Annette Iskra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSSA, MA, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with effects of trauma or abuse? Maybe you have used anxiety, depression, or self-sabotaging behaviors as a way to cope and now find that these behaviors no long help. Are you looking to heal from simple and complex trauma, physical/ emotional/ sexual/ narcissistic abuse, “limiting” beliefs, toxic relationships with a desire to improve day-to-day functioning, develop a greater sense of wellbeing, and improve self-esteem and acceptance? If you are seeking help, then you have the strength and resiliency to surpass recovery to a life of thriving. Come be curious, creative, open-minded and experimental with me.
(872) 206-9739
Verified

Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with effects of trauma or abuse? Maybe you have used anxiety, depression, or self-sabotaging behaviors as a way to cope and now find that these behaviors no long help. Are you looking to heal from simple and complex trauma, physical/ emotional/ sexual/ narcissistic abuse, “limiting” beliefs, toxic relationships with a desire to improve day-to-day functioning, develop a greater sense of wellbeing, and improve self-esteem and acceptance? If you are seeking help, then you have the strength and resiliency to surpass recovery to a life of thriving. Come be curious, creative, open-minded and experimental with me.
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Ann Marie Zakos
MS, LPC, NCC, RMT Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60631
Offers online therapy
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is causing you stress? It could be a parent, spouse, child, sibling, teacher, coach, boss, co-worker, friend, neighbor, or significant other. Does this person trigger you to over-eat/under eat, use alcohol/drugs, or feel anxious or depressed? Do you have symptoms of PTSD? I am a holistic therapist specializing in empath/highly sensitive person (HSP), narcissistic abuse recovery, addiction, eating disorders, panic/anxiety/depression, PTSD, trauma, spirituality/existential crisis. I will help you build the inner resources to aid in healing the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
(224) 279-6685
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60631
Offers online therapy
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is causing you stress? It could be a parent, spouse, child, sibling, teacher, coach, boss, co-worker, friend, neighbor, or significant other. Does this person trigger you to over-eat/under eat, use alcohol/drugs, or feel anxious or depressed? Do you have symptoms of PTSD? I am a holistic therapist specializing in empath/highly sensitive person (HSP), narcissistic abuse recovery, addiction, eating disorders, panic/anxiety/depression, PTSD, trauma, spirituality/existential crisis. I will help you build the inner resources to aid in healing the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
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Aviva Cahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
I also offer psychoeducational seminars on Narcissistic Abuse, Child custody, and Parental Alienation.
Are you contemplating leaving your marriage or in the process of divorce? Are you stuck but trying to move forward after a break-up? Through 20 years of experience working with families of divorce including as an expert witness, custody evaluator and psychotherapist, I have seen the damage this process can do to a family and am uniquely suited to help you work through challenges life has thrown you. Due to my expertise with a high conflict population (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Abuse victims), I help clients manage difficult and fractured relationships with such individuals, whether family members, employers, or ex-partners.
(773) 786-9084
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
I also offer psychoeducational seminars on Narcissistic Abuse, Child custody, and Parental Alienation.
Are you contemplating leaving your marriage or in the process of divorce? Are you stuck but trying to move forward after a break-up? Through 20 years of experience working with families of divorce including as an expert witness, custody evaluator and psychotherapist, I have seen the damage this process can do to a family and am uniquely suited to help you work through challenges life has thrown you. Due to my expertise with a high conflict population (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Abuse victims), I help clients manage difficult and fractured relationships with such individuals, whether family members, employers, or ex-partners.
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Christy Lincoln
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60610
Not accepting new clients
*Serving Illinois residents via phone therapy* Do you want to feel better? I can help. You intuitively know what you need to do. I can provide proven, solution-focused techniques to help you get there. I love seeing my clients go from mere survival to actively thriving: doing what they always knew they could do. I specialize in narcissistic abuse recovery.
(872) 204-2699
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60610
Not accepting new clients
*Serving Illinois residents via phone therapy* Do you want to feel better? I can help. You intuitively know what you need to do. I can provide proven, solution-focused techniques to help you get there. I love seeing my clients go from mere survival to actively thriving: doing what they always knew they could do. I specialize in narcissistic abuse recovery.
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Andrew McNaughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
I also practice harm reduction as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and have experience in treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I am a lifelong Chicagoland resident, and have lived and worked in neighborhoods all across the city. As a thought and behavior change specialist, I utilize Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients identify and dispute problematic beliefs, and then develop productive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. My clients are a diverse population of individuals ages 14 and above who are seeking to make lasting changes in their lives.
(312) 800-1799
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Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
I also practice harm reduction as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and have experience in treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
I am a lifelong Chicagoland resident, and have lived and worked in neighborhoods all across the city. As a thought and behavior change specialist, I utilize Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients identify and dispute problematic beliefs, and then develop productive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. My clients are a diverse population of individuals ages 14 and above who are seeking to make lasting changes in their lives.
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Pooja Shah
MA, ALMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I specialize in South Asian mental health and victims of narcissistic abuse.
I work from a systemic/humanistic approach to explore issues that are shaped by childhood experiences in order to assist with processing, healing, and reducing problems you may be facing. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in order to have a strong therapeutic relationship that promotes trust and growth. It's important for me to preserve and identify your core values in efforts towards becoming self-aware and living a fulfilling life. Additionally, I provide mindfulness concepts to bring you to the here and now in order to explore feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and traumatic experiences.
(312) 470-4302
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I specialize in South Asian mental health and victims of narcissistic abuse.
I work from a systemic/humanistic approach to explore issues that are shaped by childhood experiences in order to assist with processing, healing, and reducing problems you may be facing. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in order to have a strong therapeutic relationship that promotes trust and growth. It's important for me to preserve and identify your core values in efforts towards becoming self-aware and living a fulfilling life. Additionally, I provide mindfulness concepts to bring you to the here and now in order to explore feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and traumatic experiences.
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Danielle Dragon
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60645
Offers online therapy
Therapy might be the place where we process the trauma of having a narcissistic parent.
I work with individuals, couples and families who want to feel more fulfilled and connected. During the therapeutic process, I primarily help adults and older adolescents with challenges associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational stress, life transitions, boundary issues, shame and perfectionism.
(224) 204-0396
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60645
Offers online therapy
Therapy might be the place where we process the trauma of having a narcissistic parent.
I work with individuals, couples and families who want to feel more fulfilled and connected. During the therapeutic process, I primarily help adults and older adolescents with challenges associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational stress, life transitions, boundary issues, shame and perfectionism.
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Irina Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200 Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
Closed to new clients. I work with adults who are trying to figure out how to adjust to life today. Many of my clients come from other nations, where the norms are different and people live more communally. Most of my clients also have a history of trauma, narcissistic abuse, or issues stemming deeply from their childhoods. These issues and traumas add a layer of complication to an already challenging day to day life. What all of my clients have in common is that they feel anxious, powerless, or hopeless about their situations. I can help.
(312) 516-2368
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Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
Closed to new clients. I work with adults who are trying to figure out how to adjust to life today. Many of my clients come from other nations, where the norms are different and people live more communally. Most of my clients also have a history of trauma, narcissistic abuse, or issues stemming deeply from their childhoods. These issues and traumas add a layer of complication to an already challenging day to day life. What all of my clients have in common is that they feel anxious, powerless, or hopeless about their situations. I can help.
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Arrow Counseling & Coaching, LLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
What's holding you back? I work with driven professionals to work through obstacles and get you back on track to the life you want. Whether it's a diagnosable disorder like depression, something from your past you'd like to sort out, an addiction or consistent compulsion, or a relational issue, it's my privilege to offer my training and experience in service of your goals. I find a lot of our experience comes down to patterns. Our brains quickly assess a situation, choose from a list of pre-formed thoughts and behaviors, and push "GO."
(312) 626-6250
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Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
What's holding you back? I work with driven professionals to work through obstacles and get you back on track to the life you want. Whether it's a diagnosable disorder like depression, something from your past you'd like to sort out, an addiction or consistent compulsion, or a relational issue, it's my privilege to offer my training and experience in service of your goals. I find a lot of our experience comes down to patterns. Our brains quickly assess a situation, choose from a list of pre-formed thoughts and behaviors, and push "GO."
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J Alex Sanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Consideration of entering therapy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are struggling, feeling like "nothing will change", in transition or have been hurt in previous relationships. I provide a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment in which we work together on your challenges. While I bring knowledge and experience to our work, you are the expert on you: your goals and feedback on the process will drive our work together. Clients have provided me with excellent feedback, stating that I am open, empathic and good-natured about the difficulties of change.
(312) 548-1577
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Consideration of entering therapy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are struggling, feeling like "nothing will change", in transition or have been hurt in previous relationships. I provide a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment in which we work together on your challenges. While I bring knowledge and experience to our work, you are the expert on you: your goals and feedback on the process will drive our work together. Clients have provided me with excellent feedback, stating that I am open, empathic and good-natured about the difficulties of change.
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Kurt Mohning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
"Have you come to a point in your life where you know things need to change but you are not sure how to make that happen? I can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisyfying peaceful way of living. I offer a warm safe enviroment where you can take the time and energy to only focus on yourself.
(773) 382-1521
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Chicago, IL 60625
"Have you come to a point in your life where you know things need to change but you are not sure how to make that happen? I can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisyfying peaceful way of living. I offer a warm safe enviroment where you can take the time and energy to only focus on yourself.
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Margaret McGonegal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Life’s challenges happen suddenly. Without warning it feels like you can’t navigate through with confidence and calm. Instead, you are plagued with worry, hesitation, anxiety, and depression. At times, life feels like a ticking time bomb, and you are desperately searching for an effective means to diffuse it. But your coping skills aren’t working well enough, or maybe they weren’t that healthy in the first place. How are you supposed to get comfortable with the challenges you are experiencing, let alone feel you are responding in a healthy way, when everything around you – maybe even your person – can be so unpredictable?
(312) 262-5173
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Life’s challenges happen suddenly. Without warning it feels like you can’t navigate through with confidence and calm. Instead, you are plagued with worry, hesitation, anxiety, and depression. At times, life feels like a ticking time bomb, and you are desperately searching for an effective means to diffuse it. But your coping skills aren’t working well enough, or maybe they weren’t that healthy in the first place. How are you supposed to get comfortable with the challenges you are experiencing, let alone feel you are responding in a healthy way, when everything around you – maybe even your person – can be so unpredictable?
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David M Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
In our contemporary society it is easy to be content and even glad for medications that soothe symptoms, but healing comes from working through our underlying inner conflicts in a textured human relationship in which we can feel what we truly feel and become who we truly are. I believe distressful symptoms, whether depression, anxiety, anger, hurt, a sense of meaninglessness, a sense of emptiness, addictions, or behavior problems are signs. They are signs that it is time to grow our mindfulness of our underlying needs, feelings, and thereby gain choices for living more contently within our communities and families.
(424) 245-0927
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
In our contemporary society it is easy to be content and even glad for medications that soothe symptoms, but healing comes from working through our underlying inner conflicts in a textured human relationship in which we can feel what we truly feel and become who we truly are. I believe distressful symptoms, whether depression, anxiety, anger, hurt, a sense of meaninglessness, a sense of emptiness, addictions, or behavior problems are signs. They are signs that it is time to grow our mindfulness of our underlying needs, feelings, and thereby gain choices for living more contently within our communities and families.
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Molly Pachan
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60651
Offers online therapy
What makes an impact? Is it your will? Your intentions? Your heritage? Your chemistry? My work is collaborative meaning we will discuss your reasons for seeking care and selecting goals. I am trained in CBT, but specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy, with special attention to trauma, family systems, relationships, divorce/separation, academic / career challenges, and multicultural identity.
(312) 698-3201
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Chicago, IL 60651
Offers online therapy
What makes an impact? Is it your will? Your intentions? Your heritage? Your chemistry? My work is collaborative meaning we will discuss your reasons for seeking care and selecting goals. I am trained in CBT, but specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy, with special attention to trauma, family systems, relationships, divorce/separation, academic / career challenges, and multicultural identity.
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Wioleta Koziol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
I respect your desire to want to be honest with yourself. I consider trust and warmth to be foundational principles in how I practice, yet I know trust can sometimes be a journey. A certain level of disillusionment occurs when your external world doesn't match your internal one. Restless and intrusive thoughts may be hindering your everyday joys or harsh flashbacks affecting your presence and sense of safety. A certain level of growth is wanted, but the pathway how to get there may seem unclear. This is where I can help. Building upon your already-existing skills and resilience, I work with you towards healing and purpose.
(773) 906-4186
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
I respect your desire to want to be honest with yourself. I consider trust and warmth to be foundational principles in how I practice, yet I know trust can sometimes be a journey. A certain level of disillusionment occurs when your external world doesn't match your internal one. Restless and intrusive thoughts may be hindering your everyday joys or harsh flashbacks affecting your presence and sense of safety. A certain level of growth is wanted, but the pathway how to get there may seem unclear. This is where I can help. Building upon your already-existing skills and resilience, I work with you towards healing and purpose.
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The Aspen Center
Psychologist Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
COVID-19 has impacted all our lives. The Aspen Center team is here to help you address the specific ways the pandemic has affected your life. We offer help with Social Isolation, Work-Life Balance, Parenting, Relationship Stress, Agoraphobia, Grief and Loss, Financial Stress / Strain, Anxiety, and Depression. Further, your Insurance may cover Teletherapy (We can check for you!) At The Aspen Center, our personalized approach focuses on partnership and respect, with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. You can expect an environment that conveys a sense of warmth, comfort, and confidentiality, whether in person or on Zoom.
(312) 757-8874
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
COVID-19 has impacted all our lives. The Aspen Center team is here to help you address the specific ways the pandemic has affected your life. We offer help with Social Isolation, Work-Life Balance, Parenting, Relationship Stress, Agoraphobia, Grief and Loss, Financial Stress / Strain, Anxiety, and Depression. Further, your Insurance may cover Teletherapy (We can check for you!) At The Aspen Center, our personalized approach focuses on partnership and respect, with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. You can expect an environment that conveys a sense of warmth, comfort, and confidentiality, whether in person or on Zoom.
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Sean M. Dowdy
PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
The willingness to examine oneself—with honesty, curiosity, wonder, but also ambivalence and doubt—might be one of the bravest achievements of any human life. Acknowledging and respecting that courage in clients is my first sacred duty as a therapist. From there, we talk. We explore the unconscious dynamics of your life. We work together on getting un-stuck, grasping the multiple ways we can live with others on this beautiful yet fragile world, and building something new for yourself and for future generations.
(312) 854-8588
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
The willingness to examine oneself—with honesty, curiosity, wonder, but also ambivalence and doubt—might be one of the bravest achievements of any human life. Acknowledging and respecting that courage in clients is my first sacred duty as a therapist. From there, we talk. We explore the unconscious dynamics of your life. We work together on getting un-stuck, grasping the multiple ways we can live with others on this beautiful yet fragile world, and building something new for yourself and for future generations.
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Jill Bajorek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Offers online therapy
Your experiences and perceptions are real because they're yours. When you feel a certain way, it is significant, even if others may suggest that what's on your mind is "really not that big of a deal." If your instinct is telling you something doesn't feel right, you deserve a chance to explore that. I want to explore those ideas with you, and provide a space where you feel comfortable talking about whatever you want in a safe and judgment-free zone.
(773) 839-4850
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Chicago, IL 60661
Offers online therapy
Your experiences and perceptions are real because they're yours. When you feel a certain way, it is significant, even if others may suggest that what's on your mind is "really not that big of a deal." If your instinct is telling you something doesn't feel right, you deserve a chance to explore that. I want to explore those ideas with you, and provide a space where you feel comfortable talking about whatever you want in a safe and judgment-free zone.
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Kyle Shiver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I help adult clients tap into the self-healing found within their own psyche, as it is the deepest and most sustainable healing available. I help individuals develop healthy coping skills to reduce suffering and increase resilience, facilitate an expansion of personal insight to then transform into values-directed and healing action in their lives. This aids the transformation of the Self and the breaking of unwanted repeated patterns that maintain or contribute to painful inner experiences.
(872) 204-1788
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I help adult clients tap into the self-healing found within their own psyche, as it is the deepest and most sustainable healing available. I help individuals develop healthy coping skills to reduce suffering and increase resilience, facilitate an expansion of personal insight to then transform into values-directed and healing action in their lives. This aids the transformation of the Self and the breaking of unwanted repeated patterns that maintain or contribute to painful inner experiences.
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Dr. Jonah Waseberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
(Sessions are conducted virtually) Dr. Waseberg is a psychotherapist and professor of counseling psychology. He helps couples and individuals struggling with trauma, ED, depression, PTSD, anxiety, grief, alcohol/drugs, abandonment, social&separation anxiety, somatic, narcissism, bipolar/borderline and other psychological issues.He digs deep into the roots of your underlying issues, while providing you a safe non-judgmental space with empathy. He has rich experience providing counseling in private practice as well as Inpatient Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization-PHP, and Intensive Outpatient-IOP.
(773) 974-6274
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
(Sessions are conducted virtually) Dr. Waseberg is a psychotherapist and professor of counseling psychology. He helps couples and individuals struggling with trauma, ED, depression, PTSD, anxiety, grief, alcohol/drugs, abandonment, social&separation anxiety, somatic, narcissism, bipolar/borderline and other psychological issues.He digs deep into the roots of your underlying issues, while providing you a safe non-judgmental space with empathy. He has rich experience providing counseling in private practice as well as Inpatient Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization-PHP, and Intensive Outpatient-IOP.

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Narcissistic Personality Therapists
Narcissists cut a wide, swashbuckling figure through the world...even in Chicago. At one end of the self-loving spectrum is the charismatic leader with an excess of charm, at the other end reside individuals with narcissistic personality disorder , whose grandiosity soars to such heights that they are manipulative and easily angered, especially when they don't receive the attention they consider their birthright. Narcissism involves cockiness, manipulativeness, selfishness, power motives, and vanity-a love of self...and mirrors. Narcissistic mothers or narcissistic daughters are a common discussion in therapy, although beware the temptation to use the label because we all have a sense of ego. Personality traits related to narcissism include: Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism.

Chicago narcissism therapists can help work through the issues of being, or knowing, a narcissist. As narcissism counselors in Chicago they are experienced in guiding clients in dealing with this disorder.