace the ones that cause disconnection and misunderstanding. Healing isn't always comfortable, but that's why they call it "growing pains" :)
I have specialized knowledge in Couples, Teens, Families, HSP, HSS, Narcissistic Abuse, Cults, Mental/Emotional Control Devices, Trauma and Domestic Violence.
Relationships are a skill that require practice. Most of us have been exposed to, or surrounded by, poor models of relating. Whether you've observed or been involved in relationships characterized by avoidance, passive-aggression, people-pleasing, dishonesty, or abuse...there is hope. Can you be present with an open mind, spirit of curiosity, and a willingness to try new things? New patterns can be learned, and these patterns can replace the ones that cause disconnection and misunderstanding. Healing isn't always comfortable, but that's why they call it "growing pains" :)
(720) 715-8403 View (720) 715-8403
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Cyndy Clarke
Counselor, LCPC, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80231
Are you wondering if you have been injured by a toxic or antagonistic relationship? Have you experienced gaslighting, trauma bonds, relational or narcissistic abuse? Join my ongoing Therapeutic Book Study Group utilizing the work of Dr.
Announcing my new in person outdoor practice! Yellowstone Adventure Counseling, Coaching and Craft! Let's get outside! Counseling or coaching retreats in Yellowstone National Park and beyond. Together, we can design a personalized retreat to further your desires for healing and regeneration. Individual or group. You choose a destination within 90 miles of Cody, Wyoming. I will plan the counseling activities etc. around your intentions and budget. Together, we will process the tough experiences of your past. Call or email for more info. Also accepting new online clients residing in Colorado or Montana for individual therapy sessions.
Are you wondering if you have been injured by a toxic or antagonistic relationship? Have you experienced gaslighting, trauma bonds, relational or narcissistic abuse? Join my ongoing Therapeutic Book Study Group utilizing the work of Dr.
Announcing my new in person outdoor practice! Yellowstone Adventure Counseling, Coaching and Craft! Let's get outside! Counseling or coaching retreats in Yellowstone National Park and beyond. Together, we can design a personalized retreat to further your desires for healing and regeneration. Individual or group. You choose a destination within 90 miles of Cody, Wyoming. I will plan the counseling activities etc. around your intentions and budget. Together, we will process the tough experiences of your past. Call or email for more info. Also accepting new online clients residing in Colorado or Montana for individual therapy sessions.
(720) 702-9484 View (720) 702-9484
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Megan Frazier, PsyD, CEDS
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
I also support those with complex trauma, narcissistic abuse, betrayal trauma & PTSD.
Have you experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or negative self-worth? Have you become stuck in negative patterns of poor self-care, disordered eating, or interpersonal relationships that are draining or even abusive? I have dedicated my practice to helping others heal and break free from negative cycles of abuse - both within and outside oneself.
I also support those with complex trauma, narcissistic abuse, betrayal trauma & PTSD.
Have you experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or negative self-worth? Have you become stuck in negative patterns of poor self-care, disordered eating, or interpersonal relationships that are draining or even abusive? I have dedicated my practice to helping others heal and break free from negative cycles of abuse - both within and outside oneself.
(720) 706-9213 View (720) 706-9213
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Dana Cohen
Counselor, MA, LPCC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80212
I'm a specialized therapist who works primarily with neurodivergence, specifically ADHD, OCD, autism & borderline spectrums, and chronic depression, anxiety, & bipolar disorders. I also have expertise in complex trauma issues, often stemming from narcissistic family systems or relationship abuse. Many of my clients possess an excellent or above-average capacity for self-reflection and introspection. However, they feel their heightened self-awareness can sometimes backfire, magnifying feelings of powerlessness and frustration when they find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns and unable to make desired changes in their behaviors.
I'm a specialized therapist who works primarily with neurodivergence, specifically ADHD, OCD, autism & borderline spectrums, and chronic depression, anxiety, & bipolar disorders. I also have expertise in complex trauma issues, often stemming from narcissistic family systems or relationship abuse. Many of my clients possess an excellent or above-average capacity for self-reflection and introspection. However, they feel their heightened self-awareness can sometimes backfire, magnifying feelings of powerlessness and frustration when they find themselves stuck in repetitive patterns and unable to make desired changes in their behaviors.
(720) 807-5153 View (720) 807-5153
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Natalie Van Note
LPC , CFI, IMBA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80236
I will guide you if your family is crumbling, your ex is narcissistic, and you feel helpless to protect your kids.
All you wanted was a simple divorce. Instead, it's devolved into a divorce driven by hate from your Ex. Suddenly it's clear that they had no intention of striving for an "amicable" experience for you or your kids. The person you married is playing a purely “win-lose” defensive game of "win at all" costs because you've ceased to be of any use. Consequently, every topic is a “big deal” to be fought over. You may be facing increasing amounts of useless motions filed to further increase animosity. You’ve reached the point where you have no idea how to navigate it. I am here to step in and help you end that chaos and restore control.
I will guide you if your family is crumbling, your ex is narcissistic, and you feel helpless to protect your kids.
All you wanted was a simple divorce. Instead, it's devolved into a divorce driven by hate from your Ex. Suddenly it's clear that they had no intention of striving for an "amicable" experience for you or your kids. The person you married is playing a purely “win-lose” defensive game of "win at all" costs because you've ceased to be of any use. Consequently, every topic is a “big deal” to be fought over. You may be facing increasing amounts of useless motions filed to further increase animosity. You’ve reached the point where you have no idea how to navigate it. I am here to step in and help you end that chaos and restore control.
(720) 782-1039 View (720) 782-1039
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April Dawn Harter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80201  (Online Only)
I call it "The Narcissistic Abuse Theory".
If you identify as a narcissist or codependent, then you’re in the right place. I help codependents and narcissists liberate themselves from enmeshment. Enmeshment is what happens when one either violates someone else's boundaries or fails to enforce their own boundaries. Enmeshment is the way that one attempts to get one's attachment needs met in one's life. Attachment needs represent what one gets in one's relationships. This includes all relationships such as romantic partnerships, work, family, or in other groups.
I call it "The Narcissistic Abuse Theory".
If you identify as a narcissist or codependent, then you’re in the right place. I help codependents and narcissists liberate themselves from enmeshment. Enmeshment is what happens when one either violates someone else's boundaries or fails to enforce their own boundaries. Enmeshment is the way that one attempts to get one's attachment needs met in one's life. Attachment needs represent what one gets in one's relationships. This includes all relationships such as romantic partnerships, work, family, or in other groups.
(956) 633-2038 View (956) 633-2038
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Mali Jimenez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80002
My ideal client is someone who is self-motivated to work through their hindrances with kindness, compassion and commitment. I work alongside clients to develop their awareness of behavioral patterns and use mindfulness-based CBT techniques to redirect repetitive and compulsive thought patterns. I particularly enjoy working with clients heal and recover from narcissistic abuse, which is rampant in our day and age.
My ideal client is someone who is self-motivated to work through their hindrances with kindness, compassion and commitment. I work alongside clients to develop their awareness of behavioral patterns and use mindfulness-based CBT techniques to redirect repetitive and compulsive thought patterns. I particularly enjoy working with clients heal and recover from narcissistic abuse, which is rampant in our day and age.
(202) 849-9984 View (202) 849-9984
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Megan Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80002  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Dr. Megan Murphy and I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I have taught in Family Therapy graduate programs for over 20 years. My career focus has been on power dynamics in relationships, most recently focusing on narcissistic abuse in family relationships, intimate relationships, and in the workplace, including academia.
Hello! I'm Dr. Megan Murphy and I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I have taught in Family Therapy graduate programs for over 20 years. My career focus has been on power dynamics in relationships, most recently focusing on narcissistic abuse in family relationships, intimate relationships, and in the workplace, including academia.
(720) 776-8586 View (720) 776-8586
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Alexandria Mezyad
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80002
I love working with teens, couples and individuals who are ready to dive deep! With 8 years of experience in the therapy field and a featured appearance on VICE News, I specialize in aiding individuals dealing with a range of challenges, including narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse, complex grief, OCD, anxiety, depression, and various personality disorders. My expertise extends to existential and spiritual crises, women’s issues, toxic relationships, racial oppression, men’s issues, couples therapy, and paranormal activity. In the realm of forensics, I have work with both perpetrators of sexual offenses and victims of crime.
I love working with teens, couples and individuals who are ready to dive deep! With 8 years of experience in the therapy field and a featured appearance on VICE News, I specialize in aiding individuals dealing with a range of challenges, including narcissistic abuse, sexual abuse, complex grief, OCD, anxiety, depression, and various personality disorders. My expertise extends to existential and spiritual crises, women’s issues, toxic relationships, racial oppression, men’s issues, couples therapy, and paranormal activity. In the realm of forensics, I have work with both perpetrators of sexual offenses and victims of crime.
(720) 782-0916 View (720) 782-0916
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Dr. Leslie Merriman
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MS
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80002  (Online Only)
I offer one-on-one psychotherapy with adults who wish to suffer less. As Haruki Murakami wrote, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” I am an integrative therapist, drawing from various traditions to provide patients a unique, tailored therapeutic experience, generally working in a humanistic and contemplative framework. I treat a variety of conditions; please inquire about specific needs. Areas of specialty include trauma/PTSD (including chronic/complex trauma), grief/loss, mindfulness/meditation, support for chronic illness, relational issues, and dynamics related to narcissistic/borderline/personality disorders.
I offer one-on-one psychotherapy with adults who wish to suffer less. As Haruki Murakami wrote, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” I am an integrative therapist, drawing from various traditions to provide patients a unique, tailored therapeutic experience, generally working in a humanistic and contemplative framework. I treat a variety of conditions; please inquire about specific needs. Areas of specialty include trauma/PTSD (including chronic/complex trauma), grief/loss, mindfulness/meditation, support for chronic illness, relational issues, and dynamics related to narcissistic/borderline/personality disorders.
(970) 341-2089 View (970) 341-2089
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Kathy Decker Kahn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAC II, PLLC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80207
I see clients virtually, as well as at my two offices in Central Park and Cherry Creek. Within the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we will work together to develop insight, understanding, and most importantly, lasting, meaningful change. I offer psychotherapy for a range of issues including emotional difficulties, relationship issues, divorce consultation​, major life events, mental health concerns, or everyday stress. We will work together to meet your goals, obtain relief, and enrich your life. I also offer divorce support classes at my Cherry Creek location.
I see clients virtually, as well as at my two offices in Central Park and Cherry Creek. Within the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we will work together to develop insight, understanding, and most importantly, lasting, meaningful change. I offer psychotherapy for a range of issues including emotional difficulties, relationship issues, divorce consultation​, major life events, mental health concerns, or everyday stress. We will work together to meet your goals, obtain relief, and enrich your life. I also offer divorce support classes at my Cherry Creek location.
(720) 386-4852 View (720) 386-4852
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Emily Peirce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
Hi there! I am accepting clients on weekday evenings. I work with adults, couples and teens ages 16+. I am passionate about helping my clients heal from trauma, break cycles and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving them, overcome limiting beliefs about themselves, and effectively cope with overwhelming emotions. Life stressors, relationship issues, loss, life transitions, and traumatic events can sometimes create the perfect storm mentally. You do not have to go through this alone. I am committed to helping you learn and heal from some of the darkest times and transform them into a healthier, more empowered you.
Hi there! I am accepting clients on weekday evenings. I work with adults, couples and teens ages 16+. I am passionate about helping my clients heal from trauma, break cycles and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving them, overcome limiting beliefs about themselves, and effectively cope with overwhelming emotions. Life stressors, relationship issues, loss, life transitions, and traumatic events can sometimes create the perfect storm mentally. You do not have to go through this alone. I am committed to helping you learn and heal from some of the darkest times and transform them into a healthier, more empowered you.
(720) 782-2182 View (720) 782-2182
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The Creative Arts Therapy Center of Denver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
The Creative Arts Therapy Center of Denver (CATCOD) is a safe, inclusive and accepting space for people of all ages where we promote healing and support through psychotherapy. We offer individual, family and group evidence-based services provided by Licensed Professional Counselors. While we are skilled in traditional methods of verbal therapy and assessment, we are also expertly trained to incorporate artistic modalities when appropriate. Creative arts therapy is not dependent on the outcome of the art and there is no art experience necessary. Rather, art-making contributes to healing, holding and growing into our best selves.
The Creative Arts Therapy Center of Denver (CATCOD) is a safe, inclusive and accepting space for people of all ages where we promote healing and support through psychotherapy. We offer individual, family and group evidence-based services provided by Licensed Professional Counselors. While we are skilled in traditional methods of verbal therapy and assessment, we are also expertly trained to incorporate artistic modalities when appropriate. Creative arts therapy is not dependent on the outcome of the art and there is no art experience necessary. Rather, art-making contributes to healing, holding and growing into our best selves.
(720) 640-8885 View (720) 640-8885
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Jonathan Mindas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80238
I am a Licensed clinical mental health and substance use therapist with 12+ years of experience in person centered therapeutic strategies, trauma based work, and cognitive behavioral mindfulness. I believe that understanding how we interact within our own environment greatly impacts our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is a privilege to work with you as we navigate and better understand our mental health.
I am a Licensed clinical mental health and substance use therapist with 12+ years of experience in person centered therapeutic strategies, trauma based work, and cognitive behavioral mindfulness. I believe that understanding how we interact within our own environment greatly impacts our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is a privilege to work with you as we navigate and better understand our mental health.
(720) 964-2224 View (720) 964-2224
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Charla Ellis Thorstad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80223
I have worked exclusively with clients for 25 years in the area of sexual offending and sexually compulsive behaviors. I consider this my specialty. My ideal client would be motivated to change behaviors that harm themselves and others and appreciate a direct approach to making those changes.
I have worked exclusively with clients for 25 years in the area of sexual offending and sexually compulsive behaviors. I consider this my specialty. My ideal client would be motivated to change behaviors that harm themselves and others and appreciate a direct approach to making those changes.
(720) 782-1564 x2 View (720) 782-1564 x2
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Nina Minagawa Psy.d Lac
Psychologist, PsyD, LAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209
My passion in psychotherapy is working with adults who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety ADHD and a variety of personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions. My therapeutic approach is drawn from mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (EXRP) as well as EMDR and Prolong Exposure (PE) sessions for trauma treatment. I am a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
My passion in psychotherapy is working with adults who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety ADHD and a variety of personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions. My therapeutic approach is drawn from mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (EXRP) as well as EMDR and Prolong Exposure (PE) sessions for trauma treatment. I am a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
(720) 704-2133 View (720) 704-2133
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A Woman's Way to Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80231
YOU have to connect with your therapist. No matter the therapist's specialty, YOU have to feel it, that they understand and respect YOU. Its been my passion for 20 years to support people in their quest to live their best life. I'm strengths based, all have inherent strengths and the ability to live a fulfilling life. I specialize in mental health, addictions, and work from a holistic approach. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from an eclectic angle seems to most benefit my clients. See many video testimonials at A-Womans-Way-to-Recovery.com for more details. For an intervention please see YourIntervention.com
YOU have to connect with your therapist. No matter the therapist's specialty, YOU have to feel it, that they understand and respect YOU. Its been my passion for 20 years to support people in their quest to live their best life. I'm strengths based, all have inherent strengths and the ability to live a fulfilling life. I specialize in mental health, addictions, and work from a holistic approach. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from an eclectic angle seems to most benefit my clients. See many video testimonials at A-Womans-Way-to-Recovery.com for more details. For an intervention please see YourIntervention.com
(720) 262-2556 View (720) 262-2556

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.