Therapists are increasingly encountering clients in their practices who have experienced narcissistic abuse by a family member or intimate partner. This type of psychological abuse is complex, insidious, and requires a unique therapeutic approach. I am offering consultation for therapists who want to improve their ability to understand and identify narcissism, and better assist their clients with the emotional healing that needs to take place. Please contact me if you would like additional information.
Narcissism is a spectrum of character traits. Narcissists have difficulty with empathy, they fail to appreciate that other people may have perspectives that differ from their own, and they struggle significantly with taking accountability for their own behavior. Essentially, it is all about them and their needs.
I am pleased to announce that in order to provide more flexibility for my clients, I have added telephonic counseling as an available service. An initial in-person evaluation is required, and this method of counseling may or may not be appropriate depending upon the particular issues you would like to address. Please contact me for more information.
Improving Intimacy Couples Workshop is being held Saturday, April 22nd from 9 – 12 p.m. Couples will learn new insights and tools for solving conflict and fostering a closer and more satisfying emotional and physical connection. Please contact me for more information.
When couples are in conflict they become collectors of grievances. No perceived slight or error is given a free pass. The more we keep score of our partner’s mistakes the longer we become entrenched in a seemingly endless cycle of anger, resentment, and disengagement. Here are some suggestions to break the pattern.