Self Esteem Therapists in Hamilton, ON

Photo of Alexia Wensing, Registered Psychotherapist in Hamilton, ON
Alexia Wensing
Registered Psychotherapist, HBA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients – Do you find feeling stuck, anxious, or wishing you had more confidence or self-esteem? Are you interested in understanding yourself or your choices more and in digging into the roots of why you feel the way you do? Are you interested in looking at your past, taking your power back over experiences, and learning coping skills or tools? Together, we can look at your past, present, and future goals, and provide you with an understanding of what this means to you.
Accepting NEW Clients – Do you find feeling stuck, anxious, or wishing you had more confidence or self-esteem? Are you interested in understanding yourself or your choices more and in digging into the roots of why you feel the way you do? Are you interested in looking at your past, taking your power back over experiences, and learning coping skills or tools? Together, we can look at your past, present, and future goals, and provide you with an understanding of what this means to you.
(289) 723-1259 View (289) 723-1259
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ADHD & Anxiety for Women - Abby Molloy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
I work with women struggling with anxiety, anger, stress, self esteem and trauma.
Accepting New Clients! With 8 years experience as a recreational therapist, I appreciate the immense relief that comes from connecting with someone who truly understands and supports you in navigating life's stressors and challenges. Whether you're facing a variety of issues or feeling swamped by a major event, rest assured, I'm here to offer a helping hand. Let's collaborate to turn your struggles into milestones on your path to a life filled with peace and empowerment. Together, we'll embrace hope as we journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
I work with women struggling with anxiety, anger, stress, self esteem and trauma.
Accepting New Clients! With 8 years experience as a recreational therapist, I appreciate the immense relief that comes from connecting with someone who truly understands and supports you in navigating life's stressors and challenges. Whether you're facing a variety of issues or feeling swamped by a major event, rest assured, I'm here to offer a helping hand. Let's collaborate to turn your struggles into milestones on your path to a life filled with peace and empowerment. Together, we'll embrace hope as we journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(365) 363-2053 View (365) 363-2053
Photo of Modifi Counselling (Stress And Self-Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Hamilton, ON
Modifi Counselling (Stress And Self-Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with mental health, stress, self esteem, and career challenges, it can be hard to see a positive path forward. Modifi Counselling welcomes you and your story. Modifi is a forward-thinking counselling and psychotherapy practice that focuses on practical solutions to everyday problems. At Modifi, the focus is on your unique goals and the strengths you possess to get you where you want to go. Let's reduce your anxiety, depression, and stress, creating more space for building self esteem, confidence, and resilience. Perhaps you've been in therapy before, but are looking for something different. Let's talk about it.
If you are struggling with mental health, stress, self esteem, and career challenges, it can be hard to see a positive path forward. Modifi Counselling welcomes you and your story. Modifi is a forward-thinking counselling and psychotherapy practice that focuses on practical solutions to everyday problems. At Modifi, the focus is on your unique goals and the strengths you possess to get you where you want to go. Let's reduce your anxiety, depression, and stress, creating more space for building self esteem, confidence, and resilience. Perhaps you've been in therapy before, but are looking for something different. Let's talk about it.
(289) 768-8205 View (289) 768-8205
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Alexandra Myers
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Struggling with motivation or finding it hard to tackle tasks? Ever feel like your best just isn't cutting it? Maybe you're dealing with overwhelming emotions, irritability, or impulsivity. Comparing yourself to others might be bringing on shame, making it even tougher to put your best foot forward. Navigating through the challenges of ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues can leave you feeling stuck, not knowing how to move forward. But you've taken a crucial step, and I'm genuinely glad you've landed here.
Struggling with motivation or finding it hard to tackle tasks? Ever feel like your best just isn't cutting it? Maybe you're dealing with overwhelming emotions, irritability, or impulsivity. Comparing yourself to others might be bringing on shame, making it even tougher to put your best foot forward. Navigating through the challenges of ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues can leave you feeling stuck, not knowing how to move forward. But you've taken a crucial step, and I'm genuinely glad you've landed here.
(365) 536-2590 View (365) 536-2590
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Steven Presta
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9C
Do you ever feel like your stress, low self-esteem, low confidence, and possibly even anxiety, are getting in the way of you living your best life? Do you ever get told to “suck it up and be a man?” It is hard to manage these feelings on any given day, let alone a pandemic! Are you trying to quit smoking/drinking/drugs and looking for support, or for someone who just gets it? I can help explore these concerns and areas with you while offering different ways to cope and manage these overwhelming and “out of control” feelings.
Do you ever feel like your stress, low self-esteem, low confidence, and possibly even anxiety, are getting in the way of you living your best life? Do you ever get told to “suck it up and be a man?” It is hard to manage these feelings on any given day, let alone a pandemic! Are you trying to quit smoking/drinking/drugs and looking for support, or for someone who just gets it? I can help explore these concerns and areas with you while offering different ways to cope and manage these overwhelming and “out of control” feelings.
(289) 210-5068 View (289) 210-5068
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Alicia Alessandrini
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8J  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients – Do you want to work through past experiences, present day stressors, low self-esteem, anxiety, and low moods? Are you tired of the cycle of feeling not 'good enough' or people pleasing? Do you want to learn more about ADHD or managing it? Do you always feel exhausted and drained but aren't sure why? Do you feel resistant to self-compassion or want to learn how to practice it? Have lingering trauma affecting your life or relationships? We'll work together at a pace that feels good to you and shape a path forward that reconnects you with yourself and your goals.
Accepting NEW Clients – Do you want to work through past experiences, present day stressors, low self-esteem, anxiety, and low moods? Are you tired of the cycle of feeling not 'good enough' or people pleasing? Do you want to learn more about ADHD or managing it? Do you always feel exhausted and drained but aren't sure why? Do you feel resistant to self-compassion or want to learn how to practice it? Have lingering trauma affecting your life or relationships? We'll work together at a pace that feels good to you and shape a path forward that reconnects you with yourself and your goals.
(365) 364-1311 View (365) 364-1311
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Mike Dawson Psychotherapy
Registered Social Service Worker, Bsc, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9C  (Online Only)
I was an English kid in Montreal, who, in a hockey town, spent all his time competing provincially and nationally in the martial arts. Its not a surprise I was socially awkward, bullied, with self-esteem and anger issues. Luckily, I found a therapist to help me; his skill and kindness inspired me to pursue a career helping youth, adults and families.Being a therapist, a proud single-parent, and a former teenager has resulted in my having sat in each of the three chairs giving me a unique understanding that allows me to help adults teens and their families overcome the behavioural and emotional effect of life's ups and downs.
I was an English kid in Montreal, who, in a hockey town, spent all his time competing provincially and nationally in the martial arts. Its not a surprise I was socially awkward, bullied, with self-esteem and anger issues. Luckily, I found a therapist to help me; his skill and kindness inspired me to pursue a career helping youth, adults and families.Being a therapist, a proud single-parent, and a former teenager has resulted in my having sat in each of the three chairs giving me a unique understanding that allows me to help adults teens and their families overcome the behavioural and emotional effect of life's ups and downs.
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Stacey Fernandes
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9H
Waitlist for new clients
Do you need help finding coping strategies for anxiety, depression, fatigue, trauma or stress to improve your wellness? Do you need guidance exploring emotions, thoughts, behaviours, boundaries and communication strategies? You deserve peace, growth and healing. Are you ready to tap into your innate authenticity, increase self compassion, boost your self esteem and create inspiring meangingful changes?
Do you need help finding coping strategies for anxiety, depression, fatigue, trauma or stress to improve your wellness? Do you need guidance exploring emotions, thoughts, behaviours, boundaries and communication strategies? You deserve peace, growth and healing. Are you ready to tap into your innate authenticity, increase self compassion, boost your self esteem and create inspiring meangingful changes?
(289) 206-0786 View (289) 206-0786
Photo of Jordanne Mulkewich, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Hamilton, ON
Jordanne Mulkewich
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MSc, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9H
I am a warm and empathetic clinician with a Masters of Science in Psychotherapy from McMaster University. My education has focused on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based modalities such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT). I trained at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC) and Seniors Mental Health outpatient clinic at St. Joseph's Hamilton. I currently work at the ATRC where I support individuals with a wide variety of anxiety difficulties including social anxiety, perfectionism, OCD, GAD, and panic. I have also enjoyed working with those in crisis at Health Canada.
I am a warm and empathetic clinician with a Masters of Science in Psychotherapy from McMaster University. My education has focused on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based modalities such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT). I trained at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC) and Seniors Mental Health outpatient clinic at St. Joseph's Hamilton. I currently work at the ATRC where I support individuals with a wide variety of anxiety difficulties including social anxiety, perfectionism, OCD, GAD, and panic. I have also enjoyed working with those in crisis at Health Canada.
(289) 207-6543 View (289) 207-6543
Photo of Krystyna Namolovan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Hamilton, ON
Krystyna Namolovan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward? Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, or unhealed trauma? Do you ever wonder how did you end up where you are and can’t seem to find a way out? You came to the right place. My name is Krystyna (Krys), and I am here to support you on your journey toward ultimate wellness and to help you attain mental and emotional healing. I approach counselling with a non-judgemental attitude, unconditional positive regard, respect, empathy, and understanding.
Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward? Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, or unhealed trauma? Do you ever wonder how did you end up where you are and can’t seem to find a way out? You came to the right place. My name is Krystyna (Krys), and I am here to support you on your journey toward ultimate wellness and to help you attain mental and emotional healing. I approach counselling with a non-judgemental attitude, unconditional positive regard, respect, empathy, and understanding.
(437) 800-2168 View (437) 800-2168
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Katelynn Vindis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Katelynn. I provide individual therapy to individuals ages 20 and up with anxiety, panick attachs, depression, low self-esteem, stress/burnout, life transitions, dealing with anger, substance use, and concurrent disorders. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental space where clients are encouraged to explore difficulties, identify goals they wish to achieve and harness the tools needed for positive change. I’m here to help you deal with the stress in your life in a safe and non-judgemental way. I use a strength-based, trauma-informed lens that focuses on empowerment and growth.
Hi! I’m Katelynn. I provide individual therapy to individuals ages 20 and up with anxiety, panick attachs, depression, low self-esteem, stress/burnout, life transitions, dealing with anger, substance use, and concurrent disorders. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental space where clients are encouraged to explore difficulties, identify goals they wish to achieve and harness the tools needed for positive change. I’m here to help you deal with the stress in your life in a safe and non-judgemental way. I use a strength-based, trauma-informed lens that focuses on empowerment and growth.
(365) 661-4497 View (365) 661-4497
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Justine Nowosiadly
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Growing up with toxic or narcissistic parents can leave a lasting impact on your life. The same can be said for abusive or controlling relationships in adulthood. You might feel depressed, anxious, or struggle in relationships. Furthermore, your self-esteem and sense of identity might be negatively impacted. If you are like most individuals I support, you are looking for healing, self-confidence, and the opportunity to build healthy relationships in your life. My practice centres around helping individuals heal from the impacts of negative past relationships, and I woud be honoured to walk alongside of you in your journey.
Growing up with toxic or narcissistic parents can leave a lasting impact on your life. The same can be said for abusive or controlling relationships in adulthood. You might feel depressed, anxious, or struggle in relationships. Furthermore, your self-esteem and sense of identity might be negatively impacted. If you are like most individuals I support, you are looking for healing, self-confidence, and the opportunity to build healthy relationships in your life. My practice centres around helping individuals heal from the impacts of negative past relationships, and I woud be honoured to walk alongside of you in your journey.
(844) 335-1587 View (844) 335-1587
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Tampa Allen
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9B  (Online Only)
Life can be very difficult at times and present us with challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, isolation, relationship issues, fear, trauma, grief, low self esteem and more. These can be very difficult and seem very out of control at times and become overwhelming. My hope is to offer you a safe space to share your life challenges, to come alongside of you in these challenges, to offer you a fresh perspective, offer understanding, and together, establish strategies to move forward in your journey that work best for you.
Life can be very difficult at times and present us with challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, isolation, relationship issues, fear, trauma, grief, low self esteem and more. These can be very difficult and seem very out of control at times and become overwhelming. My hope is to offer you a safe space to share your life challenges, to come alongside of you in these challenges, to offer you a fresh perspective, offer understanding, and together, establish strategies to move forward in your journey that work best for you.
(289) 312-8227 View (289) 312-8227
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Thomson Scarlett
Registered Social Worker, MA, RP, RSW, CCC, OAMHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
At times, life can be difficult. We can be caught off guard when we are thrown that unexpected curveball. Many of us may feel stuck and think the rest of the world is passing us by. If you need to talk or get some things off your chest, I am here to listen and provide strategies that offer a sense of comfort and results. As a Psychotherapist and Social Worker, I currently provide psychotherapy to adolescents and adults while also offering highly supportive clinical supervision to graduate students and new practitioners.
At times, life can be difficult. We can be caught off guard when we are thrown that unexpected curveball. Many of us may feel stuck and think the rest of the world is passing us by. If you need to talk or get some things off your chest, I am here to listen and provide strategies that offer a sense of comfort and results. As a Psychotherapist and Social Worker, I currently provide psychotherapy to adolescents and adults while also offering highly supportive clinical supervision to graduate students and new practitioners.
(647) 977-5880 View (647) 977-5880
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Charmin Charania
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Is it hard to find things you like about yourself? Do you notice you beat yourself up? Not feeling good about yourself and who you are can lead to feeling sad and defeated. It can affect your mood and energy levels, making it hard to do things and be with other people. It can also lead to feeling worried about what other people might think or feel about you, being left out or left behind and worrying about the future. This can make life feel even harder. I understand how feeling this way can affect all areas of your life. I help women who are struggling with low self-esteem, loneliness, and anxiety feel better.
Is it hard to find things you like about yourself? Do you notice you beat yourself up? Not feeling good about yourself and who you are can lead to feeling sad and defeated. It can affect your mood and energy levels, making it hard to do things and be with other people. It can also lead to feeling worried about what other people might think or feel about you, being left out or left behind and worrying about the future. This can make life feel even harder. I understand how feeling this way can affect all areas of your life. I help women who are struggling with low self-esteem, loneliness, and anxiety feel better.
(289) 301-9191 View (289) 301-9191
Photo of Shikha Seeboruth | Trauma Therapy | Relationship Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Hamilton, ON
Shikha Seeboruth | Trauma Therapy | Relationship Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Are you questioning your relationships? You are wondering why you are staying and putting with it? We are left confused when the ones closest to us are causing us pain. Or maybe there's resentment or past trauma that's now affecting your relationship? You know that's not how your life and relationship should be like. Whether you're wanting to recover and grow as a person, heal from trauma, rebuild your self-esteem or simply looking for relationship support, I am here to help you find clarity, understanding, and resolution. With the right strategies you can begin to find peace and resilience.
Are you questioning your relationships? You are wondering why you are staying and putting with it? We are left confused when the ones closest to us are causing us pain. Or maybe there's resentment or past trauma that's now affecting your relationship? You know that's not how your life and relationship should be like. Whether you're wanting to recover and grow as a person, heal from trauma, rebuild your self-esteem or simply looking for relationship support, I am here to help you find clarity, understanding, and resolution. With the right strategies you can begin to find peace and resilience.
(289) 236-0706 View (289) 236-0706
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Jamie Clahane | Christian Therapist (virtual)
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and the care I provide. I am a registered psychotherapist providing therapy for people living in Ontario, Canada. I am a clinical counsellor who also has specialized training in pastoral care, which means I treat people at a very holistic level. I work with people struggling with a range of issues including clinical Anxiety, Depression, Low Self esteem, Addiction, Grief & Loss, and more complex issues such as, OCD, Eating Disorders, Complicated Grief, PTSD, and more. Yes, recovery involves mental & emotional processing and integration. However, the deepest healing involves more.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and the care I provide. I am a registered psychotherapist providing therapy for people living in Ontario, Canada. I am a clinical counsellor who also has specialized training in pastoral care, which means I treat people at a very holistic level. I work with people struggling with a range of issues including clinical Anxiety, Depression, Low Self esteem, Addiction, Grief & Loss, and more complex issues such as, OCD, Eating Disorders, Complicated Grief, PTSD, and more. Yes, recovery involves mental & emotional processing and integration. However, the deepest healing involves more.
(289) 276-8409 View (289) 276-8409
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Rachel Brennan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you feel like your anxiety stops you from living your life? Like self critical thoughts are always running through your mind and your brain won't "shut off"? Or maybe you've been through trauma that keeps affecting you in the present? I specialize in supporting teens and adults to help you have more confidence, feel more in charge of your own life and finally feel hopeful about your future again. My work is rooted in compassion and together we can equip you with the tools to cope with life's challenges, understand yourself better, and go from surviving to thriving to create the life that you deserve.
Accepting new clients. Do you feel like your anxiety stops you from living your life? Like self critical thoughts are always running through your mind and your brain won't "shut off"? Or maybe you've been through trauma that keeps affecting you in the present? I specialize in supporting teens and adults to help you have more confidence, feel more in charge of your own life and finally feel hopeful about your future again. My work is rooted in compassion and together we can equip you with the tools to cope with life's challenges, understand yourself better, and go from surviving to thriving to create the life that you deserve.
(289) 290-5243 View (289) 290-5243
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Anxiety Therapy for Women - Victoria Nyman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
I work with women struggling with anxiety, anger, stress, self esteem and trauma.
Accepting New Clients! As someone who has been to counselling myself, I understand how comforting it is to have a supportive person to talk to about anxiety and life's challenges. Whether you're facing a variety of problems, feeling swamped by a big life event, or anything else, I'm here to offer help. We can partner up to help you overcome your struggles, to guide you towards a life where you no-longer feel constricted by what you're going through. I'm a solution-focused therapist, meaning I will work to get you to a place where you no-longer require therapy.
I work with women struggling with anxiety, anger, stress, self esteem and trauma.
Accepting New Clients! As someone who has been to counselling myself, I understand how comforting it is to have a supportive person to talk to about anxiety and life's challenges. Whether you're facing a variety of problems, feeling swamped by a big life event, or anything else, I'm here to offer help. We can partner up to help you overcome your struggles, to guide you towards a life where you no-longer feel constricted by what you're going through. I'm a solution-focused therapist, meaning I will work to get you to a place where you no-longer require therapy.
(343) 338-5374 View (343) 338-5374
Photo of Anxiety | Attachment | Distress - Emily Techner, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Hamilton, ON
Anxiety | Attachment | Distress - Emily Techner
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to a space where growth begins! I appreciate that seeking therapy can be an overwhelming task, and I commend you for taking the first one by being here right now! My name is Emily, and if you are struggling with a heightened sensitivity, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship and attachment issues, my aim is to help you understand the complexities of your emotional well-being. As someone who has walked the path of anxiety and emotional intensity myself, I bring a unique personal insight to my practice that allows for authenticity in our sessions and a genuine connection where vulnerability is met with understanding.
Welcome to a space where growth begins! I appreciate that seeking therapy can be an overwhelming task, and I commend you for taking the first one by being here right now! My name is Emily, and if you are struggling with a heightened sensitivity, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship and attachment issues, my aim is to help you understand the complexities of your emotional well-being. As someone who has walked the path of anxiety and emotional intensity myself, I bring a unique personal insight to my practice that allows for authenticity in our sessions and a genuine connection where vulnerability is met with understanding.
(647) 492-5818 View (647) 492-5818

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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.