Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Katy Odenbaugh
MSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Katy has a special interest in recovery from narcissistic abuse and working with adult children of narcissistic families.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
Katy has a special interest in recovery from narcissistic abuse and working with adult children of narcissistic families.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
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Anna Owens
Licensed Professional Counselor, FNP-C, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
I am a specialist in covert narcissistic abuse and psychological indoctrination via trauma bonds much like Stockholm Syndrome.
Update: Greetings! I'm in the process of getting my mental health prescriptive privileges as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 2 semesters left, as I am already a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider and a Family Nurse Practitioner. It just made sense to do the 4 semester connector. I'm finally just now able to accept new cients and wanted to update my status because I know my specialty is difficult to find and there are so many people suffering behind the closed door of their homes. If this has been or is currently an issue for you, please reach out. I can help you.
I am a specialist in covert narcissistic abuse and psychological indoctrination via trauma bonds much like Stockholm Syndrome.
Update: Greetings! I'm in the process of getting my mental health prescriptive privileges as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 2 semesters left, as I am already a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider and a Family Nurse Practitioner. It just made sense to do the 4 semester connector. I'm finally just now able to accept new cients and wanted to update my status because I know my specialty is difficult to find and there are so many people suffering behind the closed door of their homes. If this has been or is currently an issue for you, please reach out. I can help you.
(615) 422-4596 View (615) 422-4596
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Chelsey Brooke Cole - Narcissistic Abuse Expert
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, MHSP, CPTT, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
If these concerns resonate with you, I'm here to help! I specialize in anxiety, relationship concerns, CPTSD, relational trauma, healing from narcissistic abuse, and helping betrayed partners of sex addicts.
*Telehealth Only* Are you struggling to manage your anxieties about your relationships or the future? Do you feel stuck replaying situations over and over again in your head, which leads you to question yourself or feel like you're "going crazy"? Do you wish you could gain clarity, motivation, and direction? I understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be to feel overwhelmed, confused, and searching for answers. Although it might be difficult to see right now, there is a way to create a meaningful life, where you feel confident, sure of your decisions, and proud of who you are. You just have to take the first step!
If these concerns resonate with you, I'm here to help! I specialize in anxiety, relationship concerns, CPTSD, relational trauma, healing from narcissistic abuse, and helping betrayed partners of sex addicts.
*Telehealth Only* Are you struggling to manage your anxieties about your relationships or the future? Do you feel stuck replaying situations over and over again in your head, which leads you to question yourself or feel like you're "going crazy"? Do you wish you could gain clarity, motivation, and direction? I understand how frustrating and exhausting it can be to feel overwhelmed, confused, and searching for answers. Although it might be difficult to see right now, there is a way to create a meaningful life, where you feel confident, sure of your decisions, and proud of who you are. You just have to take the first step!
(615) 560-7322 View (615) 560-7322
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Leah Linn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
I also have extensive experience around relational conflict as well as with working with those affected by Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
Accepting new clients - Please feel free to request an initial appointment via my website through my secure client portal. My mission is for each client to find their true self and voice and see that so many of our negative storylines and scripts are just programming we have picked up throughout our lives. My heart is to follow each client's lead on where he or she needs to go versus my own agenda and / or preferences. I believe that it is in allowing space for our experiences of our full humanity that we realize that at our most fundamental level our essence is actually good and true.
I also have extensive experience around relational conflict as well as with working with those affected by Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
Accepting new clients - Please feel free to request an initial appointment via my website through my secure client portal. My mission is for each client to find their true self and voice and see that so many of our negative storylines and scripts are just programming we have picked up throughout our lives. My heart is to follow each client's lead on where he or she needs to go versus my own agenda and / or preferences. I believe that it is in allowing space for our experiences of our full humanity that we realize that at our most fundamental level our essence is actually good and true.
(615) 502-4130 View (615) 502-4130
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Kristin Money
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Does a feeling of being misunderstood and invalidation from others seem to pervade your life? Do you often feel as though you are doing everything you can, but still feel that it is not enough? I specialize in helping folx heal from narcissistic abuse, cultivate sense of self and create inner safety.
NOTE: Email is the quickest way to reach me. Are you going through something that others do not seem to get or understand? Does a loss seem to be affecting you far more than the "normal stages" of grief? Perhaps you find that you cannot get past certain images in your mind of a moment in your life. Time and time again you are not able to find relief. On top of that, others do not seem to understand why you are affected so deeply. You struggle to communicate the thoughts and feelings that consume you.
Does a feeling of being misunderstood and invalidation from others seem to pervade your life? Do you often feel as though you are doing everything you can, but still feel that it is not enough? I specialize in helping folx heal from narcissistic abuse, cultivate sense of self and create inner safety.
NOTE: Email is the quickest way to reach me. Are you going through something that others do not seem to get or understand? Does a loss seem to be affecting you far more than the "normal stages" of grief? Perhaps you find that you cannot get past certain images in your mind of a moment in your life. Time and time again you are not able to find relief. On top of that, others do not seem to understand why you are affected so deeply. You struggle to communicate the thoughts and feelings that consume you.
(931) 488-8140 View (931) 488-8140
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Carol Omos Crawley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My focus is working with survivors of narcissistic abuse, first responders, and couples looking to recover from infidelity. I see individuals as well as couples and if appropriate, will alternate seeing a couple together and then separately for individual sessions. I use an integrative approach that combines evidence-based practices with a personalized, holistic perspective. Whether you are struggling with infidelity, trauma, anxiety, depression, or other challenges, I am here to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences and develop the skills and tools you need to achieve your goals.
My focus is working with survivors of narcissistic abuse, first responders, and couples looking to recover from infidelity. I see individuals as well as couples and if appropriate, will alternate seeing a couple together and then separately for individual sessions. I use an integrative approach that combines evidence-based practices with a personalized, holistic perspective. Whether you are struggling with infidelity, trauma, anxiety, depression, or other challenges, I am here to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences and develop the skills and tools you need to achieve your goals.
(865) 509-9254 View (865) 509-9254
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Jeff Grossman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Feeling stuck and want to get unstuck? Know something isn't working in life, but not exactly sure where to start? I work with clients to help them recover a full life. I specialize in working with: 1) couples struggling with communication and conflict resolution 2) professionals wanting more (i.e. income/raise, promotion, work-life balance) from work 3) addicts (sex, alcohol, narcotics) wanting freedom 4) narcissistic men wanting help in relationships or 'survivors' of narcissistic relationships seeking recovery 5) anyone wanting to grow their emotional communication and increase their interpersonal availability. I also specialize in group therapy facilitation.
Feeling stuck and want to get unstuck? Know something isn't working in life, but not exactly sure where to start? I work with clients to help them recover a full life. I specialize in working with: 1) couples struggling with communication and conflict resolution 2) professionals wanting more (i.e. income/raise, promotion, work-life balance) from work 3) addicts (sex, alcohol, narcotics) wanting freedom 4) narcissistic men wanting help in relationships or 'survivors' of narcissistic relationships seeking recovery 5) anyone wanting to grow their emotional communication and increase their interpersonal availability. I also specialize in group therapy facilitation.
(615) 823-1972 View (615) 823-1972
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Patricia McCormack
Counselor, SrPE
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
For over twenty-five years, I have done therapy with individuals experiencing life stress and/or chemical imbalances. I have successfully treated clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety and panic attacks. For the past five years, I have concentrated primarily on clients who have experienced emotional abuse from having been involved with a person who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Such relationships leave others feeling as thought the life has been sucked out of them. I have helped many clients go from feeling weak and depleted to strong and self confident; they regain self esteem and peace of mind.
For over twenty-five years, I have done therapy with individuals experiencing life stress and/or chemical imbalances. I have successfully treated clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety and panic attacks. For the past five years, I have concentrated primarily on clients who have experienced emotional abuse from having been involved with a person who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Such relationships leave others feeling as thought the life has been sucked out of them. I have helped many clients go from feeling weak and depleted to strong and self confident; they regain self esteem and peace of mind.
(615) 649-5361 View (615) 649-5361
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Christine L Manley
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I'm especially skilled with depression, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, narcissism and survivors of narcissistic abuse, relationships, intimacy, and family dynamics.
I believe in personalized therapy that reduces symptoms, enhances personal wellness and reflects state-of-the-art scientific research and treatment methods. Many people are not sure if therapy is right for them. These individuals are often drawn to my approach because I focus on personal empowerment, encourage questions about the process, and develop very unique and collaborative treatment plans.
I'm especially skilled with depression, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, narcissism and survivors of narcissistic abuse, relationships, intimacy, and family dynamics.
I believe in personalized therapy that reduces symptoms, enhances personal wellness and reflects state-of-the-art scientific research and treatment methods. Many people are not sure if therapy is right for them. These individuals are often drawn to my approach because I focus on personal empowerment, encourage questions about the process, and develop very unique and collaborative treatment plans.
(615) 454-9465 View (615) 454-9465
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Elise Oehring
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I’m particularly skilled with PTSD, anxiety-related disorders, men with narcissistic personality disorder, career counseling, phase of life changes, stress management, grief, family conflict, and working with graduate/professional students (or recent grads).
As a licensed psychologist, I provide evidence-based treatment to meet the individualized needs of each person. My approach to therapy starts with providing immediate tools for improvement while working to establish an authentic connection. Through this therapeutic connection, we can work together to examine what is contributing to your concerns in a manner that promotes healing and recovery.
I’m particularly skilled with PTSD, anxiety-related disorders, men with narcissistic personality disorder, career counseling, phase of life changes, stress management, grief, family conflict, and working with graduate/professional students (or recent grads).
As a licensed psychologist, I provide evidence-based treatment to meet the individualized needs of each person. My approach to therapy starts with providing immediate tools for improvement while working to establish an authentic connection. Through this therapeutic connection, we can work together to examine what is contributing to your concerns in a manner that promotes healing and recovery.
(615) 205-0956 View (615) 205-0956
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Sarah Detring
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I also have experience around relational conflict as well as working with those affected by others with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
My mission is to create a safe space for individuals to find healing, freedom, and self-acceptance. I am passionate about helping my clients regain confidence while beginning to love and trust themselves. I help my clients unlearn negative beliefs and begin to change relationship patterns that no longer serve them. I work well with people pleasers, people who struggle to set boundaries, or people who chronically sacrifice themselves for others. When we are able to know what we need and set limits in our relationships, we enhance our emotional well-being and our relationships become healthier.
I also have experience around relational conflict as well as working with those affected by others with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
My mission is to create a safe space for individuals to find healing, freedom, and self-acceptance. I am passionate about helping my clients regain confidence while beginning to love and trust themselves. I help my clients unlearn negative beliefs and begin to change relationship patterns that no longer serve them. I work well with people pleasers, people who struggle to set boundaries, or people who chronically sacrifice themselves for others. When we are able to know what we need and set limits in our relationships, we enhance our emotional well-being and our relationships become healthier.
(615) 392-1697 View (615) 392-1697
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Sarah Dowdy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Some areas of interest include women's issues, depression/anxiety, domestic violence, trauma, life's transitions, addiction and narcissistic abuse.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou Hello! My name is Sarah and I would love to get the chance to provide a safe relationship that would give you the space for personal growth and healing. I am here to help you at the pace that fits your needs. You are the expert in your own life and everyone deserves happiness.
Some areas of interest include women's issues, depression/anxiety, domestic violence, trauma, life's transitions, addiction and narcissistic abuse.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou Hello! My name is Sarah and I would love to get the chance to provide a safe relationship that would give you the space for personal growth and healing. I am here to help you at the pace that fits your needs. You are the expert in your own life and everyone deserves happiness.
(615) 375-4759 View (615) 375-4759
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Jessica Lee Blackwell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I have a special interest in supporting those who have been in relationship with people who have narcissistic traits.
Confronting what life throws at us can feel overwhelming and I am committed to supporting you without judgement. I received my master’s degree with academic distinction in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in 2023. Before pursuing my mental health passion, I was a professional violinist, and I have a deep understanding of the challenges that come with the pursuit of an intensive career, as well as an appreciation for the amount of pressure and anxiety job performance can create. Working through tendencies like overthinking or perfectionism can both enhance your performance and overall quality of life.
I have a special interest in supporting those who have been in relationship with people who have narcissistic traits.
Confronting what life throws at us can feel overwhelming and I am committed to supporting you without judgement. I received my master’s degree with academic distinction in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in 2023. Before pursuing my mental health passion, I was a professional violinist, and I have a deep understanding of the challenges that come with the pursuit of an intensive career, as well as an appreciation for the amount of pressure and anxiety job performance can create. Working through tendencies like overthinking or perfectionism can both enhance your performance and overall quality of life.
(615) 471-7335 View (615) 471-7335
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Sally Roesch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
I have experience helping people with a variety of issues including (but not limited to): relationship distress, mood disorders, anxiety, impulsive behavior, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and teens at risk for personality disorders.
I love working with people who are having relationship issues— romantic or otherwise. I can help you figure out the things you truly want, where you get stuck, or where you get in your own way. We'll work together to make change happen fast so that what you want is more likely to become reality. I won’t just nod and smile, so if you're looking for someone who doesn't tiptoe around things, you're on the right profile.
I have experience helping people with a variety of issues including (but not limited to): relationship distress, mood disorders, anxiety, impulsive behavior, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and teens at risk for personality disorders.
I love working with people who are having relationship issues— romantic or otherwise. I can help you figure out the things you truly want, where you get stuck, or where you get in your own way. We'll work together to make change happen fast so that what you want is more likely to become reality. I won’t just nod and smile, so if you're looking for someone who doesn't tiptoe around things, you're on the right profile.
(615) 240-2841 x1 View (615) 240-2841 x1
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Kaye Bradley Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211
Do you feel like you just need a little help? Maybe you are holding a tired head in your hands saying “what is happening with me?” My belief is that sharing your precious inner thoughts and emotions in a safe setting is a worthy effort. I can help to make sense of it alongside you. I work with those in recovery from narcissistic and traumatic abuse, those trying to change their "people pleasing" behaviors, and with those seeking growth and awareness during major life transitions. You may find that after the first session you feel great relief. In person/ Video sessions are available for anyone living in TN.
Do you feel like you just need a little help? Maybe you are holding a tired head in your hands saying “what is happening with me?” My belief is that sharing your precious inner thoughts and emotions in a safe setting is a worthy effort. I can help to make sense of it alongside you. I work with those in recovery from narcissistic and traumatic abuse, those trying to change their "people pleasing" behaviors, and with those seeking growth and awareness during major life transitions. You may find that after the first session you feel great relief. In person/ Video sessions are available for anyone living in TN.
(615) 208-5098 View (615) 208-5098
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Ashton Ross
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP(T)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Are you tired of feeling stuck, hopeless, and disconnected? I've been there too. I am passionate about helping individuals gain a greater sense of peace, inner freedom, and cultivating a deeper connection with self and others. My heart is to provide compassionate and holistic care to my clients throughout their healing journey. I work with individuals and couples with a variety of presenting issues including, C-PTSD/Trauma, Relational trauma & Narcissistic Abuse, Anxiety, Relationship Anxiety, Depression, Relationship challenges, Family Conflict, Attachment wounds, Codependency, Low self-esteem, Perfectionism, and life transitions.
Are you tired of feeling stuck, hopeless, and disconnected? I've been there too. I am passionate about helping individuals gain a greater sense of peace, inner freedom, and cultivating a deeper connection with self and others. My heart is to provide compassionate and holistic care to my clients throughout their healing journey. I work with individuals and couples with a variety of presenting issues including, C-PTSD/Trauma, Relational trauma & Narcissistic Abuse, Anxiety, Relationship Anxiety, Depression, Relationship challenges, Family Conflict, Attachment wounds, Codependency, Low self-esteem, Perfectionism, and life transitions.
(629) 276-4631 View (629) 276-4631
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Dr. Philip Chanin
Psychologist, EdD, ABPP, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
In my 46 years of practice as a psychologist, in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, I have had the honor and privilege of working with so many patients on their paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic, existential, and Buddhist theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion with self and others. It is my belief that the quality of the psychotherapy relationship between therapist and patient is the principal healing force in treatment. Thus, I do my best to form a good and ethical therapeutic relationship with each of my patients.
In my 46 years of practice as a psychologist, in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, I have had the honor and privilege of working with so many patients on their paths of exploration, personal growth, and healing. My approach is grounded in psychodynamic, existential, and Buddhist theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion with self and others. It is my belief that the quality of the psychotherapy relationship between therapist and patient is the principal healing force in treatment. Thus, I do my best to form a good and ethical therapeutic relationship with each of my patients.
(615) 656-7188 View (615) 656-7188
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Ariel Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37208
You do not have to live the way you’ve always lived. The suffering does not have to persist. You can choose yourself. This thing called life offers unexpected obstacles that cause a course change. Therapy enables us to feel empowered to overcome our barriers. We must self-search and manage internal issues to obtain that empowered position. There is no point to a bandaid approach, so we would work on the deeper issues that cause presenting problems, like unhealthy attachments and trauma. These are the source of anxious thinking, depression, and addictions. I am EMDR trained, which helps us to address the original issues.
You do not have to live the way you’ve always lived. The suffering does not have to persist. You can choose yourself. This thing called life offers unexpected obstacles that cause a course change. Therapy enables us to feel empowered to overcome our barriers. We must self-search and manage internal issues to obtain that empowered position. There is no point to a bandaid approach, so we would work on the deeper issues that cause presenting problems, like unhealthy attachments and trauma. These are the source of anxious thinking, depression, and addictions. I am EMDR trained, which helps us to address the original issues.
(615) 461-4636 View (615) 461-4636
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Transcending Turbulence
PhD, CHLC, CGS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
CLARITY, PEACE of MIND, CONFIDENCE, JOY and a SKILL SET by which to create and sustain a happier, healthier life, sound good? Let's face it, despite our best efforts life gets crazy at times. We can ride the slow gradual wave of disconnectedness until one day we wake up wondering "How the heck did I get here?!" Without warning we find ourselves in what I call an "uncomfortable comfortable." This turbulence is a result of life unfolding in ways we never imagined. Situations we've tried our best to "deal with" because "that's just life."
CLARITY, PEACE of MIND, CONFIDENCE, JOY and a SKILL SET by which to create and sustain a happier, healthier life, sound good? Let's face it, despite our best efforts life gets crazy at times. We can ride the slow gradual wave of disconnectedness until one day we wake up wondering "How the heck did I get here?!" Without warning we find ourselves in what I call an "uncomfortable comfortable." This turbulence is a result of life unfolding in ways we never imagined. Situations we've tried our best to "deal with" because "that's just life."
(615) 447-8848 View (615) 447-8848
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Lajoya McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37219
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(629) 356-5535 View (629) 356-5535

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.