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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment in San Diego

For veterans struggling with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), Solara Mental Health has three main goals for treatment: (1) helping veterans increase their self-awareness; (2) teaching veterans techniques for breaking destructive behaviors and thought processes; and (3) showing veterans ways to increase, develop and display empathy for others.

To achieve these goals, our structured narcissistic personality disorder treatment in San Diego combines compassion with expertise. We provide a treatment experience that is specialized, modern, and specifically tailored to each veteran and their needs. 

Our combination of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and holistic therapies helps veterans gain a more genuine sense of self and the world.  This gives them 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 a narcissistic personality disorder to build fuller, more satisfying lives.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 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 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 Narcissistic Personality Disorder vary from person to person, but include the following:

  • Inflated sense of self, including the 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 narcissistic personality disorder 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.

Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder

There is no standardized pharmacological or psychological treatment for narcissistic personality disorder. The presence of NPD is usually accompanied by other mood disorders. When a diagnosis has been established, it is crucial to discuss the diagnosis because there will be several challenges in the future. Treatment of ongoing symptoms of co-occurring affective disorders is equally important.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Usually known as psychotherapy or usually referred to as “talk therapy”, is the most common method to treat dependent personality disorder. CBT is a therapeutic practice designed to help people with mental health disorders address their current struggles and negative thoughts – learning to accept the things and situations they cannot change and take control of the things they can.

Lifestyle changes

As you work through therapy, you may find it helpful to make the following lifestyle changes:

  • Substances that may trigger problematic behaviors should be avoided.
  • Keep healthy habits in mind and pursue them.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety by practicing relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation.

Solara’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment for Veterans

Solara Mental Health in San Diego is focused on giving veterans a supportive and safe environment to recover from their narcissistic personality disorder. Our mental health treatment facility recognizes that each veteran will have their own personal needs, and we will customize their treatment plan to help with their specific diagnosis and symptoms.

Solara Mental Health is VA-contracted, which gives us the unique opportunity to help veterans with their mental health needs, including narcissistic personality disorder treatment. As long as authorization is approved, we provide housing, transportation, and accommodations.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment at Solara Mental Health in San Diego

For people with narcissistic personality disorder, 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 our mental health center, 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 veterans who feel angry, dismissive or humiliated when their exaggerated self-image is questioned.

To aid the recovery process, our inpatient program is small and intimate, allowing veterans to identify with others, practice healthy social interactions and develop greater empathy in an environment that is understanding and non-judgmental. Similarly, the clinicians at our psychiatric facility provide veterans with treatment plans that are as comprehensive as they are personalized. 

During treatment, clinicians will help veterans 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 veterans to see themselves and others more realistically and develop loving, healthy relationships.

While our veterans make considerable and rapid improvements, a narcissistic personality disorder is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our mental health treatment center has learned how to provide the entire spectrum of care for our veterans.  

From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our veterans from the clutches of narcissistic personality disorder.

Contact us now to start the healing process.

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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.


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.


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.

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.

Watson Family

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.


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.

Michelle Family

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.


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.


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.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.


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