Voicelessness and Emotional SurvivalRichard A. Grossman, Ph.D.
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The Voicelessness and Emotional Survival website was created by Dr. Richard Grossman to help people who have been deprived of “voice” by narcissistic spouses/partners, boyfriends/girlfriends, parents, siblings, adult children, bosses and co-workers.  The website includes essays on narcissism and its damaging effects and a message board with over 100,000 posts by people who have shared their experiences with voicelessness and helped others deal with the aloneness that results from having one’s voice taken away.

What if the most powerful tool in a therapist’s “tool box” is the relationship between patient and therapist? And what if this tool is neither examined nor taught in therapist training programs? Dr. Grossman’s out-of-the-box short book, Voicelessness and Emotional Survival—Notes from the Therapy Underground begins by describing the author’s personal and painful experiences as a student, practitioner and patient in the traditional high-status (e.g., Harvard Medical School) psychiatry/psychology world. The book then reveals what he learned from these experiences (including the importance of “character,” “subtext” and “repetition” in all relationships, including therapeutic relationships), how understanding and valuing the therapist–client relationship changed his practice of therapy and how this approach significantly improved the lives of his patients. CBS News calls this new approach “Relationship Therapy for One.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-bachelorette-rachel-lindsay-and-relationship-therapy-for-one/

Currently, because of the long-term nature of his work (as explained in the book above), Dr. Grossman is not accepting new patients. Three Massachusetts therapists he knows, trusts and recommends are:

Claire Shindler, Ph.D. Psychologist in Acton, MA. Dr. Shindler’s practice description can be found at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/ma/acton/719988?sid=5e022add60cc9&ref=20&tr=ResultsProfileBtn

Harry Sobel, Ph.D. Psychologist in Newburyport, MA. Dr. Sobel’s website can be found at: https://www.drharrysobel.com

Hildy Grossman, Ph.D. Psychologist in Brookline, MA. Dr. Grossman can be reached at hygrossman@mindspring.com