Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Portland, OR

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Heart Thyself, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
People who have experienced Narcissistic Abuse have been exploited, rejected and devalued. Often this begins with family of origin and in adulthood tends to carry over into romantic relationships and friendships. Kids who grow up with Narcissistic Abuse become adults with unresolved identity trauma and confusion. This is often displayed as self-hatred, harm and abandonment. The exploitation from Narcissistic Abuse makes boundary formation impossible for people experiencing this, leading to interpersonal struggles and difficulty forming secure attachments.
People who have experienced Narcissistic Abuse have been exploited, rejected and devalued. Often this begins with family of origin and in adulthood tends to carry over into romantic relationships and friendships. Kids who grow up with Narcissistic Abuse become adults with unresolved identity trauma and confusion. This is often displayed as self-hatred, harm and abandonment. The exploitation from Narcissistic Abuse makes boundary formation impossible for people experiencing this, leading to interpersonal struggles and difficulty forming secure attachments.
(503) 660-3668 View (503) 660-3668
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Elizabeth Trautwein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
If you have been hurt by a narcissistic relationship, I can help! When you have a relationship with a narcissist, the repetitive self centeredness takes its toll. You end up questioning if you are good enough, creating distrust and ultimatley wondering if its even possible for you to have an intimate and healthy relationship. As a therapist who specializes in narcississtic relationships, I've worked to understand brain development, trauma, and healing. My clients share that they are able to establish connection, set boundaries, and finally create relationships that are both fulfilling and supportive.
If you have been hurt by a narcissistic relationship, I can help! When you have a relationship with a narcissist, the repetitive self centeredness takes its toll. You end up questioning if you are good enough, creating distrust and ultimatley wondering if its even possible for you to have an intimate and healthy relationship. As a therapist who specializes in narcississtic relationships, I've worked to understand brain development, trauma, and healing. My clients share that they are able to establish connection, set boundaries, and finally create relationships that are both fulfilling and supportive.
(503) 622-8583 View (503) 622-8583
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Natalie Buller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PCA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
Unfortunately, more and more people are suffering from narcissistic abuse through personal relationships.
Teens, college students, and young adults are facing unprecedented issues with depression, anxiety, self-harm, body image, and addictions of all kinds due in large part to the prevalence of social media and technology. These influences have made growing into an adult very confusing. Having someone who can relate, listen, and help navigate our culture is essential. Together, we will discuss what you are feeling, recognize changes that can be made, and learn how to cope on your own.
Unfortunately, more and more people are suffering from narcissistic abuse through personal relationships.
Teens, college students, and young adults are facing unprecedented issues with depression, anxiety, self-harm, body image, and addictions of all kinds due in large part to the prevalence of social media and technology. These influences have made growing into an adult very confusing. Having someone who can relate, listen, and help navigate our culture is essential. Together, we will discuss what you are feeling, recognize changes that can be made, and learn how to cope on your own.
(971) 365-3259 View (971) 365-3259
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Marley Dagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97296  (Online Only)
Life is not simple. It can be really challenging to navigate, especially on our own. I work with clients all across Oregon to help them heal from abusive relationships, toxic family dynamics, narcissistic parents, partners, bosses, and/or religious groups. I offer therapy focused on self-rebuilding, relationship struggles, developing healthy boundaries, and discovering your healthier way to move forward as your most authentic self. I am committed to creating the opportunity for you to have a non-judgmental, trauma-informed, inclusive & affirming space to empower your life.
Life is not simple. It can be really challenging to navigate, especially on our own. I work with clients all across Oregon to help them heal from abusive relationships, toxic family dynamics, narcissistic parents, partners, bosses, and/or religious groups. I offer therapy focused on self-rebuilding, relationship struggles, developing healthy boundaries, and discovering your healthier way to move forward as your most authentic self. I am committed to creating the opportunity for you to have a non-judgmental, trauma-informed, inclusive & affirming space to empower your life.
(458) 214-8719 x100 View (458) 214-8719 x100
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Hidden Trails Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97236  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As an experienced Therapist treating Anxiety, Women's issues, and Adults of Narcissistic parents, I offer strategies aimed at helping you feel validated, confident, and resilient.
Do you find yourself struggling to manage stress, feeling overwhelmed, scattered, anxious, or burnt out? Perhaps you are a woman who's life looks good on the outside and yet on the inside you feel exhausted or unable to be in touch with your authentic self. You might continue to strive for endless perfection, find yourself feeling frustrated or never feeling 'good enough'; whether it's with your job, your relationship(s), or with yourself.
As an experienced Therapist treating Anxiety, Women's issues, and Adults of Narcissistic parents, I offer strategies aimed at helping you feel validated, confident, and resilient.
Do you find yourself struggling to manage stress, feeling overwhelmed, scattered, anxious, or burnt out? Perhaps you are a woman who's life looks good on the outside and yet on the inside you feel exhausted or unable to be in touch with your authentic self. You might continue to strive for endless perfection, find yourself feeling frustrated or never feeling 'good enough'; whether it's with your job, your relationship(s), or with yourself.
(971) 271-1875 View (971) 271-1875
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Pam Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97229  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients online. I work with adult children, partners and siblings of individuals with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. It can be difficult to find a therapist who truly understand the impact and wounds of being raised in a home or being in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic and borderline traits. My work includes creating a healthy psychological separation, changing the negative internal messages, learning how to respond to others, creating healthy boundaries, stopping the legacy of distorted love and becoming your true and authentic self.
Now accepting new clients online. I work with adult children, partners and siblings of individuals with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. It can be difficult to find a therapist who truly understand the impact and wounds of being raised in a home or being in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic and borderline traits. My work includes creating a healthy psychological separation, changing the negative internal messages, learning how to respond to others, creating healthy boundaries, stopping the legacy of distorted love and becoming your true and authentic self.
(720) 838-4531 View (720) 838-4531
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Jenna Washburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
I also offer a unique program called Focused Therapy that seeks to address the following issues: 1) Relationship Struggles and / or Codependency, 2) Caretaker Burnout, 3) Chronic Perfectionism, 4) Building Healthy Boundaries, 5) Surviving Narcissistic Abuse, and / or 6) Counseling Services for Empaths.
It goes without saying these past few years have been an uphill battle. With the stress of a pandemic, the economic hardships facing many, and political divides deepening: it's no wonder anxiety is high. Or depression feels magnified. Or you find yourself falling back into bad habits.  But you don't have to struggle through this time alone. Empathic Counseling can help you cope during this difficult time and empower you to thrive. I work closely with clients across Oregon to help them find freedom from Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, or that harsh voice inside you that tells you you're not enough.
I also offer a unique program called Focused Therapy that seeks to address the following issues: 1) Relationship Struggles and / or Codependency, 2) Caretaker Burnout, 3) Chronic Perfectionism, 4) Building Healthy Boundaries, 5) Surviving Narcissistic Abuse, and / or 6) Counseling Services for Empaths.
It goes without saying these past few years have been an uphill battle. With the stress of a pandemic, the economic hardships facing many, and political divides deepening: it's no wonder anxiety is high. Or depression feels magnified. Or you find yourself falling back into bad habits.  But you don't have to struggle through this time alone. Empathic Counseling can help you cope during this difficult time and empower you to thrive. I work closely with clients across Oregon to help them find freedom from Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, or that harsh voice inside you that tells you you're not enough.
(503) 739-9189 View (503) 739-9189
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Maya Elasady
MSW , CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I work with adults who have experienced trauma, including childhood abuse/neglect, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, migration-related trauma, Complex PTSD, and anxiety and depression.
The willingness to seek support is a courageous step in acknowledging the strength of our vulnerability. Humans were meant to heal together. It is in relation with one another that we discover the necessary connection and compassion to heal past wounds and navigate the challenging circumstances of an unjust society. Unfortunately many of us are also hurt in relationships and struggle to feel safe with others or even know what safety looks like. Therefore, in our sessions we will work together to build a safe and compassionate environment where we can feel heard and seen as we move through our pain accompanied by another.
I work with adults who have experienced trauma, including childhood abuse/neglect, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, migration-related trauma, Complex PTSD, and anxiety and depression.
The willingness to seek support is a courageous step in acknowledging the strength of our vulnerability. Humans were meant to heal together. It is in relation with one another that we discover the necessary connection and compassion to heal past wounds and navigate the challenging circumstances of an unjust society. Unfortunately many of us are also hurt in relationships and struggle to feel safe with others or even know what safety looks like. Therefore, in our sessions we will work together to build a safe and compassionate environment where we can feel heard and seen as we move through our pain accompanied by another.
(971) 231-3149 View (971) 231-3149
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Torie Wiksell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm passionate about helping my clients break toxic patterns and set healthier boundaries. I specialize in working with the adult children of parents with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Additionally, I love to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and OCD. My style is supportive, honest, and direct with a bit of humor sprinkled in. I love being a therapist, but I'm definitely not the perfect therapist for everyone. I'm straightforward, bubbly, and use profanity on occasion to emphasize a point.
I'm passionate about helping my clients break toxic patterns and set healthier boundaries. I specialize in working with the adult children of parents with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Additionally, I love to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and OCD. My style is supportive, honest, and direct with a bit of humor sprinkled in. I love being a therapist, but I'm definitely not the perfect therapist for everyone. I'm straightforward, bubbly, and use profanity on occasion to emphasize a point.
(360) 327-8525 View (360) 327-8525
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Caroline Gearing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
As a licensed marriage and family therapist I specialize in sexual addiction work for men and women transitioning from sexual addiction to healthy sexuality, and partners and couples dealing with sexual addiction. Groups provided: sex addiction, partner of sexual addict, couples dealing with sexual addiction, and love addiction. Strong focus on couples counseling, premarital counseling using Prepare/Enrich assessment tools. Expertise with sexual therapy for couples and individuals. Specialty dealing with narcissistic people and assisting clients with great transitional challenges. I am a highly dedicated counselor and therapist partnering with my clients to successfully move forward in their lives.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist I specialize in sexual addiction work for men and women transitioning from sexual addiction to healthy sexuality, and partners and couples dealing with sexual addiction. Groups provided: sex addiction, partner of sexual addict, couples dealing with sexual addiction, and love addiction. Strong focus on couples counseling, premarital counseling using Prepare/Enrich assessment tools. Expertise with sexual therapy for couples and individuals. Specialty dealing with narcissistic people and assisting clients with great transitional challenges. I am a highly dedicated counselor and therapist partnering with my clients to successfully move forward in their lives.
(360) 450-4373 View (360) 450-4373
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Sean M. Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
As a clinician I provide compassionate support with evidence-based therapy techniques. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in providing online psychotherapy for young adults and adults facing various challenges. My practice is centered around creating a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I believe in tailoring therapy to meet each client's unique needs, whether they're coping with stress, anxiety, depression, or navigating the effects of domestic abuse or narcissistic relationships.
As a clinician I provide compassionate support with evidence-based therapy techniques. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in providing online psychotherapy for young adults and adults facing various challenges. My practice is centered around creating a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I believe in tailoring therapy to meet each client's unique needs, whether they're coping with stress, anxiety, depression, or navigating the effects of domestic abuse or narcissistic relationships.
(631) 910-7696 View (631) 910-7696
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Psyche PDX
Professional Counselor Associate, PCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
We all have our own story, the things that make us unique in the tapestry of human experiences. What motivates me in counseling people is how we cope with trauma, overcome adversity, and our resilience in the face of difficult circumstances. Finding a way to create meaning, and live a full authentic life is central to my goals in supporting clients. I focus on existential and feminist frameworks to support clients in developing their sense of worth and purpose in life. Working with me we will address attachment and relational dynamics, boundaries and the patterns present in your life that may be keeping you “stuck.”
We all have our own story, the things that make us unique in the tapestry of human experiences. What motivates me in counseling people is how we cope with trauma, overcome adversity, and our resilience in the face of difficult circumstances. Finding a way to create meaning, and live a full authentic life is central to my goals in supporting clients. I focus on existential and feminist frameworks to support clients in developing their sense of worth and purpose in life. Working with me we will address attachment and relational dynamics, boundaries and the patterns present in your life that may be keeping you “stuck.”
(503) 594-4857 View (503) 594-4857
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Stop Digging for Rainbows Life Coaching, LLC
MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Do you wonder if your relationship is/was healthy? Are you still reeling from what you experienced? Are you questioning what serves you and your highest self? Are you ruminating and stuck in analysis paralysis? Struggling to move forward? Struggling to trust others, and, trust yourself? Do you experience flashbacks and anger? Even rage? Are you trying to make sense of it all? Do you find yourself stuck in pain and shame? Do you want to know how to protect yourself from manipulation tactics and illogical arguments meant to gain control over you? Co-parenting or FOO difficulties? Do you need a transformative, healing experience?
Do you wonder if your relationship is/was healthy? Are you still reeling from what you experienced? Are you questioning what serves you and your highest self? Are you ruminating and stuck in analysis paralysis? Struggling to move forward? Struggling to trust others, and, trust yourself? Do you experience flashbacks and anger? Even rage? Are you trying to make sense of it all? Do you find yourself stuck in pain and shame? Do you want to know how to protect yourself from manipulation tactics and illogical arguments meant to gain control over you? Co-parenting or FOO difficulties? Do you need a transformative, healing experience?
(425) 264-8649 View (425) 264-8649
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Rachel Ferguson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97086  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not Accepting New Clients At This Time - Do you feel like you're doing "everything right" yet you still feel like something is "off"? Somehow you feel both anxious and depressed at the same time yet you can't pinpoint why? Or maybe you can pinpoint why - you just received an unwanted diagnosis, a loved one passed away, you're dealing with past trauma, going through a divorce, or trying to adjust from living at home to living in a dorm. Maybe in an effort to cope, you've turned to alcohol, food or some other escape. But you're tired of just surviving and you're ready to start thriving.
Not Accepting New Clients At This Time - Do you feel like you're doing "everything right" yet you still feel like something is "off"? Somehow you feel both anxious and depressed at the same time yet you can't pinpoint why? Or maybe you can pinpoint why - you just received an unwanted diagnosis, a loved one passed away, you're dealing with past trauma, going through a divorce, or trying to adjust from living at home to living in a dorm. Maybe in an effort to cope, you've turned to alcohol, food or some other escape. But you're tired of just surviving and you're ready to start thriving.
(503) 714-9468 View (503) 714-9468
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Charmagne Westcott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
You may appear "fine" to those around you, but inside your emotions are growing more and more intense and out of control. You no longer feel the connection you once did with the people who mean the most to you. You're overwhelmed by the constant pressure to meet an ever-increasing number of new expectations and demands. You desperately want to, "just let it go," but you don't know how. You wonder how you got to this place. You're here because you're barely able to keep your head above water and if you don't get help soon, you're afraid you might go under.
You may appear "fine" to those around you, but inside your emotions are growing more and more intense and out of control. You no longer feel the connection you once did with the people who mean the most to you. You're overwhelmed by the constant pressure to meet an ever-increasing number of new expectations and demands. You desperately want to, "just let it go," but you don't know how. You wonder how you got to this place. You're here because you're barely able to keep your head above water and if you don't get help soon, you're afraid you might go under.
(503) 714-7435 View (503) 714-7435
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Zachary Lawrence Ash
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97230  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or a general uncertainty on where to go in life? Have the changes of the last year made you feel isolated and struggling to cope with life pressures? Are past traumas interfering your daily life to the point to where you're ready to take steps to gain relief? Do you feel like you would benefit from having someone in your corner to listen, strategize, and guide you through these difficult times? (Access Notes: Currently on medical leave, will respond to all inquiries in order they are received after I return)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or a general uncertainty on where to go in life? Have the changes of the last year made you feel isolated and struggling to cope with life pressures? Are past traumas interfering your daily life to the point to where you're ready to take steps to gain relief? Do you feel like you would benefit from having someone in your corner to listen, strategize, and guide you through these difficult times? (Access Notes: Currently on medical leave, will respond to all inquiries in order they are received after I return)
(971) 206-6694 View (971) 206-6694
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Catherine M Saunders
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97221
Waitlist for new clients
I am partnering with Mindful Therapy Group for scheduling and billing. Please call 971-352-6971 or email highlands@mindfulsupport services.com. I believe every person has natural healing abilities and wisdom. My role is to help clients determine their way to growth, healing, positive action and improvement of life quality through relationship with self and others. I base my work on theories from Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Family Systems Therapies to carve the therapy that works personally for each client.
I am partnering with Mindful Therapy Group for scheduling and billing. Please call 971-352-6971 or email highlands@mindfulsupport services.com. I believe every person has natural healing abilities and wisdom. My role is to help clients determine their way to growth, healing, positive action and improvement of life quality through relationship with self and others. I base my work on theories from Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Family Systems Therapies to carve the therapy that works personally for each client.
(971) 306-4938 View (971) 306-4938
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Michal D. Drabanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Are there seemingly "insurmountable" obstacles in your life? Are you feeling sad, lonely, angry, anxious, or empty, but you can't figure out how or even what to change. Whether these struggles have recently developed or have been life-long, together we can work toward changes leading you to a more satisfying, fulfilling, and joyful life. For 30+ years, I've been effectively using talk therapy with couples and individuals helping them to express, feel and sort out their unique struggles. Their clarity, purpose, and coping skills improve, leading to a more vibrant connection with themselves and those around them.
Are there seemingly "insurmountable" obstacles in your life? Are you feeling sad, lonely, angry, anxious, or empty, but you can't figure out how or even what to change. Whether these struggles have recently developed or have been life-long, together we can work toward changes leading you to a more satisfying, fulfilling, and joyful life. For 30+ years, I've been effectively using talk therapy with couples and individuals helping them to express, feel and sort out their unique struggles. Their clarity, purpose, and coping skills improve, leading to a more vibrant connection with themselves and those around them.
(503) 496-7480 View (503) 496-7480
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Dr. Teni Davoudian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
While I treat a wide variety of psychological disorders, I also specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing pre- and post-natal mood and anxiety disorders. Getting pregnant, giving birth, and raising a child are all stressful experiences and depression and anxiety are actually quite common. My goal is to assist clients in learning how to manage stress, and provide clients with emotional support and the right skills to help clients and/or their partners thrive.
While I treat a wide variety of psychological disorders, I also specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing pre- and post-natal mood and anxiety disorders. Getting pregnant, giving birth, and raising a child are all stressful experiences and depression and anxiety are actually quite common. My goal is to assist clients in learning how to manage stress, and provide clients with emotional support and the right skills to help clients and/or their partners thrive.
(971) 247-1408 View (971) 247-1408
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Jane Leng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206
As a certified trauma therapist, I specialize in working with adults who suffer from the symptoms of traumatic stress or post traumatic stress disorder. The symptoms of trauma often include, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, nightmares and flashbacks, lack of concentration, ADD, binge eating and negative body image. All of these symptoms may be a result of unprocessed trauma that has become stuck in the mind and the body. There is a tremendous amount of promise in mental health healing available through trauma treatment.
As a certified trauma therapist, I specialize in working with adults who suffer from the symptoms of traumatic stress or post traumatic stress disorder. The symptoms of trauma often include, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, nightmares and flashbacks, lack of concentration, ADD, binge eating and negative body image. All of these symptoms may be a result of unprocessed trauma that has become stuck in the mind and the body. There is a tremendous amount of promise in mental health healing available through trauma treatment.
(503) 782-9069 View (503) 782-9069
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.