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Wendy Behary



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Honorary Member
Wendy Behary
With 25+ years of professional experience and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC-DC. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy was on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York (until the Institutes merged in 2012), where she trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck’s Institute). Wendy served as the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014 and served as the Training and Certification Coordinator for the ISST Executive Board from 2008-2010. She is currently the chair of the Schema Therapy Development Programs Sub-Committee for the ISST.
Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is the author of an international bestselling book, "Disarming the Narcissist...” translated in 15 languages. The Third Edition was recently released. 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 for professional readers. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people. She receives consistent high praise for her clear and articulate teaching style and her ability to bring the therapy to life through dramatic demonstrations of client interactions in the treatment room.
Her work industry business speaking engagements focus on interpersonal conflict resolution. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems.
Offering Online Video and/or Telephone Sessions When Appropriate?
Office, Telephone, and Online Video Sessions
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Last name
Office Phone
0019732181776 extension 807
28 Millburn Avenue, Suite 5
Zip Code
U.S. State
New Jersey
United States
Level of Certification as an Individual Schema Therapist?
Advanced level Certified Schema Therapist
Certified Individual Schema Trainer/Supervisor?
Certified Individual Schema Trainer/Supervisor
Level of Certification as a Group Schema Therapist?
Advanced Certification in Group Schema Therapy
Are you Certified as a Trainer/Supervisor in Group Schema Therapy?
  • Certified Trainer/Supervisor in Group Schema Therapy
Level of Certification as a Schema Couples Therapist?
Advanced Level Certification in Schema Couples Therapy
Are you Certified as a Trainer/Supervisor in Schema Couples Therapy?
  • Certified Trainer/Supervisor in Schema Couples Therapy
Level of Certification as a Child & Adolescent Schema Therapist?
Not Yet Certified as a Child & Adolescent Schema Therapist
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group
Narcissism, Couples, Betrayal Trauma, Anger
Years in Practice
Rutgers University
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