Self Esteem Therapists in Castro-Upper Market, San Francisco, CA

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Emily Marinelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Specializing in working with: couples, communication and intimacy issues, queer and trans* (including gender fluid and non binary) folks, poly and non monogamy relationships, kink aware, trauma sensitivity, artists/performers, self esteem , codependency, interdependency, sexuality and sex therapy.
Life challenges and transitions can be scary and overwhelming. Sometimes you need someone to support you through them. My therapeutic approach is as a guide, honoring your stories and experiences in the world. Our work together will be collaborative, holistic, somatic and integrative. Everyone is different and together we will discover and explore healing modalities that will work best for you. With over 15 years of experience working in community mental health with diverse and traditionally marginalized communities, I offer a unique grounded perspective of the intersections of oppression and the impact it has on our mental health.
(415) 798-2767
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Valarie Eilert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Tired of not living fully. Learn tools to be more engaged and present with your life and the people in it. One such tool is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way of directing your attention away from habitual thoughts(lists, judgements, negative self talk)and toward experiencing the present(where your life is actually being lived). I believe in the power of this work. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, difficult relationships and addictions can be products of molding to others' ideas of who you "should" be. I will work with you to uncover who you want to be.
(415) 800-1511
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Elizabeth Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a psychotherapist, I specialize in helping you to sort through thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be troubling you, bringing about feelings of depression, anxiety and even discouragement and low self esteem . I view psychotherapy as a unique process of support, growth, change and self discovery. A process which often leads to a greater understanding and connection to yourself, and in turn, to more meaningful connections with others.
(323) 275-9474
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Melissa Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist. I help clients create healthier patterns in life and improve relationships. Services available for adults, couples, families and children. My areas of emphasis include abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, parenting support, self-esteem, and personal growth. I am also trained in EMDR.
(415) 799-9445
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(415) 877-9581
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Rhonda Felzmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sometimes life presents challenges that are too difficult to manage on one's own and therapy can be an excellent choice to address those obstacles. Therapy provides a conversation that is not available in any other relationship. I invite people to explore and clarify what they want and together we identify the barriers and create attainable goals. We will work together to understand what really matters to you. My treatment style is warm, direct, humorous and deeply respectful While each individual client requires something unique to them, in general, I offer practical solutions while also using an insight-orientated approach.
(415) 689-1019
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(415) 985-6526
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Shelby Armillotto
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Navigating life’s precious or difficult moments can be challenging for anyone, and seeking help is an important step for you to achieve fulfillment. Working with a wide range of clients, from children to adults, I lead with empathy to help my clients balance their emotions and understand what may be preventing them from realizing their full potential.
(415) 504-3253
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Nick Krieger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm passionate about working with queer and trans folks. Whether you are coming in to talk about your identity, or you just want a therapist who you don’t have to educate, I can help you decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, establish deeper connections with yourself and with others, find more ease in your body, shift relational patterns, and move past trauma responses.
(415) 903-4465
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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April Suzanne Perkins
Counselor, LMFT
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety Self Esteem , women issues, marital and premarital, life transitions, spirituality,.
Going through life's journey is like riding a roller coaster full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. On a roller coaster, you often have someone sitting next to you regardless of if you know the person. Think of life the same way. It is challenging and shouldn't be done alone. My passion is to help clients go through life transitions and challenges with more ease by identifying and rediscovering their strengths to develop a healthy lifestyle.
(209) 255-5266
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Stacey Mcguirl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with people who are struggling with self esteem , depression, relationship issues anxiety or trauma.
I offer a free first session, because you deserve to find a therapist who is a good match, and meeting face to face can be important. I work to provide you with real results. Therapy provides a space to speak freely and be heard with care that can provide a person with more internal space for lived experience, emotion, thought and desire. In psychotherapy, you can express your thoughts and feelings and gain insight into the unconscious sources of your conflicts. With warmth and curiosity, I will provide an attentive ear and a thoughtful mind.
(415) 742-2915
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Carrie Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is your family navigating significant changes, transitions, or a recent diagnosis or identified learning difference? Is your child struggling with self-esteem, behavior challenges, or anxiety and depression? Do you want to break a cycle of blame and resentment in your intimate relationship, or need a couples tune-up? Are you searching for more fulfillment and less stress in your busy life? These are just a few of the issues I am experienced in treating as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT79984). I offer psychotherapy for children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals.
(415) 969-9429
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Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic.
(415) 319-6218
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Anica Leon-Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with folks across the lifespan and have particular interest in regards to relational issues including polyamory/open relationships, work stress, self esteem , boundary setting, life transitions, sexuality, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, & perinatal/postpartum.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that you’ve taken the first step towards finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. I use a holistic and varied approach drawing from many modalities including CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Attachment Theory, and many more, along with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate, and self determination based care.
(831) 400-5293
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Jo Sopko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RDT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
* ADULTS: I work with issues of loss, stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, sex addiction, spiritual guidance, and developmental life changes.* CHILDREN: I invite their stories that may be troubled due to emotional and academic issues. Through play, art and sand tray, I address issues of divorce, traumatic losses, abuse, adoption, bullying and low self esteem that may be affecting your children. * COUPLES: My passion is to help the couple find a yet unknown way to a compassionate, loving, open communicative relationship; to become vulnerable to the pain and wounds of each other's soul.
(415) 799-4143
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Emilie C. Scovill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
In the fast-paced, hyper-competitive Bay Area, it can be challenging to balance all of the roles that we assume. Work, school, money, technology, and relationship stressors can leave us feeling depleted. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and career dissatisfaction are some of the ways stressors may manifest. My aim is to support and help to empower you to improve your life by engaging in the life that you want to lead. This may result in increased effectiveness, happiness, and reduced suffering in all of your roles.
(415) 942-8475
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Yvonne Guertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RMBP, SEP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Coming from a holistic, mind-body, humanistic, compassionate perspective, I work with clients who desire to improve the quality of their lives, reducing stress and emotional pain. Clients may suffer from loneliness, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety or loss. They may need help with communication awareness, grounding methods, self-care, sexual fulfillment or life purpose. These conditions are more normal than abnormal, while sometimes feeling overwhelming. I invite clients to listen to and trust their innate wisdom, guiding them to identify and move through the obstacles preventing them from living their life to the fullest.
(415) 800-4671
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Walt Odets
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
About three-quarters of my practice is devoted to individual therapy with gay men and counseling for gay couples. The remainder of my therapy hours are devoted to women, the parents of gay men, and others. I specialize in gay and bisexual issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, aging, trauma, personal isolation, relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV, and survivor issues. I have written extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men and gay communities. My most recent book, released in June 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (and Penguin in the U.K.), is "Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives."
(510) 858-2863
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Catherine Singstad, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Most of my clients come in struggling with their closest relationships - with their partners, parents, kids, colleagues and/or friends. There is often a deep longing for more joy, authenticity, and freedom from painful symptoms like anxiety and depression. I help clients learn to understand and thoughtfully navigate their emotional world, as we work to unpack and rewire recurring symptoms and habits. Issues I commonly work with include unhealthy relationships, work/life balance, healing unresolved childhood wounds, couples issues, anxiety, depression, parenthood, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction, infertility, loss, and grief.
(415) 906-4220
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Rebecca Gotterer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carving out time to air your concerns with a therapist you are comfortable with can bring relief and help you navigate a path that feels meaningful, fulfilling, and authentic. I work primarily with individual adults. Some of my areas of focus are: identity, anxiety, depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, adoption, coping skills, spirituality, trauma, LGBTQ+, life crises and transitions. Often when you address one area, clarifying and working with what is within your control, other areas improve as well, as you access your strengths.
(973) 755-2235
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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.