Self Esteem Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Photo of Charles D. Martinez Jr, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA
Charles D. Martinez Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95193
Charles’ passion is psychological healing and growth. He believes everyone has the innate potential to live full, satisfying and self-actualizing lives with hope, joy, and meaning. He wishes to facilitate change and growth in an open, safe, non-judgmental atmosphere wherein compassion and authenticity will provide the necessary impetus for growth and a sense of wholeness.
Charles’ passion is psychological healing and growth. He believes everyone has the innate potential to live full, satisfying and self-actualizing lives with hope, joy, and meaning. He wishes to facilitate change and growth in an open, safe, non-judgmental atmosphere wherein compassion and authenticity will provide the necessary impetus for growth and a sense of wholeness.
(408) 676-4402 View (408) 676-4402
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Ellen J Lin
Psychologist, PhD, DCEP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95117
Looking for deeper healing and not just symptom relief (although that is also important)? Can't relax, are too irritable, or find yourself bursting into uncontrollable tears at times? Want to overcome traumatic or adverse experiences? To improve self-esteem and relationships? To feel lighter (not be weighed down by past experiences)? Learn to change your patterns & emotional triggers, and transform your responses to hindering situations. You'll gain skills to be more grounded, less reactive, and can start to improve your mood, well being, and relationships.
Looking for deeper healing and not just symptom relief (although that is also important)? Can't relax, are too irritable, or find yourself bursting into uncontrollable tears at times? Want to overcome traumatic or adverse experiences? To improve self-esteem and relationships? To feel lighter (not be weighed down by past experiences)? Learn to change your patterns & emotional triggers, and transform your responses to hindering situations. You'll gain skills to be more grounded, less reactive, and can start to improve your mood, well being, and relationships.
(408) 539-0166 View (408) 539-0166
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Meredith Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95130
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist and am passionate about helping teens, young adults, and parents learn how to work through the inevitable difficulties that come with this unique stage of life. The majority of my practice focuses on individual work related to identification of key issues/concerns, development of trust and safety, increasing levels of self-awareness, and growth and healing through positive communication. My approach is warm, non-judgemental and client centered, with an emphasis on connection.
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist and am passionate about helping teens, young adults, and parents learn how to work through the inevitable difficulties that come with this unique stage of life. The majority of my practice focuses on individual work related to identification of key issues/concerns, development of trust and safety, increasing levels of self-awareness, and growth and healing through positive communication. My approach is warm, non-judgemental and client centered, with an emphasis on connection.
(408) 583-6536 View (408) 583-6536
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Erika Prigo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95116
My name is Erika Prigo; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (139621). I believe that all people deserve nothing but the best quality of life that is possible. They should be allowed to complete their tasks every day with full ease and satisfaction. It is quite easy to take all of these tasks for granted, not taking into consideration existential problems that present themselves regardless of age. I use a combination of treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, to find the best fit for you.
My name is Erika Prigo; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (139621). I believe that all people deserve nothing but the best quality of life that is possible. They should be allowed to complete their tasks every day with full ease and satisfaction. It is quite easy to take all of these tasks for granted, not taking into consideration existential problems that present themselves regardless of age. I use a combination of treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, to find the best fit for you.
(408) 668-0236 View (408) 668-0236
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Nicole C. Vanderhoof
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
I specialize in anxiety, depression, panic, stress, perfectionism/high expectations, self-esteem, and work/life balance. We collaborate to help you feel better, about yourself and your life. With a calm, genuine, approachable nature, I offer an experience/environment where individuals feel safe, supported and encouraged in growth and self-discovery. We look at changing unhelpful ways of thinking. Special focus areas: professionals (and professional parents) w/ work/life stressors, working to find balance in Silicon Valley; college students; teens; transitions in/out of high school/college; parent support, especially moms/new moms.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, panic, stress, perfectionism/high expectations, self-esteem, and work/life balance. We collaborate to help you feel better, about yourself and your life. With a calm, genuine, approachable nature, I offer an experience/environment where individuals feel safe, supported and encouraged in growth and self-discovery. We look at changing unhelpful ways of thinking. Special focus areas: professionals (and professional parents) w/ work/life stressors, working to find balance in Silicon Valley; college students; teens; transitions in/out of high school/college; parent support, especially moms/new moms.
(408) 692-1114 View (408) 692-1114
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Roberta Cheng
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95118
Waitlist for new clients
We all want to be happy, belong, and feel loved. Yet at some point in our lives we struggle, get bogged down, and feel stuck. Getting support can help you understand what is going on, and help you discover new ways of thinking about yourself and your relationships. My goal is to help bridge the gap of where you currently are and where you want to be. I see my role as empowering you to create meaningful changes in your life while honoring your unique healing journey.
We all want to be happy, belong, and feel loved. Yet at some point in our lives we struggle, get bogged down, and feel stuck. Getting support can help you understand what is going on, and help you discover new ways of thinking about yourself and your relationships. My goal is to help bridge the gap of where you currently are and where you want to be. I see my role as empowering you to create meaningful changes in your life while honoring your unique healing journey.
(408) 617-5581 View (408) 617-5581
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Mia Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110  (Online Only)
Having difficulty managing life stressors such as work, relationships, self-esteem, or just life in general? It would be more shocking if we were handling all the stressors and triggers of our current world without the need for the support of others. I find it a privilege to work with adolescents and adults during times in everyone's lives in we need a little more care and compassion. My approach to therapy is primarily humanistic, incorporating attachment theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused and family systems work in working through issues that ultimately lead will us toward growth and healthy transitions.
Having difficulty managing life stressors such as work, relationships, self-esteem, or just life in general? It would be more shocking if we were handling all the stressors and triggers of our current world without the need for the support of others. I find it a privilege to work with adolescents and adults during times in everyone's lives in we need a little more care and compassion. My approach to therapy is primarily humanistic, incorporating attachment theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused and family systems work in working through issues that ultimately lead will us toward growth and healthy transitions.
(909) 487-1621 View (909) 487-1621
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Veiss Zandieh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing any relationship issues, grief & loss, as well as clients struggling with low self esteem, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Congratulations on taking the courageous step to begin therapy. As we all know, life can be challenging and demanding at times. This may lead us to feeling sad, angry, hopeless or confused. We may feel stuck and not know how to move forward; which can be a very lonely and scary place to be as well. However, you are not alone and healing is possible! My role as a therapist is to provide a safe place and offer warmth and empathy throughout this collaborative process, in order to help you in exploring your thoughts and feelings, as well as guide you in developing insight and identifying skills to achieve the thriving life you deserve.
I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing any relationship issues, grief & loss, as well as clients struggling with low self esteem, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Congratulations on taking the courageous step to begin therapy. As we all know, life can be challenging and demanding at times. This may lead us to feeling sad, angry, hopeless or confused. We may feel stuck and not know how to move forward; which can be a very lonely and scary place to be as well. However, you are not alone and healing is possible! My role as a therapist is to provide a safe place and offer warmth and empathy throughout this collaborative process, in order to help you in exploring your thoughts and feelings, as well as guide you in developing insight and identifying skills to achieve the thriving life you deserve.
(669) 222-6755 View (669) 222-6755
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Benita Hope Oshana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95118
Welcome to Awakened Hope Counseling! Are you the type of person who seems to have it all together on the outside, yet struggles with the relentless weight of anxiety and depression within? If you're a high-achieving perfectionist, familiar with the endless pursuit of success while grappling with internal feelings of inadequacy and self-esteem challenges, you're not alone. Therapy can be a safe space where the facade can fade, revealing the raw, authentic self that's been yearning for understanding and acceptance. This space can help you find the life you want, discover your true strengths, and build up the resilience you deserve!
Welcome to Awakened Hope Counseling! Are you the type of person who seems to have it all together on the outside, yet struggles with the relentless weight of anxiety and depression within? If you're a high-achieving perfectionist, familiar with the endless pursuit of success while grappling with internal feelings of inadequacy and self-esteem challenges, you're not alone. Therapy can be a safe space where the facade can fade, revealing the raw, authentic self that's been yearning for understanding and acceptance. This space can help you find the life you want, discover your true strengths, and build up the resilience you deserve!
(408) 539-0501 View (408) 539-0501
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Carrie Herbst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95118
I am here to listen to you. I work with children, teens, and adults to support exploration of difficult issues and life changes. Often what brings someone to seek counseling, either for themselves or for their child, is being faced with a challenge they need support navigating and resolving. This issue may result from an atypical experience or be more pervasive, and can bring about feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, or communication issues. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road toward healing and growth.
I am here to listen to you. I work with children, teens, and adults to support exploration of difficult issues and life changes. Often what brings someone to seek counseling, either for themselves or for their child, is being faced with a challenge they need support navigating and resolving. This issue may result from an atypical experience or be more pervasive, and can bring about feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, or communication issues. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road toward healing and growth.
(408) 617-8227 x101 View (408) 617-8227 x101
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Albert Pignataro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
Hello! Welcome to the private practice of Albert Pignataro, MFT. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 53486) practicing in Willow Glen, San Jose. I have over 15 years of experience providing therapy to adults, youth and families in individual therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. Clinically, I focus on therapy for men and related issues, therapy for the LGBTQ+ community, and therapy for adult individuals and couples for anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, and relationship issues.
Hello! Welcome to the private practice of Albert Pignataro, MFT. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 53486) practicing in Willow Glen, San Jose. I have over 15 years of experience providing therapy to adults, youth and families in individual therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. Clinically, I focus on therapy for men and related issues, therapy for the LGBTQ+ community, and therapy for adult individuals and couples for anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, and relationship issues.
(408) 831-3315 View (408) 831-3315
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Nicole Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
If you are struggling with anxiety, low self-worth, or invisible wounds, therapy can help. I specialize in addressing these areas with EMDR. Together we can work toward finding more peace in your inner world to increase your capacity to relax, connect, and enjoy yourself and your life. If you are seeking therapy for your child or teen struggling with their emotions or self esteem, I can work with them to navigate their feelings in a healthy way and collaborate with you on how you can support your child with their unique needs.
If you are struggling with anxiety, low self-worth, or invisible wounds, therapy can help. I specialize in addressing these areas with EMDR. Together we can work toward finding more peace in your inner world to increase your capacity to relax, connect, and enjoy yourself and your life. If you are seeking therapy for your child or teen struggling with their emotions or self esteem, I can work with them to navigate their feelings in a healthy way and collaborate with you on how you can support your child with their unique needs.
(408) 692-6792 View (408) 692-6792
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Diane Patton Gaither
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Relationship issues? Do you suffer from anxiety? Does low self-esteem get in the way for you of having the life you really want? Maybe you are seeking insight into why you can't let go of past events that have impacted you. I can help. I believe strongly in the idea that everyone has the ability to heal themselves and at times may need additional support or guidance along the way. At the core of my therapeutic style, is the belief that a foundation of mindfulness and cultivating a healthy relationship to self is where healing and wholeness begin.
Relationship issues? Do you suffer from anxiety? Does low self-esteem get in the way for you of having the life you really want? Maybe you are seeking insight into why you can't let go of past events that have impacted you. I can help. I believe strongly in the idea that everyone has the ability to heal themselves and at times may need additional support or guidance along the way. At the core of my therapeutic style, is the belief that a foundation of mindfulness and cultivating a healthy relationship to self is where healing and wholeness begin.
(408) 260-5008 View (408) 260-5008
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Eleanor Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120
Do you feel stuck or tired of the same issues and being unable to move past them? My goal is to collaboratively work with you in order to create transformation. Together, we will melt away the barriers that keep you from living a full and satisfying life. You learn skills which you will use throughout your life, such as, improving self-esteem, relationships, depression, and anxiety. You will develop a keener awareness and understanding of yourself and others. I dedicate myself to understanding, guiding, and supporting you to achieve your goals and enjoy your life.
Do you feel stuck or tired of the same issues and being unable to move past them? My goal is to collaboratively work with you in order to create transformation. Together, we will melt away the barriers that keep you from living a full and satisfying life. You learn skills which you will use throughout your life, such as, improving self-esteem, relationships, depression, and anxiety. You will develop a keener awareness and understanding of yourself and others. I dedicate myself to understanding, guiding, and supporting you to achieve your goals and enjoy your life.
(408) 217-0162 View (408) 217-0162
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Roxana Alizadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
Are there obstacles keeping you from having better quality of life? Do you feel low energy, motivation or difficulty making decisions? Are you experiencing sleep difficulties, worries or anxiety? Are you stuck in relationships, feeling powerless in changing your loved ones' views or actions? Processing through difficult transitions, communication difficulties with your children or parents, dealing with mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar), anxiety, addictions, and pain disorders are other major issues that your family can struggle with. I can help you in dealing with family and marital conflicts, while feeling in control of your life.
Are there obstacles keeping you from having better quality of life? Do you feel low energy, motivation or difficulty making decisions? Are you experiencing sleep difficulties, worries or anxiety? Are you stuck in relationships, feeling powerless in changing your loved ones' views or actions? Processing through difficult transitions, communication difficulties with your children or parents, dealing with mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar), anxiety, addictions, and pain disorders are other major issues that your family can struggle with. I can help you in dealing with family and marital conflicts, while feeling in control of your life.
(408) 637-4761 View (408) 637-4761
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Iris Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self esteem, anxiety and depression.
My focus is on easing your stress, worries, and challenges that you are facing. Together we will work on finding better ways to communicate at home and at work. I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone to all who want to be seen.I enjoy working with couples and individuals. When dealing with negative thoughts, I work on finding more coping thoughts, while using different approaches, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), and family systems. With couples I often use EFT (emotional focus therapy). My therapy style is nurturing and empowering. Your happiness is my first priority!
I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self esteem, anxiety and depression.
My focus is on easing your stress, worries, and challenges that you are facing. Together we will work on finding better ways to communicate at home and at work. I am offering tele-therapy through video and/or phone to all who want to be seen.I enjoy working with couples and individuals. When dealing with negative thoughts, I work on finding more coping thoughts, while using different approaches, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), and family systems. With couples I often use EFT (emotional focus therapy). My therapy style is nurturing and empowering. Your happiness is my first priority!
(408) 637-5688 View (408) 637-5688
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Sharice Rolando
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
I believe we’re all doing the best we can with the tools and experiences life has given us. I help clients find relief from anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties (couples/relational work), traumas (emotional and/or physical) and low self-esteem. Providing a therapy experience that is free of judgment or shame and having client's feel heard and understood is my priority - this is especially important in my work with couples.
I believe we’re all doing the best we can with the tools and experiences life has given us. I help clients find relief from anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties (couples/relational work), traumas (emotional and/or physical) and low self-esteem. Providing a therapy experience that is free of judgment or shame and having client's feel heard and understood is my priority - this is especially important in my work with couples.
(408) 351-1288 View (408) 351-1288
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Leslie Krusinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95111  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Do you wonder why you keep making the same mistakes? Have you felt like the family you grew up in possibly (or definitely) has something to do with why you keep acting this way? Do you just want to figure out what in the world is going on? You’re not alone; Leslie Krusinski works with individuals who wrestle with these questions. She is focused on helping others work through relationship issues, personal growth, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem. Leslie has experience working with teens, adults, couples and families of various ethnicities and cultures for a variety of reasons.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you wonder why you keep making the same mistakes? Have you felt like the family you grew up in possibly (or definitely) has something to do with why you keep acting this way? Do you just want to figure out what in the world is going on? You’re not alone; Leslie Krusinski works with individuals who wrestle with these questions. She is focused on helping others work through relationship issues, personal growth, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem. Leslie has experience working with teens, adults, couples and families of various ethnicities and cultures for a variety of reasons.
(669) 271-7602 View (669) 271-7602
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Sukhpreet Kaur
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95192
Welcome! My name is Sukhpreet Kaur, and I am a first generation American. I believe that we are the key to our own healing, therefore it is important to me to hold a space for you that is safe, collaborate, and empowering for healing and exploration.
Welcome! My name is Sukhpreet Kaur, and I am a first generation American. I believe that we are the key to our own healing, therefore it is important to me to hold a space for you that is safe, collaborate, and empowering for healing and exploration.
(510) 892-4399 View (510) 892-4399
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Crystal Sarbuland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Hi! My name is Crystal Sarbuland. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is experienced in multi/dual cultural challenges, life transitions, faith counseling, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I help you explore your thinking patterns in order to identify, challenge and reframe them in order to improve and/or challenge your view of yourself, the world around you and others. I often use a multi-modal approach in order to use every tool available that has the potential to benefit my clients.
Hi! My name is Crystal Sarbuland. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is experienced in multi/dual cultural challenges, life transitions, faith counseling, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I help you explore your thinking patterns in order to identify, challenge and reframe them in order to improve and/or challenge your view of yourself, the world around you and others. I often use a multi-modal approach in order to use every tool available that has the potential to benefit my clients.
(341) 895-5895 View (341) 895-5895

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.