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If you’ve searched for answers to explain your partner’s or relative’s behavior, or you suspect you’re involved with a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath, then you’ve landed on the right page. Here, you will not only find answers to the questions swirling about in your mind; you will discover real tools and strategies to begin to heal, get unstuck, and free yourself from toxic. I’ve been a psychotherapist for two decades, and I specialize in helping people heal from toxic relationships and trauma through a variety of different modalities.

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Million people in the U.S.

Million people narcissistically abused

Million people with antisocial personality disorder

Million people with narcissistic personality disorder

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Written from the heart of survivors of narcissistic abuse, this collection of stories and poems will empower readers dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, and serve as both a wake-up call and a cautionary light to those who are in “ or think they may be in” an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath.

I Am Free validates and inspires the victims of toxic relationships with the experiences of people from all walks of life “ featuring both women and men, who have found the courage to survive abusive relationships, either as adults or as children raised by narcissists, and sociopaths. These vignettes are heavy, raw, and painful, but the ultimate message is one of hope “ that it is possible to gain happiness, and freedom from narcissistic abuse.

Get the book

Written from the heart of survivors of narcissistic abuse, this collection of stories and poems will empower readers dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, and serve as both a wake-up call and a cautionary light to those who are in “ or think they may be in” an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath.

I Am Free validates and inspires the victims of toxic relationships with the experiences of people from all walks of life “ featuring both women and men, who have found the courage to survive abusive relationships, either as adults or as children raised by narcissists, and sociopaths. These vignettes are heavy, raw, and painful, but the ultimate message is one of hope “ that it is possible to gain happiness, and freedom from narcissistic abuse.

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My Approach

I use an integrative combination of brain and body-based methods (CBT, DBT, Trauma-informed approach, Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy) that research has shown to be effective.

I focus on helping individuals and couples build a repertoire of strategies to manage their distressful symptoms, identify learned patterns, unhelpful ways of thinking, rewire their brains, resolve trauma, and access their strengths and use them as leverage to work through their upsetting events, fears, anxiety, unknown roadblocks, ultimately gaining deeper insight and awareness, so they can get ‘unstuck’, and lead happier and more fulfilling lives and build deeper and more intimate relationships.

 

Teletherapy, Coaching, Consulting

My Approach

I use an integrative combination of brain and body-based methods (CBT, DBT, Trauma-informed approach, Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy) that research has shown to be effective.

I focus on helping individuals and couples build a repertoire of strategies to manage their distressful symptoms, identify learned patterns, unhelpful ways of thinking, rewire their brains, resolve trauma, and access their strengths and use them as leverage to work through their upsetting events, fears, anxiety, unknown roadblocks, ultimately gaining deeper insight and awareness, so they can get ‘unstuck’, and lead happier and more fulfilling lives and build deeper and more intimate relationships.

Specialties

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Interpersonal Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

Generalized Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Panic Disorder

Mood Disorders

Couples/ Marital Counseling

 

 

About me

Hello, I’m Bree Bonchay. I’m a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) who helps individuals overcome the negative effects of stressful or traumatic life experiences. I specialize in helping people get unstuck, heal from interpersonal trauma and free themselves from toxic relationships. In early 2016, I founded World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day, which is recognized every June 1st, and that same year I held the first narcissistic abuse recovery summit with the mission of raising awareness about the devastating impacts of narcissistic abuse, providing public pathology education, and free trauma recovery resources to survivors around the globe. Since then, the World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day Summits have been an annual lifeline and symbol of hope and solidarity to survivors everywhere. I’m also the author of the book, “I Am Free: Healing Stories of Surviving Toxic Relationships with Narcissists and Sociopaths” and I share my insights about narcissistic abuse and recovery in my blog, freefromtoxic.

My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you achieve your goals. The collaborative process is about participating in conversations that open up possibilities, new meanings, and ideas to help you find your own ways forward when advice is not enough. In addition, I’ll share ideas, strategies, evidenced-based techniques, and teach you practical tools that you’ll find helpful.

My career experience includes work in a variety of settings from clinical outpatient, working with adults, children, and families, inpatient behavioral health, managed care, and medical hospital. I also have expertise in narcissism, pathological relationship dynamics, and narcissistic abuse in all forms and in all types of relationships.

 

About me

Bree Bonchay, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist with two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships and shares her insights about narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy in her blog, FreeFromToxic. She is the author of the book, “I Am Free” and has appeared on radio as a guest expert. She is also a board member of the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Educators & Survivor Treatment, a member of the International Association of Trauma Specialists, and the founder of WNAAD.

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How To Permanently Detach From A Narcissist

The problem is with the passage of time, people develop relationship amnesia and just around the time relationship amnesia begins to set in, the narcissist, like a tornado will regenerate and strike again. No contact is good but going Stover is even better. No that wasn’t a typo. Stover is a term a friend of mine coined that means the relationship is “So Totally OVER” or Stover. Going Stover is a lot like going no contact only on Red Bull, and best of all it protects against dreaded relationship amnesia.

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The 8 Most Common Narc-Sadistic Conversation Control Tactics

Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall – or worse, maybe leave you feeling like banging your head against a brick wall? Perhaps, it has even crossed your mind that you would have been better off conversing with a brick wall, because the wall would have more capacity of providing understanding, validation and empathy than the narcissist in your life!

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