Stop Trying to Change the Malignant Narcissist (Why You Should Never Give A Narcissist My Book).

Stop Trying to Change the Malignant Narcissist Published on PsychCenral.com By Ross Rosenberg, MEd, LCPC, CACD, CSAT ~ 4 min read I am so grateful to the many people who have told me that my book The Human Magnet Syndrome was life-changing. Having such a positive impact on the human condition is my teenager “gonna […]

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Why Opposites Attract: Introducing The Continuum of Self Theory

Why Opposites Attract: Introducing The Continuum of Self Theory Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Originally appeared in Counseling Today at http://wp.me/p2BxKN-3Vv The most potent of love potions, “romantic chemistry,” draws lovers into a trance-like experience that results in a steamy dance of infatuation, intrigue and sexual desire. Romantic chemistry, or the “urgeto merge,” typically controls […]

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A Poem: Codependent Love. By Ross Rosenberg

Codependent Love Codependent love is illogical, transient and shapeless. It resists definition. Defies explanation. Good, bad, healthy, dysfunctional, long-term or fleeting. Here, there and nowhere It is just what it is. It is paradoxical. Pain beckoning hope. Sly like a fox. Pretending to be big, happy and permanent. It’s like a shiny new diamond Larger […]

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Ross Rosenberg – The Illinois Counseling Association’s Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication Award

Ross Rosenberg, LCPC, CADC, CSAT Candidate is the recipient of The 2014 Wendell S. Dysinger Award: Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication Established by ICA in 1983 to honor and recognize the professional counseling contributions made by Dr.Wendell S. Dysinger, one of ICA’s founders. The outstanding professional counseling publication award is given to person(s) for an outstanding published […]

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Articles Written by Author Ross Rosenberg

Explaining Why Opposites Attract (The Continuum of Self Theory) The Dance Between Codependents and Narcissists Reinventing Codependency/Recovering From Self-Love Deficit Disorder Unmasking Your Counterfeit Friend, The Covert Narcissist Codependents Also Hurt Their Children Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma: 11 Tips to Heal Tinder and Human Nature  The ‘Golden Rule’ of the Helping Professions Shame Excavation (Unearthing […]

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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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