Self Esteem Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Heather Glover
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92106
If you're ready for change, or contemplating change, I'm ready to help you achieve it! Together, we can take your biggest challenges and use them as opportunities to thrive. My focus is providing support to individuals, couples, and families in need of healing and positive change. I will provide a compassionate and comfortable space to help you manage and resolve life challenges including binge eating/compulsive overeating, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, weathering change, anger management, and conflict in relationships!
If you're ready for change, or contemplating change, I'm ready to help you achieve it! Together, we can take your biggest challenges and use them as opportunities to thrive. My focus is providing support to individuals, couples, and families in need of healing and positive change. I will provide a compassionate and comfortable space to help you manage and resolve life challenges including binge eating/compulsive overeating, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, weathering change, anger management, and conflict in relationships!
(858) 309-4632 View (858) 309-4632
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Pantea Shahbazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
Baháʼu'lláh said: "Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom." Life is a mysterious journey of experiences and learning. I got lost, distracted, and swayed on this path until I learned where to find my sacred place. In the ebbs and flows of life, I have discovered that I have an incredible gift for motivating, encouraging, and coaching others. My purpose is to help others make their life sacred by holding it as a masterpiece. To achieve that, I help clients discover their strengths and build resiliency.
Baháʼu'lláh said: "Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom." Life is a mysterious journey of experiences and learning. I got lost, distracted, and swayed on this path until I learned where to find my sacred place. In the ebbs and flows of life, I have discovered that I have an incredible gift for motivating, encouraging, and coaching others. My purpose is to help others make their life sacred by holding it as a masterpiece. To achieve that, I help clients discover their strengths and build resiliency.
(858) 723-0231 View (858) 723-0231
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Transpersonal Relationship Growth
PhD, MA, BA
San Diego, CA 92119
Transpersonal Relationship Growth was founded by myself, Dr Cheryl Demalignon in 1987. I have been helping individuals, couples and families to better their relationships by having them improve their personal identity and increase their self esteem. We attract those relationships with others that mirror our love or dislike for ourselves. The quality of your life, the things you chose to do that provide growth and meaningfulness determine the degree of harmonious interpersonal connections you establish with others.
Transpersonal Relationship Growth was founded by myself, Dr Cheryl Demalignon in 1987. I have been helping individuals, couples and families to better their relationships by having them improve their personal identity and increase their self esteem. We attract those relationships with others that mirror our love or dislike for ourselves. The quality of your life, the things you chose to do that provide growth and meaningfulness determine the degree of harmonious interpersonal connections you establish with others.
(619) 735-7792 View (619) 735-7792
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Amber Dale
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Hi there, my name is Amber Dale, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering behavioral health services to children, teens, and adults. My specialties include anxiety disorders, child and adolescent therapy, women's issues and health, and self-esteem. My approach to therapy is meeting my clients exactly where they ate and walking alongside them to navigate through the challenges and transitions in life. I treat clients between the ages of 5 and 60 who experience issues including anxiety, postpartum depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
Hi there, my name is Amber Dale, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering behavioral health services to children, teens, and adults. My specialties include anxiety disorders, child and adolescent therapy, women's issues and health, and self-esteem. My approach to therapy is meeting my clients exactly where they ate and walking alongside them to navigate through the challenges and transitions in life. I treat clients between the ages of 5 and 60 who experience issues including anxiety, postpartum depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
(858) 302-4213 View (858) 302-4213
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Jonei Chapple-Sewell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
My clinical background is in diverse communities such as BIPOC, high acuity adolescence, at-promise youth, sex-trafficked youth, military families, LGBTQIA, and low/high income families. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced complex trauma, depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, and identity challenges.
My clinical background is in diverse communities such as BIPOC, high acuity adolescence, at-promise youth, sex-trafficked youth, military families, LGBTQIA, and low/high income families. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced complex trauma, depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, and identity challenges.
(858) 465-5662 View (858) 465-5662
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Molly Dibsy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, TCTSY-F
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped and stuck in an endless cycle of no motivation, even for day to day tasks? How often do you lie awake at night, caught up in negative, anxious thoughts that leave you exhausted and hopeless? Perhaps social media leaves you feeling unworthy, and unable to measure up to others. You're not alone, I promise! I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders, low self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions such as completing school, navigating marriage, career shifts, or relocations.
Do you feel trapped and stuck in an endless cycle of no motivation, even for day to day tasks? How often do you lie awake at night, caught up in negative, anxious thoughts that leave you exhausted and hopeless? Perhaps social media leaves you feeling unworthy, and unable to measure up to others. You're not alone, I promise! I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders, low self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions such as completing school, navigating marriage, career shifts, or relocations.
(619) 492-4834 View (619) 492-4834
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Lorenza Fabre Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, alone, or not like yourself? Is it difficulty to connect with your loved ones or enjoy your everyday life? Do you need help finding your authentic self? Having a space for exploration without judgement might be what you need. Achieving your goal is possible, you might just need a little bit of help!
Are you feeling stressed, alone, or not like yourself? Is it difficulty to connect with your loved ones or enjoy your everyday life? Do you need help finding your authentic self? Having a space for exploration without judgement might be what you need. Achieving your goal is possible, you might just need a little bit of help!
(619) 536-1580 View (619) 536-1580
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Spencer Chernick, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Leah Aguirre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Hello, I'm so glad you’re considering therapy. Does this sound like you? You struggle with your self-esteem and are overly critical of yourself. You tend to minimize your needs and prioritize the needs of others over your own, making it difficult for you set boundaries. You continue to tell yourself the same self-limiting beliefs and narratives that prevents you from living a life that is authentic and fulfilling. You have a difficult time dating and forming healthy, meaningful relationships. If any of this resonates with you, I promise that you are not alone. I’ve been there myself. The good news is, there is a way out.
Hello, I'm so glad you’re considering therapy. Does this sound like you? You struggle with your self-esteem and are overly critical of yourself. You tend to minimize your needs and prioritize the needs of others over your own, making it difficult for you set boundaries. You continue to tell yourself the same self-limiting beliefs and narratives that prevents you from living a life that is authentic and fulfilling. You have a difficult time dating and forming healthy, meaningful relationships. If any of this resonates with you, I promise that you are not alone. I’ve been there myself. The good news is, there is a way out.
(619) 304-0927 View (619) 304-0927
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Tina Mears Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
Self-esteem is the foundation of how you treat yourself. Without it your health and your relationships may deteriorate and life becomes a struggle. Feeling stuck can lead to a host of destructive thoughts and emotions that if left unattended can greatly decrease your quality of life. If you are sad, anxious, unable to make decisions, or feel lost, there is help. You have the ability to learn about yourself and utilize the tools necessary to regain control of your life.
Self-esteem is the foundation of how you treat yourself. Without it your health and your relationships may deteriorate and life becomes a struggle. Feeling stuck can lead to a host of destructive thoughts and emotions that if left unattended can greatly decrease your quality of life. If you are sad, anxious, unable to make decisions, or feel lost, there is help. You have the ability to learn about yourself and utilize the tools necessary to regain control of your life.
(619) 324-3950 View (619) 324-3950
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Sarah Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
I am part of a group practice that's primary focus is on supporting client's that are struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, disordered eating patterns, as well as individuals that are struggling with navigating a world filled with diet culture and weight biased messaging. The relationships people have with food and their bodies are an integral component of living a well-rounded and full life, as these relationships allow us to connect intentionally with ourselves and with others. My goal for clients is to help them heal their relationships with food and their bodies, increase self-esteem, and live more presently.
I am part of a group practice that's primary focus is on supporting client's that are struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, disordered eating patterns, as well as individuals that are struggling with navigating a world filled with diet culture and weight biased messaging. The relationships people have with food and their bodies are an integral component of living a well-rounded and full life, as these relationships allow us to connect intentionally with ourselves and with others. My goal for clients is to help them heal their relationships with food and their bodies, increase self-esteem, and live more presently.
(858) 463-4889 View (858) 463-4889
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Transcend Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Hello! My name is Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. 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 amazing therapists in CA and FL, with over 50+ yrs of combined experience. We are proud to have been featured on USA Today, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VeryWellMind, CMAJ, Thrive, LAPP, The Greatist, SD Voyager & ShoutOut SOCAL!
Hello! My name is Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. 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 amazing therapists in CA and FL, with over 50+ yrs of combined experience. We are proud to have been featured on USA Today, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VeryWellMind, CMAJ, Thrive, LAPP, The Greatist, SD Voyager & ShoutOut SOCAL!
(619) 567-3827 View (619) 567-3827
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Jennifer Costanza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
If you are suffering from a trauma, anxiety, panic disorder or self-esteem difficulties, I can help! These are very uncomfortable and debilitating problems. I will develop a treatment plan with you that is effective, often brief and will change and improve the quality of your life and relationships. I am trained in EMDR, which is a specialized treatment for trauma, PTSD, phobias and anxiety. This therapy is very rewarding and brings hope to situations that may seem hopeless. Visit http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com
If you are suffering from a trauma, anxiety, panic disorder or self-esteem difficulties, I can help! These are very uncomfortable and debilitating problems. I will develop a treatment plan with you that is effective, often brief and will change and improve the quality of your life and relationships. I am trained in EMDR, which is a specialized treatment for trauma, PTSD, phobias and anxiety. This therapy is very rewarding and brings hope to situations that may seem hopeless. Visit http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com
(858) 215-1907 View (858) 215-1907
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Mal Godha - Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I strive to create a safe, healing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I am a trained mindfulness meditation instructor and view mental health from an integrated, holistic lens. I am here to empower you in discovering and embracing your authentic self. My specialties include trauma, stress, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, depression, and chronic health conditions.
I strive to create a safe, healing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I am a trained mindfulness meditation instructor and view mental health from an integrated, holistic lens. I am here to empower you in discovering and embracing your authentic self. My specialties include trauma, stress, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, depression, and chronic health conditions.
(619) 916-4794 View (619) 916-4794
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Jennifer Piper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
10 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Waitlist for new clients
People come to therapy for a number of reasons. You may be at a crossroads in your life. Perhaps something doesn't feel right or you just feel stuck. Maybe you want to improve your relationships, self-esteem, or gain clarity. Whatever brings you here today, you are likely looking for someone you can trust. A place where you can feel safe to share personal aspects of yourself. Someone who will listen, help you make sense of what may be happening in your life, and help you get to where you want to be.
People come to therapy for a number of reasons. You may be at a crossroads in your life. Perhaps something doesn't feel right or you just feel stuck. Maybe you want to improve your relationships, self-esteem, or gain clarity. Whatever brings you here today, you are likely looking for someone you can trust. A place where you can feel safe to share personal aspects of yourself. Someone who will listen, help you make sense of what may be happening in your life, and help you get to where you want to be.
(619) 357-4146 View (619) 357-4146
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Megan R Fenyoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92124
Everyone has a unique story. Therapy is a safe place to come and deeply explore that story. We all get stuck from time to time in patterns of unhealthy thinking, behaving, and relating, and sometimes we need help changing those patterns. Therapy works in such a way that you gain insight into areas of your life and leave feeling empowered. I offer support, validation, empathy, and a safe and respectful place to share dreams, hopes, fears, and triumphs. I help clients accurately assess their challenges and identify ways they can change, capitalizing on the strengths they already have and encouraging them to build new ones.
Everyone has a unique story. Therapy is a safe place to come and deeply explore that story. We all get stuck from time to time in patterns of unhealthy thinking, behaving, and relating, and sometimes we need help changing those patterns. Therapy works in such a way that you gain insight into areas of your life and leave feeling empowered. I offer support, validation, empathy, and a safe and respectful place to share dreams, hopes, fears, and triumphs. I help clients accurately assess their challenges and identify ways they can change, capitalizing on the strengths they already have and encouraging them to build new ones.
(616) 545-8331 View (616) 545-8331
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GameChanger Therapy and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92119  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kim Swain. I strive to be a culturally competent person and clinician. I believe the first step to making progress in therapy, is making sure that we develop a collaborative approach. I gear treatment toward emphasizing your strengths and solutions, beginning with assessing readiness and motivation. My therapy approach is rooted in Family Systems, Narrative and Structural therapies with various interventions to ensure care is tailored to you. To foster a greater self-awareness, self-esteem, growth, independence and the development of new skills that can be practiced between therapy sessions, as well as lifelong.
Hello, my name is Kim Swain. I strive to be a culturally competent person and clinician. I believe the first step to making progress in therapy, is making sure that we develop a collaborative approach. I gear treatment toward emphasizing your strengths and solutions, beginning with assessing readiness and motivation. My therapy approach is rooted in Family Systems, Narrative and Structural therapies with various interventions to ensure care is tailored to you. To foster a greater self-awareness, self-esteem, growth, independence and the development of new skills that can be practiced between therapy sessions, as well as lifelong.
(619) 759-7454 View (619) 759-7454
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Jennifer McDowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (858) 264-2966
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Roxanne Cueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92126  (Online Only)
Struggling with low self esteem and low self confidence can be very tricky - especially when fed by the opinions of others. In a world where we rely heavily on the acceptance of others, we sometimes forget that the most important opinion of ourselves lies within. This space is for embracing and accepting who you truly are - no shame attached.
Struggling with low self esteem and low self confidence can be very tricky - especially when fed by the opinions of others. In a world where we rely heavily on the acceptance of others, we sometimes forget that the most important opinion of ourselves lies within. This space is for embracing and accepting who you truly are - no shame attached.
(858) 358-7920 View (858) 358-7920
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Myra S Hollis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
I am passionate about supporting mother wounds, post abortion processing, self esteem and life transitions.
I am a firm believer that clients are the authors of their lives and believe in working parallel to them to provides support in helping them navigate their healing journey. My focus as a therapist is always to provide a space where clients feel seen and understood. I am straightforward and also comforting. I know that we are all on unique paths in life and I work to honor that.
I am passionate about supporting mother wounds, post abortion processing, self esteem and life transitions.
I am a firm believer that clients are the authors of their lives and believe in working parallel to them to provides support in helping them navigate their healing journey. My focus as a therapist is always to provide a space where clients feel seen and understood. I am straightforward and also comforting. I know that we are all on unique paths in life and I work to honor that.
(619) 320-6295 View (619) 320-6295

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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.