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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
For clients struggling with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), Solara Health has three main goals for treatment: (1) helping clients increase their self-awareness; (2) teaching clients techniques for breaking destructive behaviors and thought processes; and (3) showing clients ways to increase, develop, and display empathy for others.
To achieve these goals, our structured program combines compassion with expertise, providing a treatment experience that is specialized, modern, and specific, tailored to each client and their needs. Our combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and holistic therapies helps clients gain a more genuine sense of self and the world, a better ability to handle stressful situations, and a greater capacity to form meaningful social relationships and help others. These new insights and abilities can help those struggling with NPD to build fuller, more satisfying lives.
Symptoms and Effects
Chiefly characterized by an exaggerated sense of self, narcissistic personality disorder is a mental health disorder that can greatly disrupt day-to-day life. People struggling with NPD often feel entitled to special favors and treatment, are highly sensitive to criticism, and are unable to empathize with others; they crave attention and strive for personal perfection, though these usually stem from intense feelings of shame and inadequacy. Specific symptoms of NPD vary from person to person, but include the following:
Inflated sense of self, including feeling of superiority over others
Obsession with success, power, and perfection
Inability to recognize or care about others’ feelings and needs
Feeling entitled to attention and favors, particularly over other people
Using others to get ahead
Envying others and believing they envy you
Generally proud, bragging, and conceited behavior and speech
Left unchecked, the symptoms of NPD can hinder professional functioning and advancement, prevent new social relationships and damage existing ones, and inhibit realistic views of self, others, and the world. Similarly, when people with NPD are unable to meet their own standards of perfection, they may feel intensely distressed and unsure of who they are. If not addressed, these feelings can lead to depression.
Choosing to Heal
For people with NPD, the first—and perhaps hardest—step is recognizing and admitting that help is needed. Doing so may feel like a confession of imperfection, but it is not; it is a crucial first step in accepting the situation and beginning the healing process. At Solara, we recognize that this and other inherent treatment difficulties present unique challenges to treating NPD. As such, our clinicians are highly trained and prepared to handle any potential complications, including clients who feel angry, dismissive, or humiliated when their exaggerated self-image is questioned.
To aid the recovery process, Solara’s program is small and intimate, allowing clients to identify with others, practice healthy social interactions, and develop greater empathy in an environment that is understanding and non-judgmental. Similarly, our clinicians provide clients with treatment plans that are as comprehensive as they are personalized. During treatment, clinicians will help clients learn to identify and disrupt damaging thoughts and behaviors, and come to replace them with appropriate, healthy, and realistic attitudes and actions. With these new skills will come the ability for clients to see themselves and others more realistically and develop loving, healthy relationships.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, narcissistic personality disorder is often a long-term condition. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of narcissistic personality disorder, and our program is created to ensure this.
Contact us now to start the healing process.
What Our Clients Say
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.