Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Watertown, MA

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Katherine Tighe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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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
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Jonathan J Donahue
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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Stephanie Boyton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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Cassandra Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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Matthew Rosania
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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Agnes (Agnieszka) von Grotthuss
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watertown, MA 02472
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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Jessica Barnum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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Andrew M. Prokopis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472  (Online Only)
At this point, I am seeking clients who want to work via online sessions. My practice includes providing psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I provide individual, group, couples and conjoint therapy. I work primarily within the Internal Family Sytems (IFS) model. This includes working with your unique gifts and potentials, your deepest fears, conflicts and concerns, your past history, your present situations, your relationships, your future goals and dreams, and, if relevant to you, your spiritual self.
At this point, I am seeking clients who want to work via online sessions. My practice includes providing psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I provide individual, group, couples and conjoint therapy. I work primarily within the Internal Family Sytems (IFS) model. This includes working with your unique gifts and potentials, your deepest fears, conflicts and concerns, your past history, your present situations, your relationships, your future goals and dreams, and, if relevant to you, your spiritual self.
(603) 952-3778 View (603) 952-3778
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Susan Davis MA LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
Practicing counseling for over twenty five years has allowed me to develop the skills that result in efficient and permanent change for my clients. Every person is seen as a unique individual, thus solutions for each person will be the optimal ones for their individual situation. Clarity, comfort and the ability to lead a healthy productive life is the heart of my practice. I am compassionate, honest and sensitive to varying needs. Please feel free to talk with me regarding your concerns. I am confident we have the ability and resources to make the changes you desire.
Practicing counseling for over twenty five years has allowed me to develop the skills that result in efficient and permanent change for my clients. Every person is seen as a unique individual, thus solutions for each person will be the optimal ones for their individual situation. Clarity, comfort and the ability to lead a healthy productive life is the heart of my practice. I am compassionate, honest and sensitive to varying needs. Please feel free to talk with me regarding your concerns. I am confident we have the ability and resources to make the changes you desire.
(617) 934-8428 View (617) 934-8428
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Ellen Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My practice is directed toward individuals who have problems with self-esteem, with relationships, and/or with achieving work satisfaction. Often people are depressed and anxious, and unhappy with their lives, yet unable to effect change. For many, even knowing what it is they may desire is difficult and confusing. Sometimes, life feels meaningless and direction is hard to find. Developmental challenges, such as occupation choice, marriage, raising children, mid-life, and aging, pose particular stresses and are often times for re-evaluation.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My practice is directed toward individuals who have problems with self-esteem, with relationships, and/or with achieving work satisfaction. Often people are depressed and anxious, and unhappy with their lives, yet unable to effect change. For many, even knowing what it is they may desire is difficult and confusing. Sometimes, life feels meaningless and direction is hard to find. Developmental challenges, such as occupation choice, marriage, raising children, mid-life, and aging, pose particular stresses and are often times for re-evaluation.
(617) 606-7736 View (617) 606-7736
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Patricia Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
Good therapy should result in real life changes, not just increased self-awareness in the therapy office. People are seeking understanding, and guidance. My best work comes when there is mutual respect and an openness to learning. Everyone feels better when they find out they are not 'crazy' and there is an explanation for what they are feeling and thinking. I tend to be active in my work, because people come because they want feedback, not silence. My style is eclectic, meaning I will use many techniques to reach the goal, and the challenge will extend past my office door.
Good therapy should result in real life changes, not just increased self-awareness in the therapy office. People are seeking understanding, and guidance. My best work comes when there is mutual respect and an openness to learning. Everyone feels better when they find out they are not 'crazy' and there is an explanation for what they are feeling and thinking. I tend to be active in my work, because people come because they want feedback, not silence. My style is eclectic, meaning I will use many techniques to reach the goal, and the challenge will extend past my office door.
(781) 422-8360 View (781) 422-8360
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Paige Simpson-Hamilton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
I am a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and adolescents struggling with a range of interpersonal and emotional issues. My approach is gentle and compassionate and focuses on active listening, problem solving, coping skills training and gaining insight into how past experiences influence the present.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and adolescents struggling with a range of interpersonal and emotional issues. My approach is gentle and compassionate and focuses on active listening, problem solving, coping skills training and gaining insight into how past experiences influence the present.
(617) 500-6002 View (617) 500-6002
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Life Centered Therapy Institute
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
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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17 Healers Group Therapy Center
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
We will Get together Heal together! Group therapy will have 17 benefits for you when you join one of our support groups. You will gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while reducing your feelings of isolation and increasing social support in our group meetings. This increased self-awareness will help you make positive changes in your lives. Hearing how others have coped with similar challenges will provide you new insights and strategies for managing your psychological and emotional wellness.
We will Get together Heal together! Group therapy will have 17 benefits for you when you join one of our support groups. You will gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while reducing your feelings of isolation and increasing social support in our group meetings. This increased self-awareness will help you make positive changes in your lives. Hearing how others have coped with similar challenges will provide you new insights and strategies for managing your psychological and emotional wellness.
(781) 650-2519 View (781) 650-2519
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Brian Litzenberger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 841-8449 View (617) 841-8449

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Jessica Knight
MA, CPCC, NICC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
It's okay if you need healing and a way forward and have no idea of where to start. Maybe you’ve tried individual or couples therapy but it’s been more harmful than helpful because your therapist didn’t understand emotional abuse and toxic relationship dynamics. Applying tools intended for two healthy people doesn’t work when there’s a Narcissist and/or abuse present in the relationship. Working with someone who understands patterns of abuse can help you make the right decision for yourself. I am trained in Narcissistic Abuse and High Conflict Divorce Coaching. - I also work with Millennial Women on life transitions (website below)
It's okay if you need healing and a way forward and have no idea of where to start. Maybe you’ve tried individual or couples therapy but it’s been more harmful than helpful because your therapist didn’t understand emotional abuse and toxic relationship dynamics. Applying tools intended for two healthy people doesn’t work when there’s a Narcissist and/or abuse present in the relationship. Working with someone who understands patterns of abuse can help you make the right decision for yourself. I am trained in Narcissistic Abuse and High Conflict Divorce Coaching. - I also work with Millennial Women on life transitions (website below)
(508) 484-8230 View (508) 484-8230
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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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Dr. Merina Corby
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I specialize in the treatment of emotional trauma. I use a number of modalities to achieve results. Additionally, I treat addictions, including alcohol and drug, sex, and porn. My patients are adults of varying ethnicities, racial identities, and sexual orientations. Please telephone for more information.
I specialize in the treatment of emotional trauma. I use a number of modalities to achieve results. Additionally, I treat addictions, including alcohol and drug, sex, and porn. My patients are adults of varying ethnicities, racial identities, and sexual orientations. Please telephone for more information.
(860) 936-9199 View (860) 936-9199
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Sumio Shinohara
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
Dr. Sumio Shinohara is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts who has more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Dr. Shinohara received a master of science in counseling psychology from Abilene Christian University in TX, and completed his doctor of psychology in clinical psychology at William James College in MA. He also received his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Sumio Shinohara is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts who has more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Dr. Shinohara received a master of science in counseling psychology from Abilene Christian University in TX, and completed his doctor of psychology in clinical psychology at William James College in MA. He also received his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.
(617) 207-6865 View (617) 207-6865
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.