If you seldom had your feelings validated as a child, you may find that you struggle with self-doubt as an adult. If your voice was either silenced and/or criticized, you may have learned to discount your inner compass and question your ability to make good decisions. Being raised by a narcissistic parent can feel both unpredictable and unsettling and lead to significant emotional harm.

I believe Dr. Karyl McBride’s 5-step model provides a clear roadmap for anyone wishing to heal from their narcissistic upbringing. My clients have found Dr. McBride’s book, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? to be very enlightening as they seek empowerment, find their voice, and work toward self-acceptance. The WIEBGE model is an invaluable resource and guides my work with adult daughters of narcissistic mothers.

If you are ready to begin this journey of self-discovery, healing, and forgiveness, I would love to work with you! As your therapist, I will offer emotional support as you heal from your past and begin to create the life you truly want. In addition to my professional training, my own childhood experiences have equipped me with empathy and a desire to help others who grew up in a narcissistic household. Always remember, your past does not have to dictate your future!

I specialize in the areas of adjustment/life transitions, relationship concerns, perfectionism, social anxiety, highly sensitive persons (HSP), family of origin issues, shame, trauma, narcissistic abuse, chronic pain/illness, and other health related stressors. I promote self-discovery, which includes not only identifying problematic patterns and obstacles, but also exploring strengths and evidence of resiliency.

I utilize a HIPAA compliant platform to provide teletherapy for individuals in Indiana through Orenda Counseling LLC. 60-minute sessions are $100, and 45-minute sessions are $75. Following payment and upon request, a superbill can be forwarded to you, and you may directly submit to your insurance provider for consideration.

License and Credentials:
MSW LCSW LCAC
(Indiana LCSW: License # 34006840A; Indiana LCAC: License # 87000944A)

Contact me:

Indianapolis, Indiana (no office; teletherapy only)
Phone: 1-765-287-5301
Email: heather@orendacounselingllc.com
Website: https://www.orendacounselingllc.com

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