If you grew up in a narcissistic family you may experience adult-life challenges that stem from unhealthy patterns in your family of origin. The legacy of growing up with a narcissistic parent can include:

  • Excessive perfectionism
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of confidence
  • Difficulty feeling spontaneous
  • Self-blame
  • Depression 
  • Grief or emotional numbness
  • Career burnout
  • Lack of assertiveness
  • Difficulty trusting or getting close to others
  • Difficulty choosing healthy relationships
  • Trouble finding a satisfactory spiritual belief
  • A harsh inner critic
  • Drained vitality and energy

Dan Neuharth, PhD, the author of If You Had Controlling Parents, offers telephone and online consultations for adults raised in narcissistic or controlling environments. Please Note: These consultations are not psychotherapy and are not intended as a substitute for formal, face-to-face psychotherapy. (Click here to locate a professional psychotherapist in your area.) Rather, long-distance consultations with Dr. Neuharth are designed to achieve specific goals related to dealing with narcissistic or controlling parents and the legacy of growing up a narcissistic family.

If you are interested in exploring whether a private consultation by phone or webcam could be helpful or appropriate for you, contact Dr. Neuharth at The fee for a 60-minute consultation is $160.

Dr. Neuharth has been an authority on narcissistic and controlling families for more than 15 years. He has given numerous workshops and talks on the topic, and been featured on national media including Oprah and Good Morning America.

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