Self Esteem Therapists in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA

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Jennifer McDowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and welcome! My name is Jen and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and BCBA. I have 12 years of experience facilitating support to Children, Adolescents, Individuals and Families as they work towards overcoming their personal mental health/behavioral challenges. Some of these challenges have included Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Issues with Self-Esteem/ Healthy Boundaries, Family Conflict, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Insecure Attachment Styles, Parenting, Co-Dependency and difficulties managing ADHD/ASD.
(858) 264-2966
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Stacy Kim Johnston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work well with people who are seeking improvement on the following issues: relationship issues whether it be husband-wife, cohabitants, mother-daughter/son, father-son/daughter, co-parenting, or divorce mediation. I also have experience with substance abuse issues and dual diagnosis as well as co-dependency. Self-esteem is often a struggle with many teens and young women and this is another area of expertise. Anger issues are commonly found in men and this too is an area in which I can offer professional help. I welcome you to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
(619) 778-7215
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Transcend Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. I also provide psychotherapy services. We work from a strengths-based perspective, striving to connect you to your own power, strength and wisdom. We believe in the healing power of relationships, especially the one you have with yourself. Together, we will explore the reasons for your current predicament and focus on finding effective and long-lasting solutions. We have 8 amazing therapists with over 50+ YEARS of combined experience. We are extremely proud to have been featured on USA TODAY, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VERYWELLMIND, CMAJ, THRIVE, LAPP, THE GREATIST, SD VOYAGER & SHOUTOUT SOCAL!
(619) 567-3827
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Devoney Kodad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Struggling with anxiety, stress, a loud inner critic or feeling burnt out? Whether you're looking to manage your anxiety and stress, quiet your inner critic, get to know yourself better, really connect with yourself & feel like you can hear your voice & trust yourself, I'd love to support you. Some areas I love to support clients in are: anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, healthy relationships, boundary-setting, communication, creating healthy routines, perfectionism, people pleasing, and burnout.
(619) 383-1622
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Myles Childs
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reaching out for help? In a time of need, it can be overwhelming. I want to commend you for acknowledging that you would like some support. Through individual, couple, family, group, and other relational therapy, I provide emotional and mental support to help my clients gain, regain, and maintain a healthy life. As a therapist of color, I'm intentional about creating a safe space where diversity and cultural differences are respected and valued. I'm passionate about my clients’ wellness and aim to provide clients with space and time to be their most authentic and unapologetic selves without fear of judgment.
(858) 758-8038
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Abby Weisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!* Hi, my name is Abby. I recognize how difficult it can be to ask for help, so congrats on taking this first, brave step towards feeling better. I aim to provide clients a safe space to be their most authentic selves without fear of judgment. I specialize in life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, family conflict, and communication skills. I believe we all have inherent strengths and capabilities, and hope we can use our time together identifying how to maximize yours.
(858) 289-5294
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Judith (Jae) Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a culturally affirming Mental Health Therapist with over 10 yrs of experience in the field. I work with adults and young adults from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on underrepresented groups. We will identify your objectives, potential roadblocks, and strategies for overcoming them. I practice through a lens of self-compassion. My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: Moms; life/career transitions; addiction; relationships; self-esteem; mood disorders; body image; and trauma. Therapy is a collaborative journey, and I'd like to work with you to improve the quality of your life and achieve mental well-being.
(619) 332-2292
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Matthew H. Koch, Marriage & Family Therapist, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Confronting the challenges that accompany our lives can be daunting and result in a deviation from the expectations we have of ourselves and those with whom we interact. I am here to assist you in the process to heighten awareness and gain more meaningful and fulfilling experiences in your life through psychotherapy. I utilize the DAFT (Depth & Freedom Therapy) approach that combines various counseling theories and techniques, philosophical tenets, and spiritual teachings to collaborate with clients in order to strengthen individual identity while considering the impact of past experiences, modern day socio-cultural influences, and current personal issues.
(619) 376-1244
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Olga Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You are seeking help because getting through everyday life is becoming exhausting. Or may be you have been feeling like this for a while. You might be irritable, anxious, at times overcome with sadness and self-doubt. Your relationships are suffering as a result. Your past experiences are haunting you and you don't know how to leave them behind. Trauma is a very lonely experience often filled with shame, anger, and sense of being out of control. Together we will create a therapeutic relationship where you can feel held, seen, and empowered in your healing journey. I'm here to share your unique pain and joy, not "therapize" you.
(619) 789-0676
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Paula Perez
Counselor, MHS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of uncertainty. You don’t have to wait for things to change to feel good about life again. If you are looking to heal from complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other stressful life situations, I can help. I will guide you to improve your self- esteem, manage mental health symptoms more effectively, and find deeper meaning and purpose in your life. You can reconnect with what really matters and to let go of what is holding you back.
(619) 304-4852
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92123
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Mary L Obata
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to the relationship is warmth, caring, and a gentle and compassionate presence. I have a deep faith in your ability to transform your life, empowering you to discover what works and change what doesn't, helping you find your own truth and path. My approach is gentle, yet potent. Using EMDR (www.emdr.com) and EFT (www.emofree.com) as highly effective tools, I help you to release negative patterns and beliefs and build upon your positive resources and strengths.
(619) 377-8886
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Jeff Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
We, as humans, are wired for relationship and connection. Often challenges in life bring about difficulties that are deeply troubling and painful and get in the way of our relationship with our self and others. My desire is to help you navigate these challenges to help restore hope and healing in your life and relationships with others. I approach our time together as an honor and privilege, and want our time to be safe and transformational.
(619) 346-4479
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Shirley Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with you toward: Understanding/coping with depression, sadness, guilt, or loss of self esteem ; Dealing with sudden anxiety or continuing worry or stress; Achieving a more satisfying relationship with your mate/dealing with continuing, unresolved problems in your relationship; Dealing with a sudden, stressful life event, such as a divorce or the death of someone close; Facing the challenges of single parenting or co-parenting with a new spouse; Coping with someone you care about who drinks too much or uses drugs; Resolving continuing problems with coworkers or work-related stress.
(619) 736-8206
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Serra Mesa
San Diego, CA 92108
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Kim Ajlouny
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialties include addiction, eating disorders, mood disorders, self esteem issues & relationship issues.
Seeking therapy is a wonderful gift to give your self! I will assist you in identifying unhealthy patterns that are obstacles to having a satisfying and productive life. Do you continually self-sabotage, repeat unhealthy relationship patterns or struggle with boundaries and self-worth? I believe the key is tapping into one's original self-love that may be long-buried or difficult to recognize. Let me help you be your best, authentic self.
(858) 736-9269
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Kiya Duviella, M.S., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist who has worked in the mental health field with diverse populations for many years. My areas of expertise include working with children (age 3 to 12), Adolescents (13 to 18), Domestic Violence within families, sexually-abused children, adolescents and adults, at-risk youth, men, women, couples, families that struggle with trauma, parenting challenges, self-esteem challenges, self-esteem and empowerment for teens and adults, behavior and emotion regulation, adjustment and transitional challenges, depression, anxiety, stress management, dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, as well as intellectual challenges.
(858) 346-7720
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Nnamdi Rashid Okafor
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Throughout life, we face many challenges: sadness, anger, pain, frustration, anxiety and depression, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, fear and doubt. These life challenges, though extremely difficult, are opportunities for breakthrough. Together, we’ll utilize a collaborative, person-centered, solution-based and trauma-informed approach that directly attacks shame, low self-esteem, guilt, worthlessness and hopelessness-And replace them with love, peace, joy, happiness and security.  Together, you and I will unlock your “best self” through consistent non-judgmental exploration, developing self-awareness!
(619) 202-8737
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Tien V. Phan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Empathy, compassion, and the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship have been the foundation of my work. I have had a wide range of experiences with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. My style is collaborative in nature, as I support and guide individuals through the healing process. Other areas of specialization include helping children and adolescents who struggle with low self-esteem and poor emotion regulation skills, as well as difficulties coping with significant life changes (e.g., relocation, divorce) and conflicts in relationships.
(858) 251-8464
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Jermaine L Dictado
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with adults (18+) who are having difficulties with negative self-talk, emotion regulation, and conflicts in relationships. These difficulties can often look like depression, anxiety, intense stress, anger, poor self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and more. I am here to support you with these challenges. Looking for a therapist can especially be difficult in addition to facing current struggles in our life. Feel free to call for a free 15-minute consultation to see how I may be able to help.
(619) 292-0452
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Savannah McCully
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you are feeling stuck, disconnected, or having trouble coping with anxiety or depression, you are not alone. You may be struggling to find balance in your life, or noticing that attachment and trauma from childhood is impacting you presently. Perhaps you recently lost a loved one, are navigating a new chapter of life that has you feeling anxious, or just feel like you are stuck in a rut and need someone to talk to. I work with adults and teens/adolescents on addressing anxiety and depression, unpacking past experiences, improving emotional regulation, building healthy boundaries with loved ones, healthy self-esteem, and more.
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Elizabeth Edmunds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Everybody needs somebody in the corner ring with them as they go out into the world and fight for the life they want and deserve! With over 20 years of combined experience in mental health, wellness and education, my approach is holistic, and client centered in order to best support each client's unique needs. I will share tools & resources from a framework that honors Empathy, Compassion, Humor, Creativity, Wellness, Mental Health, Integrative Medicine, Positive Psychology, and Spirituality to help decrease your suffering and increase joy, motivation and life fulfilment.
(626) 586-3948
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Self Esteem Therapists
Self-esteem lives on a spectrum: Not enough self-regard (or low self esteem) can lead people to become depressed, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. Too much self-love (or high self-esteem), results in an off-putting sense of entitlement and an inability to learn from failure. And it's occasionally a sign of clinical narcissism. Quite the opposite of being shy or shyness, yet still on the same spectrum.