Why Victims of Narcissistic Abuse develop PTSD

Even if they were not abused or neglected in childhood

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
Published in
7 min readMar 10, 2020

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When we met for an initial therapy consultation, Madelyn was a psychological and emotional wreck. Yet when she shared about her childhood in the Philippines and her subsequent exploits with travel and academia, it was clear that her life was filled with love and encouragement. She had a…

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
Invisible Illness

Complex trauma clinician and writer. Survivor turned thriver, with a love for world travel, the arts and nature. I think outside the box. Sheritherapist.com