Self Esteem Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Photo of Mary Cripton, Registered Social Worker in Halifax, NS
Mary Cripton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
I work with clients with mental health, addictions issues, assertiveness, family and relationship issues, problems at work, low self-esteem, struggles with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
I work with clients with mental health, addictions issues, assertiveness, family and relationship issues, problems at work, low self-esteem, struggles with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
(782) 822-5147 View (782) 822-5147
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Alicia Berze-Butts
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
Alicia offers quality training and experience providing assessments and psychotherapy for adult clients (ages 17+ years) with a wide variety of mental health challenges, including issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, body image, work/school stress, grief, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., relationships with romantic partners, friends, and/or family members).
Alicia offers quality training and experience providing assessments and psychotherapy for adult clients (ages 17+ years) with a wide variety of mental health challenges, including issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, body image, work/school stress, grief, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., relationships with romantic partners, friends, and/or family members).
(782) 201-0622 View (782) 201-0622
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Samantha Difrancescantonio
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
My specializations include the treatment of social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, stress management, interpersonal/relationship issues (including communication and assertiveness skills) and self esteem.
I am a registered therapist with over ten years experience working in mental health. I work from a client-centered approach integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. I provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe environment that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); encouraging clients to explore the inter-relatedness between thoughts, behaviours and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns.
My specializations include the treatment of social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, stress management, interpersonal/relationship issues (including communication and assertiveness skills) and self esteem.
I am a registered therapist with over ten years experience working in mental health. I work from a client-centered approach integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. I provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe environment that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); encouraging clients to explore the inter-relatedness between thoughts, behaviours and emotions while helping identify maladaptive patterns.
(416) 619-0888 View (416) 619-0888
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IMatter - Therapy for Creative & Intelligent Women
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
I offer professional and compassionate help for women (and men) experiencing anxiety, worries & fear, self doubt, infertility, low self esteem, trauma, relationship difficulties, work stress, life transitions, grief and loss, compassion fatigue and burnout, the effects of narcissistic early parenting, and loving someone with a mental illness or addiction.
You are more than the sum of your troubles. You have strengths, challenges, underdeveloped parts, overdeveloped parts, a unique story, a past, a journey you are navigating and, most importantly, a path into a future that you are shaping either consciously or unconsciously. You are not merely a list of symptoms, whatever they may be. You are complex, layered and whole. My overall approach to therapy is about creating and holding a space to explore all the parts of you and all the things you find hard to say, but yearn to express. Therapy is a space to dive deep into what moves you, what matters to you, and reconnect to authentic you.
I offer professional and compassionate help for women (and men) experiencing anxiety, worries & fear, self doubt, infertility, low self esteem, trauma, relationship difficulties, work stress, life transitions, grief and loss, compassion fatigue and burnout, the effects of narcissistic early parenting, and loving someone with a mental illness or addiction.
You are more than the sum of your troubles. You have strengths, challenges, underdeveloped parts, overdeveloped parts, a unique story, a past, a journey you are navigating and, most importantly, a path into a future that you are shaping either consciously or unconsciously. You are not merely a list of symptoms, whatever they may be. You are complex, layered and whole. My overall approach to therapy is about creating and holding a space to explore all the parts of you and all the things you find hard to say, but yearn to express. Therapy is a space to dive deep into what moves you, what matters to you, and reconnect to authentic you.
(587) 418-3340 View (587) 418-3340
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Ashley Bishop Lapierre - Women's Mental Health
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
It is so hard to be a woman in 2023! We received constant messaging throughout our lives about what it means to be a woman and a mom. As a result, we internalize these unrealistic and patriarchal standards and can be left feeling like a failure when we inevitability do not measure up. No wonder so many women and moms feel stressed, burnt out, inadequate, and worthless! How do we cope? We beat ourselves up because we believe we are the problem. Many of us developed a strong inner-critic and unhelpful habits to cope with these pressures and the sensed failure. I promise you that you are not a failure - society has failed you.
It is so hard to be a woman in 2023! We received constant messaging throughout our lives about what it means to be a woman and a mom. As a result, we internalize these unrealistic and patriarchal standards and can be left feeling like a failure when we inevitability do not measure up. No wonder so many women and moms feel stressed, burnt out, inadequate, and worthless! How do we cope? We beat ourselves up because we believe we are the problem. Many of us developed a strong inner-critic and unhelpful habits to cope with these pressures and the sensed failure. I promise you that you are not a failure - society has failed you.
(587) 840-4075 View (587) 840-4075
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Kunle Ifabiyi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to find purpose in your daily endeavours? Do you wake up each day realizing you’re just doing things based on routine without any sort of deep connection, meaning or passion? Kunle is here to support you with feelings of meaninglessness and help you navigate this experience in order to attain a deep sense of meaning and direction in your life. Kunle is also here to support you with issues around self-esteem, finding meaning, anxiety, depression, and cross-cultural difficulties.
Do you find it difficult to find purpose in your daily endeavours? Do you wake up each day realizing you’re just doing things based on routine without any sort of deep connection, meaning or passion? Kunle is here to support you with feelings of meaninglessness and help you navigate this experience in order to attain a deep sense of meaning and direction in your life. Kunle is also here to support you with issues around self-esteem, finding meaning, anxiety, depression, and cross-cultural difficulties.
(437) 747-3970 View (437) 747-3970
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Dive In Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Tanya. I enjoy supporting young people, ages 13-35, who are facing stress, anxiety, depression and ADHD, amongst a variety of other emotional difficulties. Life has been difficult, especially throughout these unprecedented times, and can result in troubles with worrying, focus and attention, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, relationship issues, and overwhelming negative thoughts. It's not easy. The good news is that despite these difficulties, counselling can help turn the tide around; it offers a safe space to gain new insights, coping skills, and confidence to overcome challenges and start feeling better.
Hi there, I'm Tanya. I enjoy supporting young people, ages 13-35, who are facing stress, anxiety, depression and ADHD, amongst a variety of other emotional difficulties. Life has been difficult, especially throughout these unprecedented times, and can result in troubles with worrying, focus and attention, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, relationship issues, and overwhelming negative thoughts. It's not easy. The good news is that despite these difficulties, counselling can help turn the tide around; it offers a safe space to gain new insights, coping skills, and confidence to overcome challenges and start feeling better.
(782) 821-3761 View (782) 821-3761
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Victoria Westheuser
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
If you are feeling overwhelmed as you navigate life’s challenges, stuck in patterns that no longer serve you, want to improve self-care or work through trauma, it is a perfect time to seek support. I am passionate about working collaboratively, offering support and empowerment to help facilitate a meaningful change in your life. I am trained in EMDR and Emotion Focused individual Therapy. I work from a client-centered approach that is integrated and adheres to principles of trauma-informed care and attachment theory.
If you are feeling overwhelmed as you navigate life’s challenges, stuck in patterns that no longer serve you, want to improve self-care or work through trauma, it is a perfect time to seek support. I am passionate about working collaboratively, offering support and empowerment to help facilitate a meaningful change in your life. I am trained in EMDR and Emotion Focused individual Therapy. I work from a client-centered approach that is integrated and adheres to principles of trauma-informed care and attachment theory.
(782) 822-0855 View (782) 822-0855
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Jaime Stanley
Occupational Therapist, MScOT
Verified
Halifax, NS B3M  (Online Only)
I work with children (9+), teens and adults (including seniors) looking for assistance with a variety of challenges including low mood/depression, anxiety, major mental illness, ADHD, navigating life stressors, parenting challenges, struggles with self esteem and managing life stressors.
I work with children (9+), teens and adults (including seniors) looking for assistance with a variety of challenges including low mood/depression, anxiety, major mental illness, ADHD, navigating life stressors, parenting challenges, struggles with self esteem and managing life stressors.
(782) 800-0842 View (782) 800-0842
Photo of Maeve MacDougall With Scotia Psychological Services, Registered Social Worker in Halifax, NS
Maeve MacDougall With Scotia Psychological Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
I work with older adolescents and adults coping with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, psychosis (including voice hearing), obsessive-compulsive disorder, attentional and focus challenges (including ADHD), attachment challenges, chronic health issues, grief, loss, adjustment to major life transitions (such as divorce, separation, new child, moving, marriage, illness, death, career related stressors, educational transitions), daily stressors, and relationship issues. I can support you with skill development in areas such as problem-solving, communication, social and study skills.
I work with older adolescents and adults coping with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, psychosis (including voice hearing), obsessive-compulsive disorder, attentional and focus challenges (including ADHD), attachment challenges, chronic health issues, grief, loss, adjustment to major life transitions (such as divorce, separation, new child, moving, marriage, illness, death, career related stressors, educational transitions), daily stressors, and relationship issues. I can support you with skill development in areas such as problem-solving, communication, social and study skills.
(782) 400-0445 View (782) 400-0445
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Dr. Lisa White
Psychologist
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
In the words of a wise 90's pop singer, "Everybody hurts, sometimes," and so often, we cannot control the difficulties that come our way. When suffering shows up (for example, depressed mood, anxiety, self-esteem or relationship problems), we can develop unhelpful coping strategies, behaviours, or symptoms that further complicate our lives and drain us of joy, energy, and serenity. However, I believe we are all born with an innate ability to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of adversity, and my goal is to help my clients activate this ability.
In the words of a wise 90's pop singer, "Everybody hurts, sometimes," and so often, we cannot control the difficulties that come our way. When suffering shows up (for example, depressed mood, anxiety, self-esteem or relationship problems), we can develop unhelpful coping strategies, behaviours, or symptoms that further complicate our lives and drain us of joy, energy, and serenity. However, I believe we are all born with an innate ability to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of adversity, and my goal is to help my clients activate this ability.
(902) 702-3421 View (902) 702-3421
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Jim Zelios
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
Halifax, NS B3P
Waitlist for new clients
In my fifteen plus years of experience in this field, some of the common reasons for referrals include sports performance, anxiety, school avoidance, boundaries, self-esteem, anger-management and self harm. My goal is for you to feel supported and heard, I am committed to helping you address any challenges you maybe experiencing.
In my fifteen plus years of experience in this field, some of the common reasons for referrals include sports performance, anxiety, school avoidance, boundaries, self-esteem, anger-management and self harm. My goal is for you to feel supported and heard, I am committed to helping you address any challenges you maybe experiencing.
(782) 202-0021 View (782) 202-0021
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Ivy-Lee Kehayes
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties eating) and body image concerns (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image). I also work with adults who experience: anxiety (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, excessive worry/generalized anxiety disorder); depression; posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g., emotional difficulties, perfectionism, procrastination and low self-esteem).
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties eating) and body image concerns (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image). I also work with adults who experience: anxiety (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, excessive worry/generalized anxiety disorder); depression; posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g., emotional difficulties, perfectionism, procrastination and low self-esteem).
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Photo of Michael Olenik, Registered Social Worker in Halifax, NS
Michael Olenik
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Getting through this thing called life can be difficult for anyone. At times, it feels like there's nowhere for us to slow down and sort through the noise of the day. A moment to breathe, and just maybe, let our shoulders drop, as we find our way back into our body. Maybe you're in need of that kind of space. I am a white, cisgender, queer man, and clinical social worker. I work from a relational and anti-oppressive perspective that is influenced by my own life experiences and my years of working with clients.
Getting through this thing called life can be difficult for anyone. At times, it feels like there's nowhere for us to slow down and sort through the noise of the day. A moment to breathe, and just maybe, let our shoulders drop, as we find our way back into our body. Maybe you're in need of that kind of space. I am a white, cisgender, queer man, and clinical social worker. I work from a relational and anti-oppressive perspective that is influenced by my own life experiences and my years of working with clients.
(782) 302-0195 View (782) 302-0195
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Kelly Derstenfeld
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Navigating relationships with ourselves, others, and the world is difficult on a good day, and it is my belief that symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma warrant as much attention and care as any physical ailment. I offer both art and talk therapy, and work with teens and adults navigating anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, self-esteem issues, and life transitions. I integrate complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client, and provide a warm environment where your unique strengths and values will be honoured as we explore areas of difficulty and work towards your goals together.
Navigating relationships with ourselves, others, and the world is difficult on a good day, and it is my belief that symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma warrant as much attention and care as any physical ailment. I offer both art and talk therapy, and work with teens and adults navigating anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, self-esteem issues, and life transitions. I integrate complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client, and provide a warm environment where your unique strengths and values will be honoured as we explore areas of difficulty and work towards your goals together.
(782) 800-5572 View (782) 800-5572
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Madeleine Stobbe
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Accepting new clients experiencing postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorders, perinatal loss, and infertility. I am a licensed Psychologist currently working with adolescents (16+) and adults. I offer specialized treatment in postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. I also work with clients experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, issues related to gender and sexuality, school/workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem and assertiveness, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, and immigrant and refugee mental health.
Accepting new clients experiencing postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorders, perinatal loss, and infertility. I am a licensed Psychologist currently working with adolescents (16+) and adults. I offer specialized treatment in postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. I also work with clients experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, issues related to gender and sexuality, school/workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem and assertiveness, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, and immigrant and refugee mental health.
(902) 701-7352 View (902) 701-7352
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Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
I help teenagers and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. My clients find that issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem makes life difficult to enjoy. They feel stuck due to the problems they are experiencing.
I help teenagers and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. My clients find that issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem makes life difficult to enjoy. They feel stuck due to the problems they are experiencing.
(902) 200-6517 View (902) 200-6517
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Ainsley Lofstedt
Psychologist (Candidate Register), MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Waitlist for new clients
I have a special interest and training in working with couples and individuals experiencing sexual concerns. Specifically, I work with concerns around pain during intercourse (i.e. vaginismus, vulvodynia, and provoked vestibulodynia), desire discrepancies in couples, difficulty achieving orgasm, or achieving/maintaining an erection, premature ejaculation, etc. Additionally, I work individually with adults experiencing relationship distress, communication difficulties, developmental trauma, low self-esteem, stress and burnout, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.
I have a special interest and training in working with couples and individuals experiencing sexual concerns. Specifically, I work with concerns around pain during intercourse (i.e. vaginismus, vulvodynia, and provoked vestibulodynia), desire discrepancies in couples, difficulty achieving orgasm, or achieving/maintaining an erection, premature ejaculation, etc. Additionally, I work individually with adults experiencing relationship distress, communication difficulties, developmental trauma, low self-esteem, stress and burnout, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.
(782) 222-8024 View (782) 222-8024
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Laura Mitchell
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
(902) 700-5667 View (902) 700-5667
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Daniel LeBouthillier
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
I am a Clinical Psychologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I work with adults (ages 18 years and older) experiencing a variety of emotional difficulties and conditions, including anxiety, depression, obsessions/compulsions, posttraumatic stress, low self-esteem, performance anxiety, perfectionism, excessive worry, and procrastination. I am happy to provide services in English or French.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I work with adults (ages 18 years and older) experiencing a variety of emotional difficulties and conditions, including anxiety, depression, obsessions/compulsions, posttraumatic stress, low self-esteem, performance anxiety, perfectionism, excessive worry, and procrastination. I am happy to provide services in English or French.
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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.