Self Esteem Therapists in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA

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Spencer Chernick, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
I deeply value peoples' ability to be honest and kind to themselves so they can recognize when change is needed, but also forgive themselves for having struggled... because struggling is human. We all struggle, we all make mistakes, and we all have been in a place where we may not have presented as our best selves. Things in life can be difficult and we may lose sight of our importance and value in this life. I want you to know that I am here to remind you that you matter and that you are so much stronger than you realize or may give yourself credit for.
I deeply value peoples' ability to be honest and kind to themselves so they can recognize when change is needed, but also forgive themselves for having struggled... because struggling is human. We all struggle, we all make mistakes, and we all have been in a place where we may not have presented as our best selves. Things in life can be difficult and we may lose sight of our importance and value in this life. I want you to know that I am here to remind you that you matter and that you are so much stronger than you realize or may give yourself credit for.
(831) 888-1414 View (831) 888-1414
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Self Image Studio
CHT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Gabriella Phillips is a Certified RTT Hypnotherapist specializing in emotional eating, self esteem, compulsive overeating, and weight issues.
We all know that the majority of dieters inevitably gain back all the weight they’ve lost and more. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, a survival tactic. This self soothing technique is learned early in life to numb uncomfortable feelings. Dieting focuses on the external rather than the internal cues which fuel overeating. The repetitive cycle of gaining and losing weight leads to feelings of hopelessness, shame, failure, and desperation. In order to shift dysfunctional eating patterns, one must identify underlying experiences and belief systems that perpetuate emotional eating.
Gabriella Phillips is a Certified RTT Hypnotherapist specializing in emotional eating, self esteem, compulsive overeating, and weight issues.
We all know that the majority of dieters inevitably gain back all the weight they’ve lost and more. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, a survival tactic. This self soothing technique is learned early in life to numb uncomfortable feelings. Dieting focuses on the external rather than the internal cues which fuel overeating. The repetitive cycle of gaining and losing weight leads to feelings of hopelessness, shame, failure, and desperation. In order to shift dysfunctional eating patterns, one must identify underlying experiences and belief systems that perpetuate emotional eating.
(858) 203-2680 View (858) 203-2680
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Jean E. Dudley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Struggling with low self-esteem, relationship issues, high sensitivities, and/or difficult life transitions? Wanting to gain understanding or implement changes to presenting problems in your life and uncertain of what to do. Setting goals isn't about achieving them, it is about mapping out the most effective route to succeed while obtaining them.
Struggling with low self-esteem, relationship issues, high sensitivities, and/or difficult life transitions? Wanting to gain understanding or implement changes to presenting problems in your life and uncertain of what to do. Setting goals isn't about achieving them, it is about mapping out the most effective route to succeed while obtaining them.
(424) 365-8595 View (424) 365-8595
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Sarah Minas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
My philosophy is simple: Make the most of life's transitions and challenges to develop insight and tools for the future. My practice provides a safe and judgment-free space to explore those things most important to you.
My philosophy is simple: Make the most of life's transitions and challenges to develop insight and tools for the future. My practice provides a safe and judgment-free space to explore those things most important to you.
(858) 946-4941 View (858) 946-4941
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Soraya Susan Behbehani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
My education, training and special background allow me to work effectively with individuals and couple's issues, family and parenting problems, premarital counseling, cross cultural counseling, mood, & stress related disorders, abuse issues, anger management, domestic violence, self esteem issues, life transitions, growth and core identity issues "(psycho-spiritual development) & Neurofeedback technology to optimize brain function.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with overyears of experience in indivual, family and couple's counseling. My expertise is in anxiety disorders, stress management and depression. My background is very diverse and multi-cultural and I conduct therapy in Spanish, Farsi and French, aside from English. In therapy I combine Cognitive Therapy with a Spiritual perspective along with Stress Mangement and mindfulness techniques to help individuals grow and attain their full potential. My unique and comprehensive orientation combining Eastern Spiritual Wisdom with Traditional Psychotherapy speeds up the therapeutic process and helps clients to create changes at a much deeper level.
My education, training and special background allow me to work effectively with individuals and couple's issues, family and parenting problems, premarital counseling, cross cultural counseling, mood, & stress related disorders, abuse issues, anger management, domestic violence, self esteem issues, life transitions, growth and core identity issues "(psycho-spiritual development) & Neurofeedback technology to optimize brain function.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with overyears of experience in indivual, family and couple's counseling. My expertise is in anxiety disorders, stress management and depression. My background is very diverse and multi-cultural and I conduct therapy in Spanish, Farsi and French, aside from English. In therapy I combine Cognitive Therapy with a Spiritual perspective along with Stress Mangement and mindfulness techniques to help individuals grow and attain their full potential. My unique and comprehensive orientation combining Eastern Spiritual Wisdom with Traditional Psychotherapy speeds up the therapeutic process and helps clients to create changes at a much deeper level.
(619) 796-3989 View (619) 796-3989
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Corinn Wells
Psychological Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
I have supported clients through an array of life experiences, including coping with transitions, trauma, stress, substance use, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and loss. My experience with a wide range of ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds enables me to lead with acceptance and compassion. We will work together to explore your thoughts, emotions, lifestyle, and patterns to discover options that aim to increase your personal life satisfaction. We all have basic human needs and can seek to address those needs in ways that best align with our own unique values and goals.
I have supported clients through an array of life experiences, including coping with transitions, trauma, stress, substance use, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and loss. My experience with a wide range of ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds enables me to lead with acceptance and compassion. We will work together to explore your thoughts, emotions, lifestyle, and patterns to discover options that aim to increase your personal life satisfaction. We all have basic human needs and can seek to address those needs in ways that best align with our own unique values and goals.
(858) 384-4009 View (858) 384-4009
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Ashlyn Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
Thank you for being here and congratulations on beginning your healing journey! I am currently accepting new clients located in California. If you are looking to prioritize your mental health and improve your quality of life, I am here to help.
Thank you for being here and congratulations on beginning your healing journey! I am currently accepting new clients located in California. If you are looking to prioritize your mental health and improve your quality of life, I am here to help.
(760) 274-0470 View (760) 274-0470
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Gregory Bendau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, or low self-esteem? Do you find yourself avoiding social engagements or so preoccupied with excessive worrying? Finding ways to navigate these difficult feelings can help you get back on track. I use a psychodynamic approach and CBT that focuses on uncovering patterns of behavior and ways of relating to ourselves and others that are often outside of our awareness. I also consider how our past impacts who we are today. Through acceptance and empathy, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship and work together toward your personal growth and self-discovery.
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, or low self-esteem? Do you find yourself avoiding social engagements or so preoccupied with excessive worrying? Finding ways to navigate these difficult feelings can help you get back on track. I use a psychodynamic approach and CBT that focuses on uncovering patterns of behavior and ways of relating to ourselves and others that are often outside of our awareness. I also consider how our past impacts who we are today. Through acceptance and empathy, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship and work together toward your personal growth and self-discovery.
(760) 263-6885 View (760) 263-6885
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Henna Cho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
(213) 516-6638 View (213) 516-6638
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Andy Truong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
(619) 752-2233 View (619) 752-2233
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 322-1963 View (213) 322-1963
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Jennie Nystrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Do you feel depressed or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel disconnected in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you develop an action plan for meaningful changes. My approach to therapy is relational and person-centered. I will work alongside you in a warm and understanding environment where you can explore your emotions and find better ways to deal with the stressors in your life.
Do you feel depressed or anxious due to childhood trauma? Do you feel disconnected in your relationships with others? I’m here to help you develop an action plan for meaningful changes. My approach to therapy is relational and person-centered. I will work alongside you in a warm and understanding environment where you can explore your emotions and find better ways to deal with the stressors in your life.
(760) 281-0260 View (760) 281-0260
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Rose Hartzell-Cushanick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, EdS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Not accepting new clients
I offer teletherapy via Zoom and am accepting new clients. Are you hoping to enhance your sex life or get closer to your partner? Afraid to start dating due to a sexual concern? Do you find that you and your partner are avoiding each other or fighting over everything? If so, sex/relationship therapy might be a good fit for you.
I offer teletherapy via Zoom and am accepting new clients. Are you hoping to enhance your sex life or get closer to your partner? Afraid to start dating due to a sexual concern? Do you find that you and your partner are avoiding each other or fighting over everything? If so, sex/relationship therapy might be a good fit for you.
(619) 363-6730 View (619) 363-6730
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Brynn Spiegel, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Do you get frustrated when you just can't let go of things that happened in the past? Are you realizing that the "stories" you keep telling yourself are getting in the way of finding happiness in your life? Are you stuck in a relationship that is just not working? Or are you a couple who is looking for help to break through long-standing blocks that have challenged the love you felt for each other when you first got together? Working with a compassionate therapist who understands how to help you let go of the past can dramatically change your life.
Do you get frustrated when you just can't let go of things that happened in the past? Are you realizing that the "stories" you keep telling yourself are getting in the way of finding happiness in your life? Are you stuck in a relationship that is just not working? Or are you a couple who is looking for help to break through long-standing blocks that have challenged the love you felt for each other when you first got together? Working with a compassionate therapist who understands how to help you let go of the past can dramatically change your life.
(858) 367-0969 View (858) 367-0969
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Emily Orme
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
It's great that you are taking an important step to reach out for support. Over the years of working with clients I have learned that many people experience hardship, stress, conflict, and/or pain during their lifetime that they find difficult to navigate on their own. Reaching out for support is a healthy and positive step! Every person's story is unique and I value getting to know each client individually so that I can provide tailored and meaningful therapy. It would be an honor to partner with you on your journey! Please note that I have moved to an all telehealth practice using a secure video platform.
It's great that you are taking an important step to reach out for support. Over the years of working with clients I have learned that many people experience hardship, stress, conflict, and/or pain during their lifetime that they find difficult to navigate on their own. Reaching out for support is a healthy and positive step! Every person's story is unique and I value getting to know each client individually so that I can provide tailored and meaningful therapy. It would be an honor to partner with you on your journey! Please note that I have moved to an all telehealth practice using a secure video platform.
(760) 683-0986 View (760) 683-0986
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Tina Lyn Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
As a Licensed Professional Counselor my Intention is to understand all of my clients Individually and honor the person that they are. We begin the process with an extensive questionnaire to take into account physical, emotional, or situational areas that keep you from living the life you want. Understanding the whole self will help to deepen your awareness of your attributes, barriers, patterns, and limitations, which will strengthen your abilities to make the changes that will improve your life.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor my Intention is to understand all of my clients Individually and honor the person that they are. We begin the process with an extensive questionnaire to take into account physical, emotional, or situational areas that keep you from living the life you want. Understanding the whole self will help to deepen your awareness of your attributes, barriers, patterns, and limitations, which will strengthen your abilities to make the changes that will improve your life.
(619) 304-9983 View (619) 304-9983
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Elizabeth Cowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Due to my own personal experience with childhood trauma, I work mostly with clients who have suffered trauma/PTSD. I also have experience working with those who have gone through or are going through a divorce, who are experiencing anxiety, and depression. I have a more collaborative approach. I tend to be more conversational and laid back. I am also very patient and will respect your timeframe. Not everyone wants to address the hard parts right away. I enjoy working with clients who are consistent and put in the work.
Due to my own personal experience with childhood trauma, I work mostly with clients who have suffered trauma/PTSD. I also have experience working with those who have gone through or are going through a divorce, who are experiencing anxiety, and depression. I have a more collaborative approach. I tend to be more conversational and laid back. I am also very patient and will respect your timeframe. Not everyone wants to address the hard parts right away. I enjoy working with clients who are consistent and put in the work.
(858) 330-6772 View (858) 330-6772
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Annecy Daggett @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Hello! I provide therapy for all ages including children, teens, young adults, and families. I have experience helping clients navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, school concerns, and interpersonal relationships. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and am passionate about helping teens and young adults navigate identity development and life transitions. I provide a supportive environment to help clients feel safe, heard, and understood. I believe that with the right support, everyone has the potential to thrive. Together we can work toward achieving your goals!
Hello! I provide therapy for all ages including children, teens, young adults, and families. I have experience helping clients navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, school concerns, and interpersonal relationships. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and am passionate about helping teens and young adults navigate identity development and life transitions. I provide a supportive environment to help clients feel safe, heard, and understood. I believe that with the right support, everyone has the potential to thrive. Together we can work toward achieving your goals!
(858) 723-0312 View (858) 723-0312
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Rita Romero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Selected as one of the Three Best Rated Psychologists in San Diego in 2022, 2023 and 2024 and Woman of Distinction in 2023.. With 25 years of experience, I have been able to successfully empower individuals to identify and transform their personal, relational and professional challenges and reach their desired goals. I will bring compassion, respect and unique insight into our work together. My license is at the doctoral level as a psychologist, as well as having been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Treatment will be uniquely tailored to your personality to effectively alleviate discomfort and maximize your goals.
Selected as one of the Three Best Rated Psychologists in San Diego in 2022, 2023 and 2024 and Woman of Distinction in 2023.. With 25 years of experience, I have been able to successfully empower individuals to identify and transform their personal, relational and professional challenges and reach their desired goals. I will bring compassion, respect and unique insight into our work together. My license is at the doctoral level as a psychologist, as well as having been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Treatment will be uniquely tailored to your personality to effectively alleviate discomfort and maximize your goals.
(760) 303-4783 View (760) 303-4783
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Seda Gragossian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
We treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. We also provide help to heal relationships both romantic and otherwise. Our approach is to address underlying issues and provide treatment that heals the person as a whole. We utilize evidence-based and self-empowering modalities and create a safe space for you to work towards gaining insight into your choices and behaviors. We guide you to set your own goals and arrive at your own solutions as we believe you have the answers and need a supportive space to see them. It takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help and we make every effort to make your investment count.
We treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. We also provide help to heal relationships both romantic and otherwise. Our approach is to address underlying issues and provide treatment that heals the person as a whole. We utilize evidence-based and self-empowering modalities and create a safe space for you to work towards gaining insight into your choices and behaviors. We guide you to set your own goals and arrive at your own solutions as we believe you have the answers and need a supportive space to see them. It takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help and we make every effort to make your investment count.
(858) 225-8408 View (858) 225-8408
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Self Esteem Therapists

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.