Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Allison Park, PA

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Ildi Shaffer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Allison Park, PA 15101
My mission is to help people reach their greatest potential through support, education and guidance. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an Educational Psychologist with a background in teaching and child development. I have been in the mental health field for 18 years and in the human service field /teaching for 25 years. I work with all age groups. My services include counseling, educational consultation and lifestyle coaching.
My mission is to help people reach their greatest potential through support, education and guidance. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an Educational Psychologist with a background in teaching and child development. I have been in the mental health field for 18 years and in the human service field /teaching for 25 years. I work with all age groups. My services include counseling, educational consultation and lifestyle coaching.
(724) 398-1081 View (724) 398-1081
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Aaron Beckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allison Park, PA 15101
I believe that all people have worth and dignity. There is nothing in the past that can take this from anyone. Often we give others forgiveness and understanding we do not extend to ourselves. In therapy we will work toward building understanding and recognizing your resilience throughout your life.
I believe that all people have worth and dignity. There is nothing in the past that can take this from anyone. Often we give others forgiveness and understanding we do not extend to ourselves. In therapy we will work toward building understanding and recognizing your resilience throughout your life.
(724) 582-7982 x105 View (724) 582-7982 x105
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Kristine Culbertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Allison Park, PA 15101
My clients describe my approach to therapy as engaging, caring, sensitive, and genuine. I have years of experience working with addiction, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in the power of connection through therapy and am truly inspired by being a part of my clients' change process. My clients appreciate my focus, sense of humor, and the understanding that comes with a variety of life experiences.
My clients describe my approach to therapy as engaging, caring, sensitive, and genuine. I have years of experience working with addiction, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in the power of connection through therapy and am truly inspired by being a part of my clients' change process. My clients appreciate my focus, sense of humor, and the understanding that comes with a variety of life experiences.
(412) 275-5140 View (412) 275-5140
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New Leaf Counseling, Consulting, Etc, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Allison Park, PA 15101
Through seasons of life we face many challenges, concerns, and difficulties which leave an impact on our hearts, minds, and bodies. Getting to know you, and healing is our first priority. Exploration and growth to the spaces you aspire is the next. While we all have an origin story, you are our ideal client. Our steps will setup a safe and secure atmosphere using a balance of empathy and vulnerability to aid introspection. And while we explore fit, we are very open to coordination of care, or referral to a provider you feel is your best fit. You are are priority. And your life satisfaction is our goal. Privacy and respect prioritied
Through seasons of life we face many challenges, concerns, and difficulties which leave an impact on our hearts, minds, and bodies. Getting to know you, and healing is our first priority. Exploration and growth to the spaces you aspire is the next. While we all have an origin story, you are our ideal client. Our steps will setup a safe and secure atmosphere using a balance of empathy and vulnerability to aid introspection. And while we explore fit, we are very open to coordination of care, or referral to a provider you feel is your best fit. You are are priority. And your life satisfaction is our goal. Privacy and respect prioritied
(412) 844-4394 View (412) 844-4394
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Nicole T Gemperle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCDPD
Verified Verified
Allison Park, PA 15101
If you have been feeling overwhelmed, preoccupied, that you would benefit from talking to someone who is a neutral listener, it may be time to look into counseling. Many people experience trauma throughout life, anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms. Many people also deal with situational stressors that occur at different times throughout life causing periods of disruption. Seeing a therapist can help with short term, solution focused concerns, or long-term treatment.
If you have been feeling overwhelmed, preoccupied, that you would benefit from talking to someone who is a neutral listener, it may be time to look into counseling. Many people experience trauma throughout life, anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms. Many people also deal with situational stressors that occur at different times throughout life causing periods of disruption. Seeing a therapist can help with short term, solution focused concerns, or long-term treatment.
(412) 284-6468 View (412) 284-6468
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Hermina Szeles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Allison Park, PA 15101
I offer psychotherapy and coaching for individuals and couples for emotional, communicational, behavioral and interpersonal problems. I have practiced and taught in Europe, Japan and in the U.S. for 25 years. My areas of specialty are relationship issues, divorce, sex therapy, sex coaching, life coaching, anxiety and stress, depression, emotional and communication problems, adolescent issues, and psychosomatic problems. My therapy is multidimensional. Depending on client's needs, I use cognitive, behavioral or psychodynamic approach.
I offer psychotherapy and coaching for individuals and couples for emotional, communicational, behavioral and interpersonal problems. I have practiced and taught in Europe, Japan and in the U.S. for 25 years. My areas of specialty are relationship issues, divorce, sex therapy, sex coaching, life coaching, anxiety and stress, depression, emotional and communication problems, adolescent issues, and psychosomatic problems. My therapy is multidimensional. Depending on client's needs, I use cognitive, behavioral or psychodynamic approach.
(724) 381-1968 View (724) 381-1968

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Genevieve Melissa Crossley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
With my training, experience, and passion in the field of counseling, I offer help with Trauma, Family and relationship issues, Unhealthy patterns, Narcissistic Abuse, Post-partum depression, anxiety/panic (to name a few areas).
Ever have an experience that left a “bad taste” in your mouth? As your Therapist, my job is to provide a safe and comforting environment for you. Therapy presents the opportunity to work through “struggle points”, “stuckness”, and those “settling moments” we may find ourselves in. I believe in resiliency, perseverance, and striving for ongoing growth. It is with great passion, I look forward to going on this journey with you to identify your strengths, help to obtain balance in your life, and explore purpose and meaning that can offer you with the greatest gift of all; “A deep sense of who you are”.
With my training, experience, and passion in the field of counseling, I offer help with Trauma, Family and relationship issues, Unhealthy patterns, Narcissistic Abuse, Post-partum depression, anxiety/panic (to name a few areas).
Ever have an experience that left a “bad taste” in your mouth? As your Therapist, my job is to provide a safe and comforting environment for you. Therapy presents the opportunity to work through “struggle points”, “stuckness”, and those “settling moments” we may find ourselves in. I believe in resiliency, perseverance, and striving for ongoing growth. It is with great passion, I look forward to going on this journey with you to identify your strengths, help to obtain balance in your life, and explore purpose and meaning that can offer you with the greatest gift of all; “A deep sense of who you are”.
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Jamie Jeffrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gibsonia, PA 15044  (Online Only)
those who may have been or are still in relationships with a partner who exhibits narcissistic tendencies, pregnancy/post-partum, depression, anxiety, OCD, phobia, parenting etc.
I strive to make therapy a safe space that is customized to fit your needs. I utilize various techniques from different types of therapy based on your personal story and experiences. Maybe you experienced some trauma and you need help finding your way through it. You want to find ways to alleviate stress, or need to resolve some concerns that you can't seem to get past. You want someone to help you set achievable goals, find yourself, or get out of that funk you've been stuck in. You're coming out of a difficult relationship or you are wondering if it's time to leave. Let me help you create a better tomorrow.
those who may have been or are still in relationships with a partner who exhibits narcissistic tendencies, pregnancy/post-partum, depression, anxiety, OCD, phobia, parenting etc.
I strive to make therapy a safe space that is customized to fit your needs. I utilize various techniques from different types of therapy based on your personal story and experiences. Maybe you experienced some trauma and you need help finding your way through it. You want to find ways to alleviate stress, or need to resolve some concerns that you can't seem to get past. You want someone to help you set achievable goals, find yourself, or get out of that funk you've been stuck in. You're coming out of a difficult relationship or you are wondering if it's time to leave. Let me help you create a better tomorrow.
(724) 576-9322 View (724) 576-9322
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Melody Dascanio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, C-PD, CCTP-II, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203  (Online Only)
Will I ever be good enough?....Maybe I AM the crazy one?... Have you had these thoughts? Are you anxious, depressed, a chronic people pleaser? Have your "loved ones" blamed you for "everything that is wrong"? Do you hate the way they act around you, but then a few memories of when they were nice make you feel guilty for having those thoughts (cognitive dissonance)? This is all normal if you have experienced narcissistic abuse or emotionally immature parents. This is where I come in. Healing is a real possibility. You deserve it and I'm dedicated to helping you move from surviving to thriving!
Will I ever be good enough?....Maybe I AM the crazy one?... Have you had these thoughts? Are you anxious, depressed, a chronic people pleaser? Have your "loved ones" blamed you for "everything that is wrong"? Do you hate the way they act around you, but then a few memories of when they were nice make you feel guilty for having those thoughts (cognitive dissonance)? This is all normal if you have experienced narcissistic abuse or emotionally immature parents. This is where I come in. Healing is a real possibility. You deserve it and I'm dedicated to helping you move from surviving to thriving!
(484) 380-9979 View (484) 380-9979
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Sara Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you'd like to be free from relational trauma, I would love to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, emotional and narcissistic abuse, Trauma/PTSD, ACA / ACoA recovery for adult children of alcoholics and family dysfunction, Personality Disorders, and ADHD. I've worked in substance abuse recovery for 8 years and led a group for adults with ADHD with the national organization CHADD for 3 years. I work with abuse survivors and I lead an ongoing group for recovery from gaslighting, narcissistic and emotional abuse, betrayal trauma, and intimate partner violence. If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you'd like to be free from relational trauma, I would love to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, emotional and narcissistic abuse, Trauma/PTSD, ACA / ACoA recovery for adult children of alcoholics and family dysfunction, Personality Disorders, and ADHD. I've worked in substance abuse recovery for 8 years and led a group for adults with ADHD with the national organization CHADD for 3 years. I work with abuse survivors and I lead an ongoing group for recovery from gaslighting, narcissistic and emotional abuse, betrayal trauma, and intimate partner violence. If you're going through hell, keep going.
(215) 910-4075 View (215) 910-4075
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David Orbison
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Not accepting new clients
These days, many of the people with whom I form a therapeutic relationship are those who have been unsatisfied with prior therapy efforts. In addition, I often work with mental health and medical professionals and their families, as well as persons employed in academia. That said, I enjoy sorting out all sorts of relationship difficulties and the underlying personality issues. In terms of patient populations, I work with individual adults and couples, upset teens and young adults. I am a fully trained psychoanalyst, as well, so I am comfortable with very intimate work, often using the couch. Commitment is a two-way street.
These days, many of the people with whom I form a therapeutic relationship are those who have been unsatisfied with prior therapy efforts. In addition, I often work with mental health and medical professionals and their families, as well as persons employed in academia. That said, I enjoy sorting out all sorts of relationship difficulties and the underlying personality issues. In terms of patient populations, I work with individual adults and couples, upset teens and young adults. I am a fully trained psychoanalyst, as well, so I am comfortable with very intimate work, often using the couch. Commitment is a two-way street.
(412) 906-9219 View (412) 906-9219
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 749-5328 View (724) 749-5328
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Dr. Pavel Somov | Existential-Dynamic Associates
Psychologist, PhD, Author, Speaker
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Online & In-person. 25+ yrs of clinical experience. I see counseling as a collaborative process designed to help you become aware of how you think, feel & behave, to help you overcome problems & live more fully. I believe that learning to see yourself & others with compassion and acceptance is a path to well-being & meaning. I have an engaging, experiential counseling style. I also lecture domestically & internationally on anger management, mindful eating, perfectionism & resilience. My approach to self-criticalness was validated by an independent research team. I'm on the Advisory Board of The Mindfulness Project (London, UK).
Online & In-person. 25+ yrs of clinical experience. I see counseling as a collaborative process designed to help you become aware of how you think, feel & behave, to help you overcome problems & live more fully. I believe that learning to see yourself & others with compassion and acceptance is a path to well-being & meaning. I have an engaging, experiential counseling style. I also lecture domestically & internationally on anger management, mindful eating, perfectionism & resilience. My approach to self-criticalness was validated by an independent research team. I'm on the Advisory Board of The Mindfulness Project (London, UK).
(412) 425-6708 View (412) 425-6708
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Sarah Sanchez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Life has granted me a wealth of experience with trauma, abuse, interpersonal violence, divorce, grief, power biases, biracial and multicultural relationships, spiritual/religious issues, women's issues, mood and personality disorders.
Life has granted me a wealth of experience with trauma, abuse, interpersonal violence, divorce, grief, power biases, biracial and multicultural relationships, spiritual/religious issues, women's issues, mood and personality disorders.
(513) 457-7886 View (513) 457-7886
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Robert Bartek
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mars, PA 16046
Family means everything and when one member suffers the whole family suffers. Our marriages matter, our children matter, our families matter and so do you. I have been in the field of psychology since 1983. I specialize in marital, child, and adolescent therapies and issues related to depression, anxiety, bipolar and personality disorders. Behavioral, relationship and personality variables all contribute to wellness. I offer behavioral, cognitive and psychodynamic modalities to address these issues. Please call, no e-mails. Thank you.
Family means everything and when one member suffers the whole family suffers. Our marriages matter, our children matter, our families matter and so do you. I have been in the field of psychology since 1983. I specialize in marital, child, and adolescent therapies and issues related to depression, anxiety, bipolar and personality disorders. Behavioral, relationship and personality variables all contribute to wellness. I offer behavioral, cognitive and psychodynamic modalities to address these issues. Please call, no e-mails. Thank you.
(724) 245-3620 View (724) 245-3620
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Monica Dunlap
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Wexford, PA 15090
Unfortunately many people have had negative experiences with counseling, making them hesitant to seek help again. I am especially skilled at working with those who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy. A client once told me "You should be a therapist for people who do not like therapy". I try to understand people on an individual level & adapt my skills to meet their needs. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, & nonjudgmental atmosphere. Therapy should not be simply "learning coping skills", to deal with negative feelings, it should involve working through the root of the problem to facilitate long-lasting change.
Unfortunately many people have had negative experiences with counseling, making them hesitant to seek help again. I am especially skilled at working with those who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy. A client once told me "You should be a therapist for people who do not like therapy". I try to understand people on an individual level & adapt my skills to meet their needs. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, & nonjudgmental atmosphere. Therapy should not be simply "learning coping skills", to deal with negative feelings, it should involve working through the root of the problem to facilitate long-lasting change.
(412) 424-6548 View (412) 424-6548
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Desmond Alexander Kane
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC, CADC, CIP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
“I just want a change that will work!” That’s a phrase that I have heard many times over my 10+ years in this field. If you desire real change and want help through this process I offer laughter filled, person-centered, evidence based interventions and guidance.
“I just want a change that will work!” That’s a phrase that I have heard many times over my 10+ years in this field. If you desire real change and want help through this process I offer laughter filled, person-centered, evidence based interventions and guidance.
(814) 546-5651 View (814) 546-5651
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Carla J Sandy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Bakerstown, PA 15007
There is no need to suffer in silence. Over the years I have heard people say, "I regret that I waited so long to come to counseling." When people struggle with life's challenges alone, they usually have little success. This solitary method often results in a deep sense of hopelessness and unhappiness. At the Samaritan Counseling Center, it has been my privilege to empower men, women and adolescents to make their lives more fulfilling. During counseling sessions, you will experience a safe environment to tell your story-and then together, we will begin the journey to hope and healing.
There is no need to suffer in silence. Over the years I have heard people say, "I regret that I waited so long to come to counseling." When people struggle with life's challenges alone, they usually have little success. This solitary method often results in a deep sense of hopelessness and unhappiness. At the Samaritan Counseling Center, it has been my privilege to empower men, women and adolescents to make their lives more fulfilling. During counseling sessions, you will experience a safe environment to tell your story-and then together, we will begin the journey to hope and healing.
(412) 307-4570 View (412) 307-4570
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Tracey Lynn Boyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I offer a judgement free ear for listening to all of life's hardships. I promote responsibility taking and accountability, while encouraging self-development and expression. I work to connect with individuals and create an open forum to explore topics and situations that may have long been misinterpreted as shameful or embarrassing.
I offer a judgement free ear for listening to all of life's hardships. I promote responsibility taking and accountability, while encouraging self-development and expression. I work to connect with individuals and create an open forum to explore topics and situations that may have long been misinterpreted as shameful or embarrassing.
(724) 973-2790 View (724) 973-2790
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Mary Beth Dutko
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, LSC, MEd
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Healing is a Journey. Whether you feel anxious, depressed, lost, shattered by a life event or relationship, I commend you for the courage that led you here. I believe the battlefield for becoming who we were made to be is found in the mind. When we learn how to use our minds, we can awaken change, freedom, and growth in us and those we encounter.
Healing is a Journey. Whether you feel anxious, depressed, lost, shattered by a life event or relationship, I commend you for the courage that led you here. I believe the battlefield for becoming who we were made to be is found in the mind. When we learn how to use our minds, we can awaken change, freedom, and growth in us and those we encounter.
(724) 930-2624 View (724) 930-2624

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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.