The Language of Narcissists

Communicating with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be confusing. Facial expressions don’t always match the situation and

Emotional Incest: When Is Close Too Close?

Emotional incest is not sexual. Instead, this type of unhealthy emotional interaction blurs the boundaries between adult and child in

How to Understand Gaslighting

The term gaslighting comes from Patrick Hamilton’s  1938 play Gas Light, which was later made into a film in 1944

Behind the Mask: What the ‘Good Daughter’ of the Narcissistic Mother Would Tell You if She Could

As a psychotherapist treating Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, I see how her daughter, trapped in the role of the

How Do You Know if You Have High or Low Self-Esteem?

The phrase “self-esteem” is thrown around frequently when discussing mental health. In the 70s, programs in public school systems encouraged

Free Live Webinar: Healing from an Unloving Mother

As central as the mother-child relationship is to psychological health, that of the mother and her daughter has its own