Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Arlington, MA

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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
I love working with people who have come to therapy because they really want to change something about their lives that isn't working. Being in therapy takes a certain amount of courage, and those who show up openly to the experience and bravely start working are satisfying to work with. I'm also interested in those who can commit to having a real relationship in therapy. Based on my own personal and clinical experience, the development of a warm, empathic, safe relationship is key to therapeutic success.
I love working with people who have come to therapy because they really want to change something about their lives that isn't working. Being in therapy takes a certain amount of courage, and those who show up openly to the experience and bravely start working are satisfying to work with. I'm also interested in those who can commit to having a real relationship in therapy. Based on my own personal and clinical experience, the development of a warm, empathic, safe relationship is key to therapeutic success.
(339) 215-3505 View (339) 215-3505
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Michael L Reison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474  (Online Only)
I see patients searching for meaning and fulfillment in their lives, or wrestling with existential issues of loneliness, a sense of loss or mild to profound disconnection. Sometimes this coincides with anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulty relating to others, or a lack of comfort living in their own body.
I see patients searching for meaning and fulfillment in their lives, or wrestling with existential issues of loneliness, a sense of loss or mild to profound disconnection. Sometimes this coincides with anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulty relating to others, or a lack of comfort living in their own body.
(781) 534-9988 View (781) 534-9988
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Jordan Crawford
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02476  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and Expressive Art Therapist who enjoys art, music, writing and traveling. I have experience working in a wide array of clinical settings including crisis, inpatient, private practice and community mental health.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and Expressive Art Therapist who enjoys art, music, writing and traveling. I have experience working in a wide array of clinical settings including crisis, inpatient, private practice and community mental health.
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Barbara Schmitz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
Not accepting new clients
Life has a way of challenging core beliefs about ourselves, our relationships, and our environment. Perhaps you find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, feelings of stagnation, or of aloneness. Maybe your relationships or work life are not satisfying, or perhaps you would like to know yourself better in order to live more fully. I would like to work with you not only to identify and treat problems, but also to build on your strengths. My goal is to provide a safe, genuinely caring, and non-judgmental environment for effective self-exploration.
Life has a way of challenging core beliefs about ourselves, our relationships, and our environment. Perhaps you find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, feelings of stagnation, or of aloneness. Maybe your relationships or work life are not satisfying, or perhaps you would like to know yourself better in order to live more fully. I would like to work with you not only to identify and treat problems, but also to build on your strengths. My goal is to provide a safe, genuinely caring, and non-judgmental environment for effective self-exploration.
(617) 606-9485 View (617) 606-9485
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Heather Bourne
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, MA 02474
Not accepting new clients
*Practice is currently full* I am an MGH-affiliated psychologist with a private practice in Arlington for adults and young adults. Specialties include managing stress; depression; anxiety (social anxiety, panic, generalized anxiety); relationship concerns; and coping with infertility, cancer, and other medical illnesses. I have also worked extensively with clients whose lives have been impacted by family members, partners, or others close to them who have personality disorders, depression, or other illnesses. My training and experience is in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and most recently, mindfulness-based approaches.
*Practice is currently full* I am an MGH-affiliated psychologist with a private practice in Arlington for adults and young adults. Specialties include managing stress; depression; anxiety (social anxiety, panic, generalized anxiety); relationship concerns; and coping with infertility, cancer, and other medical illnesses. I have also worked extensively with clients whose lives have been impacted by family members, partners, or others close to them who have personality disorders, depression, or other illnesses. My training and experience is in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and most recently, mindfulness-based approaches.
(857) 305-2737 View (857) 305-2737
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Amy H Fitzpatrick, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EdM, MSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice is currently full at this time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma, complex or developmental trauma, and dissociation. In order to customize treatment to each client's individual needs, I utilize a combination of EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
My practice is currently full at this time. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma, complex or developmental trauma, and dissociation. In order to customize treatment to each client's individual needs, I utilize a combination of EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
(781) 406-5356 View (781) 406-5356
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Emma R. Worth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02476
Welcome. My work is to help you find more ease, joy, connection, meaning and purpose in your days. Emotional suffering is part of being human, but it is possible to face challenging life situations with a clear head and an open heart. We can cultivate trust and hope in the face of traumatic personal histories and loss. Wouldn’t it be nice to let go of fear and anxiety, as well as the old stories that still have a grip on you, to stop repeating self-defeating patterns and find a place at the clearing for something new?
Welcome. My work is to help you find more ease, joy, connection, meaning and purpose in your days. Emotional suffering is part of being human, but it is possible to face challenging life situations with a clear head and an open heart. We can cultivate trust and hope in the face of traumatic personal histories and loss. Wouldn’t it be nice to let go of fear and anxiety, as well as the old stories that still have a grip on you, to stop repeating self-defeating patterns and find a place at the clearing for something new?
(857) 285-2297 View (857) 285-2297
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Basel Zayed
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02476
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my profile! As an experienced therapist with international and enter cultural reach since 2012, I specialize in creating a warm and caring therapeutic relationship. Whether you're exploring challenges, seeking personal growth, or desiring a deeper understanding of yourself, I'm here to support you on your journey to wellness and self-discovery. My approach is grounded in evidence-based methods, ensuring our collaboration aligns with the latest psychological insights. I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals searching for a therapist who values a holistic and collaborative approach.
Welcome to my profile! As an experienced therapist with international and enter cultural reach since 2012, I specialize in creating a warm and caring therapeutic relationship. Whether you're exploring challenges, seeking personal growth, or desiring a deeper understanding of yourself, I'm here to support you on your journey to wellness and self-discovery. My approach is grounded in evidence-based methods, ensuring our collaboration aligns with the latest psychological insights. I prioritize creating a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals searching for a therapist who values a holistic and collaborative approach.
(617) 958-2492 View (617) 958-2492
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Lisa Davis
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02476
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck, upset, frustrated, scared or confused? A troubling combination of these feelings? People often call me when stresses in their lives have increased, they're having difficulty coping or are experiencing uncomfortable levels of anxiety, depression or confusion in relationships, disappointment in self or others, work difficulties, or problems adjusting to loss and other life changes. In the context of a respectful, warm and trusting therapeutic alliance, I work with individuals and couples to empower them to build skills necessary to explore, fully experience and productively weather the emotional storms essential to a worthwhile and creative life.
Do you feel stuck, upset, frustrated, scared or confused? A troubling combination of these feelings? People often call me when stresses in their lives have increased, they're having difficulty coping or are experiencing uncomfortable levels of anxiety, depression or confusion in relationships, disappointment in self or others, work difficulties, or problems adjusting to loss and other life changes. In the context of a respectful, warm and trusting therapeutic alliance, I work with individuals and couples to empower them to build skills necessary to explore, fully experience and productively weather the emotional storms essential to a worthwhile and creative life.
(781) 996-2219 View (781) 996-2219
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Emily Randall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, MA 02474
I understand that this is an important, perhaps difficult step you're taking, and I welcome your interest. People tell me I am easy to talk to. I listen carefully and non-judgmentally, and very little surprises me. With my experience I am quickly able to help you start work that feels effective and hopeful. I can help you feel less ashamed or worried or alone. The things we judge ourselves for are simply strategies we have devised over time to manage our pain, and perhaps you'd like let some of those go. I like to help people feel comfortable being just who they are, and gain satisfaction, peace and acceptance.
I understand that this is an important, perhaps difficult step you're taking, and I welcome your interest. People tell me I am easy to talk to. I listen carefully and non-judgmentally, and very little surprises me. With my experience I am quickly able to help you start work that feels effective and hopeful. I can help you feel less ashamed or worried or alone. The things we judge ourselves for are simply strategies we have devised over time to manage our pain, and perhaps you'd like let some of those go. I like to help people feel comfortable being just who they are, and gain satisfaction, peace and acceptance.
(857) 763-3986 View (857) 763-3986
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Natalie Russ
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, MA 02476  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy and consultation to individuals 18+ within the state of Massachusetts.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy and consultation to individuals 18+ within the state of Massachusetts.
(508) 219-6406 View (508) 219-6406
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Nora E. Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, AASECT
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02476  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Nora Kaplan, Licsw. I have 35 years of experience. I worked as a social worker in several Boston teaching hospitals. I have been in private practice over 15 years. I specialize in relationship problems, anxiety and depressive disorders,.I work with individuals who want to focus on their couple’s relationship issues and focus on how their family of origin experience impacts their relationship.. I have been a couples therapist for many years and use that background to help individuals who wish to focus on problems in their. primary relationship..Other relevant approaches include integrating cinema therapy into the therapy.
Nora Kaplan, Licsw. I have 35 years of experience. I worked as a social worker in several Boston teaching hospitals. I have been in private practice over 15 years. I specialize in relationship problems, anxiety and depressive disorders,.I work with individuals who want to focus on their couple’s relationship issues and focus on how their family of origin experience impacts their relationship.. I have been a couples therapist for many years and use that background to help individuals who wish to focus on problems in their. primary relationship..Other relevant approaches include integrating cinema therapy into the therapy.
(339) 675-1973 View (339) 675-1973
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Susan E Gottlieb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
Traditional/Holistic, East/West, Mind/Body. What helps? What heals? Different traditions and orientations present different answers. Whether your issue is troubling emotions, like anxiety or depression, negative self-beliefs, difficulty with relationships or work or another pressing matter, I believe in working together to tailor an approach that best fits your issues and preferences.
Traditional/Holistic, East/West, Mind/Body. What helps? What heals? Different traditions and orientations present different answers. Whether your issue is troubling emotions, like anxiety or depression, negative self-beliefs, difficulty with relationships or work or another pressing matter, I believe in working together to tailor an approach that best fits your issues and preferences.
(781) 350-4561 View (781) 350-4561
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Michelle Cresta
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, CCTP
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
Welcome to my page! I wanted to start by saying, I am happy you are making active steps to better manage your mental health. I know how challenging it can be to start the process. I wanted to share some information about my background, specialties and approach to help determine if I would be a good fit as your therapist. I graduated from Cambridge College in 2014 with an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Counseling. I have worked in an array of settings, including residential, inpatient and outpatient with individuals, families and groups. I also have experience with Vocational and Education Counseling and Case Management.
Welcome to my page! I wanted to start by saying, I am happy you are making active steps to better manage your mental health. I know how challenging it can be to start the process. I wanted to share some information about my background, specialties and approach to help determine if I would be a good fit as your therapist. I graduated from Cambridge College in 2014 with an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Counseling. I have worked in an array of settings, including residential, inpatient and outpatient with individuals, families and groups. I also have experience with Vocational and Education Counseling and Case Management.
(339) 217-1933 View (339) 217-1933
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Lauren S. Berly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
I believe that a person's ability to change or grow or adapt to difficult situations is present inside them. Depression, anxiety and poor coping strategies can get in the way. My job as your therapist is to help you build your self esteem and belief in yourself and increase your sense of optimism and control over your life. With new insights, your ability to take action will increase.
I believe that a person's ability to change or grow or adapt to difficult situations is present inside them. Depression, anxiety and poor coping strategies can get in the way. My job as your therapist is to help you build your self esteem and belief in yourself and increase your sense of optimism and control over your life. With new insights, your ability to take action will increase.
(617) 652-0962 View (617) 652-0962
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Andrea Race Douglass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, MA 02476
I believe the therapeutic relationship is at the core of all treatment provided as the path to health begins here. Your growth and healing will require energy, commitment, and active participation from you, the client. I work with clients to establish a therapeutic relationship that is honest, straightforward, therapeutically challenging and inspiring, and compassionate. With my support, you will come to deeply understand your personal strengths, compassionately tend to your emotional wounds and learn evidence-based techniques to move toward health.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is at the core of all treatment provided as the path to health begins here. Your growth and healing will require energy, commitment, and active participation from you, the client. I work with clients to establish a therapeutic relationship that is honest, straightforward, therapeutically challenging and inspiring, and compassionate. With my support, you will come to deeply understand your personal strengths, compassionately tend to your emotional wounds and learn evidence-based techniques to move toward health.
(857) 293-6450 View (857) 293-6450
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Jessica Barnum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
In the past, I have enjoyed working with individuals with a history of traumatic experiences, substance use, interpersonal difficulties, and psychosis. I enjoy working on goals with clients that involve cognitive restructuring and skills building. Additionally, I enjoy short-term solution-focused goals.
In the past, I have enjoyed working with individuals with a history of traumatic experiences, substance use, interpersonal difficulties, and psychosis. I enjoy working on goals with clients that involve cognitive restructuring and skills building. Additionally, I enjoy short-term solution-focused goals.
(339) 500-7319 View (339) 500-7319
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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
My ideal client would be new to therapy, though motivated to change. I am aware of the challenges that come with seeking therapy and want to be a support to those who are hesitant with the process. Ideally, I would like a client who is self-aware, receptive to feedback, and willing to hold themselves accountable.
My ideal client would be new to therapy, though motivated to change. I am aware of the challenges that come with seeking therapy and want to be a support to those who are hesitant with the process. Ideally, I would like a client who is self-aware, receptive to feedback, and willing to hold themselves accountable.
(339) 300-8290 View (339) 300-8290
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Cassandra Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
I specialize in trauma and PTSD, eating disorders and body image, & sexual health. My ideal client is anyone who comes to me ready to engage in the real work of therapy. Someone looking for guidance, connection, and relentless support. Someone who wants to change something about their inner experience so they can show up differently for the people in their lives and have a positive ripple effect on the world.
I specialize in trauma and PTSD, eating disorders and body image, & sexual health. My ideal client is anyone who comes to me ready to engage in the real work of therapy. Someone looking for guidance, connection, and relentless support. Someone who wants to change something about their inner experience so they can show up differently for the people in their lives and have a positive ripple effect on the world.
(339) 255-1700 View (339) 255-1700
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Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Arlington, MA 02476
*NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Brighter Life Therapy practice just hired additional highly talented and compassionate therapists who have availability. We are happy to work with your financial needs, as we offer a sliding scale fee while we wait for the newly hired therapists to be paneled with insurances.
*NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Brighter Life Therapy practice just hired additional highly talented and compassionate therapists who have availability. We are happy to work with your financial needs, as we offer a sliding scale fee while we wait for the newly hired therapists to be paneled with insurances.
(857) 597-2190 View (857) 597-2190
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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.