Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Kay Burk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kay and I specialize in Women and Families. I specifically have experience with individuals healing from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Narcissistic Abuse and Domestic Violence. I have over 15 years of therapy experience and 20 years of healthcare experience. I work with clients from adolescence into adulthood through many life cycles. My secondary interests include eating disorders in adolescents and young adults, and women's mental health related to menopause, parenting, significant others, work stress, etc.
Hi, my name is Kay and I specialize in Women and Families. I specifically have experience with individuals healing from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Narcissistic Abuse and Domestic Violence. I have over 15 years of therapy experience and 20 years of healthcare experience. I work with clients from adolescence into adulthood through many life cycles. My secondary interests include eating disorders in adolescents and young adults, and women's mental health related to menopause, parenting, significant others, work stress, etc.
(312) 565-6732 View (312) 565-6732
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Andrew McNaughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
I specialize in treating anxiety, anger management, depression, alcohol and substance use disorders, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
I utilize Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to help clients identify and dispute problematic beliefs, and re-frame them into productive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. With REBT, you can learn to reduce and manage your anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, rage, shame, and/or addictive behaviors. We work together to identify and dispute your rigid demands and/or dire needs, and re-frame them into strong, healthy preferences, and your catastrophic thinking into proportionate appraisals of activating events.
I specialize in treating anxiety, anger management, depression, alcohol and substance use disorders, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
I utilize Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to help clients identify and dispute problematic beliefs, and re-frame them into productive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. With REBT, you can learn to reduce and manage your anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, rage, shame, and/or addictive behaviors. We work together to identify and dispute your rigid demands and/or dire needs, and re-frame them into strong, healthy preferences, and your catastrophic thinking into proportionate appraisals of activating events.
(312) 800-1799 View (312) 800-1799
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Ann Marie Zakos
MS, LPC, CLC, RMT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60610
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is causing you stress? It could be a parent, spouse, child, sibling, teacher, coach, boss, co-worker, friend, neighbor, or significant other. Does this person trigger you to over-eat/under eat, use alcohol/drugs, or feel anxious or depressed? Do you have symptoms of C-PTSD? I am a holistic therapist specializing in empath/highly sensitive person (HSP), and narcissistic abuse recovery. I will help you build the inner resources to aid in healing the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is causing you stress? It could be a parent, spouse, child, sibling, teacher, coach, boss, co-worker, friend, neighbor, or significant other. Does this person trigger you to over-eat/under eat, use alcohol/drugs, or feel anxious or depressed? Do you have symptoms of C-PTSD? I am a holistic therapist specializing in empath/highly sensitive person (HSP), and narcissistic abuse recovery. I will help you build the inner resources to aid in healing the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
(224) 279-6685 View (224) 279-6685
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Dr. Pam Wasserman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
With over 27 years of clinical experience, I can provide quality treatment to address many presenting issues such as: narcissistic personality, marriage and family matters, parenting, and special education concerns.
I am culturally aware and sensitive to the unique backgrounds, customs, and worldviews of my clients. I am a compassionate therapist who appreciates working side by side with my clients on their therapeutic journey. I utilize a multimodal approach to treatment as I recognize that there is no one approach that applies to all situations. Through building a solid rapport and forming a strong treatment alliance with my clients, I work to help my clients learn healthy and adaptive coping skills, increase awareness, and experience greater joy and meaning in their lives.
With over 27 years of clinical experience, I can provide quality treatment to address many presenting issues such as: narcissistic personality, marriage and family matters, parenting, and special education concerns.
I am culturally aware and sensitive to the unique backgrounds, customs, and worldviews of my clients. I am a compassionate therapist who appreciates working side by side with my clients on their therapeutic journey. I utilize a multimodal approach to treatment as I recognize that there is no one approach that applies to all situations. Through building a solid rapport and forming a strong treatment alliance with my clients, I work to help my clients learn healthy and adaptive coping skills, increase awareness, and experience greater joy and meaning in their lives.
(516) 830-4508 View (516) 830-4508
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Jane Qin Chen
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I specialize in psychodynamic, insight driven treatment for emotional difficulties or dissatisfaction in life, including depression, anxiety, repeated relationship difficulty, job burnout, trauma, grief, NPD, OCD, aging, emotional difficulty experienced by children of immigrants.
At some point in our lives we all experience the full force of life’s challenges. Sometimes the distress, pain, alienation or isolation is too intense for us to traverse life’s path alone. Yet, for many of us, asking for help or inviting others into our private world is equally difficult. I hope to convince you that therapy can help us understand conflicts underlying these challenges. Through insight, self-empowerment and enhanced emotional regulation, we can become more adaptive and begin to heal and grow in the face of challenges or transitions. Therapy can also help to cultivate a greater sense of meaning and purpose in our live.
I specialize in psychodynamic, insight driven treatment for emotional difficulties or dissatisfaction in life, including depression, anxiety, repeated relationship difficulty, job burnout, trauma, grief, NPD, OCD, aging, emotional difficulty experienced by children of immigrants.
At some point in our lives we all experience the full force of life’s challenges. Sometimes the distress, pain, alienation or isolation is too intense for us to traverse life’s path alone. Yet, for many of us, asking for help or inviting others into our private world is equally difficult. I hope to convince you that therapy can help us understand conflicts underlying these challenges. Through insight, self-empowerment and enhanced emotional regulation, we can become more adaptive and begin to heal and grow in the face of challenges or transitions. Therapy can also help to cultivate a greater sense of meaning and purpose in our live.
(773) 915-0445 View (773) 915-0445
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Richard Rodgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Rick is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, Trauma-informed Clinician who takes an authentic approach with his clients. He is licensed in Arizona, New Hampshire, Indiana and Illinois and is currently accepting virtual clients. Rick is a yoga instructor and a veteran. He is trained in ACT, DBT, EMDR, TF-CBT, IFS, and Mindfulness. Rick has also completed Dr. Karyl McBride's WIEBGE therapist training and can be found on the WIEBGE therapist registry. This is geared for adult children of narcissistic parents. He is certified in helping people recover from narcissist abuse, and knowledgeable in helping people recover from abuse.
Rick is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, Trauma-informed Clinician who takes an authentic approach with his clients. He is licensed in Arizona, New Hampshire, Indiana and Illinois and is currently accepting virtual clients. Rick is a yoga instructor and a veteran. He is trained in ACT, DBT, EMDR, TF-CBT, IFS, and Mindfulness. Rick has also completed Dr. Karyl McBride's WIEBGE therapist training and can be found on the WIEBGE therapist registry. This is geared for adult children of narcissistic parents. He is certified in helping people recover from narcissist abuse, and knowledgeable in helping people recover from abuse.
(217) 387-9874 View (217) 387-9874
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Pooja Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse and provide psychoeducation on ways to cope, grieve, and heal from these toxic relationships.
I know finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I welcome you on this journey! My approach is client centered which combines treatment methods of Humanism, CBT, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and other interpersonal theories. During our work together, I will focus on understanding your story, values, and goals to help you in finding coping strategies that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and overall, an improved quality of life.
I am an advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse and provide psychoeducation on ways to cope, grieve, and heal from these toxic relationships.
I know finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I welcome you on this journey! My approach is client centered which combines treatment methods of Humanism, CBT, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and other interpersonal theories. During our work together, I will focus on understanding your story, values, and goals to help you in finding coping strategies that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and overall, an improved quality of life.
(773) 302-1412 View (773) 302-1412
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Erika Koch-Weser | Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Narcissistic abuse (antagonistic relational stress) is one of the most painful, disorienting experiences a person can live through. My mission is to provide precise, impactful treatment, designed specifically for survivors of narcissistic abuse. I feel strongly that survivors, who typically already feel lost & misunderstood, deserve carefully curated care that aligns with their particular reality. Whether or not my clients would like to use the word “abuse” is up to them. Regardless of what we call it, recovery during & after these painful, challenging experiences can feel unbearable– but you are not alone.
Narcissistic abuse (antagonistic relational stress) is one of the most painful, disorienting experiences a person can live through. My mission is to provide precise, impactful treatment, designed specifically for survivors of narcissistic abuse. I feel strongly that survivors, who typically already feel lost & misunderstood, deserve carefully curated care that aligns with their particular reality. Whether or not my clients would like to use the word “abuse” is up to them. Regardless of what we call it, recovery during & after these painful, challenging experiences can feel unbearable– but you are not alone.
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Brandy Porche
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, CAMS-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637
If you are struggling with dysfunctional family issues, trauma, toxic shame, anxiety, depression, codependency, spirituality, narcissistic abuse, relationship issues or more, call me today.
Licensed in Texas and Illinois. As we navigate our unique journey in life, sometimes additional support is needed along the way. My interactions with clients are grounded in compassion, respect, empathy, and an understanding of cultural impacts. My role as a therapist is to help educate and empower clients so that they develop the insight and skills necessary to overcome their own personal and situational challenges. Examining the core of your presenting symptoms can be challenging but you are worth the life changing experience. I work with couples, families, & individuals including adults and adolescents ages 14+.
If you are struggling with dysfunctional family issues, trauma, toxic shame, anxiety, depression, codependency, spirituality, narcissistic abuse, relationship issues or more, call me today.
Licensed in Texas and Illinois. As we navigate our unique journey in life, sometimes additional support is needed along the way. My interactions with clients are grounded in compassion, respect, empathy, and an understanding of cultural impacts. My role as a therapist is to help educate and empower clients so that they develop the insight and skills necessary to overcome their own personal and situational challenges. Examining the core of your presenting symptoms can be challenging but you are worth the life changing experience. I work with couples, families, & individuals including adults and adolescents ages 14+.
(469) 436-9298 View (469) 436-9298
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Danielle Dragon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60645
Therapy might be the place where we process the trauma of having a narcissistic parent.
I work with individuals, couples and families who want to feel more fulfilled and connected. During the therapeutic process, I primarily help adults and older adolescents with challenges associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational stress, life transitions, boundary issues, shame and perfectionism.
Therapy might be the place where we process the trauma of having a narcissistic parent.
I work with individuals, couples and families who want to feel more fulfilled and connected. During the therapeutic process, I primarily help adults and older adolescents with challenges associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational stress, life transitions, boundary issues, shame and perfectionism.
(224) 204-0396 View (224) 204-0396
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Iwona S Florianowicz Lcpc Ccpt- II
MSc, CCTP-II, LPC-T, LCPC, Coach
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
I specialize in complex-PTSD, adult children of emotionally immature parents, and narcissistic/antagonistic relationships.
Accepting New Clients for Virtual Therapy! Have you experienced trauma or highly distressing circumstances, or toxic relationships, and now struggling with lasting effects, affecting your daily life or mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being? I'm here to help - to listen to your needs and help you to set healthy goals for your healing process. I'll help you to process and heal from your past experiences, teach you new coping skills to deal with distress, and develop a healthy sense of self-worth, as well as build resiliency for the future, so you can achieve ultimate personal and relational growth.
I specialize in complex-PTSD, adult children of emotionally immature parents, and narcissistic/antagonistic relationships.
Accepting New Clients for Virtual Therapy! Have you experienced trauma or highly distressing circumstances, or toxic relationships, and now struggling with lasting effects, affecting your daily life or mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being? I'm here to help - to listen to your needs and help you to set healthy goals for your healing process. I'll help you to process and heal from your past experiences, teach you new coping skills to deal with distress, and develop a healthy sense of self-worth, as well as build resiliency for the future, so you can achieve ultimate personal and relational growth.
(630) 349-2956 View (630) 349-2956
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Kyle Steinke
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Therapy can be a place to confront difficult feelings, memories, and experiences, which occurred in the past and how they can come up in the present. Therapy provides a non-judgmental, curious space in which we can explore your feelings and thoughts in ways that can be difficult to do in the fast-paced, 'outside' world.
Therapy can be a place to confront difficult feelings, memories, and experiences, which occurred in the past and how they can come up in the present. Therapy provides a non-judgmental, curious space in which we can explore your feelings and thoughts in ways that can be difficult to do in the fast-paced, 'outside' world.
(773) 780-2815 View (773) 780-2815
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J Alex Sanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Consideration of entering therapy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are struggling, feeling like "nothing will change", in transition or have been hurt in previous relationships. I provide a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment in which we work together on your challenges. While I bring knowledge and experience to our work, you are the expert on you: your goals and feedback on the process will drive our work together. Clients have provided me with excellent feedback, stating that I am open, empathic and good-natured about the difficulties of change.
Consideration of entering therapy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are struggling, feeling like "nothing will change", in transition or have been hurt in previous relationships. I provide a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment in which we work together on your challenges. While I bring knowledge and experience to our work, you are the expert on you: your goals and feedback on the process will drive our work together. Clients have provided me with excellent feedback, stating that I am open, empathic and good-natured about the difficulties of change.
(312) 548-1577 View (312) 548-1577
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Arrow Counseling & Coaching, LLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606
What's holding you back? I work with driven professionals to work through obstacles and get you back on track to the life you want. Whether it's a diagnosable disorder like depression, something from your past you'd like to sort out, an addiction or consistent compulsion, or a relational issue, it's my privilege to offer my training and experience in service of your goals. I find a lot of our experience comes down to patterns. Our brains quickly assess a situation, choose from a list of pre-formed thoughts and behaviors, and push "GO."
What's holding you back? I work with driven professionals to work through obstacles and get you back on track to the life you want. Whether it's a diagnosable disorder like depression, something from your past you'd like to sort out, an addiction or consistent compulsion, or a relational issue, it's my privilege to offer my training and experience in service of your goals. I find a lot of our experience comes down to patterns. Our brains quickly assess a situation, choose from a list of pre-formed thoughts and behaviors, and push "GO."
(312) 626-6250 View (312) 626-6250
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Cai Fasse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I approach counseling with empathy and acceptance through an intersectional lens. I support clients through short-term goals, long-term processing of trauma/past experiences, and the impact on the present using their existing strengths and interests. The therapeutic relationship itself is an effective avenue of healing and as such I value open communication.
I approach counseling with empathy and acceptance through an intersectional lens. I support clients through short-term goals, long-term processing of trauma/past experiences, and the impact on the present using their existing strengths and interests. The therapeutic relationship itself is an effective avenue of healing and as such I value open communication.
(847) 243-6591 View (847) 243-6591
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Sushma Cheturvedula
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
There comes a time in each of our lives where we feel inadequate, anxious, depressed, heartbroken, lonely, confused, and in need of a helping hand. If your ultimate goal is to strengthen your emotional wellbeing, find peace with your past, and live the life you always wanted, you have found the right Therapist. Whatever is overwhelming you today, whether it’s a tough breakup, grief, abuse, work related stress, relationship issues, past trauma, or simply finding the motivation to get out of bed and have a productive day, help is a phone call away. My role is to listen, empower growth, and help you become the best version of yourself.
There comes a time in each of our lives where we feel inadequate, anxious, depressed, heartbroken, lonely, confused, and in need of a helping hand. If your ultimate goal is to strengthen your emotional wellbeing, find peace with your past, and live the life you always wanted, you have found the right Therapist. Whatever is overwhelming you today, whether it’s a tough breakup, grief, abuse, work related stress, relationship issues, past trauma, or simply finding the motivation to get out of bed and have a productive day, help is a phone call away. My role is to listen, empower growth, and help you become the best version of yourself.
(773) 915-0573 View (773) 915-0573
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Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC is the premier provider of outpatient adult and pediatric psychological services in Central and Northern Chicagoland. We provide comprehensive pediatric (0-18) and adult psychological services, including psychological assessment, consultation, and psychotherapy (individual, couples, and family). Our locations are accessible and conveniently located close to major transportation hubs throughout the greater Chicago area. For more information on our locations and our therapists, please visit www.pcpachicago.com
Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC is the premier provider of outpatient adult and pediatric psychological services in Central and Northern Chicagoland. We provide comprehensive pediatric (0-18) and adult psychological services, including psychological assessment, consultation, and psychotherapy (individual, couples, and family). Our locations are accessible and conveniently located close to major transportation hubs throughout the greater Chicago area. For more information on our locations and our therapists, please visit www.pcpachicago.com
(224) 479-1590 View (224) 479-1590
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Natasha Rabinovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60608
Starting therapy can feel daunting, but I understand the bravery and vulnerability it takes to seek help. As your therapist, I'll meet you where you're at, without judgment, and guide you through the process with patience and compassion. Together, we'll explore your concerns and emotions, empowering you to advocate for yourself and connect with your personal truth.
Starting therapy can feel daunting, but I understand the bravery and vulnerability it takes to seek help. As your therapist, I'll meet you where you're at, without judgment, and guide you through the process with patience and compassion. Together, we'll explore your concerns and emotions, empowering you to advocate for yourself and connect with your personal truth.
(312) 313-7581 View (312) 313-7581
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Free Minded Counseling PLLC
Counselor, PhD, EdD, LCSW, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in our sessions, we promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in our sessions, we promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions.
(312) 945-0724 View (312) 945-0724
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Gary Reeves
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Sometimes life comes at us fast. In those moments of overwhelm, it can help to talk with a caring and compassionate professional. My name is Gary Reeves, I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My goal is to meet my clients wherever they may be in life, and create a comfortable and safe space for growth, exploration, and positive change. I take a client-focused approach to my work and utilize active listening in every session. I foster a non-judgmental and empathetic environment where transformations can take place, to create a partnership in the therapeutic relationship to benefit each client.
Sometimes life comes at us fast. In those moments of overwhelm, it can help to talk with a caring and compassionate professional. My name is Gary Reeves, I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My goal is to meet my clients wherever they may be in life, and create a comfortable and safe space for growth, exploration, and positive change. I take a client-focused approach to my work and utilize active listening in every session. I foster a non-judgmental and empathetic environment where transformations can take place, to create a partnership in the therapeutic relationship to benefit each client.
(773) 467-7506 View (773) 467-7506
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.