Narcissistic abuse recovery is a complicated process, and it helps to have a therapist or counselor who understands exactly how it feels to be where you are – or at least one who truly understands the subtle but toxic nature of this pervasive, manipulative, and controlling type of abuse. When you’re searching for the right provider, it’s important that you know exactly who and what you need.
Not all therapists are qualified to help with narcissistic abuse recovery because, according to therapist Stacy Harp, “they don’t teach this stuff in school.” That means the therapist would need to have taken additional courses and done research outside of the standard coursework required for their degree. Of course, there are many therapists who are not only qualified but also survivors themselves. The problem is finding one that works with your insurance and who has a practice near your home.
After much research, in addition to this online therapist group, we recommend Dr. Karyl McBride’s Therapist Referral Network, as we know that Dr. McBride fully understands the implications of narcissistic abuse and the needs of survivors. Please note: Dr. McBride did not request that we link to her site, and her link is not sponsored. We choose to recommend Dr. McBride’s network because we truly believe that she vets each provider to ensure your safety. Even so, we ask that you always do your own due diligence as we aren’t personally involved in the selection or vetting of providers.
The resources below can help to ensure that you find a narcissistic abuse recovery therapist who can properly serve you.
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