Counseling for Survivors
Being the child of a parent with a Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is extremely challenging. In these family systems, some or all of the following may occur:
- The child tends to grow up deferring to the parent as the main and most important person in the room.
- The child is not given permission to have feelings or problems.
- The child, in this disordered environment, grows up believing that there is something missing within them.
- The child may constantly ask, what is and where is my "self?"
- The child feels like an outsider in his/her own family.
- The child may develop people pleasing tendencies, sabotaging his/her own self in order to please others.
As adults, these children often end up in destructive relationships, out of touch with their own needs, or developing other destructive behavior and coping mechanisms- until the root cause of their behaviors and experiences is addressed.
Jill has extensive experience working with survivors of Narcissistic and BPD family systems. By demystifying the dynamics of such relationships, the individual can reevaluate their relationship with the past, the family and the self. Analysis of family history's impact on your behavior patterns will can initiate a complete shift in self-awareness, relationships, and more.
Asking for support is the first step on the path to personal freedom and clarity. Call to schedule a free consultation in the Denver, Colorado area.
The WIEBGE acronym stands for “Will I Ever Be Good Enough?”, and signifies certification in Dr. Karyl McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents.