Dr. McBride’s 5-step recovery model for adult children of narcissistic parents offers a comprehensive framework to treat the specific type of complex trauma and the core relational wounds incurred through narcissistic parenting. As a survivor myself I appreciate Dr. McBride’s compassion and a deep awareness of the suffering and process of recovery for survivors of narcissistic parents. Even though I received life-changing therapy it took me many years of figuring out what exactly I was up against. As Dr. McBride points out many clinicians simply are not versed in treating the traumas incurred through parental narcissism. Having a blueprint is a tremendous help for adult survivors who are confused and often not believed. As a clinician, it’s a wonderful guide for leading my clients through their recovery process and affirming for them that their pain is indeed real. It’s an honor to be a part of the WIEBGE registry.
Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW is a Montreal based therapeutic coach, certified Ericksonian hypnotherapist and ordained interfaith minister with over three decades of clinical and supervisory experience in the public and private sectors of NYC. Her areas of expertise pertain to the comprehensive treatment of complex trauma rooted in child abuse and trauma incurred from narcissistic abuse. Sheri also specializes in women’s issues and provides therapeutic coaching designed to strengthen self-love so that potentials can be actualized, goals can be attained and a life of thriving can ensue.
Sheri is also a free-lance writer, a playwright and the creator of a therapeutic theater event for at-risk women and girls in the public sector of NYC. Her journey of recovery was told through an animated film short by OC87 Recovery Diaries and aired on PBS in 2017. She authored A Clinicians Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving: Reflections on Abuse, C-PTSD and Reclamation and a book of short stories titled Women on the Edge. Lastly, Sheri is listed as a media resource for journalists and bloggers and has been quoted in various publications such as Forbes, Readers Digest, Psychology Today, Red Book, HuffPost and Cosmo.
License and Credentials:
NYS Social Worker #R038714, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Certified Ericksonian Hypnotist
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training