Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Brookline, MA

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Antonio S. Gomes
MA, MAEd
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
While we are fully aware of what is happening at the conscious level, we have no idea what information is stored in the unconscious. For the most part, the source of most of our problems is stored in the unconscious. I help patients verbalize and get in touch with their unconscious, leading to a successful treatment. I Work with adults diagnosed with a psychotic mental disorder; highly functional patients, however, under psychotic medications. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, and narcissistic personality disorder.
While we are fully aware of what is happening at the conscious level, we have no idea what information is stored in the unconscious. For the most part, the source of most of our problems is stored in the unconscious. I help patients verbalize and get in touch with their unconscious, leading to a successful treatment. I Work with adults diagnosed with a psychotic mental disorder; highly functional patients, however, under psychotic medications. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, and narcissistic personality disorder.
(857) 273-1671 View (857) 273-1671
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Robert Riethmiller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
The human mind is amazing. At every moment, we are experiencing a complicated mix of emotions, thoughts, sensations, and memories. We notice some of these, but most we do not. Emotions, in particular, are often perceived only vaguely, or they can seem mysterious, foreign, or out of our control. Contemporary neuropsychologists have found that the decisions that we make are much more influenced by emotions, some of which are out of our awareness, than they are by our rational thoughts.
The human mind is amazing. At every moment, we are experiencing a complicated mix of emotions, thoughts, sensations, and memories. We notice some of these, but most we do not. Emotions, in particular, are often perceived only vaguely, or they can seem mysterious, foreign, or out of our control. Contemporary neuropsychologists have found that the decisions that we make are much more influenced by emotions, some of which are out of our awareness, than they are by our rational thoughts.
(617) 446-3184 View (617) 446-3184
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Dr. Kristen Dreyfus
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
I see therapy as a place to practice courage and honesty, with the goal of creating more joy, humor, flexibility, and play in one's life, relationships, and work. I often see individuals dealing with complex issues such as depression, grief/loss, anxiety, recovery from trauma/abuse or neglect, postpartum or parenting issues, child emotional or behavioral concerns, relationship conflicts, or identity/life transitions. My approach is collaborative, empathic, and interactive, creating an environment in which to help you better understand, relate to, and address the challenges you are experiencing.
I see therapy as a place to practice courage and honesty, with the goal of creating more joy, humor, flexibility, and play in one's life, relationships, and work. I often see individuals dealing with complex issues such as depression, grief/loss, anxiety, recovery from trauma/abuse or neglect, postpartum or parenting issues, child emotional or behavioral concerns, relationship conflicts, or identity/life transitions. My approach is collaborative, empathic, and interactive, creating an environment in which to help you better understand, relate to, and address the challenges you are experiencing.
(857) 226-8704 View (857) 226-8704
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Jillian B. Frank, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
I am now providing therapy via telehealth only. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with individuals/couples, I often see patients who struggle with unsatisfying family and personal relationships, health problems (e.g. infertility, cancer, chronic pain), grief and loss, and trouble with work and career. Change involves both insight and actual changes in one's behavior. My goal is to create a place where we can work safely to explore the origins of problems and rapidly create positive change in one's life. My approach is warm, supportive, and actively focused on bringing about lasting change.
I am now providing therapy via telehealth only. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with individuals/couples, I often see patients who struggle with unsatisfying family and personal relationships, health problems (e.g. infertility, cancer, chronic pain), grief and loss, and trouble with work and career. Change involves both insight and actual changes in one's behavior. My goal is to create a place where we can work safely to explore the origins of problems and rapidly create positive change in one's life. My approach is warm, supportive, and actively focused on bringing about lasting change.
(617) 870-0390 View (617) 870-0390
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Wes Alwan
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
The process of finding a good therapist can be difficult and discouraging. And if you’ve never tried talk therapy, it’s natural to wonder whether it will be helpful. Call me for a free consultation, and I’ll answer any questions you have about how it works. We can see if I’m a good fit for you, and if not I can try to help you find someone who is.
The process of finding a good therapist can be difficult and discouraging. And if you’ve never tried talk therapy, it’s natural to wonder whether it will be helpful. Call me for a free consultation, and I’ll answer any questions you have about how it works. We can see if I’m a good fit for you, and if not I can try to help you find someone who is.
(617) 751-1368 View (617) 751-1368
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Dr. Kai Le Page Bekkeli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I am a licensed psychologist who is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Patients who come to me are looking to understand the significance and meaning of their most difficult-to-solve problems—problems like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relational struggles, and self-harm. They are often patients who have not had success with short-term and/or cognitive therapies, and they have a sense that their struggles signify something more than mere dysfunction—that their problems point to something unique and unknown about themselves.
I am a licensed psychologist who is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Patients who come to me are looking to understand the significance and meaning of their most difficult-to-solve problems—problems like anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relational struggles, and self-harm. They are often patients who have not had success with short-term and/or cognitive therapies, and they have a sense that their struggles signify something more than mere dysfunction—that their problems point to something unique and unknown about themselves.
(857) 280-1613 View (857) 280-1613
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Jordan Haghighi
Pre-Licensed Professional, Mhc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Deciding to seek any form of support isn't always the easiest decision. Recognizing that you want to connect with a professional about anxiety, depression, previous trauma or just someone to talk to with an impartial view, is a tremendous step in your growth as an individual. I pride myself on my ability to meet with my clients where they are at. To genuinely listen to them without judgement. Ensuring that they know I am on their team and want to help them achieve their goals. My primary goal is for the clients I work with to feel as comfortable and rewarded as possible through this process.
Deciding to seek any form of support isn't always the easiest decision. Recognizing that you want to connect with a professional about anxiety, depression, previous trauma or just someone to talk to with an impartial view, is a tremendous step in your growth as an individual. I pride myself on my ability to meet with my clients where they are at. To genuinely listen to them without judgement. Ensuring that they know I am on their team and want to help them achieve their goals. My primary goal is for the clients I work with to feel as comfortable and rewarded as possible through this process.
(857) 675-3118 View (857) 675-3118
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Lauren S. Berly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
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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Caryn Mushlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
Deciding to talk with a therapist about your problems is a courageous step to take especially when you may not feel at your best. It is especially difficult when you've tried numerous times to figure out what gets in the way yet you haven't changed. Together, we can explore the issues so that you obtain what you truly want for yourself. The approach I use is compassionate, warm, and designed especially for you. You will emerge feeling more confident, happier, and more fulfilled. I have 18 years of experience to draw from to help you enliven and enrich your life.
(617) 446-3163 View (617) 446-3163
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Yang Sun
MSc, MA
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Pain is a choice; trust me, it is. We are often stuck in our past relationships, relationships with parents, with lovers earlier in our life... These relationships informed who we are and how we interact with others and the world, and perhaps even how we treat ourselves. We can be oblivious to how we live our life based on these unseen maps imprinted on our minds. This is NOT who you REALLY are. The real you may be concealed in a dark box, crying to escape and be free. Do you sometimes feel miserable but do not understand why.
Pain is a choice; trust me, it is. We are often stuck in our past relationships, relationships with parents, with lovers earlier in our life... These relationships informed who we are and how we interact with others and the world, and perhaps even how we treat ourselves. We can be oblivious to how we live our life based on these unseen maps imprinted on our minds. This is NOT who you REALLY are. The real you may be concealed in a dark box, crying to escape and be free. Do you sometimes feel miserable but do not understand why.
(617) 751-6129 View (617) 751-6129
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Xiaoyuan Yuan
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
You might be experiencing some struggles or so-called "symptoms." It could be depression, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, trauma, relationship difficulties, challenges in certain life circumstances, or your own unique situation. Besides adults, I also work with children or adolescents with autism, behavioral issues, or emotional regulation difficulties.
You might be experiencing some struggles or so-called "symptoms." It could be depression, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, trauma, relationship difficulties, challenges in certain life circumstances, or your own unique situation. Besides adults, I also work with children or adolescents with autism, behavioral issues, or emotional regulation difficulties.
(857) 401-8190 View (857) 401-8190
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Keefe Behavioral Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
My approach to therapy is described as empathetic, warm, engaging and collaborative. I am passionate about helping people build connections, gain awareness, and be as genuine as they can be. There is a believe that you are the expert on yourself and my hope is to help provide different perspectives and skills using approaches such as, CBT, Solution Focused and Relational Therapy in an effort to grow that expertise. My goal is to provide a space where you can explore what is most important to you in working towards your raised self awareness while developing goals directed towards you being in the drivers seat of your life.
My approach to therapy is described as empathetic, warm, engaging and collaborative. I am passionate about helping people build connections, gain awareness, and be as genuine as they can be. There is a believe that you are the expert on yourself and my hope is to help provide different perspectives and skills using approaches such as, CBT, Solution Focused and Relational Therapy in an effort to grow that expertise. My goal is to provide a space where you can explore what is most important to you in working towards your raised self awareness while developing goals directed towards you being in the drivers seat of your life.
(857) 858-2175 View (857) 858-2175
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Jean-Paul Des Pres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Hi, and welcome. For many people, the decision to get help can be a difficult one. I see your visit to my profile as a sign of strength and a refusal to give up. Loneliness, the inability to enjoy life, excessive worry or fear, anxiety in social situations, unhappiness or problems in personal, professional or marital relationships, not knowing what to do personally or professionally, even substance "abuse" and PTSD are issues that are interpersonal, not biological. They can be overcome within a genuinely understanding, compassionate, active, and patient therapeutic relationship.
Hi, and welcome. For many people, the decision to get help can be a difficult one. I see your visit to my profile as a sign of strength and a refusal to give up. Loneliness, the inability to enjoy life, excessive worry or fear, anxiety in social situations, unhappiness or problems in personal, professional or marital relationships, not knowing what to do personally or professionally, even substance "abuse" and PTSD are issues that are interpersonal, not biological. They can be overcome within a genuinely understanding, compassionate, active, and patient therapeutic relationship.
(844) 344-9103 View (844) 344-9103
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Qingshuang Wu
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
The pain we feel is individual. Each may live with unfortunate experiences, face stressful situations, or suffer conflicts with partners and within themselves. If we ignore them, we may find ourselves unable to reach the goals we pursue and, instead, only feel dissatisfied, bitter, or stuck. Our work together will uncover and conquer the obstacles so that the pleasure can be felt and the goal that has been longed for can be fulfilled.
The pain we feel is individual. Each may live with unfortunate experiences, face stressful situations, or suffer conflicts with partners and within themselves. If we ignore them, we may find ourselves unable to reach the goals we pursue and, instead, only feel dissatisfied, bitter, or stuck. Our work together will uncover and conquer the obstacles so that the pleasure can be felt and the goal that has been longed for can be fulfilled.
(617) 812-2098 View (617) 812-2098
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Linda Fleger-Berman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Together we can discover and develop your inherent strengths so that you can heal, recover, grow and live a fulfilling life. Offering a mature, warm and trusting therapeutic relationship, I take an eclectic approach: integrating Clinical Hypnosis, Psychodynamic therapy, Attachment based therapy (click above on website for details), Bioenergetics, and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Understanding that healing has a spiritual dimension, I have practiced meditation for 14 yrs. Adolescents, Adults and Elderly. Individuals, Couples and Families. Resolve Relationship issues,Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Abuse,Addictions and Co-dependence, Loss and Grief. Realize creative potential and more. The first step is the hardest. Call (617)738-9480.
Together we can discover and develop your inherent strengths so that you can heal, recover, grow and live a fulfilling life. Offering a mature, warm and trusting therapeutic relationship, I take an eclectic approach: integrating Clinical Hypnosis, Psychodynamic therapy, Attachment based therapy (click above on website for details), Bioenergetics, and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Understanding that healing has a spiritual dimension, I have practiced meditation for 14 yrs. Adolescents, Adults and Elderly. Individuals, Couples and Families. Resolve Relationship issues,Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Abuse,Addictions and Co-dependence, Loss and Grief. Realize creative potential and more. The first step is the hardest. Call (617)738-9480.
(617) 841-8478 View (617) 841-8478
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Rana Homayouni
MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
“I once heard a child who was afraid of the darkness call out: "Auntie, talk to me, I’m frightened.’ ‘But what good will that do? You can’t see me;’ to which the child replied: ‘If someone talks, it gets lighter.”(Sigmund Freud) I believe that through talk therapy, we can overcome whatever lies at the root of the problem. Together, we will try to better understand what has brought you to the consulting room, whether that be relationship problems, social anxiety, depression, trauma, self doubt or a specific issue you would like to address.
“I once heard a child who was afraid of the darkness call out: "Auntie, talk to me, I’m frightened.’ ‘But what good will that do? You can’t see me;’ to which the child replied: ‘If someone talks, it gets lighter.”(Sigmund Freud) I believe that through talk therapy, we can overcome whatever lies at the root of the problem. Together, we will try to better understand what has brought you to the consulting room, whether that be relationship problems, social anxiety, depression, trauma, self doubt or a specific issue you would like to address.
(617) 712-2775 View (617) 712-2775
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Charles A. Granoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445
I believe that peace of mind is possible—for individuals, couples, and their loved ones—even after every other option has failed. I’ve been in practice for more than 30 years and have worked with countless individuals, couples, and families to assess and address a wide range of issues, including relationship and career concerns, major life transitions, chronic health challenges, and problems related to mental health and substance use.

 In my work, I help young adults and adults who are experiencing various difficulties in their lives, including stress, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief.
I believe that peace of mind is possible—for individuals, couples, and their loved ones—even after every other option has failed. I’ve been in practice for more than 30 years and have worked with countless individuals, couples, and families to assess and address a wide range of issues, including relationship and career concerns, major life transitions, chronic health challenges, and problems related to mental health and substance use.

 In my work, I help young adults and adults who are experiencing various difficulties in their lives, including stress, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief.
(857) 254-8904 View (857) 254-8904
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Paula Berman
PsyaD, CertPsy, MEd
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Do you not have enough satisfaction in your life? Do you wish you were in a relationship? Are you struggling with the one you are in? Do you wish for a better career? Talking in a therapeutic environment helps people take more control of their lives, allowing them to experience a quality of life that was otherwise impossible. It is rewarding to see this type of change take place with my clients.
Do you not have enough satisfaction in your life? Do you wish you were in a relationship? Are you struggling with the one you are in? Do you wish for a better career? Talking in a therapeutic environment helps people take more control of their lives, allowing them to experience a quality of life that was otherwise impossible. It is rewarding to see this type of change take place with my clients.
(617) 910-3399 View (617) 910-3399
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Jonathan E. Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
NOW Accepting New Clients: There is no way to adequately describe the experience of living with depression and anxiety. For the roughly 14% of Americans who suffer from these conditions, everyday activities, such as going to work, speaking in class, even meeting friends for dinner, can become agonizing challenges accompanied by a host of negative physical and emotional symptoms. Perhaps you've noticed your face burning when you speak in public; have felt like an impostor at work and wait to be "found out," or maybe you've experienced a surge of panic (racing-heart, trouble breathing, dizziness, nausea) when you least expected it?
NOW Accepting New Clients: There is no way to adequately describe the experience of living with depression and anxiety. For the roughly 14% of Americans who suffer from these conditions, everyday activities, such as going to work, speaking in class, even meeting friends for dinner, can become agonizing challenges accompanied by a host of negative physical and emotional symptoms. Perhaps you've noticed your face burning when you speak in public; have felt like an impostor at work and wait to be "found out," or maybe you've experienced a surge of panic (racing-heart, trouble breathing, dizziness, nausea) when you least expected it?
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Noel Coakley
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Noel Coakley is an LMHC) with a Master's in Counseling from Lesley and M.A. in Special Education from UMass Boston. He founded the Boston Center for Contemplative Practice to create a welcoming space for anyone to explore their personal experience and discover how they can contribute to expanding consciousness in their community & the world as a whole. Noel is also a certified yoga instructor and has been practicing meditation and yoga for 25 years. He is a father, husband, brother, musician, and friend to a dog named Jerry. He offers Buddhist influenced psychotherapy in the Greater Boston area. www.thebccp.com
Noel Coakley is an LMHC) with a Master's in Counseling from Lesley and M.A. in Special Education from UMass Boston. He founded the Boston Center for Contemplative Practice to create a welcoming space for anyone to explore their personal experience and discover how they can contribute to expanding consciousness in their community & the world as a whole. Noel is also a certified yoga instructor and has been practicing meditation and yoga for 25 years. He is a father, husband, brother, musician, and friend to a dog named Jerry. He offers Buddhist influenced psychotherapy in the Greater Boston area. www.thebccp.com
(617) 544-3707 View (617) 544-3707
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.