Self-Esteem

The term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth and value. Most people's feelings about themselves change somewhat based on mood and daily life. Your self-esteem, however, is more fixed than the normal ups and downs. Low self-esteem can negatively affect your life and manifest itself in many different ways. Individuals with poor self-esteem are extremely critical of themselves and may be perfectionists, hypersensitive, jealous, defensive, withdrawn, hostile or clingy. They often have trouble making decisions and care excessively about pleasing others. A mental health professional can help you develop tools to boost your self-esteem and inner confidence.

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Kelly Reams MSW, BCD Psychoanalyst (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lcsw, bcd

Training in developmental theory and contemporary psychoanalytic theories provide a solid base of information and experience working with the complexities around vulnerabilities of self-esteem. There are different ways these problems manifest and having a broad understanding and flexible therapeutic style helps me meet the patient where they are to strengthen self esteem from the inside out.

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Lauren Stines (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA MCFT

In a society that profits off of our insecurities, it's no wonder so many of us have a hard time loving and accepting ourselves. In addition to cultural influence, our experiences of relational harm and traumas can breed shame and isolation. I believe you are valuable and deserving of care, even if you can't accept that right now. I will hold compassion for you while challenging you to engage in self-acceptance and compassion. It's so hard to hate ourselves into someone that we love.

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Alex MacLeod (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, CRC

From the moment you were born, all the way to the present moment, you've been learning how to treat yourself. Whether you're confused why you can't seem to give yourself a break, or even if you have a pretty good idea of how you got here, there are few wounds more painful than a ceaseless inner critic. In therapy you can find the grounding to step out of alignment with what your critic wants you to believe, and begin to tease apart how the world has treated you from who you really are.

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Marcy Irene Jenks (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, RN, LPC, LMHC

From the start, life can be filled with experiences that erode our self-esteem and deflate any innate sense of confidence, which leads to consciously or unconsciously believing we are not worthy; we are not enough. Together, we can sort through the core material that developed these heart-breaking beliefs and discover the jewel of your being which is welcome here, and encouraged to shine its light.

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Ashley Johnson (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Board Certified Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy is great for allowing clients to gain better self-esteem. My clients leave my sessions feeling very confident in themselves.

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Veronica Wilson (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, MSW

We exist in a culture that often does not value us, and our life circumstances can further deepen that feeling that we don't belong. We can work together on navigating your place in this society around us and developing self-compassion. Everyone deserves love and understanding, and that includes you.

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Jeanell Innerarity (She/Her)

Professional Counselor

MA, QMHP-C, LMT, CHT

I help clients discover and affirm the deepest truths of who they are. You may have internalized critics or abusers from your family or society, or you may have had adverse experiences which cause you to doubt your self-worth. You may also have gifts and capacities which don't fit into a mainstream mold, causing you to doubt your own value rather than question the mold itself.

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Allison Berl (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MA

Trained in IFS, CBT, DBT, mindfulness and ACT. I am experienced in counseling for interpersonal effectiveness and boundary setting.

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Lisette Heidtke (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Self-esteem is fragile and it can be relatively easy to fall into a state of low self-worth. I work with clients to understand barriers and explore strengths so they begin to feel worthy in their everyday lives. Psychoanalysis and self compassion are an important part of this work.

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Jonathan Joebgen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

My favorite line in the Desiderata poem (Max Ehrmann, 1927) is: 'Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.' It is a profound and powerful notion that you, as you already are, are valuable and worthy of love and respect. I am committed to helping others to realize and embrace this.

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caroline sabi (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Our sense of self is directly corollated to how much we have felt valued and loved and understood in our lives. It is never too late for reparenting ourselves and my somatic tools are excellent in tapping into earlier attachment styles that were not secure enough to allow a healthy self-esteem to develop.

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Chelsea Kellogg (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Improving self esteem and recovering from perfectionism tend to be themes for the clients I work with.

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Jordan Curtis (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

Low self-esteem is correlated with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I use mindfulness-based experiential therapy to explore the subconscious mind, and repair the self & psyche through memory reconsolidation and positive experiences. Unlike some other forms of therapy, my methods aim to use neuroplasticity from mindfulness-induced states to rewire the brain and eventually eliminate the need for maintenance therapy. I aim to take you to complete resolution of inner conflict to full self love.

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Danielle McWilliams LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC NCC

Messages about being & loving yourself abound these days, but to feel a sense of authentic self-worth these messages must be supported with deeper meaning! In my practice we focus on gently cultivating a greater awareness & acceptance of what makes you YOU, while exploring how to put those qualities, ideas, & concepts into self-caring practice that nurtures empowerment, compassion & integration!

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Kate Reece (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

Issues pertaining to self-esteem flood into all parts of a person's life, often negatively-effecting their relationships, jobs, and sense of competency. I have worked my entire career with young adults, adolescents, and adults to increase their understanding of their strengths, abilities, and realistic goals to improve their sense of themselves.

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Joey Bloom

Hypnotherapist

Sometimes we hear things about ourselves and without even consciously noticing it, we have heard those things and we now believe it. Through our work together, you will have an opportunity to discover a deeper aspect of you that is solid, strong and highly functional.

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Erik Patterson (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

How we understand ourselves is central to our lived experience. Making sense of a world that is often unjust and unfair takes a personal toll. Finding meaning and purpose in life includes exploring how we have come to understand ourselves and creating space to shift. This is often central to creating real, tangible change.

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Nicole Corbett (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

Certified Hypnotherapist and Brainspotting Practitioner

Few people cannot be helped by improving self-confidence and self-seteem. I specialize in addressing the root concerns that hold you back from feeling good about yourself. My clients break through issues that have caused slef-doubt and sabotage for decades.

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Kerry Powers, LPC (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Having a healthy sense of self is vital to feeling worthy and capable of manifesting the life you long for. We all experience wounds and hardships that serve to invalidate or diminish our sense of value. It is important that you understand the unique qualties that you possess and learn to move through the world holding your power, this is a process that can be reclaimed in our work together.

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Caroline Kinsley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, BC-DMT

Being able to understand and trust oneself is key to feeling confident. Through dance/movement therapy and mindfulness-based approaches, there will be space to strengthen this inner relationship. You will explore how to build the relationship with non-judgment, kindness, and love. We will explore how to make this a strong foundation as life will bring novel and unexpected situations. Therefore, if you do temporarily lose trust in yourself you have skills to kindly return back again and again.

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Emily Wheeler (She/her)

Hypnotherapist

CHRT, CRM, CH, TLT, NLPC

Low self esteem, worth and care are all symptoms of disconnection — from others, from our surroundings, and crucially, from our own bodies. I'm here to guide you back to a place of connection; to rediscover your innate divinity, ignite your passions, and uncover the values that form the core of who you are. Your journey here begins with braking free from the societal norms that foster disconnection as you lean into re-establishing a deep, harmonious link with your body, mind, nature, and spirit.

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Jennifer Gray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Self-esteem in entrepreneurs is crucial as it influences risk-taking, resilience, and success. It involves a balanced self-view, acknowledging strengths and accepting weaknesses. Low self-esteem can lead to self-doubt and hinder performance. Therapy can bolster self-esteem, promoting positive self-perception and coping strategies.

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Ladan Radafshar (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

We all have a story to tell, and there is power, freedom, and healing in not just writing your distinct narrative but owning and celebrating it. We will untangle social constructs while illuminating the many facets of your authentic self. We will: - Explore your sense of meaning and belonging through clarifying values and beliefs. -Bring awareness to social conditioning around familial, societal, and generational forces. - Recognizing systems of oppression and their impact on the self.

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Margaret McNeal (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Self-Esteem issues are often rooted in the unconscious and tied to messages from our personal history or the dominant culture. Together, we will uncover and shift the hidden dynamics bringing you down. Be it an inner critic or internalized abuse, we will work to create a more compassionate and empowering relationship with yourself that sees and celebrates your gifts, helping to bring them to fruition.

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Katie Azarow (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC I

Many mental health issues contain elements of low self-esteem, and many diagnoses can contribute to feelings of low self-esteem. Thus, I investigate and explore issues of self-esteem with every one of my clients. Additionally, working with teenagers has provide hours of work focused solely on exploring self and identifying how individuals interact with the world around them.

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Carl Jensen

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

This can involve practicing greater compassion toward oneself. It can also involve addressing self criticism or that judgemental voice in your head, and/or addressing concerns involving shame and guilt.

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Stacey Vallas (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

Problems with self-esteem touch many people and are at the root of many mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety. I believe strengthening self-esteem is at the heart of successful therapy. I will get to know you without judgment and help you cultivate a more compassionate relationship with yourself so you are empowered to act on your strengths and make the changes you want in life.

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Blake Locher (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

How do we feel like we are enough? It’s a simple idea that’s complex in the real world. I have experience helping clients navigate these murky waters to the source of low self-esteem and begin the healing process. Together we can discover, accept, and celebrate your authentic self while learning how to work with shame, self-criticism, and low confidence.

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Matthew Beeble (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I enjoy helping individuals increase their self-esteem. It is one of the tasks that I feel the most confident will end with success. Low self-esteem is often about negative self-talk based on faulty beliefs about oneself due to past experience. These beliefs are often powerful and convincing. Therapy is about unmasking these beliefs, stealing their power and creating a new sense of self.

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Robin Carlisle (She/her)

Professional Counselor

Self-esteem is one of the easiest issues to address through hypnosis. Because it is a fundamental and universal imperative that you love yourself, it's required for survival. Self-esteem tends to be at the core of whatever issue you are struggling with. Once we address the core (self-worth), the crust (problematic thoughts and behaviors) tends to fall away.

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Congruent Therapy: Italia Hensley (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MS, LMFT, CNM-Certified

I love working with individuals around self-esteem. Self-esteem work is vital to a healthy and happy life as an individual, in a relationship, and in the workforce. Let me help you melt away societal, familial, and relational constraints getting in the way of living your most authentic and congruent life.

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Graham Borgman (He/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our internal and external sources of praise and criticism form complex networks of motivations and self-evaluations. It is a difficult task for many to locate and feel the realistic, innate sources of self-esteem that constitute who you are, buoy your spirits, and provide you with energy for your work and relationships. Self-esteem issues are common and important components of therapy for many.

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Amanda Holden, LPC, CADC-I (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

To help clients address self-esteem concerns, I use a combination of mindfulness skills, cognitive strategies, and the development of supportive narratives. With these tools, I assist clients in integrating shame resiliency skills into their daily lives.

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Joshua Bogart (He/Him/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Does your inner critic keep tearing you down, telling you you're not good enough? Low self-esteem can make it hard to connect with others and leave you feeling stuck in a negative self-image. Through therapy, we'll work together to challenge that critical voice and develop a more positive and compassionate relationship with yourself. You don't have to face this alone – let's build a safe space where you can be seen and heard without judgment.

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Audrianna J. Gurr (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC License and CADCI certificate, CDWF certificate

Self Esteem encompasses so many areas of our lives...communication, relating, making plans/goals in our close relationships and in our communities of work, family and play. I am certified in Brene' Brown's curriculum of Shame Resilience to help us sort out the details and live our fuller and happier life.

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Jeff Guenther (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Self-esteem can be a tricky issue to address. There are many things that can be affecting it. I am very proficient at working with clients to explore all possible reasons your self-esteem, self-worth or confidence feels low. If it's situational we will figure out how to move through it and if it's rooted in past experience we will bring it to the surface and learn how to leave it in the past.

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Allison Riegel (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate

I see each client as a unique, unfolding cosmos, full of potential, beauty, and the ability to heal and grow. Therapy is a place where all of this can be seen, affirmed, nurtured and allowed to become the foundation of a more fulfilled life experience. I support clients in identifying and healing personal wounds and transforming roadblocks, reconnecting to and strengthening their intuition, and developing a sense of deep self-trust, love, and internal support.

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Polly Harrison (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C7190

Perhaps there is a story that you tell yourself about the person that you are, how others view you. You've been practicing and refining this story for years. Perhaps there is a part of you that rebels, suspects the 'truth' at the core of the narrative, insists you are worthy of love and competent in many areas of your life. Our sense of self forms early but is capable of continual evolution.

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Art Chaklader (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Congratulations in taking a step towards overcoming the mountain of esteem! You know, that thing that always has something negative to say to you. That thing that limits your courage and holds you back from all the things you want in life. Join me for a consult, and let's take another step toward climbing this mountain.

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Justin Anderson

Marriage and Family Therapist

As an adult child of an alcoholic (ACOA), I have struggled with issues of self-esteem and codependence most of my adult life. The behaviors we used to survive in our tumultuous families can sabotage our current relationships. Beginning with simple principles of self-love, you can grow.

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Vedalia Zellers (she/they)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, CSWA

Learning to treat ourselves with gentleness and self-compassion can be one of the most powerful outcomes of therapy. I love working with people to improve self-worth and self-esteem, because I know it will serve them well for the rest of their lives, setting the stage for further growth and more vibrant relationships. This work can take many different forms, including unpacking old messages you may have received from your family or society and experimenting with new daily habits.

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Clea Partridge (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

Masters of Science in Counseling

Self doubt and questioning are rooted in many of us, and indeed, are part of a functioning capitalist system. What happens when we believe we are enough as we are? I will help you confront this question and explore the roots of esteem issues.

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Vy Pham (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

A lot of folks seek therapy to improve their self-esteem. Oftentimes the concept of low self-esteem actually has a narrative rooted in trauma, attachment, societal expectations, systemic oppression, and capitalism. I aim to help my clients explore the origins of any negative core beliefs they may be carrying, examine their internalization of external factors, and realize their inherent self worth and value.

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Jeremy Jones (They/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-II, BC-TMH

Due to the interrelationship between mental health, substance use, and self-esteem-this is a primary objective of my practice to work on improving along with finding stability/control of internal processes.

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Diane Madrigale

Licensed Professional Counselor

Self-esteem is essential for a sense of well-being. I have worked extensively with clients dealing with low self-esteem. I utilized various resources and a strength-based approach to assist clients with taking steps to increase their self-esteem.

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Terry Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Not many topics have produced as much advice and conflicting theories as self-esteem. How do you feel about who you are? This is the question I help clients answer in a healthy way. Healthy self-esteem is a balanced accurate understanding of yourself, including understanding how you got to be the ways you are.

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Drew Smith (she/her)

Licensed Art Therapist

LCAT, LPC

By working with art materials, clients can develop new skills and a sense of accomplishment and improved self-esteem

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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Feelings of not being enough are often at the roots of depression and anxiety. Low self-worth can hold you back from leading the life you want, or pursuing the jobs and relationships you deserve. I use a combination of self-compassion techniques, and mindful exploration of your own intuitive knowing, to elicit and ground in your internal sense of self-worth.

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Rachael Patoray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, ATR

The act of bullying (from others and oneself) seems to be existing at an all-time high. Self-esteem plays a huge role with the culture of bullying, both for 'the bullies' and their victims. Learning how to understand and accept ourselves instead of only comparing ourselves to others, is an important start to decreasing this culture of bullying and low self-esteem.

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Sarah Small

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Developing a secure and accepting sense of individuality involves building confidence, identifying false truths, setting boundaries, and expressing one's self authentically. I collaborate with clients so they may identify hardwired shame messages and become self-empowered to love and treat themself with kindness and grace.

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Suzanne Sanchez (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Low self-esteem can be caused by a wide array of different life experiences. I guide people to identify the different aspects of their lives which have contributed to feeling bad about themselves, and I help them gain a new perspective where they can begin to welcome imperfection and accept self-love.

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Derica Waller (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

Learning to trust that you are good enough is a powerful step in finding your peace and happiness. Understanding the effects of shame, self-doubt and perfectionism and how to free yourself from these binds can open up a whole new experience of life.

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Erin Carney Moline

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

True Self-esteem comes from facing ourselves and realizing that we are deeply connected to the world around us. We are all here to walk the earth, and finding and discovering your particular way of walking is a life-changing experience.

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Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

The dreaded 'shame voice'. We all have it, and lets admit, it gets in the way at times. I work with clients to learn to identify when shame has taken over and now in control, as well as learning to quiet that piece of ourselves and allow us to move forward in life feeling more confident and secure.

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Katie Solomon (she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate

I am passionate about providing a space where people can shift their relationship to themselves and increase their capacity for self-compassion.

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Johanna Courtleigh

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

We come in as joy. Watch any toddler. But over time, we learn shame, inadequacy and comparison. We feel lesser-than, which undermines our sense of self-worth, worthiness and happiness. The mind turns on itself, and we plummet. What we were taught wasn't true! Therapy helps you recover your true self, and reclaim the enjoyment and sense of well-being that is your birthright!

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Chad Ernest, MS, LPC (He/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Self-esteem is the cornerstone to many mental health issues. Depression and anxiety find both their roots in low self-esteem. Being able to feel confident and good about one's self can be challenging, but with my help we can rebuild a positive self-image.

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Susan Gulka (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Identity, compassion, strengths, finding SELF, being heard, discovering values, (re)discovering who you are, women, teens, children, understanding past trauma

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Sophie Bloch Miller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, MPH

Self esteem is central to our well being and mental health. It is the life boat for survival during challenging times. I will help to identify and believe in your strengths and overcome old patterns of beating yourself up from the inside. I utilize the therapeutic relationship as well as attachment based treatment to increase insight into self and build strong sense of identity and self worth.

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Jennifer Wohl, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Despite our best efforts, self-esteem is not something that we can 'will' into place. It cannot be bestowed upon us from outside. And it doesn't magically appear when we whisper affirmations to ourselves. Rather, self-esteem develops when we feel genuinely seen and cared about and can begin to practice compassion and forgiveness toward ourselves. Therapy can support this process.

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Dave Davis

Qualified Mental Health Professional

MA

Sometimes we can develop habits of unrealistically negative views of ourselves and our abilities. This low appraisal of ourselves limits us in all sorts of ways; we don't pursue the things that really matter because we believe we aren't up to the task, we don't ask for what we want in relationships. We can work together to develop a realistic vision of where you are and what you want, and then work on the bravery it takes to push for it.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A wide-spread problem in our society, the corrosive effects of poor self-worth, and shame in particular, limit our capacity for flexible thinking and the range of choices we perceive in many situations.

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jane Newman

Licensed Professional Counselor

Self esteem (or lack of) is inherent in so many of our lives. My role is to help people identify the fears, beliefs (negative thoughts) that effect one's sense of self; and to help challenge the negative thoughts/beliefs with more accurate 'stories'/ interpretations. The goal is to identify one's negative thoughts of self, and provide skills for the client reconstruct with healthier realities.

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Jessi Huffman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

In this area I am guided by meditative practices as well as the work of Kristin Neff, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and many other leaders in the mindful self-compassion realm. If you struggle to feel positively toward yourself or recognize the many strengths you come to the table with, therapy can grant permission to look at the good in ourselves while holding a curious and non-judgemental space for the things we're not so sure about.

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Kristin Schuchman (she/her)

Professional Counselor

MSW, CSWA

Even if we're generally confident, we can still struggle with our self-esteem, leading to bad decisions, falling short of our expectations in social and professional situations, or stay in relationships and friendships that are unfulfilling or abusive. Women tend to struggle with confidence more than men -- research reveals that women will underrate the same performance on tests by as much as 15 percent! I offer tools and techniques to help bolster confidence and show up as your best self!

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Leslie Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor

Many people struggle with some level of self-doubt or a lack of confidence. While not uncommon, it can be very painful to feel you are not good enough, worthy, or too scared to ask for what you need. Through listening, exploring past experiences, and validating what you are going through, you will strengthen the core belief that you are enough.

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Majken Elek, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Who are you beneath who everyone tells you, you are? Together, we will unfold the layers of negative conditioning and rebuild the authentic self through, thought awareness exercises, values exploration and empowerment visualizations in a safe, non-judgmental space.

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Rebecca Macy LPC RYT

Licensed Professional Counselor

We often take on other people's criticisms of us and use them against ourselves, over and over again. I support you with becoming aware of patterns of self-abuse and offer ways to create a more compassionate way to relate to yourself.

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Melissa Yeary (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, CHT

Feelings of self-worth depend on the meaning we’ve given our life experiences. Exploring what we’ve come to believe about ourselves can be an exciting and rewarding journey. I bring a wealth of tools and strategies useful to creating the strong sense of self that underlies positive self-esteem, including creative strategies like journaling and collaging and body-centered tools like mindfulness.

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Sarah Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, LMHC

We live in a cultural paradigm that conditions us with all sorts of fear-based, limiting and destructive beliefs. Many of us internalize these fears and beliefs, and are convinced that it is about us- that somehow we are wrong or bad. Let's unlearn this false conditioning and access the truth of our wholeness and organicity.

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HEATHER MATHEWSON (She/Her/Hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

Masters in Education in School Counseling

Working with middle schoolers, self esteem is a common topic. Helping adolescents discover their inner strengths and how to feel secure within themselves is an important aspect of my practice.

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Steve Hohenboken, LPC, LAT (he/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Low self esteem can make it hard to believe that you even deserve to feel good, and to have support in getting to a stronger, happier place. Maybe you don't even believe it's possible. I have seen these positive changes happen many times, and I believe it can happen for you, too. I invite you to schedule a meeting to talk about working together to make things better.

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Sarah Voruz (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

I believe that we can only have good relationships with others if we first have a good relationship with ourselves. Through research, training, and my own growth work, I have a rich understanding of some of the common ways we lose our connection to ourselves and how to get it back.

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Gayle Waitches

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

We all have within an inner toolbox-reliable and trustworthy resources of self-love and self-regulation. But maybe during life's travails, we've lost connection and access to, or belief in this wellspring of knowing. And yet, we never lose our veritable tool box- we can just get reacquainted.

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Polly Gravely MS, LPC, MFT (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nationally Certified Counselor

Most of us have an inner critical voice that keeps us in line, but for some of us that voice is punishing. Maybe your inner voice tells you that you're not good enough, that you look bad, and flings other criticisms at you. It's hard to live with a voice like that. I work to listen, to understand, and gradually help this voice soften so you can feel better in your life.

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Karel Chan

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Self-esteem, to me, embodies all of the ways we attend to and treat ourselves: self-love, self-compassion, self-governance. Much of our suffering stems from ways that we, as a survival response to neglect or abandonment when young, have neglected or abandoned our selves. Only by turning toward the forgotten, disconnected self can we come back online with a fully embodied presence and an intact esteem for the whole self.

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Ashley Parkinson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC-I

Sometimes, even when we have it "all together on the outside," we secretly harbor feelings of dislike toward ourselves or feel like we are not valuable. Low self-worth often starts in childhood, or begins when someone experiences a harmful relationship or traumatic incidence. I support clients in boosting self-worth by exploring longstanding patterns of thought, feeling and behavior, and through mindfulness practice, boundary-setting, communication skills, and building on natural strengths.

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Christina Sheehan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Shame seems to be baked into our consciousness, as an almost virtuous thing we are told we should feel and work to make up for. But you are not here to prove you are worthy of being a human, you already are. The journey is not to be ‘enough’, but to realize that you are and always have been. We don’t work to fix our ourselves, we work to discover and cherish our true selves, our most authentic selves and our most authentic lives.

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Vinnie Gwozdz (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC, MS

Self-esteem impacts almost every nook and cranny of our lives. Our self-confidence level determines so many things about how we live our lives and therapy can truly help us to build and maintain our sense of self in a world that sometimes seems bent on tearing us down. Everyone has great worth and therapy can be a good way to build that reminder into our cores!

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Jason Wilkinson (He/Him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, MDiv

Low self-esteem is caused by the negative messages we tell ourselves. We will explore these messages to discover what could be the causes, then work to create new neural pathways of what is true about who you are.

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Carrie Sturrock (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate

How do we recapture a deep and solid understanding of our worth and value in this world? Partly, it's about getting to know the myriad parts of ourselves, understanding them and having compassion for the ones we desperately try to avoid.

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Gia Buckberg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Self-esteem issues may arise in all of us at some point in our lives. Many of us come into counseling with negative schemas that we struggle to let go of. These are thoughts we have been battling for years sometimes and my hope is to support my clients to delve deep into these and access their inner strength so that they can tap into their internal joy and be inspired to attain cadence.

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Arah Erickson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, LPC-A

We all have the innate desire and capacity for growth and change, however, we sometimes get in our own way. Looking at the world through a lens of self-doubt or feelings of inadequacy are a significant stumbling block for many of us. I will support you in gaining insight into the origins of these beliefs you might hold about yourself. Practices of self-awareness and self-compassion are often a central part of tapping into your strengths, and rediscovering your sense of worth.

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Greta Reitinger (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

We all deserve to feel confident, joyful and whole. Therapy can help unravel the the tangles inside that keep us feeling stuck and small. Let's find out how we can help you stand a little taller, start to find your voice, and believe in your own worth down in the core of your being.

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DeShawn Williams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I believe that self-esteem plays a huge role in who we are as individuals and how we see ourselves in this world. Individuals struggling with concerns of their self-esteem will journey together with me to uncover where a self-esteem injury occurred, and evaluate how to move past the injury. Through self inventories and discovery a new you will emerge.

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Mahalia Lind-Diamond (She/They)

Professional Counselor Associate

Together we can shift unhelpful thought patterns and make space for more compassion.

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Rochelle Schwartz

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Self-esteem and confidence affects so many aspects of our lives, from our self image, to work, to relationships, to child rearing, etc. Many of us speak much worse to ourselves than we would tolerate from others, or do unto others. If you would like to be free from this self-torment, and feel more confidence and connected with your true self, I would love to help guide you in this.

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