Often feel not good enough?
Find yourself saying yes when you mean no?
Attract people who want to take more than they give?
Feel disrespected in your relationships?
For healthy emotional development, it is essential that children have unconditional love and connection from an early age.
Unfortunately, many children do not have these needs met.
Some live through these formative years with a self-centered parent who is controlling, dominating or resorts to shaming their child.
If you have grown up in this environment, you may find that creating new relationships is a confusing and uncomfortable experience. You may feel like you bring out the worst in people, or that you find yourself trying to please everyone.
This is an exhausting way to live and can feel hopeless at times.
The good news is that you can heal, and you can have healthy relationships.
“As a specialist in treating adult children of narcissists, I understand what is needed to create a foundation of healing.
You too can develop self-compassion and recover from the abuse and PTSD you’ve experienced. You can reclaim the connection to yourself, and empower your relationships with others.”
The Benefits of Therapy for Adult Children of Narcissists
Therapy for adult children of narcissists can be life-changing. It is a chance to genuinely complete the past and create a fulfilling new future.
- Discover how to have healthy, loving relationships.
- Be empowered with tools that help you reconnect with your body and intuition.
- Experience new levels of confidence.
- Remove your narcissistic parent’s power over you.
- Gain understanding, grounding, and healing.
I work with individuals who are ready to make a commitment to their healing. Although every person is different, you have most likely been impacted by these struggles for many years. This takes time to untangle and the average length of treatment is 6-8 months.
Although you are welcome to discontinue treatment at any time, I ask that you make a three-month commitment when starting our work together. This allows time to develop a therapeutic relationship, explore deeply what you are hoping to change, and begin to see results.
Typically sessions are weekly in the beginning, although we will work together to find a frequency that fits your goals and budget.
Therapy for adult children of narcissists is a very personal experience and it is important to work with a therapist who understands your experience and makes you feel safe. I invite you to a free 25-minute consult over the phone, in my office, or over video, to see if we are the right fit for each other.
I look forward to hearing from you and the possibility of helping guide you on your path to healing.
Therapy Sessions – The Finer Details
Sessions are typically 60 minutes long and cost $150 per session.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, credit card or Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
We can meet in my office, or video therapy is available using a HIPPA complaint program for those who are not in the Portland area. However, you must be a resident of either Oregon or Washington as those are the states where I am licensed.
Please note: Many people ask about insurance coverage. I have made a conscious choice not to get involved with insurance because I believe that the therapeutic relationship is between you and me. When using insurance, they can ask for your charts which means that your charts are no longer confidential. I believe that your privacy and safety comes first, so sharing your charts doesn’t work with the philosophy of my business.
If you are not looking for therapy but want to know more about narcissism or narcissistic abuse, workshops, public speaking or consultations please contact me for more information.
“When I found Elizabeth, I had been searching for a long time to try to figure out what was wrong with my family and why I kept having so much trouble with my relationships. I saw several other therapists, but felt like I was spinning my wheels, not making progress.
When I found out about narcissistic personality disorder and got to work with a therapist (Elizabeth) who specializes in that, everything became clear. It took time and care and hard work, but I am so thankful to be where I am today; to have answers to my questions, to be empowered, and to be moving forward into a life of healing and happiness.
Elizabeth is a gifted, intuitive, highly skilled therapist who adeptly balances the need for safety with the need to be challenged and encouraged. If you have experienced trauma and abuse from personality disordered people, Cultivate and Flourish is a safe, healing place for you. I wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth.”
**The WIEBGE acronym stands for “Will I Ever Be Good Enough?”, and signifies certification in Dr. Karyl McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents.