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I’m Wendy Behary. I am the author of Disarming the Narcissist. I am an expert in narcissism, something that people often puzzled about and I think my general curiosity as a person but also my love of the challenge probably explains my evolution into this area of expertise. When you find yourself looking at someone and you know you want to say yes but you keep saying no, you don’t want to agree but you find yourself agreeing, you find yourself apologizing to something you didn't do wrong. I catch myself doing that and say why am I doing that? And then began to explore and understand this particular type of personality and that’s what led me there. I treat narcissist and the people who are dealing with them, I lecture on the topic and train professionals. I am also married to a wonderful man, David. I have a grown daughter and 2 step children and proud of all of them and the best part of being a mom was really the delight of watching my daughter grow to become not just beautiful in the inside and out, but to be common, lovely human being. In my spare time which I have very little of these days, I enjoyed travelling, I enjoyed the theater and hopefully one day soon I am going to learn and play the African drums.
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Wendy T. Behary, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Author

With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy is also the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of the New Harbinger Publication (1st and upcoming 2nd edition) Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work with industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.

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