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

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.

Alli Guerrero

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

The first relationship we must get right is the one with ourselves. I specialize in helping individuals explore and come to self-acceptance and love with the core person they truly are. Many times, from here we move on to improve your relationships with others once the relationship with self has been solidified.

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

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!

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.

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.

Marnie Bambara

Individual Therapy

We all experience low self-esteem during times of uncertainty and increased distress. When it starts to impact your daily functioning and get in the way of caring for yourself, psychotherapy can help. Together, we can explore triggers for your self-esteem issues, the behavioral responses that follow, and learn how to better manage uncertainty and disappointment.

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.

Georginia Weygand, Ed.S.

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy

Through a variety of techniques, I address low self-esteem and negative self-comments through individual as well as family supports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Brittany Wingfield

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

You struggle to love yourself and you hate what you see when you look in the mirror. You struggle to be able to see any worth i yourself and therefore cannot find anything good to love. You want to be able to feel more positive towards yourself, but its hard to come up with anything that feels worthy.

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.

Brittany Tuttle

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

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.

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.

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