Listening to “Unpacking Narcissism” episodes will help you grasp a comprehensive understanding of narcissism and help you protect yourself and/or heal from narcissistic abuse.

In this episode, we are going to tackle some tough questions about healing from abuse. From dealing with the alluring pull of intermittent reinforcement (02:15) to finding closure without accountability (13:38), and letting go of the wish for things to be different (19:45), we’ll explore practical tips and strategies for moving forward in your healing journey. Join us as we discuss the harm of rumination (32:40), alternatives for closure, and overcoming the fear of being alone after being gaslighted into dependency (44:02). It’s time to take control of your healing.

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Meet Dr. Khadijah Cyril

Dr. Khadijah Cyril, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with her own private practice who services children, teenagers, and young adults in New York City and Connecticut.

Dr. Cyril has specific expertise in providing evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She services individuals who experience anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and personality disorders.

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