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How Narcissists Use Money to Abuse

By Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC

money power“Money is a mechanism for control,” David Korten, a former Harvard Business School professor states. And narcissists know this all too well. Even a little bit of money gives a narcissist a sense of power and domination over others. It starts off small with the little things like removing your name from the accounts and then grows into stealing, threats, and extortion.

What are some of the warnings signs of money being used as a mechanism for control over your life? Read on.

Assets – narcissists will: Be generous in giving presents but then expects you to submit without question and to immediately comply with their demands.Flaunt their money and use it as a weapon against the less fortunate, including you or other family members.Forbid you to have access to your money or possessions so that you are entirely dependent on them for food, clothing, shelter, and any necessities.Steal from you or your family and expect everyone to be ok with it.

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Shame & Addiction

By Steve Greenman, MA, LPC, NCC “Shame is a soul eating emotion.” C.G. Jung Most of us have at one time or another felt embarrassed, guilty or shamed about our actions. When I was a therapist at an addiction treatment center, we focused on the difference between guilt, shame and embarrassment. Embarrassment was regarded as… Continue Reading

Evidence-based treatment for ADHD

By Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA ADHD affects many children. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, can have a detrimental affect on a child’s performance in many areas including with his grades, his behavior in the classroom, relationships with others, self-regulation, daily life skills, and much more. Within the scientific literature and research, behavioral treatment… Continue Reading

3 Effective Strategies for Improving Working Memory in Kids with ADHD

By Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA “One of the most consistent findings in research studies is that students with ADHD have poor working memory, particularly when they have to remember visual information, such as graphs or images. As part of a government-funded project that I led, I found that students with ADHD were 4x more… Continue Reading

Why Some People Feel Inferior

By Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC “I never do anything right.”  While this is an overgeneralization with evidence to the contrary, some people actually believe they can’t to do anything right.  Perhaps you have a client like this.  It is unproductive to argue the specific points of the matter with them because no amount of reason stops the inferiority… Continue Reading