Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Waltham, MA

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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
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) 380-6183 View (617) 380-6183
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Ethan G Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453  (Online Only)
Ethan G Harris is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over forty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families with issues ranging from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem to life transitions and marital and relationship issues. Recently, I have been specializing in couples counseling.
Ethan G Harris is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over forty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families with issues ranging from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem to life transitions and marital and relationship issues. Recently, I have been specializing in couples counseling.
(781) 352-0660 View (781) 352-0660
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Sarah Duggan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham, MA 02453  (Online Only)
Hello! If you are reading this then you have decided that a part of your life has become unmanageable and the need for professional support is important for your wellbeing. You don’t have to feel confused and alone in the whirlwind of daily life. I am here to listen and support you as you navigate these challenges in a safe and confidential space. I believe that self-growth and healing is a journey and I feel honored to be part of it. As chaotic as the world around you may seem, I am here and ready to join you as you process your thoughts, feelings, and come up with tangible goals.
Hello! If you are reading this then you have decided that a part of your life has become unmanageable and the need for professional support is important for your wellbeing. You don’t have to feel confused and alone in the whirlwind of daily life. I am here to listen and support you as you navigate these challenges in a safe and confidential space. I believe that self-growth and healing is a journey and I feel honored to be part of it. As chaotic as the world around you may seem, I am here and ready to join you as you process your thoughts, feelings, and come up with tangible goals.
(781) 243-5358 View (781) 243-5358
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Life Centered Therapy Institute
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02451
My team and I help individuals and couples. Our ideal client is someone who's interested in both healing and growth, who is goal oriented, and knows that how we make sense of things is fundamental. The symptoms about which we suffer are also an invitation to remember what we couldn't handle so that we heal and grow. I'm best suited to treating you where you're stuck, be it physical (like chronic pain, auto-immune), mental (like anxiety), emotional (like depression), relational (partners, children, parents, people you work with), and spiritual (like alienation).
My team and I help individuals and couples. Our ideal client is someone who's interested in both healing and growth, who is goal oriented, and knows that how we make sense of things is fundamental. The symptoms about which we suffer are also an invitation to remember what we couldn't handle so that we heal and grow. I'm best suited to treating you where you're stuck, be it physical (like chronic pain, auto-immune), mental (like anxiety), emotional (like depression), relational (partners, children, parents, people you work with), and spiritual (like alienation).
(617) 676-0872 View (617) 676-0872
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Danielle Goode
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC1
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453  (Online Only)
As a licensed therapist with over 12 years of experience supporting those struggling with mental health and addiction, I have provided on going support and guidance utilizing a diverse set of treatment approaches. I have extensive experience supporting those diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety based disorders (OCD, GAD, ADHD), Bipolar disorders (1 and 2), PTSD, Austim Spectrum Disorder and Personality disorders. My goal has always been to support others in reaching the healthy quality of life that they strive for by utilizing an individualized approach in their treatment plan.
As a licensed therapist with over 12 years of experience supporting those struggling with mental health and addiction, I have provided on going support and guidance utilizing a diverse set of treatment approaches. I have extensive experience supporting those diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety based disorders (OCD, GAD, ADHD), Bipolar disorders (1 and 2), PTSD, Austim Spectrum Disorder and Personality disorders. My goal has always been to support others in reaching the healthy quality of life that they strive for by utilizing an individualized approach in their treatment plan.
(781) 253-8438 View (781) 253-8438
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Nancy Tina Woolbert
MA
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02451
Are you experiencing stress, worry, or concern? What might be in the way of peace of mind, happiness, and fulfillment in your own unique life?
Are you experiencing stress, worry, or concern? What might be in the way of peace of mind, happiness, and fulfillment in your own unique life?
(617) 941-3423 View (617) 941-3423
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John T. Chirban
Psychologist, PhD, ThD
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
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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Será Godfrey-Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
I work with adults, college and graduate students, adolescents, families, couples, social workers and groups. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey. My style includes creating a warm space for my clients to work through difficulties. You can expect a responsive experience where you can explore and find new ways to improve your quality of life.
I work with adults, college and graduate students, adolescents, families, couples, social workers and groups. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey. My style includes creating a warm space for my clients to work through difficulties. You can expect a responsive experience where you can explore and find new ways to improve your quality of life.
(857) 763-3753 View (857) 763-3753
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02451
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. sessions Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. sessions Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(339) 330-3480 View (339) 330-3480
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Cassandra Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
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) 609-0871 View (617) 609-0871
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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
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) 890-6918 View (617) 890-6918
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Jessica Barnum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
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) 340-2786 View (617) 340-2786
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Matthew Rosania
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
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) 392-6279 View (857) 392-6279
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Neil O Gladstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham, MA 02451
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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Inessa Altshuler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02453
Not accepting new clients
My practice provides safe and supportive environment to reduce pressure, discomfort, fear of judgment creating an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and validation. This setting allows to speak openly about physical, emotional, and psychological concerns, to freely express doubts, believes, thoughts, feelings, emotions, ideas, and concepts. I encourage, but not pressure, exploring difficult situations, traumatic events, defense mechanisms, malfunctioning schema, identifying patterns, values, beliefs, connections between past and present; building on strengths to overcome challenges, realize potential and find meaning.
My practice provides safe and supportive environment to reduce pressure, discomfort, fear of judgment creating an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and validation. This setting allows to speak openly about physical, emotional, and psychological concerns, to freely express doubts, believes, thoughts, feelings, emotions, ideas, and concepts. I encourage, but not pressure, exploring difficult situations, traumatic events, defense mechanisms, malfunctioning schema, identifying patterns, values, beliefs, connections between past and present; building on strengths to overcome challenges, realize potential and find meaning.
(339) 368-5683 View (339) 368-5683
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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02451  (Online Only)
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But – so you know where I’m coming from – in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But – so you know where I’m coming from – in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
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Agnes (Agnieszka) von Grotthuss
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waltham, MA 02451
When you’ve been managing anxiety, depression, or mood swings, it can feel like life is just happening to you. Or that you’re treading water, unable to swim to shore. Managing a health issue, a challenging relationship or trauma is tough. So are major life changes like marriage, divorce, parenthood, loss, illness, or a career change. Navigating these emotions and experiences is difficult to do alone. And when you’re feeling vulnerable, it’s not easy to ask for help. When you receive support from an experienced professional who is committed to helping you, you can finally stop treading water, begin to heal, and get to shore.
When you’ve been managing anxiety, depression, or mood swings, it can feel like life is just happening to you. Or that you’re treading water, unable to swim to shore. Managing a health issue, a challenging relationship or trauma is tough. So are major life changes like marriage, divorce, parenthood, loss, illness, or a career change. Navigating these emotions and experiences is difficult to do alone. And when you’re feeling vulnerable, it’s not easy to ask for help. When you receive support from an experienced professional who is committed to helping you, you can finally stop treading water, begin to heal, and get to shore.
(617) 925-9031 View (617) 925-9031
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Haydon Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 776-5362 View (781) 776-5362

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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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Jodie O'Malley, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02471
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
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.