Narcissistic abuse is a particular style of abuse used by manipulative, parasitic and exploitative personalities. Narcissistic abuse doesn’t necessarily come at the hands of someone who has been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Abusers who utilize strategies of narcissistic abuse use patterns and similar strategies to inflict psychological pain, destroy your sense of self and your connection with reality.
5 Common Love Languages of the Narcissist Are:
1. (2:26) Parasitic Attachment
2. (4:59) Gaslighting
3. (7:16) Victimhood
4. (9:19) Coercive Control
5. (12:47) Love Bombing
Mandy Friedman, LPCC-S, CCDVC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor and certified clinical domestic violence counselor. She is the creator of the educational program SNAP: Survivors of Narcissistic & Abusive Personalities. This program teaches survivors and concerned loved ones about abusive personalities, targets of abuse, abusive relationships and life in recovery from abuse. SNAP educational program of recovery helps empathic survivors of abuse fine tune and connect with their empathic nature in order to preserve, harness and protect the very things abusers seek to destroy. In her private practice, Clermont Mental Health, Mandy specializes in treating survivors of Cluster B personalities. She is also familiar with the role of addiction and substance abuse in abusive relationships. Mandy’s clients are often in need of trauma-informed care as part of their recovery. This has led her to become an expert on the topic of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). To help her clients, Mandy utilizes mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation. Mandy is a survivor of abuse and has first-hand knowledge of what survivors endure in abusive circumstances and living a healthy life after abuse.