Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Bethel Park, PA

Photo of Donald J Zandier Jr. - Zandier Counseling, MA, Psychologist
Zandier Counseling
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
More Than Just Talk....... If you haven't been in psychotherapy before, you may not realize that the traditional approach to treatment is to educate the client about their conditions and teach them how to change their own feelings and behaviors. Although this approach can be very helpful, it is usually a long process that depends a great deal on the individual's courageous persistence. Moreover, a change in behavior and belief does not necessarily resolve the history of negative experiences fueling such things as depression and anxiety. These are some of the reasons I offer "More Than Just Talk".
More Than Just Talk....... If you haven't been in psychotherapy before, you may not realize that the traditional approach to treatment is to educate the client about their conditions and teach them how to change their own feelings and behaviors. Although this approach can be very helpful, it is usually a long process that depends a great deal on the individual's courageous persistence. Moreover, a change in behavior and belief does not necessarily resolve the history of negative experiences fueling such things as depression and anxiety. These are some of the reasons I offer "More Than Just Talk".
(412) 253-6192 View (412) 253-6192
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Chaley Regina Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
I truly believe that all humans seek to be seen, heard, and understood. Life is hard, but no one has to do that alone. As a counselor, I hope to create a safe space where anyone can begin to acknowledge and tell their story. My humanistic approach is foundational to the counseling I provide. Depending on the client and the treatment goals, I will use a variety of theories and techniques. I wholeheartedly believe in positive psychology and love to help others see and seek their fullest potential.
I truly believe that all humans seek to be seen, heard, and understood. Life is hard, but no one has to do that alone. As a counselor, I hope to create a safe space where anyone can begin to acknowledge and tell their story. My humanistic approach is foundational to the counseling I provide. Depending on the client and the treatment goals, I will use a variety of theories and techniques. I wholeheartedly believe in positive psychology and love to help others see and seek their fullest potential.
(412) 501-9706 View (412) 501-9706
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Christina M Ohm, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
I have over 25 years as an experienced counselor in a variety of settings. I have worked over the years in home, school, community, residential, hospital and outpatient settings. My therapy is based on an Adlerian approach as well as advanced trainings in DBT, anxiety issues including OCD, depressive issues including MDD, ADHD, mood disorders, strength-based therapy, family therapy, and relationship dynamics. I love to use visualization techniques as well as incorporate current research solutions, workbooks, and training materials into my current practice.
I have over 25 years as an experienced counselor in a variety of settings. I have worked over the years in home, school, community, residential, hospital and outpatient settings. My therapy is based on an Adlerian approach as well as advanced trainings in DBT, anxiety issues including OCD, depressive issues including MDD, ADHD, mood disorders, strength-based therapy, family therapy, and relationship dynamics. I love to use visualization techniques as well as incorporate current research solutions, workbooks, and training materials into my current practice.
(412) 360-8652 View (412) 360-8652
Photo of Dawn Marie Friend - Dr. Dawn Marie Friend & Associates, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Dawn Marie Friend & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
I have been helping clients of all ages, races, and backgrounds live more fulfilling, rewarding, hopeful lives for as long as I can remember. It was natural for me to become a psychologist and make my mark on the world by doing exactly what I loved to do. Although my clients continually tell me how much they are helped by therapy, I can honestly say that I am the one who is truly changed by helping others. No matter what your difficulties are, I can assure you that you will be changed in some way by entering therapy. There is no difficulty too great or too small to work on in therapy. The only constant in life is change.
I have been helping clients of all ages, races, and backgrounds live more fulfilling, rewarding, hopeful lives for as long as I can remember. It was natural for me to become a psychologist and make my mark on the world by doing exactly what I loved to do. Although my clients continually tell me how much they are helped by therapy, I can honestly say that I am the one who is truly changed by helping others. No matter what your difficulties are, I can assure you that you will be changed in some way by entering therapy. There is no difficulty too great or too small to work on in therapy. The only constant in life is change.
(412) 924-8276 View (412) 924-8276
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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MDiv, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102  (Online Only)
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
(412) 453-3279 View (412) 453-3279
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James (Jay) A McGuire
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
We develop strategies early in life to ensure our safety. As adults, we often find these strategies are no longer effective and often harmful. As a survivor of complex trauma and a family history of generational alcohol & substance abuse, I believe individuals can and do recover. My personal journey led me to pursue a career helping others to overcome the baggage of their past.
We develop strategies early in life to ensure our safety. As adults, we often find these strategies are no longer effective and often harmful. As a survivor of complex trauma and a family history of generational alcohol & substance abuse, I believe individuals can and do recover. My personal journey led me to pursue a career helping others to overcome the baggage of their past.
(412) 760-7680 View (412) 760-7680
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Christian Counseling Associates of West Virginia
Counselor
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
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 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 for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(304) 449-8592 View (304) 449-8592

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jamie Diaz-Smith - Made Sozo Counseling, ALPC
Made Sozo Counseling
Associate Professional Counselor, ALPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Who is your outlet? What is your story? You are not a diagnosis but you likely have a root issue of imperfect love. My desire is to see others live their full or whole life rather than in parts and broken pieces. You're not broken. There is hope, I teach you how to see colors rather than B&W. I see many clients who have experienced narcissistic (psychological) abuse among other symptoms. I'm interested in how abuse and/or neglect have impacted where you're at today. If you have had a negative experience with another therapist, family member(s) or the church, I would like the chance to free you from your defenses and earn your trust.
Who is your outlet? What is your story? You are not a diagnosis but you likely have a root issue of imperfect love. My desire is to see others live their full or whole life rather than in parts and broken pieces. You're not broken. There is hope, I teach you how to see colors rather than B&W. I see many clients who have experienced narcissistic (psychological) abuse among other symptoms. I'm interested in how abuse and/or neglect have impacted where you're at today. If you have had a negative experience with another therapist, family member(s) or the church, I would like the chance to free you from your defenses and earn your trust.
(412) 301-9988 View (412) 301-9988
Photo of Sara Johnson, MA, LPCA, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
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
Photo of Melody Dascanio, MS, NCC, C-PD, CCTP-II, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melody Dascanio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, C-PD, CCTP-II, LPC
Verified Verified
Finleyville, PA 15332  (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
Photo of Julie Ann Scarpo, MA, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Julie Ann Scarpo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Ideally, I am committed to helping others who are committed to themselves, and to those who are willing to courageously embark on a journey to become the best version of themselves they can possibly be. Clients come to me with a variety of concerns, and I function from an integrative approach to meet clients wherever they may be. It is my strong belief that concerns don't define people; identity is a verb.
Ideally, I am committed to helping others who are committed to themselves, and to those who are willing to courageously embark on a journey to become the best version of themselves they can possibly be. Clients come to me with a variety of concerns, and I function from an integrative approach to meet clients wherever they may be. It is my strong belief that concerns don't define people; identity is a verb.
(412) 961-8029 View (412) 961-8029
Photo of Dakota Forrest - Aurora Health Services, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Aurora Health Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients of all ages with Immediate Openings with No Wait Lists! Aurora Health Services is a wellness organization serving All of Pennsylvania and Florida, providing client-specific counseling services. Aurora also offers additional specialized programs to support the unique needs of one's evolving day-to-day life. We have 16 therapists specializing in a broad spectrum of modalities.
Now Accepting New Clients of all ages with Immediate Openings with No Wait Lists! Aurora Health Services is a wellness organization serving All of Pennsylvania and Florida, providing client-specific counseling services. Aurora also offers additional specialized programs to support the unique needs of one's evolving day-to-day life. We have 16 therapists specializing in a broad spectrum of modalities.
(724) 585-8456 View (724) 585-8456
Photo of Sara Makin - Makin Wellness | Online Therapy & Counseling, MSEd, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Makin Wellness | Online Therapy & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel like it's impossible because you are so focused on the future or past? So many people live their lives filled with negative thoughts, traumas & depression that eventually affect their work, relationships, and even health. They are unsure of how to let go of their troublesome thoughts or have tried things that made their problems even worse.
We are welcoming new clients now & can help schedule your first session within a few business days with one of our expert providers at Makin Wellness! Do you worry all the time? Is it hard for you to turn your thoughts off? Would you like to enjoy the present moment, but feel like it's impossible because you are so focused on the future or past? So many people live their lives filled with negative thoughts, traumas & depression that eventually affect their work, relationships, and even health. They are unsure of how to let go of their troublesome thoughts or have tried things that made their problems even worse.
(412) 866-2926 View (412) 866-2926
Photo of Robert D Feragotti, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Robert D Feragotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Have you asked yourself the question, when will I be happy? Are certain parts of your life not "working"? Do the pressures of daily life make it difficult to relax? Are healthy relationships something you yearn for? If so, counseling may be an option. I have successfully assisted many people with these and many other concerns. Are you living the life you've envisioned? I can assist you with your journey by exploring the parts that may be preventing forward movement and, in the process, open the door to resolution and personal growth. Your level of success is limitless.
Have you asked yourself the question, when will I be happy? Are certain parts of your life not "working"? Do the pressures of daily life make it difficult to relax? Are healthy relationships something you yearn for? If so, counseling may be an option. I have successfully assisted many people with these and many other concerns. Are you living the life you've envisioned? I can assist you with your journey by exploring the parts that may be preventing forward movement and, in the process, open the door to resolution and personal growth. Your level of success is limitless.
(724) 906-4194 View (724) 906-4194
Photo of Valerie Stout - DiVine Guidance VS LLC, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
DiVine Guidance VS LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Are you struggling with feelings of hopelessness & stagnation? Does Communication with your children seem strained? Tired of feeling lost/ worried about the future? Do you feel you've tried every approach known to man to feel better? Each of us have been there at some point in our lives, so don't feel alone. The past three years of coping with the pandemic has only increased those feelings of worry and hopelessness. Through out our time together you will learn to identify the root of anxious thoughts and depressive mood and learn to take back control of your life and find internal peace and joy. Your journey begins now!
Are you struggling with feelings of hopelessness & stagnation? Does Communication with your children seem strained? Tired of feeling lost/ worried about the future? Do you feel you've tried every approach known to man to feel better? Each of us have been there at some point in our lives, so don't feel alone. The past three years of coping with the pandemic has only increased those feelings of worry and hopelessness. Through out our time together you will learn to identify the root of anxious thoughts and depressive mood and learn to take back control of your life and find internal peace and joy. Your journey begins now!
(724) 390-6359 View (724) 390-6359
Photo of Sandra Maria Pattinato - Better You Counseling Services, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Better You Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Better You Counseling Services is a private practice dedicated to providing mental health services to adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with finding effecting ways to cope with stressors and unexpected challenges. We are a team of dedicated therapists trained in a variety of areas and with diverse backgrounds. However, we share the love and desire to help others and support our community.
Better You Counseling Services is a private practice dedicated to providing mental health services to adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with finding effecting ways to cope with stressors and unexpected challenges. We are a team of dedicated therapists trained in a variety of areas and with diverse backgrounds. However, we share the love and desire to help others and support our community.
(412) 361-9309 View (412) 361-9309
Photo of Nicole Carrita - Path to Peace, MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT
Path to Peace
MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
I am interested in working with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, panic, anxiety/phobias, Adjustment to chronic physical health problems, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcohol. People with these issues want peace and serenity to help make their lives more fulfilling.
I am interested in working with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, panic, anxiety/phobias, Adjustment to chronic physical health problems, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcohol. People with these issues want peace and serenity to help make their lives more fulfilling.
(724) 200-8653 View (724) 200-8653
Photo of Sarah Sanchez, MS, LPC, LPCA, Licensed Professional Counselor
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
Photo of Richard Hoffman - Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA, PhD, Counselor
Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKeesport, PA 15133
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) 764-4569 View (724) 764-4569
Photo of Kristin Lindquist, PsyD , LP, Psychologist
Kristin Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD , LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106
Not accepting new clients
I believe that you have the courage to voice your opinions and beliefs without anxiety or apprehension, and this will lead you to the life you envision for yourself and toward the future you desire. As we work together, you will build a more substantial capacity to fully engage and experience your life by successfully navigating challenges and developing deeper meaning that will allow you to become who you indeed are.
I believe that you have the courage to voice your opinions and beliefs without anxiety or apprehension, and this will lead you to the life you envision for yourself and toward the future you desire. As we work together, you will build a more substantial capacity to fully engage and experience your life by successfully navigating challenges and developing deeper meaning that will allow you to become who you indeed are.
(878) 205-8240 View (878) 205-8240

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.