I believe in using Dr. McBride’s 5 step recovery model in therapy because the challenges that a daughter of a narcissistic parent has experienced are unique and deserve specific, focused processing to be able to work through. I have found this training and model helpful because it highlights the importance of supporting clients to feel the full range of their feelings (hurt, anger, sadness, etc.) in order to move towards healing. I value the way in which this model emphasizes the importance of grieving the childhood that was not had as well as internal reparenting in order to move through life with an enhanced sense of self-compassion and wellbeing.
I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to process the ways in which their experiences within narcissistic families have influenced their current patterns of relating within interpersonal and romantic relationships. I focus on helping individuals develop a kind understanding of the ways in which unwanted habits within themselves often have served to protect them in some way, in order to begin to shed layers of self-hatred and self-blame and be able to shift and heal.
License and Credentials:
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training