Having low-self esteem can negatively affect every aspect of our lives. Our self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves, so when we have little self-belief, it can stop us from living the lives we want to live. Signs that you may be struggling with low self-esteem include feeling worthless and disliking yourself, having trouble asserting yourself, feeling like no one likes you, not being able to recognize your strengths, feeling that you are undeserving of happiness and having low self-confidence. If you think your low self-esteem is impacting your life, it may be time to talk with a professional mental health counselor who can help you develop tools to build up your self-worth and explore what may be getting in the way.

Local Experts in Self-Esteem

Julie Reichenberger

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

We make decisions every day that impact how we feel about ourselves. Often, we don't realize the impact they make on us overtime. I will help you become clear on what your struggles are and how to overcome these, building a more positive relationship with yourself and with others.

Meghan Rich

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, I offer my clients this remarkable modality which is a highly effective for addressing issues of self-esteem and negative core beliefs. Learn more at:

Marissa Brun

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Exploring the origin of our inner critic and working to increase our self compassion is the basis of building confidence and a deeper understanding of ourselves. So often our negative thoughts or messages toward ourselves get in the way of our full potential. My passion is helping others to access the gifts within them and accept themselves as they are.

Rebecca Frank

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

Continually living in shame and constantly thinking that you are not good enough is debilitating in relationships, career, and purpose for living. Self-esteem can come across a variety of ways: anxiety, zest for life, self-harm, overwhelming emotions, etc. Shame is about who we are as a person and self-esteem is about how we see ourselves as a person. Working is shame is key to healing self.

Emily Derouin

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

My work on self-esteem rests on the belief that we need to build your self compassion. I work from a compassion focused approach to help you deal with self-doubt and be kind to yourself.

Brittni Fudge

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Self-Esteem is an ever-present struggle for most of us. Brittni uses Post Induction Therapy, EMDR, and DBT to address self esteem issues in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.

Jenna Griffith

Individual Therapy

Self-esteem and confidence are often related issues. When we work on self-esteem, we are addressing the core beliefs that are keeping you stuck in self-defeat. We will work on increasing self-acceptance while reducing self-doubt and criticism. You don't have to love yourself perfectly, but you can learn to be kinder and gentler with yourself, in order to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Lindsay Melka

Individual Therapy

One of our most basic needs is to have a sense of self-worth. Having positive feelings about ourselves is necessary for our overall well-being. When we feel alone, disconnected and insecure, we’re filled with thoughts of inferiority and negativity. Therapy can help you feel good about yourself again-or maybe even for the first time.

Brionna Murray

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Changing our beliefs, behavior, and how we think about ourselves can raise our self-esteem. I use a 'person-centered' approach when it comes to address issues with self-worth - meaning that we work from the inside out. Additionally I use CBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based approaches to address these concerns so you recognize and change the core beliefs that get in the way of building confidence.

Amanda Rebel

Individual Therapy

I have worked with lots of different ages, backgrounds and orientations around chronic low self-esteem. Although most people feel self-doubt from time to time, the focus of this work is for people who feel 'ruled' by their negative self talk. Together, we will explore what 'triggers' the self-doubt, and integrate skills to boost confidence, acceptance, and authentic expression of wants and needs

Angela Dotzenrod

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Angie might call this self-worth rather than esteem, but either way, it's a feeling of not being 'good-enough'. This comes up frequently in individual and couples counseling. It's difficult to find workable solutions when we are busy trying to figure out if the problem lies within us, or we are busy trying to prove to someone –– a loved one, or even ourselves –– that we aren't the problem.

Desiree Carroll

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy

Not feeling good about ourselves can be a major detriment towards personal and relational growth. I am here to help you process through those thoughts and help you grow towards becoming the best version of you!

Allie Evans

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

I am passionate about empowering young people to find their voices. There is often business in one's external environment from relationships, school, work, sports, family etc. that creates a lot of noise and distracts from one's ability to listen to their inner knowing. Self-esteem is something that can be strengthened by slowing down and understanding the experiences that have shaped you.

Memory Rutherford

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy

The world can be a brutal place, especially with teens, social media and competition around every corner. I believe that identifying and focusing on a person's strengths and what's going right is just as important as working on the problems. And yes, we ALL have strengths!

Tom Devine

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

Therapy can be helpful for people who are looking to develop self-esteem. This might include collaborative setting of realistic and helpful goals and getting in touch with important corrective information that we might not be currently noticing.

Jennifer Olson-Madden

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

I have expertise in working with older adolescents and young adults on the topic of self-esteem and cultivating values-driven living. I also have substantial experience working with women in this area.

Ryan Ramsey

Individual Therapy

The most important relationship we have is the one we have with ourselves. When we perceive ourselves as “not enough” it can show up in many ways: perfectionism, social anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, or shame. We see ourselves as somehow flawed, unwanted, undeserving, or un-loveable and as a result we suffer in our lives. I can help you learn to love and accept yourself.

Allison Johandon

Individual Therapy

When old nasty messages feel true it can be hard to feel confident and grow. If you feel like your never good enough, it is hard to be the person you hope to be. We can establsh self esteem by exploring your past and how it effects your present so that you can start having positive thoughts about yourself and your abilities.

Jennifer Kilgo

Individual Therapy

If you were to pause and check in with yourself right now, how might you say you’re feeling about yourself? If you’re like many women, you may feel that something about you, your body, or your personality is just not \'good enough.\' We specialize in helping women make lasting, internal changes to how they view themselves and their worth - unleashing their inner badass!

Christina Jensen

Individual Therapy

I enjoy helping people improve their self esteem through exploring their identity so they can better understand themselves and feel confident about who they are because this impacts how they interact in the world. My goal is to help people determine their values so they can move past others internalized messages about who they are and how they 'should' behave in order to find their own truth.

Helene Simons

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy

Improving your self-esteem is a key aspect of therapy. Many people feel insecure and spend energy trying to push away the aspects of themselves that make them different. I work with people on owning their differences as unique traits that make them special. This process enables people to gain a better understanding and appreciation for themselves.

Emily Frank

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Often our sense of ourselves is tied to our work lives, and the loss of a job or workplace stress can have a huge negative impact on self-esteem. Finding something new can help you get your groove back.

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