Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D., P.C.

Author of: Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers and Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist and Heal Your Family


Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph.D., P.C. Therapist • Author • Speaker • Consultant

For the past twenty years, Dr. Karyl McBride has been involved in private research concerning the topic of narcissism and its debilitating effects on relationships.

Dr. Karyl McBride, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Denver, Colorado with more than 30 years in public and private practice. She specializes in treating clients with dysfunctional family issues. She has treated many adult children of narcissistic parents in her private practice.

The author holds a B.A. from the University of Wyoming in elementary and special education, an M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in counseling psychology, an Educational Specialist graduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in school psychology, and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute in Philosophy with Major in Clinical Psychology and with an Interdisciplinary focus in Law and Child Development.

Dr. Karyl McBride also has extensive clinical experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce and step family therapy, marital and family therapy, specialized trauma treatment in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and individual adjustment issues related to anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

In addition, she does forensic consulting and has served as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases involving children and sexual abuse. She has nine years’ experience conducting sexual abuse investigations with law enforcement and has conducted training for law enforcement in the area of sexual abuse investigations. In 1996, she was invited to present her doctoral research at the International Police Research Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Additional information on services provided and background experience can be found on Dr. McBride’s private practice website at www.karylmcbridephd.com.

Dr. Karyl McBride is available for workshops, talks and media appearances on the topic of narcissism. Contact Dr. McBride for more information.

Published Books


Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing The Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Written for daughters who have spent much of their adult lives dealing with the fallout of never having received maternal support and love from a narcissistic mother.


Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Family

Dr. Karyl McBride draws on her expertise in treating children and partners damaged by narcissists in this practical new guide to divorce and its aftermath.

Dr. Karyl McBride, Recovery Resources for Daughters, Sons and Partners of Narcissists


Dr. Karyl McBride’s new book: Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Familyhttps://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/divorcing-narcissist-book/

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers:  https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/about-will-i-ever-be-good-enough/

Audio Books

Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Family Audio Version: https://www.blackstonelibrary.com/will-i-ever-be-free-of-you?format=MP3+CD

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Audio Version: https://tantor.com/will-i-ever-be-good-enough-karyl-mcbride-phd.html


“50 Ways to tell if you are in a Relationship with a Narcissist” Survey: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/narcissist-relationship-survey/

“Do You Have a Narcissistic Parent?” Survey: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/narcissistic-parent-survey/

“Is this your Mom?” Survey: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/narcissistic-mother-survey/

Workshops & Intensives

Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Virtual Workshop. Online workshop in the privacy of your own home, complete with video presentations and homework assignments: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/workshop-overview-healing-the-daughters-of-narcissistic-mothers

Daughter and son intensives: One on one sessions with Dr. McBride: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/resources/daughter-intensives

Small group intensives: Build and strengthen individual recovery work and create amazing connections within a community of support: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/small-group-intensives/

Other Links:

Book and workshop website: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com

Recent Interviews and Q&A Sessions: https://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/katie-hafner-author-mother-daughter-interviews-dr-karyl-mcbride/

Private practice website: https://karylmcbridephd.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrKarylMcBride 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/karylmcbride

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkarylmcbride

Google+: https://plus.google.com/112423739623794466157

Psychology Today blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-legacy-distorted-love

Other Helpful Resources

ShareKids Co-Parenting Calendar

Our Family Wizard Co-Parenting Calendar

Trauma Treatment – International EMDR Website

Resources for Suicide Prevention:

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.