Individual counseling at Take Charge, Inc. can help someone who may be involved in a relationship with a narcissist, or someone who may have narcissistic personality disorder. How do you know if you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, or if you are indeed a narcissist? Through individual counseling Terri Clinton Dichiser can help.
Whether you’re dating, making friends, looking for a job, hiring employees, or joining a club or organization, it can be helpful to know some of the warning signs for people with narcissistic personality disorder.
In relationships, they usually consider themselves superior to you, are insulting and demeaning, do not reciprocate attention, demand constant admiration, may lose interest in you, may be promiscuous, may spend your money on others, and may humiliate you in public to enhance their own image.
With individual counseling at Take Charge, Inc., Terri provides a safe, comfortable environment that allows you to put your thoughts and feeling into words, without fear of criticism or judgment. She will guide you into a better understanding and possibly a different perspective if you have a relationship with a narcissist.
With narcissists, notice what they do, more than what they say. Narcissists have lots of words to distract from and make up for their insensitive behavior. People constantly confront narcissists and constantly are frustrated. Rather than reflecting on their past behavior, narcissists defend it and attack you for criticizing them (“How dare you, after all I’ve done for you!”). So just become aware of their behavior, and ignore their words excusing or distracting from it.
Terri has a unique way with individual counseling of helping you not only address these issues but opens the door to expand the scope of those issues to incorporate the significant relationships in your life.
Do people tell you that you seem to take up all the space in the room because conversations with you so frequently take an “it’ all about me” turn? When others express feelings and concerns, is your reaction “Well what about me?” Do you monologue or pontificate, assuming that you know best, instead of sharing equal air time and valuing others’ inputs? These habits all are narcissistic indicators.
Individual counseling with Terri can help you identify if you have narcissistic tendencies, and how to change these behaviors. Though some folks are more prone to narcissism than others, narcissism generally is not a fixed phenomenon like height or eye color. Meeting with someone to change the underlying cause can make a huge difference in your life!
Terri, located in Overland Park, Kansas, offers 19 years of counseling experience and more than 22 years of working with individuals and families. This extensive experience is instrumental in guiding clients to new ways of coping with life problems and finding constructive ways to deal with situations that seem beyond control.
For more information about narcissism and individual counseling, call Take Charge, Inc. at (913) 239-8255.