Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Newton, MA

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Heidi Wells
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02468
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with narcissistic abuse, sexual trauma or issues related to divorce? These are my specialty. My style incorporates several techniques. I’m influenced by positive psychology, body-based therapy, and relational therapies. Focusing on self-love is crucial for all issues! My goal is to assure that you feel supported and that you have tools to help you between our sessions. There are skills that you can incorporate into your daily life to help with all this. Let’s do that together!
Are you struggling with narcissistic abuse, sexual trauma or issues related to divorce? These are my specialty. My style incorporates several techniques. I’m influenced by positive psychology, body-based therapy, and relational therapies. Focusing on self-love is crucial for all issues! My goal is to assure that you feel supported and that you have tools to help you between our sessions. There are skills that you can incorporate into your daily life to help with all this. Let’s do that together!
(207) 747-3966 View (207) 747-3966
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Larissa Crane, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02465
Specialties include trauma, narcissistic abuse, and eating disorders.
I believe that it takes strength and courage to seek therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore attitudes and beliefs /patterns that get in the way of accomplishing your full potential and engaging fully in life. I utilize a more holistic, mind-body approach to treatment, weaving together techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IFS, mindfulness/acceptance, and yoga therapy to connect you with your "true, inner self", something which we often lose touch with as we go about our lives in this often fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful world. I am also certified in EMDR (www.emdria.org)
Specialties include trauma, narcissistic abuse, and eating disorders.
I believe that it takes strength and courage to seek therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore attitudes and beliefs /patterns that get in the way of accomplishing your full potential and engaging fully in life. I utilize a more holistic, mind-body approach to treatment, weaving together techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IFS, mindfulness/acceptance, and yoga therapy to connect you with your "true, inner self", something which we often lose touch with as we go about our lives in this often fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful world. I am also certified in EMDR (www.emdria.org)
(508) 659-4613 View (508) 659-4613
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Leslie Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02467  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping clients navigate life transitions such as divorce, grief/loss, empty nest, midlife health, body image issues and recovery from toxic or narcissistic relationships. I can help you to feel grounded and whole again. I have 25 years of experience working with high sensitivity, PTSD, narcissistic abuse, women's health and wellness, and mind-body solutions.
I specialize in helping clients navigate life transitions such as divorce, grief/loss, empty nest, midlife health, body image issues and recovery from toxic or narcissistic relationships. I can help you to feel grounded and whole again. I have 25 years of experience working with high sensitivity, PTSD, narcissistic abuse, women's health and wellness, and mind-body solutions.
(857) 763-4126 View (857) 763-4126
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Lynn Perlman
Psychologist, PhD, PsyA
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02461
Psychotherapy is for anyone who wants to make improvements in his/her life. I work with people to free their creative energy to live satisfying lives by resolving blocks caused by unconscious processes that create emotional suffering. It is important to find the approach that is right for you and the person to work with who is right for you. My approach to psychotherapy is pragmatic and flexible. I have an abiding interest in how our minds work and how to improve the quality of our lives.
Psychotherapy is for anyone who wants to make improvements in his/her life. I work with people to free their creative energy to live satisfying lives by resolving blocks caused by unconscious processes that create emotional suffering. It is important to find the approach that is right for you and the person to work with who is right for you. My approach to psychotherapy is pragmatic and flexible. I have an abiding interest in how our minds work and how to improve the quality of our lives.
(617) 401-9444 View (617) 401-9444
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Neil O Gladstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02468
Not accepting new clients
Drawing from many years of experience both as a psychotherapist and as a business professional (holding both an MSW and MBA), I bring a unique perspective to my work. I believe in dealing with each person's whole context and their 24/7 experience at home, at work, and in the outside world. Life brings many challenges. An effective psychotherapy experience can help you have more mastery of your life by building confidence and enhancing your relationships.
Drawing from many years of experience both as a psychotherapist and as a business professional (holding both an MSW and MBA), I bring a unique perspective to my work. I believe in dealing with each person's whole context and their 24/7 experience at home, at work, and in the outside world. Life brings many challenges. An effective psychotherapy experience can help you have more mastery of your life by building confidence and enhancing your relationships.
(617) 934-7745 View (617) 934-7745
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Linda Gelda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02468
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for 40 years. My approach is interactive. A safe and trusting relationship develops over time so that dynamics can be explored and risks can slowly be taken that improve the quality of one's life.
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for 40 years. My approach is interactive. A safe and trusting relationship develops over time so that dynamics can be explored and risks can slowly be taken that improve the quality of one's life.
(617) 446-3278 View (617) 446-3278
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Trauma Psychotherapy - Dr. Adam Henderson
MD
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I'm a board-certified psychiatrist offering psychotherapy and thoughtful medication management. I'm on faculty at Harvard Medical School and work as a staff psychiatrist at McLean hospital, in addition to my time in my confidential private practice. I'm specialized in trauma recovery, addiction counseling, and BPD treatment. I also help with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I work with clients new to therapy as well as clients who have tried numerous therapies and/or medications and haven't gotten the results they wanted. I listen and work collaboratively with you.
Welcome! I'm a board-certified psychiatrist offering psychotherapy and thoughtful medication management. I'm on faculty at Harvard Medical School and work as a staff psychiatrist at McLean hospital, in addition to my time in my confidential private practice. I'm specialized in trauma recovery, addiction counseling, and BPD treatment. I also help with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I work with clients new to therapy as well as clients who have tried numerous therapies and/or medications and haven't gotten the results they wanted. I listen and work collaboratively with you.
(617) 996-7161 View (617) 996-7161
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Julie Leavitt
Counselor, DMin, LMCH, BC-DMT, MA
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02464
Not accepting new clients
We begin from where you are, knowing that healing happens from the inside out. It helps to have help with this! It takes guts to trust a new person with intimate issues. Comfort with your therapist is necessary. Thank you for considering me as that ally. I create a safe environment to explore important and often uncomfortable life issues. This can help unburden you to move forward into a more satisfying, fulfilling, and happy life.
We begin from where you are, knowing that healing happens from the inside out. It helps to have help with this! It takes guts to trust a new person with intimate issues. Comfort with your therapist is necessary. Thank you for considering me as that ally. I create a safe environment to explore important and often uncomfortable life issues. This can help unburden you to move forward into a more satisfying, fulfilling, and happy life.
(617) 500-2587 View (617) 500-2587
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Jean Rahbar
PsyaD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02466  (Online Only)
I have been working therapeutically with adolescents, adults and couples for the past 14 years. I provide a therapeutic space where clients' feel safe, experiencing me as someone of whom can be trusted with their deeper thoughts. A client's feelings and goals are of the utmost importance to me. My wish is that that from the moment you meet me, you experience my highly analytical approach, coupled with genuine care and warmth.
I have been working therapeutically with adolescents, adults and couples for the past 14 years. I provide a therapeutic space where clients' feel safe, experiencing me as someone of whom can be trusted with their deeper thoughts. A client's feelings and goals are of the utmost importance to me. My wish is that that from the moment you meet me, you experience my highly analytical approach, coupled with genuine care and warmth.
(781) 912-3476 View (781) 912-3476
Rhoda Sue Grill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459
I work actively and collaboratively with my clients, addressing the obstacles that may be preventing them from achieving their goals in life, in the arenas of both work and relationship. I am experienced with a range of issues, including such challenges as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems, grief and loss. I work with individuals, couples and families.
I work actively and collaboratively with my clients, addressing the obstacles that may be preventing them from achieving their goals in life, in the arenas of both work and relationship. I am experienced with a range of issues, including such challenges as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems, grief and loss. I work with individuals, couples and families.
(617) 299-7313 View (617) 299-7313
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Caroline Karalias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02464
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with a wide range of diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, PTSD/BPD and Schizophrenia as well as ADHD and other neurodivergent presentations. Using a strengths-based approach, I ensure that each client’s treatment plan is created collaboratively with clients’ goals at the forefront. I work well with a wide range of clients, and prefer to get to know you and your goals before deciding on a specific intervention. I appreciate that therapy is an imperfect process, and bring a sense of humor and acceptance to wherever the journey may take us.
I have experience working with a wide range of diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, PTSD/BPD and Schizophrenia as well as ADHD and other neurodivergent presentations. Using a strengths-based approach, I ensure that each client’s treatment plan is created collaboratively with clients’ goals at the forefront. I work well with a wide range of clients, and prefer to get to know you and your goals before deciding on a specific intervention. I appreciate that therapy is an imperfect process, and bring a sense of humor and acceptance to wherever the journey may take us.
(617) 657-2849 View (617) 657-2849
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Steven Alan Hassan
Counselor, PhD, MEd, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02459
As a former cult member, I help people and their families who have been "unduly influenced." I am committed to helping people reclaim their personal power. I wrote four books including Freedom of Mind, Combating Cult Mind Control, and The Cult of Trump. My online courses include Understanding Cults: A Foundational Course. I help people from all over the world who have found that mental health professionals unless they are specialized in treating cult members, are at best a waste of time and resources, and worse, do further harm. A large part of my practice is short term work with former members.
As a former cult member, I help people and their families who have been "unduly influenced." I am committed to helping people reclaim their personal power. I wrote four books including Freedom of Mind, Combating Cult Mind Control, and The Cult of Trump. My online courses include Understanding Cults: A Foundational Course. I help people from all over the world who have found that mental health professionals unless they are specialized in treating cult members, are at best a waste of time and resources, and worse, do further harm. A large part of my practice is short term work with former members.
(617) 941-3800 View (617) 941-3800
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Mark Joyce
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02461
As a licensed mental health clinician, my goal is to help guide you to a place of well-being and fulfillment. I have experience working with teenagers and adults of all ages in addressing struggles related to anxiety, depression, addiction, grief & loss, life transitions, and trauma. I am also interested in the role technology plays in one’s experience of mental health symptoms and have completed research on the impact of smartphone addiction in college age students.
As a licensed mental health clinician, my goal is to help guide you to a place of well-being and fulfillment. I have experience working with teenagers and adults of all ages in addressing struggles related to anxiety, depression, addiction, grief & loss, life transitions, and trauma. I am also interested in the role technology plays in one’s experience of mental health symptoms and have completed research on the impact of smartphone addiction in college age students.
(617) 272-7416 View (617) 272-7416
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Aviva R Bock
Counselor, MA, EdM, CCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459
From self criticism to self compassion. An open calm curious genuine exploration No shaming, no judgment only a question: What happened? What curve balls did life sent your way? My approach is holistic integrative and relational. If it works for you I will introduce you to a tool box of resources: somatic, energetic, EMDR, Flash etc as together we make sense of where you are now, what you are feeling, how to help you shift to a place of renewed empowerment and control, to be who you want to be and feel how you want to feel? A system/soul update to a renewed place of joy peace and harmony.
From self criticism to self compassion. An open calm curious genuine exploration No shaming, no judgment only a question: What happened? What curve balls did life sent your way? My approach is holistic integrative and relational. If it works for you I will introduce you to a tool box of resources: somatic, energetic, EMDR, Flash etc as together we make sense of where you are now, what you are feeling, how to help you shift to a place of renewed empowerment and control, to be who you want to be and feel how you want to feel? A system/soul update to a renewed place of joy peace and harmony.
(617) 446-3042 View (617) 446-3042
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Freddie Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02461
As a former teacher turned therapist, I have developed a strong counseling tool box. I specialize in supporting adolescents/teens and adults find ways to cope with trauma and loss, manage anxiety and depression, develop problem solving strategies and social skills, overcome substance abuse and low self-esteem, and manage family conflict. I am also able to help the individuals I work with to develop executive functioning and advocacy skills at school, home, and in the community. I utilize humor, unconditional positive regard, and curiosity to create a safe and productive space for you to grow.
As a former teacher turned therapist, I have developed a strong counseling tool box. I specialize in supporting adolescents/teens and adults find ways to cope with trauma and loss, manage anxiety and depression, develop problem solving strategies and social skills, overcome substance abuse and low self-esteem, and manage family conflict. I am also able to help the individuals I work with to develop executive functioning and advocacy skills at school, home, and in the community. I utilize humor, unconditional positive regard, and curiosity to create a safe and productive space for you to grow.
(617) 676-0183 View (617) 676-0183
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Heather Corazzini
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Seeking mental health care can be difficult and daunting for some individuals, as well as finding the right therapist. My initial goal when meeting with new clients is to create a comfortable environment to get to know you better. My focus throughout therapy is to facilitate positive change, identify patterns that get in your way, and help you build a life worth living. Part of that process invites you to acknowledge your inner strengths and autonomy, while challenging yourself in new ways, even if it's hard. I truly love this work and feel extremely fortunate to be able to do it.
Seeking mental health care can be difficult and daunting for some individuals, as well as finding the right therapist. My initial goal when meeting with new clients is to create a comfortable environment to get to know you better. My focus throughout therapy is to facilitate positive change, identify patterns that get in your way, and help you build a life worth living. Part of that process invites you to acknowledge your inner strengths and autonomy, while challenging yourself in new ways, even if it's hard. I truly love this work and feel extremely fortunate to be able to do it.
(617) 294-5375 View (617) 294-5375
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Christina Conlan O'Flaherty
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02460
My aim is to help you feel empowered and hopeful from our first meeting. I see our work as having 3 stages. The first is building a sense of safety and trust that provides a steady from which to do our collaborating. During this phase, new skills are offered as a way to give you more confidence in your ability to navigate daily struggles. In the second phase we explore the roots of your challenges and how your can unravel from old patterns and beliefs. This allows you to experience life differently and try on new ways of being. Finally, we integrate what you've learned and create meaning from your experiences.
My aim is to help you feel empowered and hopeful from our first meeting. I see our work as having 3 stages. The first is building a sense of safety and trust that provides a steady from which to do our collaborating. During this phase, new skills are offered as a way to give you more confidence in your ability to navigate daily struggles. In the second phase we explore the roots of your challenges and how your can unravel from old patterns and beliefs. This allows you to experience life differently and try on new ways of being. Finally, we integrate what you've learned and create meaning from your experiences.
(646) 600-9097 View (646) 600-9097
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Kristie L. Kenyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02459  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self-doubt or anxiety? Do you feel burnt out from parenting or managing a difficult relationship? Most of my clients are women who have put their own needs on the back burner. They want to feel more happiness and less guilt, but aren’t sure where to begin.
Are you struggling with self-doubt or anxiety? Do you feel burnt out from parenting or managing a difficult relationship? Most of my clients are women who have put their own needs on the back burner. They want to feel more happiness and less guilt, but aren’t sure where to begin.
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Barbara Weinberg
Psychologist, MEd, EdD
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02461
I am a clinical psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years. I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to target your child's and your family's unique set of needs. Depending on your child's age and challenges, my approach blends components of developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, family systems and neuropsychology. I specialize in helping children learn strategies for managing anxiety, emotional regulation, depression, learning/developmental disabilities, Autism, and ADHD, to name a few.
I am a clinical psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years. I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to target your child's and your family's unique set of needs. Depending on your child's age and challenges, my approach blends components of developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, family systems and neuropsychology. I specialize in helping children learn strategies for managing anxiety, emotional regulation, depression, learning/developmental disabilities, Autism, and ADHD, to name a few.
(508) 928-9066 View (508) 928-9066
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Jonathan J Donahue
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02458
I am currently taking new clients, but am not accepting EAP benefits..."regular" insurance and self-pay only ! I work extensively with compulsive behaviors (sex addiction, alcoholism, food addiction, etc.), depression, relationship issues, codependency, sleep disorders, career confusion, and disorganization. I offer a nice blend of pragmatic and abstract responses, a touch of humor, and a vast array of resources to direct you to for additional help. Have your insurance card handy, please, when you call. .
I am currently taking new clients, but am not accepting EAP benefits..."regular" insurance and self-pay only ! I work extensively with compulsive behaviors (sex addiction, alcoholism, food addiction, etc.), depression, relationship issues, codependency, sleep disorders, career confusion, and disorganization. I offer a nice blend of pragmatic and abstract responses, a touch of humor, and a vast array of resources to direct you to for additional help. Have your insurance card handy, please, when you call. .
(781) 348-6094 View (781) 348-6094
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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.