Self Esteem Therapists in Victoria, BC

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Photo of Francisca Carrasco, Counsellor in Victoria, BC
Francisca Carrasco
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V9B
Does it seem like even though you try so hard, you just can't feel confident and happy? You're exhausted. You overthink. You criticize yourself. You should have figured things out by now, but you feel stuck and it's not for lack of trying. In your life this can look like anxiety, lack of motivation, procrastinating, impostor syndrome, over-eating, low self-esteem, unsatisfying relationships, a discouraging job or even depression, and feeling like you’re not enjoying life and don’t know what to do anymore. I know these feelings too and how exhausting it feels and I want to let you in on a little secret. This is not your fault.
Does it seem like even though you try so hard, you just can't feel confident and happy? You're exhausted. You overthink. You criticize yourself. You should have figured things out by now, but you feel stuck and it's not for lack of trying. In your life this can look like anxiety, lack of motivation, procrastinating, impostor syndrome, over-eating, low self-esteem, unsatisfying relationships, a discouraging job or even depression, and feeling like you’re not enjoying life and don’t know what to do anymore. I know these feelings too and how exhausting it feels and I want to let you in on a little secret. This is not your fault.
(778) 767-4625 View (778) 767-4625
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Anja Hess
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Interested in Feminist Therapy? Hi, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and settler on Lekwungen Territory and I can offer support with trauma recovery or PTSD/cPTSD, self-esteem, LGBTQ2S+ experiences, anxiety & depression, grief, cancer, and more. I can help you process emotions, move forward from past experiences, learn new ways to cope, and widen your perspective. If you want to feel better and live more authentically, we might be a good team!
Interested in Feminist Therapy? Hi, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and settler on Lekwungen Territory and I can offer support with trauma recovery or PTSD/cPTSD, self-esteem, LGBTQ2S+ experiences, anxiety & depression, grief, cancer, and more. I can help you process emotions, move forward from past experiences, learn new ways to cope, and widen your perspective. If you want to feel better and live more authentically, we might be a good team!
(289) 768-8493 View (289) 768-8493
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Emily Prelevic
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R
I would be honoured to help you access your natural capacity to heal from the root of your symptoms and reconnect with who you truly are. I hope to create a safe container for your inner work with my grounding, compassionate and intuitive presence. I practice powerful and efficient healing modalities that enable deep and lasting transformation to occur. We go beyond the level of talking to studying your direct experience in the moment with curiosity and compassion. I will help you feel what you could not fully be with before and guide you in healing past wounds so you can be free to live the life you dream of.
I would be honoured to help you access your natural capacity to heal from the root of your symptoms and reconnect with who you truly are. I hope to create a safe container for your inner work with my grounding, compassionate and intuitive presence. I practice powerful and efficient healing modalities that enable deep and lasting transformation to occur. We go beyond the level of talking to studying your direct experience in the moment with curiosity and compassion. I will help you feel what you could not fully be with before and guide you in healing past wounds so you can be free to live the life you dream of.
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Mary Munro
Counsellor, MA, MCouns, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V9A
I can help. Counselling can help you feel more effective, give you insight, help you meet challenges and live more richly, improve your relationships, and give you self-confidence. I help many clients with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety and stress, relationship concerns, boundaries, communication, anger, self-esteem, obesity and eating concerns, perfectionism, life transitions, grief, abortion grief, internet addictions, intimacy concerns, prenatal loss, healthcare concerns, and creativity. My clients say I am warm, funny, thoughtful, and effective. Counselling is confidential.
I can help. Counselling can help you feel more effective, give you insight, help you meet challenges and live more richly, improve your relationships, and give you self-confidence. I help many clients with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety and stress, relationship concerns, boundaries, communication, anger, self-esteem, obesity and eating concerns, perfectionism, life transitions, grief, abortion grief, internet addictions, intimacy concerns, prenatal loss, healthcare concerns, and creativity. My clients say I am warm, funny, thoughtful, and effective. Counselling is confidential.
(866) 300-9784 View (866) 300-9784
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Arne Pedersen - Registered Counselling Hypnotherapy
RCCH, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8Z
It can be really frustrating and stressful when something is blocking us from the life we want. Sometimes we just need to ask a professional with experience in these areas for help... but this can bring up even more stress, anxiety, and even feel scary. I understand this, and really care about your comfort, happiness, and well-being, which is why I put my full heart into creating a very comfortable and safe therapeutic environment for you through your healing journey.
It can be really frustrating and stressful when something is blocking us from the life we want. Sometimes we just need to ask a professional with experience in these areas for help... but this can bring up even more stress, anxiety, and even feel scary. I understand this, and really care about your comfort, happiness, and well-being, which is why I put my full heart into creating a very comfortable and safe therapeutic environment for you through your healing journey.
(855) 506-7578 View (855) 506-7578
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Tajah Olson Therapy & Coaching
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Registered clinical counsellor. Born and raised in East Africa, currently in BC. I take pride in empowering and helping individuals to see their true potential. I understand how anxiety, trauma, life transitions, identity issues, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, lack of self-love, detachment and complicated relationships can negatively impact us from living the life we want.
Registered clinical counsellor. Born and raised in East Africa, currently in BC. I take pride in empowering and helping individuals to see their true potential. I understand how anxiety, trauma, life transitions, identity issues, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, lack of self-love, detachment and complicated relationships can negatively impact us from living the life we want.
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Madeleine Sullivan Counselling Ltd.
Counsellor, MEd, BSW, BAA, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
You will receive a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental approach to counselling. I am an EMDR specialist working with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Emotional Eating, Self-Esteem, Anger, Depression, Toxic Shame, Wounded Emotional Boundaries, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Dissociation. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, to bring about the change you want to see in your life. I help you create more positive self-talk about yourself, and to eliminate limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck. I work with your internal dialogue and thinking processes that are affecting your behaviour, and robbing you of your happiness.
You will receive a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental approach to counselling. I am an EMDR specialist working with PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Emotional Eating, Self-Esteem, Anger, Depression, Toxic Shame, Wounded Emotional Boundaries, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Dissociation. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, to bring about the change you want to see in your life. I help you create more positive self-talk about yourself, and to eliminate limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck. I work with your internal dialogue and thinking processes that are affecting your behaviour, and robbing you of your happiness.
(604) 256-4780 View (604) 256-4780
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Kala McKenzie
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling exhausted by worry, or paralyzed by a harsh inner-critic? Perhaps you have noticed that your self-esteem is low; that you second-guess yourself, and you don’t really believe the nice things that other people say about you. You try to tell yourself that it is normal to make mistakes, but you feel overwhelmed by shame. Your inner-critic berates you with judgmental comments. You may find it difficult to stop thinking about mistakes, or worrying about the worst case scenario for something that hasn’t even happened yet. These feelings are painful, and you truly want to escape them but you just don’t know how.
Are you tired of feeling exhausted by worry, or paralyzed by a harsh inner-critic? Perhaps you have noticed that your self-esteem is low; that you second-guess yourself, and you don’t really believe the nice things that other people say about you. You try to tell yourself that it is normal to make mistakes, but you feel overwhelmed by shame. Your inner-critic berates you with judgmental comments. You may find it difficult to stop thinking about mistakes, or worrying about the worst case scenario for something that hasn’t even happened yet. These feelings are painful, and you truly want to escape them but you just don’t know how.
(587) 812-8463 View (587) 812-8463
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Cadboro Bay Counselling
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8N
Accepting new clients! Specializing in eating disorders, body image, self esteem, anxiety, and depression in teens and adults. If you struggle with your body image, food issues, insecurities, self criticism, overwhelm, self control, & anxiety, I can help! Counselling will help to shift thoughts and belief patterns, improve self-awareness, coping with emotions, improve self confidence, feelings of calm, joy, and empowerment, and find deeper meaning and connection in your life. My integrated and holistic perspective includes both the body and mind in healing. I am a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, and a guided breath-work facilitator.
Accepting new clients! Specializing in eating disorders, body image, self esteem, anxiety, and depression in teens and adults. If you struggle with your body image, food issues, insecurities, self criticism, overwhelm, self control, & anxiety, I can help! Counselling will help to shift thoughts and belief patterns, improve self-awareness, coping with emotions, improve self confidence, feelings of calm, joy, and empowerment, and find deeper meaning and connection in your life. My integrated and holistic perspective includes both the body and mind in healing. I am a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, and a guided breath-work facilitator.
(548) 490-1131 View (548) 490-1131
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Scott Cameron
Counsellor, RCC, MC, BA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
Navigating the complexities of relationships, coping with life changes or challenges, and contemplating your future can be daunting. If you find yourself at a crossroads, seeking a meaningful dialogue, I am here to support you on your path to self-discovery. I warmly welcome new clients and commend you for taking this step towards personal well-being. I understand that discussing challenging topics requires a professional and unbiased perspective. As your counsellor, I bring a direct yet compassionate approach, helping you address your concerns efficiently, confidentially, and through evidence-based practices.
Navigating the complexities of relationships, coping with life changes or challenges, and contemplating your future can be daunting. If you find yourself at a crossroads, seeking a meaningful dialogue, I am here to support you on your path to self-discovery. I warmly welcome new clients and commend you for taking this step towards personal well-being. I understand that discussing challenging topics requires a professional and unbiased perspective. As your counsellor, I bring a direct yet compassionate approach, helping you address your concerns efficiently, confidentially, and through evidence-based practices.
(450) 390-6723 View (450) 390-6723
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Marlie Philp
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
Now accepting new clients! I specialize in supporting folks to improve their relationships, whether with themselves or others. I help individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, negative thoughts, and sex, sexuality or identity issues. WIth couples, we work on emotional regulation, understanding destructive and unhelpful behaviour, and improving communication and intimacy. I specialize in helping clients understand themselves better, heal emotional wounds, experience more calm and self-acceptance, reduce feelings of anxiety or depression, and feel more connected to themselves and others.
Now accepting new clients! I specialize in supporting folks to improve their relationships, whether with themselves or others. I help individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, negative thoughts, and sex, sexuality or identity issues. WIth couples, we work on emotional regulation, understanding destructive and unhelpful behaviour, and improving communication and intimacy. I specialize in helping clients understand themselves better, heal emotional wounds, experience more calm and self-acceptance, reduce feelings of anxiety or depression, and feel more connected to themselves and others.
(604) 245-8260 View (604) 245-8260
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China Lloyd
Counsellor, MA, MACP, RCC, CCC, RYT-500
Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
I am a licensed clinical counsellor and contemplative psychotherapist who has worked in the field of mental health and wellness for over 15 years. I work with individuals in a variety of capacities, helping them through concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma (both acute and complex), OCD, addiction and self-esteem. I have an MA in Counselling Psychology and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. I use an integrative, systemic approach that includes psychodynamic (Internal Family Systems), somatic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and mindfulness based models.
I am a licensed clinical counsellor and contemplative psychotherapist who has worked in the field of mental health and wellness for over 15 years. I work with individuals in a variety of capacities, helping them through concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma (both acute and complex), OCD, addiction and self-esteem. I have an MA in Counselling Psychology and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. I use an integrative, systemic approach that includes psychodynamic (Internal Family Systems), somatic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and mindfulness based models.
(431) 631-7130 View (431) 631-7130
Photo of Helena Bryn-McLeod, Counsellor in Victoria, BC
Helena Bryn-McLeod
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MACP
Verified
Victoria, BC V8T  (Online Only)
As a person-centered therapist, I care about your unique lived experience. I work with women+, men+, and teenagers experiencing acute stress, identity challenges, relational PTSD, C-PTSD, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and challenges with self-esteem. I'm trained and utilize mindfulness based cognitive therapies, psychoeducation, and hypnotherapy. I also have training in Jungian psychoanalysis which can help clients wanting to access, experience, and integrate unconscious material into conscious awareness.
As a person-centered therapist, I care about your unique lived experience. I work with women+, men+, and teenagers experiencing acute stress, identity challenges, relational PTSD, C-PTSD, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and challenges with self-esteem. I'm trained and utilize mindfulness based cognitive therapies, psychoeducation, and hypnotherapy. I also have training in Jungian psychoanalysis which can help clients wanting to access, experience, and integrate unconscious material into conscious awareness.
(672) 648-0551 View (672) 648-0551
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Andrea Rodgers
Art Therapist, RTC, DVATI, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V
It can be challenging to articulate our emotions and experiences - using art materials in therapy can help us express and more deeply understand ourselves. Art therapy can support those wishing to explore stress, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, grief and loss, trauma, life direction, chronic illness and more. I aim to support each client as they grow and heal, restore internal balance and harmony, and connect with the sparks that align them with their most authentic and whole selves. Sessions combine talk therapy with art making - art expressions can offer wisdom and insight as clients embark on their therapeutic journey.
It can be challenging to articulate our emotions and experiences - using art materials in therapy can help us express and more deeply understand ourselves. Art therapy can support those wishing to explore stress, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, grief and loss, trauma, life direction, chronic illness and more. I aim to support each client as they grow and heal, restore internal balance and harmony, and connect with the sparks that align them with their most authentic and whole selves. Sessions combine talk therapy with art making - art expressions can offer wisdom and insight as clients embark on their therapeutic journey.
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Sarah Erwin; High Esteem Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T  (Online Only)
Are you ambitious and driven, but doubting every step that you take? Are you struggling to feel worthy and fulfilled? It might not feel like it, but you're not alone. We live in a culture of "hustle and grind", one that tells us to keep pushing through, to "pull ourselves up by our bootstraps" and stop complaining. You might be looking around at your peers and colleagues and thinking that you’re the only one who's struggling to feel confident, to move forward towards your goals, and to feel worthy, whole, and happy in your life, your relationships, and your career.
Are you ambitious and driven, but doubting every step that you take? Are you struggling to feel worthy and fulfilled? It might not feel like it, but you're not alone. We live in a culture of "hustle and grind", one that tells us to keep pushing through, to "pull ourselves up by our bootstraps" and stop complaining. You might be looking around at your peers and colleagues and thinking that you’re the only one who's struggling to feel confident, to move forward towards your goals, and to feel worthy, whole, and happy in your life, your relationships, and your career.
(365) 607-0303 View (365) 607-0303
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Carla Csada - The Empowered Mind Project
Counsellor, CCC, MACP, BHJ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Welcome! Beginning therapy is a significant step to investing in yourself that you should be very proud of. My name is Carla, and I offer individuals a non-judgmental, open, and safe space to share and feel heard. The aim of my therapy is to equip clients with the necessary support, skills, and knowledge to facilitate positive changes in their lives. I aim to promote positive cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes through a client-centered and therapeutically compassionate-focused approach.
Welcome! Beginning therapy is a significant step to investing in yourself that you should be very proud of. My name is Carla, and I offer individuals a non-judgmental, open, and safe space to share and feel heard. The aim of my therapy is to equip clients with the necessary support, skills, and knowledge to facilitate positive changes in their lives. I aim to promote positive cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes through a client-centered and therapeutically compassionate-focused approach.
(866) 747-8713 View (866) 747-8713
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Cameron Grunbaum
Counsellor, BHKIN, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adult men who struggle with anxiety, guilt, anger, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. A particular specialty is with men who are highly sensitive or introverted. I have worked with many young to middle aged male adults who want a new direction in life and/or who struggle to develop a healthy sense of autonomy in relationships. If you are looking for support in becoming more aware, empowered, and self-compassionate while you embark on a new path that is more aligned with how you want to live your life, I can guide you along the way.
I specialize in working with adult men who struggle with anxiety, guilt, anger, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. A particular specialty is with men who are highly sensitive or introverted. I have worked with many young to middle aged male adults who want a new direction in life and/or who struggle to develop a healthy sense of autonomy in relationships. If you are looking for support in becoming more aware, empowered, and self-compassionate while you embark on a new path that is more aligned with how you want to live your life, I can guide you along the way.
(506) 497-6402 View (506) 497-6402
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South Island Counselling
Counsellor, RCC
Verified
Victoria, BC V8P
South Island Counselling is a team of Registered Clinical Counsellors and Canadian Certified Counsellors, who offer counselling services to individuals, couples and families in the Greater Victoria area. We can offer a unique experience to our clients as we have 10 clinical counsellors who can be matched to your specific needs. Our approaches can help with anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, trauma, family conflict, low self-esteem, marital conflict, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, mood changes, gender identity, spiritual concerns and so much more.
South Island Counselling is a team of Registered Clinical Counsellors and Canadian Certified Counsellors, who offer counselling services to individuals, couples and families in the Greater Victoria area. We can offer a unique experience to our clients as we have 10 clinical counsellors who can be matched to your specific needs. Our approaches can help with anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, trauma, family conflict, low self-esteem, marital conflict, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, mood changes, gender identity, spiritual concerns and so much more.
(672) 202-1356 x101 View (672) 202-1356 x101
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Laiba A Bhurgri
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, MACP(C)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W  (Online Only)
Affordable counselling available on a sliding scale ($40-$80)! I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Throughout our lives, we may find ourselves overwhelmed with external circumstances and internal emotional states that move us away from our place of equilibrium. As a graduate-level student counsellor, hope to provide clients with a space to feel safe enough to work through feelings of anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, low mood, and more. Through fostering a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, I hope to walk alongside clients and meet them where they are on their journey to healing.
Affordable counselling available on a sliding scale ($40-$80)! I believe that we all have the capacity to heal. Throughout our lives, we may find ourselves overwhelmed with external circumstances and internal emotional states that move us away from our place of equilibrium. As a graduate-level student counsellor, hope to provide clients with a space to feel safe enough to work through feelings of anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, low mood, and more. Through fostering a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, I hope to walk alongside clients and meet them where they are on their journey to healing.
(825) 254-9955 View (825) 254-9955
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Christine Van Dyke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCPA
Verified
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work from a Rogerian person-centered approach and my counselling is based on client needs using an integrated approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management. Rogerian Therapy seeks to decrease the client’s guilt, insecurities, defensiveness, and even close-mindedness by allowing them to think about life in new ways. Clients tell his or her story increasing self-esteem, learning abilities from making mistakes, trust in themselves, positive relationships
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work from a Rogerian person-centered approach and my counselling is based on client needs using an integrated approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management. Rogerian Therapy seeks to decrease the client’s guilt, insecurities, defensiveness, and even close-mindedness by allowing them to think about life in new ways. Clients tell his or her story increasing self-esteem, learning abilities from making mistakes, trust in themselves, positive relationships
(431) 341-1046 View (431) 341-1046

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Self Esteem Counsellors

When should a person seek therapy for low self-esteem?

When self-esteem problems begin to disrupt the healthy daily functioning of an individual, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not engaging with friends for fear of being judged, not completing work assignments because they don’t think they’re capable, or not finding romantic love because they don’t feel they’re worthy of it, a therapist may be able to help.

What are the signs of low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem is a common issue that can affect a person's mental and emotional well-being. Some common signs of low self-esteem include negative self-talk, perfectionism, social anxiety, difficulty making decisions, an inability to set boundaries, people-pleasing, and others. A lack of belief in oneself or one’s abilities and a feeling of not being worthy or deserving underlie most of these characteristics.

What causes low self-esteem?

Feelings of low self-worth can begin in childhood or adulthood. Being raised by a highly critical parent or growing up feeling constant disapproval can stay with a person well into adulthood. Specific issues in adulthood may also be a cause of low self-esteem. An unhappy relationship, a dysfunctional work or school experience can impact a person’s feelings of self-worth.

How can therapy improve self-esteem?

Therapists can help identify negative thought patterns that keep the client stuck in a loop of destructive self-talk and develop coping skills to change the voice in their head. A therapist can help with goal-setting, so that clients are better able to stay on task and build confidence from successfully completing work they’re proud of. Coaching a client on how to better communicate can improve relationships. These skills can result in someone with low self-esteem feeling empowered and living with less fear.