Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Lexington, MA

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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
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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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
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) 300-5479 View (339) 300-5479
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Jessica Barnum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
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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Elizabeth (Libby) Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Most often people come to therapy because they are experiencing some depression or anxiety related to their relationships, work, or sense of themselves. Despite this pain, making the decision to enter into therapy is often difficult. It takes great courage and a certain amount of hope. It is important to find a therapist with whom you think you will eventually be as open and honest as possible; someone who is non-judgmental, and who can both give and accept feedback. I will take the initial sessions to help us figure out if we can be good collaborators in this undertaking.
Most often people come to therapy because they are experiencing some depression or anxiety related to their relationships, work, or sense of themselves. Despite this pain, making the decision to enter into therapy is often difficult. It takes great courage and a certain amount of hope. It is important to find a therapist with whom you think you will eventually be as open and honest as possible; someone who is non-judgmental, and who can both give and accept feedback. I will take the initial sessions to help us figure out if we can be good collaborators in this undertaking.
(781) 336-0732 View (781) 336-0732
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Beth Baldwin
Counselor, LMHC, MBA
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
The biggest determinant of a positive outcome is the quality of therapist and the therapeutic relationship with the client. My clients get better: Couples and families seeking healing progress in relationships. Adults dealing with challenging times in their lives. Students with anxiety, depression, identity issues, and stress management, Together we set goals and work towards those goals, building skills (communication, self-reflection, resiliency), identifying triggers and pre-gaming difficult social interactions, experiencing success from changes in attitude and behavior, making steps toward better functioning and happiness.
The biggest determinant of a positive outcome is the quality of therapist and the therapeutic relationship with the client. My clients get better: Couples and families seeking healing progress in relationships. Adults dealing with challenging times in their lives. Students with anxiety, depression, identity issues, and stress management, Together we set goals and work towards those goals, building skills (communication, self-reflection, resiliency), identifying triggers and pre-gaming difficult social interactions, experiencing success from changes in attitude and behavior, making steps toward better functioning and happiness.
(781) 651-0905 View (781) 651-0905
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Eli Kendall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02420
--ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS -- How many times per day do you get asked, “How are you?” How often do you answer honestly? I hope to help you actually answer that question, in all of its complexity. In order to achieve this, I create a confidential environment in which we can work together on self-exploration and inquiry.
--ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS -- How many times per day do you get asked, “How are you?” How often do you answer honestly? I hope to help you actually answer that question, in all of its complexity. In order to achieve this, I create a confidential environment in which we can work together on self-exploration and inquiry.
(617) 539-2915 View (617) 539-2915
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Rachel Weiskopf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is warm, open and collaborative. I generally practice using a psychodynamic approach, but I also integrate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques. I am flexible and tailor my method to suit the needs of each client. My work is informed by my clinical experience and the latest in evidence based research.
My therapeutic approach is warm, open and collaborative. I generally practice using a psychodynamic approach, but I also integrate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques. I am flexible and tailor my method to suit the needs of each client. My work is informed by my clinical experience and the latest in evidence based research.
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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
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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Carlos A Hoyt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
Not accepting new clients
My practice is based in decades of direct psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families; the teaching of counseling, race, class, gender and the wide range of social identity dynamics; consultation; supervision; research; and publication. I look forward to working with clients eager to explore life challenges in the context of a professional relationship that is supportive, compassionately challenging, well-informed by theory, egalitarian, and appreciative of humor and irony as keys to coping. Severe addiction and severe cognitive or psychiatric challenges are beyond the scope of my practice at present. Private pay only; no medical insurance payments.
My practice is based in decades of direct psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families; the teaching of counseling, race, class, gender and the wide range of social identity dynamics; consultation; supervision; research; and publication. I look forward to working with clients eager to explore life challenges in the context of a professional relationship that is supportive, compassionately challenging, well-informed by theory, egalitarian, and appreciative of humor and irony as keys to coping. Severe addiction and severe cognitive or psychiatric challenges are beyond the scope of my practice at present. Private pay only; no medical insurance payments.
(781) 381-4102 View (781) 381-4102
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Cassandra Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
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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Sherry Elizabeth Dickey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
I use a psychodynamic approach that helps one understand how prior relationships and experiences understandably influence present day life. People come to see me to better understand themselves as well as feel and function better. Working together, we often find that the person has certain ways of dealing with life that hinder rather than help them have a fuller life. I help people understand why they feel, think and behave in ways that may have gone unexplored up to the time they see me. It is important to understand how culture, family, gender, and race affect one's life.
I use a psychodynamic approach that helps one understand how prior relationships and experiences understandably influence present day life. People come to see me to better understand themselves as well as feel and function better. Working together, we often find that the person has certain ways of dealing with life that hinder rather than help them have a fuller life. I help people understand why they feel, think and behave in ways that may have gone unexplored up to the time they see me. It is important to understand how culture, family, gender, and race affect one's life.
(508) 456-5282 View (508) 456-5282
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John T. Chirban
Psychologist, PhD, ThD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning that life holds for them. I have served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance for more than 25 years. And have been serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, since its inception. (See drchirban.com and swampscottpsychologicalassociates.com)
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning that life holds for them. I have served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance for more than 25 years. And have been serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, since its inception. (See drchirban.com and swampscottpsychologicalassociates.com)
(857) 203-0549 View (857) 203-0549
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Andrea Race Douglass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02420
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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Nora E. Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, AASECT
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420  (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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Jennifer N Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
Waitlist for new clients
I think it is extremely courageous to admit we need help. I believe one of the most important criteria for successful treatment is to have a trusting, open, "therapeutic rapport" with a client. Without trust and a good connection, the therapeutic process cannot begin. With that in mind, I believe the first step is creating an environment safe from judgement and rich in support. My focus is to enable clients to acquire insight, skills, and motivation for emotional, cognitive, and behavioral transitions.I specialize in older adolescent and adult individual therapy as well as family and couples counseling.
I think it is extremely courageous to admit we need help. I believe one of the most important criteria for successful treatment is to have a trusting, open, "therapeutic rapport" with a client. Without trust and a good connection, the therapeutic process cannot begin. With that in mind, I believe the first step is creating an environment safe from judgement and rich in support. My focus is to enable clients to acquire insight, skills, and motivation for emotional, cognitive, and behavioral transitions.I specialize in older adolescent and adult individual therapy as well as family and couples counseling.
(781) 352-2647 View (781) 352-2647
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Serap Kantarci Clinical Hypnotherapist
Counselor, LMHC, Board, Certifi, Clinica, Supervi
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02173
I am a LMHC who is providing individual & family counseling both online & in person and treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Relationship and Self Esteem difficulties, I am here to Support you!. I gained extensive clinical and teaching experiences while helping multicultural families and international college/grad students in the area. While motivating you to gain new tools and skill-sets you need to thrive, I create a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you are empowered and also challenged to increase your self awareness to create positive changes in your lives.
I am a LMHC who is providing individual & family counseling both online & in person and treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Relationship and Self Esteem difficulties, I am here to Support you!. I gained extensive clinical and teaching experiences while helping multicultural families and international college/grad students in the area. While motivating you to gain new tools and skill-sets you need to thrive, I create a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you are empowered and also challenged to increase your self awareness to create positive changes in your lives.
(617) 855-6562 View (617) 855-6562
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Cristin Deborah Fitzpatrick
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
My ideal client would be someone who seeks to find meaning in their lives. They feel lost, as though they need direction. They often feel like their point of view is different and seek to understand themselves and others. Their needs are to feel safe, heard, and validated. Goals would include finding meaning in life and building a life based on that meaning, whether it be continuing their path with a renewed sense of purpose, starting a new job or going to school; ultimately identifying and channeling their inner beliefs into something that is productive and/or satisfies their needs.
My ideal client would be someone who seeks to find meaning in their lives. They feel lost, as though they need direction. They often feel like their point of view is different and seek to understand themselves and others. Their needs are to feel safe, heard, and validated. Goals would include finding meaning in life and building a life based on that meaning, whether it be continuing their path with a renewed sense of purpose, starting a new job or going to school; ultimately identifying and channeling their inner beliefs into something that is productive and/or satisfies their needs.
(508) 372-8769 View (508) 372-8769
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Ana F Trueba
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02173
Accepting new patients. I trained and hold faculty appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I am passionate about my work with clients. I enjoy helping others make meaningful changes that make their lives more satisfying and less overwhelming. I specialize and have extensive experience in the treatment of OCD, and anxiety disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety, and PTSD), as well as borderline personality disorder. I use dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) skills. My therapy method is supportive, skills-focused and goal-oriented.
Accepting new patients. I trained and hold faculty appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I am passionate about my work with clients. I enjoy helping others make meaningful changes that make their lives more satisfying and less overwhelming. I specialize and have extensive experience in the treatment of OCD, and anxiety disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety, and PTSD), as well as borderline personality disorder. I use dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) skills. My therapy method is supportive, skills-focused and goal-oriented.
(617) 622-5478 View (617) 622-5478
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Abigail McNally
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, MA 02421
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Abigail McNally is a licensed psychologist, a psychoanalyst, a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and a former Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Smith College. Trained in psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy, and internal family systems, Dr. McNally specializes in long-term, intensive treatments with individuals looking to make deep and lasting changes in the ways they approach love, work, and play. With a warm, compassionate, flexible, and active approach, her work reflects utmost respect and humility for the complexity of the human condition.
Dr. Abigail McNally is a licensed psychologist, a psychoanalyst, a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and a former Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Smith College. Trained in psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy, and internal family systems, Dr. McNally specializes in long-term, intensive treatments with individuals looking to make deep and lasting changes in the ways they approach love, work, and play. With a warm, compassionate, flexible, and active approach, her work reflects utmost respect and humility for the complexity of the human condition.
(617) 307-4791 View (617) 307-4791
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Benjamin Maniscalco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02173
As a practicing LICSW I have a passion for providing ethical and collaborative care, bringing a variety of clinical experiences to my work. I believe strongly in developing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients so we can work together on their own individualized treatment goals. I engage and pursue working with individuals, couples, children, parents, and families through a solution-focused model of care, that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
As a practicing LICSW I have a passion for providing ethical and collaborative care, bringing a variety of clinical experiences to my work. I believe strongly in developing strong therapeutic relationships with my clients so we can work together on their own individualized treatment goals. I engage and pursue working with individuals, couples, children, parents, and families through a solution-focused model of care, that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
(339) 209-2188 View (339) 209-2188
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.