Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Amy Sponsler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
My areas of focus include: emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sex addiction, parenting, grief and loss, self esteem issues, personality disorders, Bipolar, stress management.
I am currently fuIl and I am not accepting new clients. I join with clients in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative way. We will work together to explore, understand and resolve the challenges related to the counseling goals they have identified. My treatment approach is both creative and flexible. I allow clients to direct each session with validating and encouraging support from me throughout the process. While using various treatment models such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to cater to the needs of each client, I compliment each model with a strengths-based approach.
My areas of focus include: emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sex addiction, parenting, grief and loss, self esteem issues, personality disorders, Bipolar, stress management.
I am currently fuIl and I am not accepting new clients. I join with clients in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative way. We will work together to explore, understand and resolve the challenges related to the counseling goals they have identified. My treatment approach is both creative and flexible. I allow clients to direct each session with validating and encouraging support from me throughout the process. While using various treatment models such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to cater to the needs of each client, I compliment each model with a strengths-based approach.
(425) 598-7058 View (425) 598-7058
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Elizabeth Trautwein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
If you have been hurt by a narcissistic relationship, I can help! When you have a relationship with a narcissist, the repetitive self centeredness takes its toll. You end up questioning if you are good enough, creating distrust and ultimatley wondering if its even possible for you to have an intimate and healthy relationship. As a therapist who specializes in narcississtic relationships, I've worked to understand brain development, trauma, and healing. My clients share that they are able to establish connection, set boundaries, and finally create relationships that are both fulfilling and supportive.
If you have been hurt by a narcissistic relationship, I can help! When you have a relationship with a narcissist, the repetitive self centeredness takes its toll. You end up questioning if you are good enough, creating distrust and ultimatley wondering if its even possible for you to have an intimate and healthy relationship. As a therapist who specializes in narcississtic relationships, I've worked to understand brain development, trauma, and healing. My clients share that they are able to establish connection, set boundaries, and finally create relationships that are both fulfilling and supportive.
(503) 622-8583 View (503) 622-8583
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Pam Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Washington State and I work with adult children, partners and siblings of individuals with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. It can be difficult to find a therapist who truly understands the impact and wounds of being raised in a home or being in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic traits or borderline traits. My work includes creating a healthy psychological separation, changing the negative internal messages, learning how to respond to others, creating healthy boundaries, stopping the legacy of distorted love and becoming your true and authentic self.
I am licensed in Washington State and I work with adult children, partners and siblings of individuals with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder traits. It can be difficult to find a therapist who truly understands the impact and wounds of being raised in a home or being in a relationship with someone who has narcissistic traits or borderline traits. My work includes creating a healthy psychological separation, changing the negative internal messages, learning how to respond to others, creating healthy boundaries, stopping the legacy of distorted love and becoming your true and authentic self.
(720) 838-4531 View (720) 838-4531
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Christine Kay Cuhaciyan
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with women's issues including codependency, recovery from narcissistic abuse, self-esteem, transition to parenthood, and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Are you currently in a relationship where you're not happy but can't seem to get yourself to leave? Maybe you feel emotionally stuck or confused and have tried leaving only to return to the same unhappy relationship where nothing seems to change. On the other hand, you might feel that you keep entering into relationships in which you are treated poorly but can't figure out why. Perhaps you're dating and finding "the one" seems impossible. You feel sad and disappointed, no one seems to understand, and you don't know what else to do to make things better. I'm here to tell you that things can change and I am here to help!
I specialize in working with women's issues including codependency, recovery from narcissistic abuse, self-esteem, transition to parenthood, and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Are you currently in a relationship where you're not happy but can't seem to get yourself to leave? Maybe you feel emotionally stuck or confused and have tried leaving only to return to the same unhappy relationship where nothing seems to change. On the other hand, you might feel that you keep entering into relationships in which you are treated poorly but can't figure out why. Perhaps you're dating and finding "the one" seems impossible. You feel sad and disappointed, no one seems to understand, and you don't know what else to do to make things better. I'm here to tell you that things can change and I am here to help!
(206) 312-2649 View (206) 312-2649
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Hannah Alderete
Counselor, MA, LMHC, HHC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
You are no stranger to self-doubt. As the adult child of a narcissistic & emotionally invalidating parent, you’ve been taught to deny your emotions, deprioritize your needs, and question everything about yourself. You know how to stay hidden in plain sight without exposing your authentic self, but the downside is that it’s exhausting. Now, you’re at a point where you’re realizing you need help to get back to who you are without the guilt, shame, and toxic beliefs holding you back. You're ready to heal and experience the kind of self-acceptance that the younger you always needed.
You are no stranger to self-doubt. As the adult child of a narcissistic & emotionally invalidating parent, you’ve been taught to deny your emotions, deprioritize your needs, and question everything about yourself. You know how to stay hidden in plain sight without exposing your authentic self, but the downside is that it’s exhausting. Now, you’re at a point where you’re realizing you need help to get back to who you are without the guilt, shame, and toxic beliefs holding you back. You're ready to heal and experience the kind of self-acceptance that the younger you always needed.
(206) 701-7732 View (206) 701-7732
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Yvette Stone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I am particularly passionate about working with survivors of narcissistic abuse.
I believe we are all created for connection in relationship, and that all relationships have the potential to bring great joy and great struggle. Through our therapeutic relationship, by addressing the concerns that bring you to therapy, a process occurs that produces healing, transformation, and growth. My approach to counseling varies, but is rooted in trauma-informed, relational psychotherapy, focusing on key attachment relationships, and exploring the moments, social and cultural constructs, and ideologies that have shaped you.
I am particularly passionate about working with survivors of narcissistic abuse.
I believe we are all created for connection in relationship, and that all relationships have the potential to bring great joy and great struggle. Through our therapeutic relationship, by addressing the concerns that bring you to therapy, a process occurs that produces healing, transformation, and growth. My approach to counseling varies, but is rooted in trauma-informed, relational psychotherapy, focusing on key attachment relationships, and exploring the moments, social and cultural constructs, and ideologies that have shaped you.
(206) 309-9152 View (206) 309-9152
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Kimberly Gerst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
I provide Telehealth therapy for individuals 25+ years of age and couples counseling, including pre-marital. Symbis trained facilitator. I bring to therapy a diverse and expansive array of professional experiences. My experience has equipped me to work with clients with a wide range of issues including trauma, grief, loss, divorce, recovery and healing from emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, marital issues, struggles with self-esteem, family of origin issues, anxiety, depression, attachment issues and those experiencing major life changes. I love working with those authentically ready for change.
I provide Telehealth therapy for individuals 25+ years of age and couples counseling, including pre-marital. Symbis trained facilitator. I bring to therapy a diverse and expansive array of professional experiences. My experience has equipped me to work with clients with a wide range of issues including trauma, grief, loss, divorce, recovery and healing from emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, marital issues, struggles with self-esteem, family of origin issues, anxiety, depression, attachment issues and those experiencing major life changes. I love working with those authentically ready for change.
(206) 752-5477 View (206) 752-5477
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Jeremy Moss Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
We are living in stressful times. I believe that psychotherapy can be an important component of a healthy lifestyle, enabling us to thrive, find meaning and enjoy our lives even in difficult circumstances. Accordingly stress reduction is one of my areas of specialization. I also have extensive experience working with people who have experienced narcissistic abuse and I specialize in helping individuals understand, navigate and heal from these kinds of toxic relationships. I am in-network with Lyra.
We are living in stressful times. I believe that psychotherapy can be an important component of a healthy lifestyle, enabling us to thrive, find meaning and enjoy our lives even in difficult circumstances. Accordingly stress reduction is one of my areas of specialization. I also have extensive experience working with people who have experienced narcissistic abuse and I specialize in helping individuals understand, navigate and heal from these kinds of toxic relationships. I am in-network with Lyra.
(206) 489-3295 View (206) 489-3295
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Tiffany Grey
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
As a trauma therapist, my specialization lies in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex childhood trauma (CPTSD), attachment/relationship trauma, narcissistic abuse, and religious trauma. I am deeply committed to helping my clients understand the profound ways in which trauma impacts their lives. Utilizing EMDR and other somatic therapies, I focus on aiding nervous system regulation and healing. Additionally, I offer couples/marriage counseling, grounded in attachment theory, to foster deeper, healthier relationships.
As a trauma therapist, my specialization lies in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex childhood trauma (CPTSD), attachment/relationship trauma, narcissistic abuse, and religious trauma. I am deeply committed to helping my clients understand the profound ways in which trauma impacts their lives. Utilizing EMDR and other somatic therapies, I focus on aiding nervous system regulation and healing. Additionally, I offer couples/marriage counseling, grounded in attachment theory, to foster deeper, healthier relationships.
(754) 254-2637 View (754) 254-2637
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WA Mental Health
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98195  (Online Only)
I offer virtual therapy for clients residing in WA state. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, grief, stress management, and relationship issues. If you feel stuck in your current situation and don’t find joy in life, I can help you connect to your inner strengths and resilience and live an authentic, meaningful, and balanced life. I strive to create a safe, judgement free space to explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are of concern to the client. Together we identify the most appropriate goals for therapy to improve your current quality of life.
I offer virtual therapy for clients residing in WA state. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, grief, stress management, and relationship issues. If you feel stuck in your current situation and don’t find joy in life, I can help you connect to your inner strengths and resilience and live an authentic, meaningful, and balanced life. I strive to create a safe, judgement free space to explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are of concern to the client. Together we identify the most appropriate goals for therapy to improve your current quality of life.
(509) 258-5449 View (509) 258-5449
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Sally Roesch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (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 View (615) 240-2841
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Torie Wiksell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about helping my clients break toxic patterns and set healthier boundaries. I specialize in working with the adult children of parents with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Additionally, I love to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and OCD. My style is supportive, honest, and direct with a bit of humor sprinkled in. I love being a therapist, but I'm definitely not the perfect therapist for everyone. I'm straightforward, bubbly, and use profanity on occasion to emphasize a point.
I'm passionate about helping my clients break toxic patterns and set healthier boundaries. I specialize in working with the adult children of parents with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Additionally, I love to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and OCD. My style is supportive, honest, and direct with a bit of humor sprinkled in. I love being a therapist, but I'm definitely not the perfect therapist for everyone. I'm straightforward, bubbly, and use profanity on occasion to emphasize a point.
(360) 327-8525 View (360) 327-8525
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Joy Holt Hilliker Psychotherapy & Consultation
Counselor, BA, MA, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98146  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy can be a daunting process, while also being one step toward greater wholeness/healing. Relationship is where we are both wounded and healed. I work with individuals seeking relief from distressing symptoms such as; demanding too much of yourself, finding it hard to trust self, trust your own experience, self-soothing through addictive behaviors, pleasing others at your own expense, anxiety, depression, CPTSD. Our patterns of relating develop early within our first attachments, so our journey might include visiting some of those relationships to wonder how they impact you in the here and now.
Seeking therapy can be a daunting process, while also being one step toward greater wholeness/healing. Relationship is where we are both wounded and healed. I work with individuals seeking relief from distressing symptoms such as; demanding too much of yourself, finding it hard to trust self, trust your own experience, self-soothing through addictive behaviors, pleasing others at your own expense, anxiety, depression, CPTSD. Our patterns of relating develop early within our first attachments, so our journey might include visiting some of those relationships to wonder how they impact you in the here and now.
(206) 866-6213 View (206) 866-6213
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David S Shen-Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I am passionate about helping you reach your potential. We accomplish this together through a psychoanalytic, interpersonal, mind-body-spirit integration that draws on your strengths and resources. I believe psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are not about fixing what is wrong, but about using what is working well for you and deepening your skills to increase your health, well-being, and overall freedom and flexibility. I care deeply about providing excellent care, and trying out new ways of relating and understanding yourself that will lead you to optimize your health and connections with others.
I am passionate about helping you reach your potential. We accomplish this together through a psychoanalytic, interpersonal, mind-body-spirit integration that draws on your strengths and resources. I believe psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are not about fixing what is wrong, but about using what is working well for you and deepening your skills to increase your health, well-being, and overall freedom and flexibility. I care deeply about providing excellent care, and trying out new ways of relating and understanding yourself that will lead you to optimize your health and connections with others.
(206) 966-4256 View (206) 966-4256
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Ali Clark
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98136
You're here because you can't do it alone anymore. You need help to shake the stuck feeling and wonder if depression, anxiety, co-dependency [or insert struggle of choice] are winning this battle. You try to quit old habits and form healthier habits, but to no avail. You want to be in relationships that build you up but, more often than not, you feel doubt. Your self-esteem is in question. You don't feel like yourself anymore... whoever that may be. It's time to find help that will really move you out of this stuck place.
You're here because you can't do it alone anymore. You need help to shake the stuck feeling and wonder if depression, anxiety, co-dependency [or insert struggle of choice] are winning this battle. You try to quit old habits and form healthier habits, but to no avail. You want to be in relationships that build you up but, more often than not, you feel doubt. Your self-esteem is in question. You don't feel like yourself anymore... whoever that may be. It's time to find help that will really move you out of this stuck place.
(425) 329-8783 View (425) 329-8783
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Garret Patterson | Larch Counseling Pllc
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I have always been interested in how people develop over their lifetime. At each stage of life there are challenges that many of us face, and for some those challenges become too great to handle on their own. At these points, therapy can be a valuable tool to help get back on track. I enjoy talking with people from all walks of life and getting to experience their stories as we work together. From processing trauma, working through interpersonal and marital issues, developing parenting skills, I cherish the journey of therapy with clients so that they can grow and develop.
I have always been interested in how people develop over their lifetime. At each stage of life there are challenges that many of us face, and for some those challenges become too great to handle on their own. At these points, therapy can be a valuable tool to help get back on track. I enjoy talking with people from all walks of life and getting to experience their stories as we work together. From processing trauma, working through interpersonal and marital issues, developing parenting skills, I cherish the journey of therapy with clients so that they can grow and develop.
(206) 895-7180 View (206) 895-7180
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Dr. Laura K. Schenck
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
I deeply believe in the human capacity for growth in the face of incredible adversity. Pain is oftentimes inevitable, but suffering is optional. For those brave enough to reach out for support in trying times, I offer a new way to draw upon inner strengths and reframe how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My aim is to compassionately work with you to understand your concerns and their impact.
I deeply believe in the human capacity for growth in the face of incredible adversity. Pain is oftentimes inevitable, but suffering is optional. For those brave enough to reach out for support in trying times, I offer a new way to draw upon inner strengths and reframe how you relate to your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My aim is to compassionately work with you to understand your concerns and their impact.
(512) 881-0119 View (512) 881-0119
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Lingyan Linda Chen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck in your life and do not know how to move forward? Do you feel inadequate and find it difficult to find good in yourself and your life? Do you often try to please others while ignoring your own needs? Do you struggle to maintain intimate relationships? Do you sometimes feel confused and dissatisfied about yourself and want to know who you are and want to be? If any of these resonates with you, I may be your therapist.
Do you feel stuck in your life and do not know how to move forward? Do you feel inadequate and find it difficult to find good in yourself and your life? Do you often try to please others while ignoring your own needs? Do you struggle to maintain intimate relationships? Do you sometimes feel confused and dissatisfied about yourself and want to know who you are and want to be? If any of these resonates with you, I may be your therapist.
(425) 629-8177 View (425) 629-8177
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LaVonne K Dorsey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCM, CBC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Reach out for consultation. West Seattle office or Virtually. Resolving struggle takes courage, and walking through the counseling door shows me that you're bold enough to face challenges head-on. Whether you suffer with anxiety, depression, career transitions, self-esteem, relationship troubles or divorce, I will guide you through to a better place by understanding what you need internally and teaching you skills to translate your newfound self-knowledge into a positive direction. We'll build your emotional and cognitive skills to help you be more self-aware and able to access your inherent strength and resilience.
Reach out for consultation. West Seattle office or Virtually. Resolving struggle takes courage, and walking through the counseling door shows me that you're bold enough to face challenges head-on. Whether you suffer with anxiety, depression, career transitions, self-esteem, relationship troubles or divorce, I will guide you through to a better place by understanding what you need internally and teaching you skills to translate your newfound self-knowledge into a positive direction. We'll build your emotional and cognitive skills to help you be more self-aware and able to access your inherent strength and resilience.
(206) 735-4961 View (206) 735-4961
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Ro Reyes Ph.D.
Counselor, LMHC, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104
I specialize on working with people who work under pressure and need to feel at their best. My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life, dramatically. I'll help you identify positive changes to reduce your anxiety, ease your stress, and gain more control in your life. You will achieve a higher quality of life in a non-judgmental space, you'll discover untapped strengths, and you will enhance your current capacity to cope with the difficulties of life.
I specialize on working with people who work under pressure and need to feel at their best. My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life, dramatically. I'll help you identify positive changes to reduce your anxiety, ease your stress, and gain more control in your life. You will achieve a higher quality of life in a non-judgmental space, you'll discover untapped strengths, and you will enhance your current capacity to cope with the difficulties of life.
(323) 284-7540 View (323) 284-7540
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.