Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Somerville, MA

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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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.
(617) 380-4495 View (617) 380-4495
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Sarah Ebbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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.
(617) 272-7398 View (617) 272-7398
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CampusCare Counseling, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
CampusCare Counseling is a group practice providing quality mental health services exclusively to college students. In recent years, the number and severity of mental health difficulties experienced by students are increasing. College students need mental health services that recognize developmental characteristics and needs of this stage. Our goal is to meet their needs by providing compassionate, committed, and empowering services. We are here to facilitate students in reaching their personal, social, academic, and vocational potentials and aspirations.
CampusCare Counseling is a group practice providing quality mental health services exclusively to college students. In recent years, the number and severity of mental health difficulties experienced by students are increasing. College students need mental health services that recognize developmental characteristics and needs of this stage. Our goal is to meet their needs by providing compassionate, committed, and empowering services. We are here to facilitate students in reaching their personal, social, academic, and vocational potentials and aspirations.
(617) 741-5901 View (617) 741-5901
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James Graceffo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working and training in University Counseling Centers (i.e., Penn State University Graduate Assistant, Pre-doctoral internship at Suffolk University, Post-doctoral Fellow at Tufts University followed by three years as a Staff Psychologist at Tufts). My clinical interests include college student mental health, in general; stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal concerns, drug and alcohol use/misuse/abuse; Men’s issues; Childhood trauma; Working with students on the Autism Spectrum; Identity concerns; Relationship concerns; Issues of diversity and inclusion. Please see website for more info.
I have extensive experience working and training in University Counseling Centers (i.e., Penn State University Graduate Assistant, Pre-doctoral internship at Suffolk University, Post-doctoral Fellow at Tufts University followed by three years as a Staff Psychologist at Tufts). My clinical interests include college student mental health, in general; stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal concerns, drug and alcohol use/misuse/abuse; Men’s issues; Childhood trauma; Working with students on the Autism Spectrum; Identity concerns; Relationship concerns; Issues of diversity and inclusion. Please see website for more info.
(315) 729-6215 View (315) 729-6215
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Robert A Graceffo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
For nine years I’ve been part of the Harvard Medical School system, first as a trainee, now as faculty member. I'm trained primarily in psychodynamic therapy, but principles/interventions from other paradigms also inform my work. Ultimately, the nature of therapy depends on the patient and their goals. For this reason, the course of therapy is hard to describe, but it seems only to work amidst empathy, respect, and compassion, not to mention humor (sometimes life can only be laughed at). This is a perspective I lay out in some detail in a new two-volume book, published by Routledge, titled, "A Humane Vision of Clinical Psychology."
For nine years I’ve been part of the Harvard Medical School system, first as a trainee, now as faculty member. I'm trained primarily in psychodynamic therapy, but principles/interventions from other paradigms also inform my work. Ultimately, the nature of therapy depends on the patient and their goals. For this reason, the course of therapy is hard to describe, but it seems only to work amidst empathy, respect, and compassion, not to mention humor (sometimes life can only be laughed at). This is a perspective I lay out in some detail in a new two-volume book, published by Routledge, titled, "A Humane Vision of Clinical Psychology."
(617) 996-7268 View (617) 996-7268
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Cassandra Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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.
(617) 380-6877 View (617) 380-6877
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Ana Diaz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
Feeling unlike yourself or feeling like you don't even know yourself can be painful and confusing. Hiding parts of yourself can compound the pain. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or that you have to keep it all together despite feeling like you are slowly unraveling. You might wonder often if it is you? Or them? Or your environment? Arriving in this place can be painful but can also turn into an opportunity for growth and tumbling into a new and unexpected direction.
Feeling unlike yourself or feeling like you don't even know yourself can be painful and confusing. Hiding parts of yourself can compound the pain. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or that you have to keep it all together despite feeling like you are slowly unraveling. You might wonder often if it is you? Or them? Or your environment? Arriving in this place can be painful but can also turn into an opportunity for growth and tumbling into a new and unexpected direction.
(857) 392-2204 View (857) 392-2204
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Jessica Barnum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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.
(617) 300-0521 View (617) 300-0521
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Sariya Idriss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
Deciding it is time to seek a therapist is a courageous act of self- love. Maybe you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with life’s transitions or losses. Maybe you want to understand past trauma or the impact of your attachment style on your current relationships. Whatever brings you here, we will identify your goals, needs and strengths to help you deepen your self-understanding and heal. As a Traveling Therapist, my practice is currently fully remote. I also offer mentorship for those who wish to pursue the “Digital Nomad” life.
Deciding it is time to seek a therapist is a courageous act of self- love. Maybe you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with life’s transitions or losses. Maybe you want to understand past trauma or the impact of your attachment style on your current relationships. Whatever brings you here, we will identify your goals, needs and strengths to help you deepen your self-understanding and heal. As a Traveling Therapist, my practice is currently fully remote. I also offer mentorship for those who wish to pursue the “Digital Nomad” life.
(857) 309-2259 View (857) 309-2259
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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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.
(617) 819-0575 View (617) 819-0575
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Matthew Rosania
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
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.
(781) 488-6100 View (781) 488-6100
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Dr. Amy Sproul
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
I bring a nonjudgemental, warm presence to therapy, helping you to move through suffering and heal from difficult experiences. I strongly believe that each of us is capable of more than just “getting by,” even if we sometimes struggle to access a sense of wholeness, contentment, or connection in life. Allowing ourselves to hope for a better experience, a better life, takes courage. However, I firmly believe that every human has the innate capacity to move through anxiety, depression, trauma, and dis-ease into spaces of freedom and joy.
I bring a nonjudgemental, warm presence to therapy, helping you to move through suffering and heal from difficult experiences. I strongly believe that each of us is capable of more than just “getting by,” even if we sometimes struggle to access a sense of wholeness, contentment, or connection in life. Allowing ourselves to hope for a better experience, a better life, takes courage. However, I firmly believe that every human has the innate capacity to move through anxiety, depression, trauma, and dis-ease into spaces of freedom and joy.
(202) 318-8935 View (202) 318-8935
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Lisa Davis
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck, upset, frustrated, scared or confused? A troubling combination of these feelings? People often call me when stresses in their lives have increased, they're having difficulty coping or are experiencing uncomfortable levels of anxiety, depression or confusion in relationships, disappointment in self or others, work difficulties, or problems adjusting to loss and other life changes. In the context of a respectful, warm and trusting therapeutic alliance, I work with individuals and couples to empower them to build skills necessary to explore, fully experience and productively weather the emotional storms essential to a worthwhile and creative life.
Do you feel stuck, upset, frustrated, scared or confused? A troubling combination of these feelings? People often call me when stresses in their lives have increased, they're having difficulty coping or are experiencing uncomfortable levels of anxiety, depression or confusion in relationships, disappointment in self or others, work difficulties, or problems adjusting to loss and other life changes. In the context of a respectful, warm and trusting therapeutic alliance, I work with individuals and couples to empower them to build skills necessary to explore, fully experience and productively weather the emotional storms essential to a worthwhile and creative life.
(781) 996-2219 View (781) 996-2219
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Rachel Weiskopf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02143  (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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Katherine Reeder
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
I've made it a point to find the most deeply helpful tools for people whose lives seem stuck, running in circles, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. I help you find your way back to your true self so you feel much freer to make choices toward the life you really enjoy living. I am an EMDR specialist and have been practicing for over 25 years.
I've made it a point to find the most deeply helpful tools for people whose lives seem stuck, running in circles, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. I help you find your way back to your true self so you feel much freer to make choices toward the life you really enjoy living. I am an EMDR specialist and have been practicing for over 25 years.
(617) 394-1206 View (617) 394-1206
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Susan Bokor Nadas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
Facing life's difficulties can be overwhelming. Therapy can help you with the stresses you are encountering in your life, including depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I will listen to you carefully and work collaboratively with you to tackle life's problems, supporting you as you take steps toward living a fuller, richer life.
Facing life's difficulties can be overwhelming. Therapy can help you with the stresses you are encountering in your life, including depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I will listen to you carefully and work collaboratively with you to tackle life's problems, supporting you as you take steps toward living a fuller, richer life.
(617) 999-8458 View (617) 999-8458
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Laurie Sokolsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
It is often difficult to be one's unique human self. How wonderful you have the courage to propel hope for deep and lasting change for your emotional struggles. Adults in individual and couples therapy deserve to experience loving relationships, and freedom from anxiety, depression, trauma, ADD, and one's idiomatic patterns of difficulty. When your strengths come to the fore, problems loosen their hold, creating the possibilities of you consistently being lovingly in charge of your own life. When your inner life is enriched, you increase possibilities for more abundance. Your private education becomes a great overall investment.
It is often difficult to be one's unique human self. How wonderful you have the courage to propel hope for deep and lasting change for your emotional struggles. Adults in individual and couples therapy deserve to experience loving relationships, and freedom from anxiety, depression, trauma, ADD, and one's idiomatic patterns of difficulty. When your strengths come to the fore, problems loosen their hold, creating the possibilities of you consistently being lovingly in charge of your own life. When your inner life is enriched, you increase possibilities for more abundance. Your private education becomes a great overall investment.
(617) 606-7742 View (617) 606-7742
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Heather G Daley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting and guiding women through major life transitions using somatic movement therapy. I have a specific interest in how through supportive, compassionate connection; a person’s nervous system can be re-wired to feel safe and grounded through various forms of expressive arts. My intention is to create a gentle space for you to experience your own voice openly and honestly by assisting the development and expression of your unique strength and resilience within the therapeutic relationship and most importantly within your personal relationships.
I am passionate about supporting and guiding women through major life transitions using somatic movement therapy. I have a specific interest in how through supportive, compassionate connection; a person’s nervous system can be re-wired to feel safe and grounded through various forms of expressive arts. My intention is to create a gentle space for you to experience your own voice openly and honestly by assisting the development and expression of your unique strength and resilience within the therapeutic relationship and most importantly within your personal relationships.
(617) 652-0942 View (617) 652-0942
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Susan E Gottlieb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
Traditional/Holistic, East/West, Mind/Body. What helps? What heals? Different traditions and orientations present different answers. Whether your issue is troubling emotions, like anxiety or depression, negative self-beliefs, difficulty with relationships or work or another pressing matter, I believe in working together to tailor an approach that best fits your issues and preferences.
Traditional/Holistic, East/West, Mind/Body. What helps? What heals? Different traditions and orientations present different answers. Whether your issue is troubling emotions, like anxiety or depression, negative self-beliefs, difficulty with relationships or work or another pressing matter, I believe in working together to tailor an approach that best fits your issues and preferences.
(781) 350-4561 View (781) 350-4561
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Brent Reynolds
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
Entering therapy is courageous. It can be a transformational space, a bridge from suffering to the discovery of choices that enable people to actively engage life. Depression, anxiety, fear and difficult feelings are not indicative of sickness, but rather signals that call for self-care, curiosity and empathy. I believe people's strengths are integral in the therapeutic process; I seek to help people access their humor, resilience, courage, intelligence, sensitivity and honesty throughout the healing process.
Entering therapy is courageous. It can be a transformational space, a bridge from suffering to the discovery of choices that enable people to actively engage life. Depression, anxiety, fear and difficult feelings are not indicative of sickness, but rather signals that call for self-care, curiosity and empathy. I believe people's strengths are integral in the therapeutic process; I seek to help people access their humor, resilience, courage, intelligence, sensitivity and honesty throughout the healing process.
(617) 800-6651 View (617) 800-6651
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.