When it comes to a legal case, you want to have a firm you can trust and rely on. In addition to the experience and successful track record of cases, Sarasota Family Law Attorney Megan Lyons possesses more than just legal knowledge. Ms. Lyons has developed a niche practice, focusing on high conflict personality disorders such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and other “Cluster B” personality disorders in her family law cases. She has acquired a lot of experience in successfully navigating cases in which there is a personality disordered adversary in the litigation.
Divorcing a narcissist can turn your life inside out. Does your ex make mountains out of mole hills? Withholds information about the children? Manipulates, shames, or tries to control you? I am a licensed therapist in Denver, Colorado who specializes in high-conflict divorce. I help clients understand how to identify personality disorder and its patterns, avoid the traps of emotional exploiters, de-activate emotional buttons, and keep children out of the middle. Services are offered in Colorado and nationwide.
Tina Swithin survived a Category Five Divorce Hurricane while acting as her own attorney in a custody battle in San Luis Obispo, California that turned her family’s life upside down. While divorces are never easy, Tina quickly learned that a divorce involving an individual with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) takes the term, “high-conflict” to a level that few can comprehend. In an effort to articulate what was happening in her new “Alice in Wonderland” reality, Tina took shelter from the storm by chronicling her journey in her (now) internationally recognized blog, “One Mom’s Battle.” Tina’s little village grew to include thousands of people who all shared the same story. There were different variations and nuances but the common denominator was Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Tina’s battle came to an end after four long years when she walked out of the Family Court System on July 10, 2013, with the one thing that she had dedicated her life to securing: her daughters’ safety. Despite the fact that the odds were against her, Tina never gave up. She waded through the muddy waters of a courtroom that was filled with the lies and manipulation. Tina prevailed and obtained a final custody order for full custody while her ex-husband was ordered to have professionally supervised visits. In October of 2014, Tina’s battle took an unexpected but positive turn when the courts revoked all visits and all contact. Tina and her children have complete peace.
I am a counselor with personal experience in healing from narcissistic abuse. I offer individual counseling and several support groups and skills classes for women and men healing from narcissistic abuse and other exploitative relationships.
I am a Clinician, Faculty, Supervisor & Exec Board Member at The Center For The Study Of Anorexia & Bulimia’s Self Harm division of Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in Manhattan. I have a concentration in Cluster B Personality Disorders & Relationship abuse. I am an analytically trained, psychodynamic psychotherapist, that also integrates CBT, DBT & EMDR into my practice. My style is compassionate, interactive and nonjudgmental. My passion for my work, combined with my education, and personal experience, makes me uniquely equipped to help you. Individuals, Couples, Groups.
I have a psychotherapy practice located in Bernardsville, NJ. I work from a framework of recognizing triggers and their association to our present thoughts, actions, and choices both individually and in relationships, including the role of conditioning and trauma/abuse. Therapies include mindfulness, emotional regulating, and trauma processing, and group support for those who have been involved with a sociopath.