Therapist Referral Network

Marilyn Thorpe, M.A. (Victoria BC, Canada and Online)

I help adults who had a narcissistic parent begin their path to healing. Growing up in a narcissistic family led me to this work.  As an interning therapist, forty percent of my clients had a narcissistic parent, and because of my experience and research, I was able to validate their experience and help them understand their childhoods with compassion.

Dr. Karyl McBride’s 5 step recovery process has been a large part of my healing. Dr. McBride is the only therapist I have encountered who understands both NPD accurately and the requirements necessary in a therapist: acceptance, explanation of the grief process, the importance of validation and empathy, the choice for levels of contact with the narcissistic parent, not forcing forgiveness on the client, inner child work, and answering the client’s fears that she has taken on narcissistic traits of the mother.

I am an attachment-based, trauma-informed Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and am a certified practitioner in Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry. I also offer counselling for depression and grief and loss.

I see clients online via the Noustalk platform.

License and Credentials:
M.A. in Counselling Psychology and Canadian Certified Counsellor #10006780

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