The Dance between Codependents and Narcissists

The Dance between Codependents and Narcissists Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Candidate We therapists live for moments when everything “clicks” and our client arrives at an understanding that, until that moment, had eluded him. There is nothing more rewarding than when a well-placed analogy or metaphor creates the breakthrough moment.  When spot-on, the resulting […]

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Covert Narcissists: Wolves in Sheep Clothing ( Closet Narcissists). Ross Rosenberg

 Covert narcissists are masters of disguise – successful actors, humanitarians, politicians, clergy members, and even psychotherapists who are beloved and appreciated, but are secretly selfish, calculating, controlling, angry and vindictive. Covert narcissists create an illusion of selflessness while gaining from their elevated status. Although they share similar basic traits with the overt narcissist, i.e., the […]

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The History of the Term, “Codependency”

The History of the Term, “Codependency” Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?”  Well, Mr. Shakespeare, in the mental health field, quite a bit!  Correctly labeling mental health disorders is powerfully important to the person in their pursuit of seeking help to overcome their problems. Even with the potential […]

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LOVE ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCY AND INTERNET DATING

LOVE ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCY AND INTERNET DATING Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC Author of the Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us For the love addict and codependent, Internet dating sites are the crack cocaine of romantic exploration.  Although the love addict consciously wants true and everlasting love, they are drawn to the […]

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