Self Esteem Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Bella Rawleigh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5A
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I am dedicated to helping others live happy and fulfilling lives. As an individual therapist I am non-judgemental, empathetic and open minded. My aim is to heal emotional injuries impacting your daily life, assist in understanding yourself better and help break unhealthy habits. When working with couples I employ different therapeutic modalities that focus on helping couples to better communicate and understand one another as well as reduce conflict and repair issues quickly.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I am dedicated to helping others live happy and fulfilling lives. As an individual therapist I am non-judgemental, empathetic and open minded. My aim is to heal emotional injuries impacting your daily life, assist in understanding yourself better and help break unhealthy habits. When working with couples I employ different therapeutic modalities that focus on helping couples to better communicate and understand one another as well as reduce conflict and repair issues quickly.
(647) 313-4430 View (647) 313-4430
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Danuta Markiewicz
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5A
The clients that I work with experience various forms of anxiety (i.e. generalized, social, performance, health); panic attacks; self-esteem and self-confidence issues; that negatively impact their school, work, family, relationships, and life in general. Their goals is to better understand and manage emotions, adjust their mindsets (adjust perspectives, change their inner-critic into inner-support), increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, so they can better navigate through life challenges. They regain control over their lives, thus, living in accordance with their own design, continuing to grow and evolve as human beings.
The clients that I work with experience various forms of anxiety (i.e. generalized, social, performance, health); panic attacks; self-esteem and self-confidence issues; that negatively impact their school, work, family, relationships, and life in general. Their goals is to better understand and manage emotions, adjust their mindsets (adjust perspectives, change their inner-critic into inner-support), increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, so they can better navigate through life challenges. They regain control over their lives, thus, living in accordance with their own design, continuing to grow and evolve as human beings.
(437) 747-7249 View (437) 747-7249
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Collaborative Care Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Facing challenges with anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, or past trauma? You're not alone. Collaborative Care Therapy offers a safe and supportive virtual space to navigate these struggles and discover your path to personal growth. Based in Ontario, we specialize in trauma therapy, emotional regulation, and relationship counseling for adults and couples. We recognize the courage it takes to seek help and change, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
Facing challenges with anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, or past trauma? You're not alone. Collaborative Care Therapy offers a safe and supportive virtual space to navigate these struggles and discover your path to personal growth. Based in Ontario, we specialize in trauma therapy, emotional regulation, and relationship counseling for adults and couples. We recognize the courage it takes to seek help and change, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
(365) 544-4563 View (365) 544-4563
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Lori Ralko
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
NOTE: I am accepting new clients. In person sessions available in May and early June! (updated May 19th, 2024) - - - Hi, I'm a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in the province of Ontario. My approach focuses on helping you to understand and cope with issues such as anxiety, self esteem, and relationships. Together, we'll explore symptoms, patterns, defenses, goals, and whatever else comes up in sessions. I see therapy as an investment in yourself that can help with existing problems and lead to opportunities for the future.
NOTE: I am accepting new clients. In person sessions available in May and early June! (updated May 19th, 2024) - - - Hi, I'm a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in the province of Ontario. My approach focuses on helping you to understand and cope with issues such as anxiety, self esteem, and relationships. Together, we'll explore symptoms, patterns, defenses, goals, and whatever else comes up in sessions. I see therapy as an investment in yourself that can help with existing problems and lead to opportunities for the future.
(416) 710-4958 View (416) 710-4958
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Alana Warner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with thoughts of perfectionism and low self esteem? Do you beat yourself up for your mistakes and shortcomings? Are you struggling with a transition in your life, such as becoming a parent, graduating school or starting a new job? Do you feel stuck and struggle to cope? You are not alone, I am here to help.
Do you struggle with thoughts of perfectionism and low self esteem? Do you beat yourself up for your mistakes and shortcomings? Are you struggling with a transition in your life, such as becoming a parent, graduating school or starting a new job? Do you feel stuck and struggle to cope? You are not alone, I am here to help.
(416) 962-8255 View (416) 962-8255
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Sonali Peres
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4W
Are you motivated to explore and understand yourself more deeply in order to better handle life’s obstacles? As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and an MA in Counselling Psychology student under clinical supervision, I am dedicated to supporting clients navigate life's challenges, while gaining a deeper understanding of themselves in the process.  My practice is strengths-based and person-centered with a focus on exploring your inner world. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and would love to work alongside you to uncover your unique strengths.
Are you motivated to explore and understand yourself more deeply in order to better handle life’s obstacles? As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and an MA in Counselling Psychology student under clinical supervision, I am dedicated to supporting clients navigate life's challenges, while gaining a deeper understanding of themselves in the process.  My practice is strengths-based and person-centered with a focus on exploring your inner world. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and would love to work alongside you to uncover your unique strengths.
(437) 374-4662 View (437) 374-4662
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Funmilayo (Fumi) Majaro
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6J
Do you find yourself struggling with negative views of self or questioning your worth in relationships? Are you people-pleasing, struggling to set boundaries or regulate your emotions? Do you struggle with understanding yourself/identity and your needs? These are some concerns that might be related to negative experiences that have occurred at different stages in our lives. I work with individuals navigating impacts of trauma from interpersonal relationships, as well as anxiety and self-esteem concerns. I hold a strong desire to support you through the process of change, growth, and optimal wellbeing.
Do you find yourself struggling with negative views of self or questioning your worth in relationships? Are you people-pleasing, struggling to set boundaries or regulate your emotions? Do you struggle with understanding yourself/identity and your needs? These are some concerns that might be related to negative experiences that have occurred at different stages in our lives. I work with individuals navigating impacts of trauma from interpersonal relationships, as well as anxiety and self-esteem concerns. I hold a strong desire to support you through the process of change, growth, and optimal wellbeing.
(289) 805-4692 View (289) 805-4692
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Zoë Bowman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Clients come to me when they're feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to "keep it together all the time". Often, they're suffering from a combination of burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, fears or low self-esteem. They feel disconnected from themselves and unable to navigate even the simplest of daily challenges. They want support in learning how to reduce the weight of their emotional and physical tensions and regain confidence in their ability to navigate their daily lives.
Clients come to me when they're feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to "keep it together all the time". Often, they're suffering from a combination of burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, fears or low self-esteem. They feel disconnected from themselves and unable to navigate even the simplest of daily challenges. They want support in learning how to reduce the weight of their emotional and physical tensions and regain confidence in their ability to navigate their daily lives.
(587) 602-2701 View (587) 602-2701
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Elizabeth McMillan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
My therapeutic practice is informed by cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and emotion focused therapy (EFT). I'm passionate about applying evidence-based interventions that fit the person and their specific treatment needs, which include: depression, anxiety (e.g., excessive worry, social anxiety, panic attacks), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), health concerns, relationship and work stress, family of origin concerns, self-criticism/self-esteem, life transitions, and experiences of grief and loss.
My therapeutic practice is informed by cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and emotion focused therapy (EFT). I'm passionate about applying evidence-based interventions that fit the person and their specific treatment needs, which include: depression, anxiety (e.g., excessive worry, social anxiety, panic attacks), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), health concerns, relationship and work stress, family of origin concerns, self-criticism/self-esteem, life transitions, and experiences of grief and loss.
(289) 277-5039 View (289) 277-5039
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Chantal Wade
Registered Social Worker, BAH, MSW, RSW, CYT
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
If you struggle with your self-esteem, inner critics, trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression and/or relationship challenges, then I am happy you are here. Therapy is all about finding the right fit for you. And when you find that right fit, therapy can be absolutely life-changing. I love to describe therapy as that safe place to land and explore. A time and space where you can show up just as you are and feel seen & heard. A space and time where you are encouraged to explore things in a new way. A space and time that shows you the light. I feel so grateful to have entered my 20th year as a therapist.
If you struggle with your self-esteem, inner critics, trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression and/or relationship challenges, then I am happy you are here. Therapy is all about finding the right fit for you. And when you find that right fit, therapy can be absolutely life-changing. I love to describe therapy as that safe place to land and explore. A time and space where you can show up just as you are and feel seen & heard. A space and time where you are encouraged to explore things in a new way. A space and time that shows you the light. I feel so grateful to have entered my 20th year as a therapist.
(647) 933-9732 View (647) 933-9732
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Ariette Hung - Christian Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients! Life can be distressing at times. Certain experiences, stress and unhealthy relationships can get the best of anyone. I help my clients process difficult emotions and experiences in a safe space. I work with adolescents(13+) and adults, supporting them in navigating emotional/mental challenges and a variety of life issues. My areas of focus includes: Healing anxious/avoidant attachment, generalized anxiety, codependency, limerance, relationship issues, self-esteem, inner child, boundaries, self-esteem and stress. If you're ready to do the heartwork and heal, let's connect!
Accepting new patients! Life can be distressing at times. Certain experiences, stress and unhealthy relationships can get the best of anyone. I help my clients process difficult emotions and experiences in a safe space. I work with adolescents(13+) and adults, supporting them in navigating emotional/mental challenges and a variety of life issues. My areas of focus includes: Healing anxious/avoidant attachment, generalized anxiety, codependency, limerance, relationship issues, self-esteem, inner child, boundaries, self-esteem and stress. If you're ready to do the heartwork and heal, let's connect!
(289) 274-9385 View (289) 274-9385
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Fatima Nadir Noorali
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Fatima supports individuals who want to improve their self-esteem, reduce stress levels and kick imposter syndrome aside. Fatima is passionate about helping you build a personalized toolbox filled with creative strategies to reduce overwhelm and embrace self-love. Through her lived experience with these challenges, Fatima understands how difficult and discouraging it is to not trust yourself, and lose your sense of purpose. By working together, Fatima will help you reframe these negative thinking patterns.
Fatima supports individuals who want to improve their self-esteem, reduce stress levels and kick imposter syndrome aside. Fatima is passionate about helping you build a personalized toolbox filled with creative strategies to reduce overwhelm and embrace self-love. Through her lived experience with these challenges, Fatima understands how difficult and discouraging it is to not trust yourself, and lose your sense of purpose. By working together, Fatima will help you reframe these negative thinking patterns.
(343) 500-6819 View (343) 500-6819
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Simone Donaldson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4W
Hello! I am so pleased you have decided to take steps in paving your path to healing. You do not have to do this alone. I know it may take time to build trust, but I will strive to approach this partnership with warmth, patience, and honesty, while remaining mindfully present. At Agapé Lens Consulting and Therapy, I provide individual psychotherapy, prioritizing Black adults and youth starting at age 12. I have been addressing the needs of mental health and racialized communities for over 15 years. We can focus on a variety of concerns such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
Hello! I am so pleased you have decided to take steps in paving your path to healing. You do not have to do this alone. I know it may take time to build trust, but I will strive to approach this partnership with warmth, patience, and honesty, while remaining mindfully present. At Agapé Lens Consulting and Therapy, I provide individual psychotherapy, prioritizing Black adults and youth starting at age 12. I have been addressing the needs of mental health and racialized communities for over 15 years. We can focus on a variety of concerns such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, and racism.
(647) 371-5344 View (647) 371-5344
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Jean Marlow
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S
I believe in people’s resiliency and that each of us is capable of growth, and reaching new goals and possibilities. I am a registered social worker, psychotherapist, and my approach is one of calm, non-judgmental and strength-based collaboration. Drawing on resources such as narrative, emotion and cognitive behavioural therapies and psychodynamic concepts, I work with people who are experiencing pain in their lives, and together we explore and address the issues affecting their sense of well-being. They develop the insight and skills to solve problems, initiate change and work toward attaining their goals.
I believe in people’s resiliency and that each of us is capable of growth, and reaching new goals and possibilities. I am a registered social worker, psychotherapist, and my approach is one of calm, non-judgmental and strength-based collaboration. Drawing on resources such as narrative, emotion and cognitive behavioural therapies and psychodynamic concepts, I work with people who are experiencing pain in their lives, and together we explore and address the issues affecting their sense of well-being. They develop the insight and skills to solve problems, initiate change and work toward attaining their goals.
(647) 952-1859 View (647) 952-1859
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Parisa Ghanbari
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Relationship difficulties can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. It hurts when we feel alone and unimportant in our connections with others. Over time, these struggles can make us feel stressed and depressed and erode our self-esteem. If you want to feel more confident and secure, build a more fulfilling and healthier couple and romantic relationship, heal from relationship break-ups and attachment wounds, I can help. As a relationship therapist my expertise has been recognized by major media outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and PsychCentral, where my work has been featured.
Relationship difficulties can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. It hurts when we feel alone and unimportant in our connections with others. Over time, these struggles can make us feel stressed and depressed and erode our self-esteem. If you want to feel more confident and secure, build a more fulfilling and healthier couple and romantic relationship, heal from relationship break-ups and attachment wounds, I can help. As a relationship therapist my expertise has been recognized by major media outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and PsychCentral, where my work has been featured.
(289) 809-8027 View (289) 809-8027
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Julia Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life? Do you find yourself feeling burnout always striving for perfection? Do you notice your inner critic taking over in moments where it feels like nothing is going right? My great passion is helping clients develop self-compassion while improving their ability to cope with daily stressors.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life? Do you find yourself feeling burnout always striving for perfection? Do you notice your inner critic taking over in moments where it feels like nothing is going right? My great passion is helping clients develop self-compassion while improving their ability to cope with daily stressors.
(226) 799-9261 View (226) 799-9261
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Nicole Knon - Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
I work with adults and adolescents to: improve their relationships with themselves and others, manage general life transitions; improve and support struggles around confidence, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. In addition to this, I support individuals with issues related to: self-growth, stress, life-work balance, parenting, assertiveness struggles, relationship struggles, emotion dysregulation, prenatal and postpartum transitions, grief, and trauma. I feel privileged to walk alongside my clients in their journeys and strive to create a safe space and provide an unconditionally accepting environment
I work with adults and adolescents to: improve their relationships with themselves and others, manage general life transitions; improve and support struggles around confidence, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. In addition to this, I support individuals with issues related to: self-growth, stress, life-work balance, parenting, assertiveness struggles, relationship struggles, emotion dysregulation, prenatal and postpartum transitions, grief, and trauma. I feel privileged to walk alongside my clients in their journeys and strive to create a safe space and provide an unconditionally accepting environment
(289) 513-3547 View (289) 513-3547
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Kira Foreman-Tran
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Has it been difficult to cope with the tough times and uncertaintly recently? Do you struggle to put your needs first? Do you wonder, maybe life could be better somehow. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, burnt out, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to navigate relationships, careers, and life overall. It can be easy to dissmiss our emotions and problems and it can be hard to confront our challenges alone. I believe that it shouldn't have to be this hard to enjoy life. My goal is to help you increase connection to yourself/others, improve daily functioning, find ways to cope, and work towards growth.
Has it been difficult to cope with the tough times and uncertaintly recently? Do you struggle to put your needs first? Do you wonder, maybe life could be better somehow. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, burnt out, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to navigate relationships, careers, and life overall. It can be easy to dissmiss our emotions and problems and it can be hard to confront our challenges alone. I believe that it shouldn't have to be this hard to enjoy life. My goal is to help you increase connection to yourself/others, improve daily functioning, find ways to cope, and work towards growth.
(289) 272-7395 View (289) 272-7395
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Kathryn Kovacevich
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5J  (Online Only)
PHONE/VIDEO only. Do you overthink? Do you encounter the same experience in your head repetitively, as if the cycle will benefit you in some way? Are you a people-pleaser and are scared of disappointing others? Perhaps you are so hard on yourself that it is difficult to overcome even minor mistakes. You often experience self-doubt yet desire to believe in yourself. Lets talk. It isn't easy seeking out support, but you did it. Everyone at some point in life experiences difficulty and hardship.
PHONE/VIDEO only. Do you overthink? Do you encounter the same experience in your head repetitively, as if the cycle will benefit you in some way? Are you a people-pleaser and are scared of disappointing others? Perhaps you are so hard on yourself that it is difficult to overcome even minor mistakes. You often experience self-doubt yet desire to believe in yourself. Lets talk. It isn't easy seeking out support, but you did it. Everyone at some point in life experiences difficulty and hardship.
(437) 747-0990 View (437) 747-0990
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Lena Chhouk
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6J
I work with adults who are experiencing a variety of life transitions and challenges. A stressful life event or recent loss can be challenging to navigate on your own. My work is centred around helping you increase self-understanding, process difficult feelings, memories or experiences, and expand your coping abilities. Together we will establish a therapeutic space that feels safe to explore how to set healthy boundaries, heal your inner child and take care of yourself.
I work with adults who are experiencing a variety of life transitions and challenges. A stressful life event or recent loss can be challenging to navigate on your own. My work is centred around helping you increase self-understanding, process difficult feelings, memories or experiences, and expand your coping abilities. Together we will establish a therapeutic space that feels safe to explore how to set healthy boundaries, heal your inner child and take care of yourself.
(647) 692-2452 View (647) 692-2452

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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.