Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Jessica Knight
MA, CPCC, NICC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
It's okay if you need healing and a way forward and have no idea of where to start. Maybe you’ve tried individual or couples therapy but it’s been more harmful than helpful because your therapist didn’t understand emotional abuse and toxic relationship dynamics. Applying tools intended for two healthy people doesn’t work when there’s a Narcissist and/or abuse present in the relationship. Working with someone who understands patterns of abuse can help you make the right decision for yourself. I am trained in Narcissistic Abuse and High Conflict Divorce Coaching. - I also work with Millennial Women on life transitions (website below)
It's okay if you need healing and a way forward and have no idea of where to start. Maybe you’ve tried individual or couples therapy but it’s been more harmful than helpful because your therapist didn’t understand emotional abuse and toxic relationship dynamics. Applying tools intended for two healthy people doesn’t work when there’s a Narcissist and/or abuse present in the relationship. Working with someone who understands patterns of abuse can help you make the right decision for yourself. I am trained in Narcissistic Abuse and High Conflict Divorce Coaching. - I also work with Millennial Women on life transitions (website below)
(508) 484-8230 View (508) 484-8230
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Antonio S. Gomes
MA, MAEd
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02142  (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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Angelica Griegel
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
If you’re struggling with toxic relationships with your partner, family member, ex, or in a divorce, you’re in the right place. As someone who has personally navigated the tumultuous waters of toxic behaviors, narcissistic abuse, and family court, I bring firsthand experience to my work. I understand the feelings of helplessness and exhaustion that come from toxic relationships, and I’m here to let you know that toxic relationships are crazy-making, but you’re not crazy! I'm dedicated to helping you take back your power, heal, and find peace again no matter how bad the situation is.
If you’re struggling with toxic relationships with your partner, family member, ex, or in a divorce, you’re in the right place. As someone who has personally navigated the tumultuous waters of toxic behaviors, narcissistic abuse, and family court, I bring firsthand experience to my work. I understand the feelings of helplessness and exhaustion that come from toxic relationships, and I’m here to let you know that toxic relationships are crazy-making, but you’re not crazy! I'm dedicated to helping you take back your power, heal, and find peace again no matter how bad the situation is.
(508) 658-9062 View (508) 658-9062
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Sarah Ebbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
My ideal client likely struggles with honest self-reflection, emotional regulation, and interpersonal conflict. They are somewhat familiar with the boundaries and perimeters of therapy.
My ideal client likely struggles with honest self-reflection, emotional regulation, and interpersonal conflict. They are somewhat familiar with the boundaries and perimeters of therapy.
(857) 567-0269 View (857) 567-0269
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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
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.
(857) 367-1215 View (857) 367-1215
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Jodie O'Malley, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
If you’re here, chances are you’re having some difficulty in life, some place where you’re struggling. Perhaps emotional undercontrol or overcontrol, social isolation, or painful interpersonal relationships. You’ve arrived looking for help to make changes and build your skillset. You want to create something better. If you're ready to take the first step, please call or schedule an initial consultation to build a life worth living and sharing.
If you’re here, chances are you’re having some difficulty in life, some place where you’re struggling. Perhaps emotional undercontrol or overcontrol, social isolation, or painful interpersonal relationships. You’ve arrived looking for help to make changes and build your skillset. You want to create something better. If you're ready to take the first step, please call or schedule an initial consultation to build a life worth living and sharing.
(617) 468-3446 View (617) 468-3446
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Dr. Merina Corby
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I specialize in the treatment of emotional trauma. I use a number of modalities to achieve results. Additionally, I treat addictions, including alcohol and drug, sex, and porn. My patients are adults of varying ethnicities, racial identities, and sexual orientations. Please telephone for more information.
I specialize in the treatment of emotional trauma. I use a number of modalities to achieve results. Additionally, I treat addictions, including alcohol and drug, sex, and porn. My patients are adults of varying ethnicities, racial identities, and sexual orientations. Please telephone for more information.
(860) 936-9199 View (860) 936-9199
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Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
*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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John Rosario
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
In Person and Online Sessions Available. Each of us wants more from life and from ourselves, but often we get in our own way. Usually, this is when people seek psychotherapy. From our very first meeting, we will focus on clarifying your concerns and addressing the emotional blocks that interfere with your happiness and sense of purpose. Through a collaborative, emotionally engaged process, we will work together to achieve your goals. Whether your struggles are of a recent or longstanding nature, I am committed to helping promote the changes and well-being you seek.
In Person and Online Sessions Available. Each of us wants more from life and from ourselves, but often we get in our own way. Usually, this is when people seek psychotherapy. From our very first meeting, we will focus on clarifying your concerns and addressing the emotional blocks that interfere with your happiness and sense of purpose. Through a collaborative, emotionally engaged process, we will work together to achieve your goals. Whether your struggles are of a recent or longstanding nature, I am committed to helping promote the changes and well-being you seek.
(781) 422-8908 View (781) 422-8908
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Dr. Michael Stokes Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Do you find yourself wanting more our of your sex life? Perhaps greater intimacy with your partner(s)? I am a sex therapist who works with folx of all genders and sexual orientations. I can treat porn addiction, sex addiction, sexual dysfunctions, and other types of sexual intimacy difficulties. Let's face it, finding a therapist who can connect with can be a daunting process. You want someone who is easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and someone you can trust. I have worked with thousands of clients who are looking to improve their sex life and increase intimacy within their relationships.
Do you find yourself wanting more our of your sex life? Perhaps greater intimacy with your partner(s)? I am a sex therapist who works with folx of all genders and sexual orientations. I can treat porn addiction, sex addiction, sexual dysfunctions, and other types of sexual intimacy difficulties. Let's face it, finding a therapist who can connect with can be a daunting process. You want someone who is easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and someone you can trust. I have worked with thousands of clients who are looking to improve their sex life and increase intimacy within their relationships.
(508) 286-7944 View (508) 286-7944
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Rebecca L Dessertine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Therapy is one way to identify and move through feelings and issues that are either long or short standing. Helping yourself and giving yourself the space and permission to explore, forgive, and grow is a human right. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, Personality and Bipolar disorders; utilizing a psychodynamic base to build a daily functionality in which you can move forward in your life. Psychodynamic therapy relies on you identifying and bringing forth how you are feeling, thinking and noticing about yourself. I am here to listen, reflect and support you.
Therapy is one way to identify and move through feelings and issues that are either long or short standing. Helping yourself and giving yourself the space and permission to explore, forgive, and grow is a human right. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, Personality and Bipolar disorders; utilizing a psychodynamic base to build a daily functionality in which you can move forward in your life. Psychodynamic therapy relies on you identifying and bringing forth how you are feeling, thinking and noticing about yourself. I am here to listen, reflect and support you.
(857) 304-0919 View (857) 304-0919
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Cassandra Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
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.
(857) 847-4320 View (857) 847-4320
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David D Kemmerer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
*PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL* I am an experienced, licensed psychologist in private practice, and on faculty at Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. I work with adults and older adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. I never underestimate the complexities of the mind, personality, and the unconscious dynamics inherent in relationships. At the same time, I feel psychotherapy should be practical. I have a thoughtful, compassionate style in addressing the roots of repetitive distress, while keeping in mind that such work must also ameliorate more immediate distress.
*PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL* I am an experienced, licensed psychologist in private practice, and on faculty at Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. I work with adults and older adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. I never underestimate the complexities of the mind, personality, and the unconscious dynamics inherent in relationships. At the same time, I feel psychotherapy should be practical. I have a thoughtful, compassionate style in addressing the roots of repetitive distress, while keeping in mind that such work must also ameliorate more immediate distress.
(617) 410-8224 View (617) 410-8224
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David H Rosmarin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dr. Rosmarin has developed an expertise in evidence-based approaches for treating mental health and has a passion for helping others understand the reason for their struggle. He has helped many clients work through their anxiety-related issues and to find meaning in their life using this evidence-based approach.
Dr. Rosmarin has developed an expertise in evidence-based approaches for treating mental health and has a passion for helping others understand the reason for their struggle. He has helped many clients work through their anxiety-related issues and to find meaning in their life using this evidence-based approach.
(508) 590-9940 View (508) 590-9940
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Matthew Rosania
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
My ideal client would be anyone genuinely looking for a change and seeking help.
My ideal client would be anyone genuinely looking for a change and seeking help.
(857) 382-4190 View (857) 382-4190
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Elizabeth B Gaskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
(617) 934-5578 View (617) 934-5578
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Ellen Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My practice is directed toward individuals who have problems with self-esteem, with relationships, and/or with achieving work satisfaction. Often people are depressed and anxious, and unhappy with their lives, yet unable to effect change. For many, even knowing what it is they may desire is difficult and confusing. Sometimes, life feels meaningless and direction is hard to find. Developmental challenges, such as occupation choice, marriage, raising children, mid-life, and aging, pose particular stresses and are often times for re-evaluation.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My practice is directed toward individuals who have problems with self-esteem, with relationships, and/or with achieving work satisfaction. Often people are depressed and anxious, and unhappy with their lives, yet unable to effect change. For many, even knowing what it is they may desire is difficult and confusing. Sometimes, life feels meaningless and direction is hard to find. Developmental challenges, such as occupation choice, marriage, raising children, mid-life, and aging, pose particular stresses and are often times for re-evaluation.
(617) 606-7736 View (617) 606-7736
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Susan Davis MA LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Practicing counseling for over twenty five years has allowed me to develop the skills that result in efficient and permanent change for my clients. Every person is seen as a unique individual, thus solutions for each person will be the optimal ones for their individual situation. Clarity, comfort and the ability to lead a healthy productive life is the heart of my practice. I am compassionate, honest and sensitive to varying needs. Please feel free to talk with me regarding your concerns. I am confident we have the ability and resources to make the changes you desire.
Practicing counseling for over twenty five years has allowed me to develop the skills that result in efficient and permanent change for my clients. Every person is seen as a unique individual, thus solutions for each person will be the optimal ones for their individual situation. Clarity, comfort and the ability to lead a healthy productive life is the heart of my practice. I am compassionate, honest and sensitive to varying needs. Please feel free to talk with me regarding your concerns. I am confident we have the ability and resources to make the changes you desire.
(617) 934-8428 View (617) 934-8428
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17 Healers Group Therapy Center
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
We will Get together Heal together! Group therapy will have 17 benefits for you when you join one of our support groups. You will gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while reducing your feelings of isolation and increasing social support in our group meetings. This increased self-awareness will help you make positive changes in your lives. Hearing how others have coped with similar challenges will provide you new insights and strategies for managing your psychological and emotional wellness.
We will Get together Heal together! Group therapy will have 17 benefits for you when you join one of our support groups. You will gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while reducing your feelings of isolation and increasing social support in our group meetings. This increased self-awareness will help you make positive changes in your lives. Hearing how others have coped with similar challenges will provide you new insights and strategies for managing your psychological and emotional wellness.
(781) 650-2519 View (781) 650-2519
Center for Anxiety
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
We are a diverse team of caring clinicians working and growing together to provide effective outpatient and intensive treatment to make a difference in the communities we serve.
We are a diverse team of caring clinicians working and growing together to provide effective outpatient and intensive treatment to make a difference in the communities we serve.
(508) 709-1557 View (508) 709-1557
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.