ilene-cooperIt is an honor to be part of this registry after completing Dr. McBride’s 5 Step Recovery certification process.  This model is one I have used in helping adults who have suffered effects from a narcissistic parent. Additionally, I have found it helpful with adults who have had troubled parents. This journey inspires hope through the five steps from Acceptance and Grief to the last step, Ending the Narcissistic Legacy.  This last step could also be called ending or ameliorating the pain and moving on to find ones true self. This model has taken fears people have about facing these issues to one of hope and recovery. Fears about the first step, of Acceptance and Grief, is turned into a journey towards finding the authentic self.

As a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years’ experience of working with families, I was happy to take this training and become certified with the five step recovery model. This model engenders great hope for my clients, beginning with Acceptance and Grief to the final step of Ending the Narcissistic Legacy. I have been honored to work with patients from all different backgrounds, including, adults, couples, the LGBT community as well as persons suffering from the effects of parents with narcissism and other issues such as alcoholism. My practice is in Marietta, Georgia. I accept insurance and can offer a sliding scale.  It may be possible to offer online counseling using Go To Meeting. Please check with your insurance company for more details.

License and Credentials:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, #3312

Contact me:

2790 Sandy Plains Rd., Suite 203
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 1-678-245-6191
Fax: 1-770 597 0897

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