Dr. McBride’s 5-step recovery model for adult children of narcissistic parents offers a comprehensive framework to treat the specific type of complex trauma and the core relational wounds incurred through narcissistic parenting. As a survivor myself I appreciate Dr. McBride’s compassion and a deep awareness of the suffering and process of recovery for survivors of narcissistic parents. Even though I received life-changing therapy it took me many years of figuring out what exactly I was up against. As Dr. McBride points out many clinicians simply are not versed in treating the traumas incurred through parental narcissism. Having a blueprint is a tremendous help for adult survivors who are confused and often not believed. As a clinician, it’s a wonderful guide for leading my clients through their recovery process and affirming for them that their pain is indeed real. It’s an honor to be a part of the WIEBGE registry.
I have over 30 years of clinical and supervisory experience in the mental health and addiction fields in New York City, specializing in complex trauma treatment, addictive disorders inclusive of love and sex addiction, and treating survivors of narcissistic abuse. My love of and involvement in the arts pre-disposes me to effectively process creative blocks and stagnation. It also lends itself to perceiving healing as a creative process, and accordingly, to access the creative resources within all of us that inspire wholeness. As an interfaith minister, I have a foundational comprehension of world traditions. I am also a world traveler and love learning about different cultures.
I offer Individual, Group, and Couples Therapy for men and women. Sessions occur in person. Under extenuating circumstances, phone and/or video sessions can be scheduled. I offer a sliding scale for those who qualify. If your health insurance includes "Out of Network" outpatient mental health benefits this provision usually provides coverage for my services.
I am also a top writer in mental health and psychology at Medium; https://sheriheller.medium.com/
License and Credentials:
NYS Social Worker #R038714, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Certified Ericksonian Hypnotist
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training