Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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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
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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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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
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (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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Dr. Melissa K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience helping people develop insight, knowledge and self-compassion. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship conflict and grief. I am a national consultant for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Dual Recovery and skilled in therapies for those with abuse histories (e.g., STAIR, Seeking Safety).
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Cedar Avenue Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
We believe that psychological well-being and healing come from our ability to foster awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our experience of life as a whole. Talking with a therapist can help facilitate this kind of personal growth.
We believe that psychological well-being and healing come from our ability to foster awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our experience of life as a whole. Talking with a therapist can help facilitate this kind of personal growth.
(412) 515-3728 View (412) 515-3728
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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
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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
Sarah T Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I provide a safe and gentle place for you to work out whatever is bothering you. We all need a little help along the way. Life can be difficult and it's important to have a safe and completely confidential person to talk to. I have 30 years of training and experience that bring excellent help "to the table" in a compassionate and supportive way. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
I provide a safe and gentle place for you to work out whatever is bothering you. We all need a little help along the way. Life can be difficult and it's important to have a safe and completely confidential person to talk to. I have 30 years of training and experience that bring excellent help "to the table" in a compassionate and supportive way. I am looking forward to meeting with you.
(412) 453-8787 View (412) 453-8787
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Jeff Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
With over 20 years of mental health experience and 14 years practicing therapy, I have learned to specialize in relationship/couples therapy and work as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life and circumstantial issues. If you are looking to repair, strengthen, regain connection, improve intimacy, or generally work on your relationships or your mental health I can help you find that path. My experience has also led me to work with trauma in a systemic and experiential way and utilize EMDR, mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.
With over 20 years of mental health experience and 14 years practicing therapy, I have learned to specialize in relationship/couples therapy and work as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life and circumstantial issues. If you are looking to repair, strengthen, regain connection, improve intimacy, or generally work on your relationships or your mental health I can help you find that path. My experience has also led me to work with trauma in a systemic and experiential way and utilize EMDR, mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.
(724) 932-6276 View (724) 932-6276
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Nancy L. Ritsko
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
I can be of help to you if you have any of the following issues: intrapersonal; relationships; communication; establishing and maintaining boundaries; emotional support; self-esteem; management of anger; living within your financial means; addictions; grief and loss; chronic pain; peace of mind. In 1976, I began my career in counseling as a school counselor and have a good track record with individuals of all ages. As a "seasoned" counselor (read "older"), I have helped individuals, couples, and families successfully navigate the issues that contribute to their pain and distress. You and I will work together as a team.
I can be of help to you if you have any of the following issues: intrapersonal; relationships; communication; establishing and maintaining boundaries; emotional support; self-esteem; management of anger; living within your financial means; addictions; grief and loss; chronic pain; peace of mind. In 1976, I began my career in counseling as a school counselor and have a good track record with individuals of all ages. As a "seasoned" counselor (read "older"), I have helped individuals, couples, and families successfully navigate the issues that contribute to their pain and distress. You and I will work together as a team.
(814) 258-4544 View (814) 258-4544
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Ashley McCombs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Have you felt distracted lately or an overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about all the things you want to change? Whether you are struggling with a particular issue, or just can not shake the feeling that there should be more to life--you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.
Have you felt distracted lately or an overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about all the things you want to change? Whether you are struggling with a particular issue, or just can not shake the feeling that there should be more to life--you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.
(412) 307-3459 View (412) 307-3459
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Christine Kobik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I believe that every person has the innate ability to heal, grow, and overcome even the most challenging of situations. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist and Gestalt Therapist I work to help people find their own inner strength, overcome challenges and improve relationships. I use mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and have completed the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh’s two year training program. My goal is to help you to find your own inner path to healing so that you will always know how to take care of yourself no matter what may come your way.
I believe that every person has the innate ability to heal, grow, and overcome even the most challenging of situations. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist and Gestalt Therapist I work to help people find their own inner strength, overcome challenges and improve relationships. I use mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and have completed the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh’s two year training program. My goal is to help you to find your own inner path to healing so that you will always know how to take care of yourself no matter what may come your way.
(412) 960-8427 View (412) 960-8427
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Brian Joseph Nuckols
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Welcome! If you're seeking a fresh approach to addiction recovery, you're in the right place. I believe in addressing the root causes of addiction, not just the behavior. I enjoy working with all addictions including gambling, porn, and gaming, I use body-based and relational methods for deeper healing. My ideal clients are motivated individuals ready to explore and resolve the underlying issues driving their addiction. Together, we'll develop vibrant, healthy coping mechanisms for sustainable recovery and a fulfilling life. I will never ask you to get rid of a coping mechanism before we figure out something to replace it.
Welcome! If you're seeking a fresh approach to addiction recovery, you're in the right place. I believe in addressing the root causes of addiction, not just the behavior. I enjoy working with all addictions including gambling, porn, and gaming, I use body-based and relational methods for deeper healing. My ideal clients are motivated individuals ready to explore and resolve the underlying issues driving their addiction. Together, we'll develop vibrant, healthy coping mechanisms for sustainable recovery and a fulfilling life. I will never ask you to get rid of a coping mechanism before we figure out something to replace it.
(412) 903-3606 View (412) 903-3606
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Jon Weingarden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I am a Pittsburgher and I'm proud to practice psychology in my home community. My goal is to see each client as a person first, and provide individualized healthcare. I see therapy as collaborative, and including both skill-building and self-exploration. In terms of self-exploration, I see the client as the expert in their own life, while a therapist is attuned to noticing themes or patterns that the client would have otherwise missed or avoided.
I am a Pittsburgher and I'm proud to practice psychology in my home community. My goal is to see each client as a person first, and provide individualized healthcare. I see therapy as collaborative, and including both skill-building and self-exploration. In terms of self-exploration, I see the client as the expert in their own life, while a therapist is attuned to noticing themes or patterns that the client would have otherwise missed or avoided.
(412) 207-3477 View (412) 207-3477
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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
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Ann M. McKnight
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
That feeling when you cannot catch your breath and you are frozen … unable to move, to control the thoughts in your mind, or the tears streaming from your eyes. You have been hit with a gut punch, left wondering how to put the pieces back together and, for just one moment, not catch a break; rather, just catch your breath.
That feeling when you cannot catch your breath and you are frozen … unable to move, to control the thoughts in your mind, or the tears streaming from your eyes. You have been hit with a gut punch, left wondering how to put the pieces back together and, for just one moment, not catch a break; rather, just catch your breath.
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Sheri Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Waitlist for new clients
Kairos Ascending Therapeutic Services engages in the art of Holistic Therapy to help individuals reach their wellness goals. Through Kairos Ascending individuals are empowered to work towards self-actualization where One can Ascend into a strong sense of purpose to achieve personal fulfillment.
Kairos Ascending Therapeutic Services engages in the art of Holistic Therapy to help individuals reach their wellness goals. Through Kairos Ascending individuals are empowered to work towards self-actualization where One can Ascend into a strong sense of purpose to achieve personal fulfillment.
(412) 274-5728 View (412) 274-5728
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Dr. David Menges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide psychotherapy to adults and couples facing a wide range of issues. My approach to individual therapy integrates mindfulness- and acceptance-based techniques to guide people toward a healthier relationship with emotional distress and problematic behavior. Cultivation of psychological insight and awareness is used as a springboard for growth, empowerment, and the pursuit of balance and value-driven action.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide psychotherapy to adults and couples facing a wide range of issues. My approach to individual therapy integrates mindfulness- and acceptance-based techniques to guide people toward a healthier relationship with emotional distress and problematic behavior. Cultivation of psychological insight and awareness is used as a springboard for growth, empowerment, and the pursuit of balance and value-driven action.
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Grace Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
(724) 906-4319 View (724) 906-4319
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.