Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Alisa Stamps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
You look in the mirror and see the "bad" traits. That you're not thin enough, not righteous enough, not "good" enough. You realize that these traits were projected there by someone else--a partner, or maybe even a parent. You want to recover from perhaps a lifetime of emotional pain and narcissistic abuse but you don't know where to begin...I specialize in treating adult children of narcissists, cult abuse/religious trauma survivors, and those struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. I can support you in developing your inner strengths so that when you look in the mirror it will be your true self staring back at you.
You look in the mirror and see the "bad" traits. That you're not thin enough, not righteous enough, not "good" enough. You realize that these traits were projected there by someone else--a partner, or maybe even a parent. You want to recover from perhaps a lifetime of emotional pain and narcissistic abuse but you don't know where to begin...I specialize in treating adult children of narcissists, cult abuse/religious trauma survivors, and those struggling with disordered eating and body image issues. I can support you in developing your inner strengths so that when you look in the mirror it will be your true self staring back at you.
(267) 642-5396 View (267) 642-5396
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Melody Dascanio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, C-PD, CCTP-II, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (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
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
If you'd like to get 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 get 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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Dr Sarah Ullman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Issues of shame, fear of abandonment, betrayal, intimacy, attachment, roller-coaster relationships, uncontrollable anger, explosive rage, impulsivity, that can result in narcissistic or borderline behaviors and the need to medicate these painful, out of control emotions.
I believe in the power of research-driven, neuroscience-based treatment because healing begins with knowing. I am a neuroscience-trained cognitive-behaviorist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and 40 years of clinical expertise in the assessment and psychotherapy for problems with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, and Addiction, for individuals and couples including veterans and active-duty military. If you suffer from trauma or addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, internet/gaming), you are welcome to be seen in my office, anywhere in the country, or around the world through telehealth web-therapy.
Issues of shame, fear of abandonment, betrayal, intimacy, attachment, roller-coaster relationships, uncontrollable anger, explosive rage, impulsivity, that can result in narcissistic or borderline behaviors and the need to medicate these painful, out of control emotions.
I believe in the power of research-driven, neuroscience-based treatment because healing begins with knowing. I am a neuroscience-trained cognitive-behaviorist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and 40 years of clinical expertise in the assessment and psychotherapy for problems with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, and Addiction, for individuals and couples including veterans and active-duty military. If you suffer from trauma or addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography, internet/gaming), you are welcome to be seen in my office, anywhere in the country, or around the world through telehealth web-therapy.
(484) 469-9632 View (484) 469-9632
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Dr. Erica Liebman
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Your most well-intentioned friend or internet guru might have you believe that fixing your problems is a quick process that involves simple mantras and just doing things differently. In contrast, I believe that it is possible in time and in the context of developing a genuine and safe therapeutic relationship, for you to feel understood, cared for and free to express yourself while creating change. My clinical experience lies in helping those through relationship troubles, uncomfortable and painful feelings, addiction to substances, feelings of depression and anxiety, or just a quiet sense that something is not right.
Your most well-intentioned friend or internet guru might have you believe that fixing your problems is a quick process that involves simple mantras and just doing things differently. In contrast, I believe that it is possible in time and in the context of developing a genuine and safe therapeutic relationship, for you to feel understood, cared for and free to express yourself while creating change. My clinical experience lies in helping those through relationship troubles, uncomfortable and painful feelings, addiction to substances, feelings of depression and anxiety, or just a quiet sense that something is not right.
(484) 265-9020 View (484) 265-9020
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Shannon Casey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I believe in meeting people where they are, perpetuating meaningful and supportive connection. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma. I will help you understand your specific trauma responses and how to change them. You can find relief. You can heal. My goal is to support you in making changes in your life that will lead to positive outcomes and a fulfilling life.
I believe in meeting people where they are, perpetuating meaningful and supportive connection. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma. I will help you understand your specific trauma responses and how to change them. You can find relief. You can heal. My goal is to support you in making changes in your life that will lead to positive outcomes and a fulfilling life.
(484) 240-2263 View (484) 240-2263
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Matthew CP Purinton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Matt is a client-centered therapist, who, meeting his clients where they are, helps them to develop and accomplish their goals. He utilizes a systems-based conceptualization of group behavior to help his clients deal with issues in their work and home lives. Utilizing an eclectic blend of interventions to customize treatment to the client's needs, Matt helps his clients develop insights about themselves and their life circumstances, allowing them to discover new coping skills and uncover hidden resources. Matt helps all of his clients overcome their obstacles, develop resiliency, and think outside the box.
Matt is a client-centered therapist, who, meeting his clients where they are, helps them to develop and accomplish their goals. He utilizes a systems-based conceptualization of group behavior to help his clients deal with issues in their work and home lives. Utilizing an eclectic blend of interventions to customize treatment to the client's needs, Matt helps his clients develop insights about themselves and their life circumstances, allowing them to discover new coping skills and uncover hidden resources. Matt helps all of his clients overcome their obstacles, develop resiliency, and think outside the box.
(215) 253-6197 x3135 View (215) 253-6197 x3135
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Jenna Rosenau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Whether you're going through a life transition, struggling in a relationship, or experiencing anxiety, it takes courage to seek help. Regardless of what you're going through, I want you to recognize that your resilience in life has brought you this far. I would like to help you from here by guiding you through this therapeutic process, as it may relate to personal trauma, early life experiences, and/or unhealthy patterns. I will help you unlock old patterns and beliefs about yourself that are no longer serving you or your relationships. I will support you in tapping into a deeper understand of who you are at your core.
Whether you're going through a life transition, struggling in a relationship, or experiencing anxiety, it takes courage to seek help. Regardless of what you're going through, I want you to recognize that your resilience in life has brought you this far. I would like to help you from here by guiding you through this therapeutic process, as it may relate to personal trauma, early life experiences, and/or unhealthy patterns. I will help you unlock old patterns and beliefs about yourself that are no longer serving you or your relationships. I will support you in tapping into a deeper understand of who you are at your core.
(267) 356-4219 View (267) 356-4219
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Sheila Japko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
People try everything they can to solve their difficulties on their own before calling a therapist. It's precisely our own personal luggage that disables us from fulfilling our own potential and making the changes we so desire. Finding a therapist who is right for you can help you gain a better understanding of yourself and can be very useful to getting you to where you want to be. What is most important is that you feel free to talk about whatever is currently distressing you the most. For that, you need to ensure that you are a good fit with your therapist.
People try everything they can to solve their difficulties on their own before calling a therapist. It's precisely our own personal luggage that disables us from fulfilling our own potential and making the changes we so desire. Finding a therapist who is right for you can help you gain a better understanding of yourself and can be very useful to getting you to where you want to be. What is most important is that you feel free to talk about whatever is currently distressing you the most. For that, you need to ensure that you are a good fit with your therapist.
(610) 624-2493 View (610) 624-2493
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Hill Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Hill Counseling is committed to helping clients grow. Please click on the link to our website (underneath the profile picture) for specific information as to our specialties and our therapists. We pride ourselves on being able to see clients quickly as we generally have no waiting list. Thank you for choosing Hill Counseling!
Hill Counseling is committed to helping clients grow. Please click on the link to our website (underneath the profile picture) for specific information as to our specialties and our therapists. We pride ourselves on being able to see clients quickly as we generally have no waiting list. Thank you for choosing Hill Counseling!
(267) 592-6694 View (267) 592-6694
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Shiva Javadzadeh
MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
"It's a joy to be hidden but a disaster not to be found." - Winnicott. No matter how many times I hear this quote, I would like to hear it again. As a child, I remember playing the game hide-and-seek, having the delight of safety and the excitement of being hidden, followed quickly by a desire to be found and not left alone. We are the same kids, perhaps a little taller, hopefully, a little wiser. We still want our sanctuary, but we also have the desire to be free. I might be the right person to help you feel comfortable enough to be found.
"It's a joy to be hidden but a disaster not to be found." - Winnicott. No matter how many times I hear this quote, I would like to hear it again. As a child, I remember playing the game hide-and-seek, having the delight of safety and the excitement of being hidden, followed quickly by a desire to be found and not left alone. We are the same kids, perhaps a little taller, hopefully, a little wiser. We still want our sanctuary, but we also have the desire to be free. I might be the right person to help you feel comfortable enough to be found.
(267) 214-7420 View (267) 214-7420
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Merin Wexler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
We all have untapped resilience. Adversity can be a gift. As a therapist my goal is to help you live your life with better relationships, increased agency and more joy. Change is possible at any stage of life. We are all life-long learners, and we can begin to change when we feel understood. During the pandemic, I shifted my practice to a secure online platform. I was pleasantly surprised at the intimacy of that format. But nothing can replace meeting face-to-face, and so I work now both remote and in-person. Either way, three years after the initial crisis, still I wonder: Who doesn't feel the need for more human contact?
We all have untapped resilience. Adversity can be a gift. As a therapist my goal is to help you live your life with better relationships, increased agency and more joy. Change is possible at any stage of life. We are all life-long learners, and we can begin to change when we feel understood. During the pandemic, I shifted my practice to a secure online platform. I was pleasantly surprised at the intimacy of that format. But nothing can replace meeting face-to-face, and so I work now both remote and in-person. Either way, three years after the initial crisis, still I wonder: Who doesn't feel the need for more human contact?
(646) 846-8832 View (646) 846-8832
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Dr. Margaux Desjardins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hello! my name is Margaux Desjardins. I'm a Doctor of Psychology with over 15 years of clinical experience. I have specialized skills in listening and understanding human behavior and treating suffering. If you feel stuck: repeatedly thinking, feeling, or behaving in ways that ultimately cause you pain, talk therapy can help. By meeting regularly with an impartial but caring professional who is concerned only for your growth and development, you will come to learn about yourself in new ways and discover how to achieve the life goals that are most important to you.
Hello! my name is Margaux Desjardins. I'm a Doctor of Psychology with over 15 years of clinical experience. I have specialized skills in listening and understanding human behavior and treating suffering. If you feel stuck: repeatedly thinking, feeling, or behaving in ways that ultimately cause you pain, talk therapy can help. By meeting regularly with an impartial but caring professional who is concerned only for your growth and development, you will come to learn about yourself in new ways and discover how to achieve the life goals that are most important to you.
(484) 600-2149 View (484) 600-2149
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Cyndy Boyd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19128  (Online Only)
True, enduring healing is transformative. It restores self-confidence and wholeness diminished by life stressors such as challenging relationships, loss, systemic oppression, abuse, and trauma, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and ineffective coping patterns. I am deeply dedicated to creating the compassionate, understanding and trusting space essential for you to heal, thrive, and (re)learn to trust your own wisdom. Together we can discover your most grounded, authentic and healthy self, enhance insight, and align your life with your goals, values, and dreams. You deserve exceptional care, patience, understanding, and peace.
True, enduring healing is transformative. It restores self-confidence and wholeness diminished by life stressors such as challenging relationships, loss, systemic oppression, abuse, and trauma, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and ineffective coping patterns. I am deeply dedicated to creating the compassionate, understanding and trusting space essential for you to heal, thrive, and (re)learn to trust your own wisdom. Together we can discover your most grounded, authentic and healthy self, enhance insight, and align your life with your goals, values, and dreams. You deserve exceptional care, patience, understanding, and peace.
(267) 214-0479 View (267) 214-0479
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Sharon Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19152
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist treating diverse problems with a focus on anxiety, depression, relationships, stress and self-esteem. Everyone has life challenges and it is natural to seek help to resolve them. I want my clients to feel accepted, like they are really being heard and that their situations are being taken seriously. Warmth, compassion, trust, and honesty are the cornerstones of my practice. As an actively engaged therapist, I work toward helping clients to gain insight, emotional relief, and better coping skills. I treat adults of all ages and have extensive experience dealing with clients from all backgrounds.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist treating diverse problems with a focus on anxiety, depression, relationships, stress and self-esteem. Everyone has life challenges and it is natural to seek help to resolve them. I want my clients to feel accepted, like they are really being heard and that their situations are being taken seriously. Warmth, compassion, trust, and honesty are the cornerstones of my practice. As an actively engaged therapist, I work toward helping clients to gain insight, emotional relief, and better coping skills. I treat adults of all ages and have extensive experience dealing with clients from all backgrounds.
(215) 960-9797 View (215) 960-9797
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Diana Larisgoitia
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My clients come from all walks of life and many suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of childhood trauma or adult personal circumstances related to relationships, but are ready to find healing.
My clients come from all walks of life and many suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of childhood trauma or adult personal circumstances related to relationships, but are ready to find healing.
(215) 330-5098 View (215) 330-5098
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Kara Bailey Mifflin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I have extensive experience and interest in working with individuals looking to recover from the effects of growing up in alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. Adversity and traumatic experiences are common. Strategies to reduce the impacts can include numbing, detaching, becoming depressed/hopeless, compulsiveness (i.e. acting without thinking), over-functioning, over-responsibility, avoidance, isolation, perfectionism, procrastination, hypervigilance and many others. All of which are protective and helpful when needed but often lead to inner conflict and unintended blowback including feelings of shame and worthlessness.
I have extensive experience and interest in working with individuals looking to recover from the effects of growing up in alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. Adversity and traumatic experiences are common. Strategies to reduce the impacts can include numbing, detaching, becoming depressed/hopeless, compulsiveness (i.e. acting without thinking), over-functioning, over-responsibility, avoidance, isolation, perfectionism, procrastination, hypervigilance and many others. All of which are protective and helpful when needed but often lead to inner conflict and unintended blowback including feelings of shame and worthlessness.
(267) 263-7936 View (267) 263-7936
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Yeva Ventura
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
(267) 915-2032 View (267) 915-2032
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Valerie Anne Davis
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19151
I specialize in helping clients to become focused as they set their goals through the challenging events that is taking place in their lives. I help them to see that they do not have to be in fear when it comes to setting their goals. They can relax while setting their goals one at a time at a pace that is comfortable for them.
I specialize in helping clients to become focused as they set their goals through the challenging events that is taking place in their lives. I help them to see that they do not have to be in fear when it comes to setting their goals. They can relax while setting their goals one at a time at a pace that is comfortable for them.
(267) 613-9514 View (267) 613-9514
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John Applegate, MD & Associates, LLC
MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
With years of experience and having earned the trust and respect of the Philadelphia Christian community, we are prepared to help you navigate the storms of life in good hands. With competent Christian psychiatrists, Christian psychologists, Biblical counselors and health coaching, we are well trained to address the complex interplay of body and soul.
With years of experience and having earned the trust and respect of the Philadelphia Christian community, we are prepared to help you navigate the storms of life in good hands. With competent Christian psychiatrists, Christian psychologists, Biblical counselors and health coaching, we are well trained to address the complex interplay of body and soul.
(215) 515-2821 View (215) 515-2821

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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.