Self Esteem Therapists in Downtown, San Mateo, CA

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Maria Levy Downs Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe for therapy to be effective, there must be established trust, a willingness to be vulnerable and a commitment to be authentic. I work with those seeking for a more balanced sense of themselves. My style is direct, transparent, insight-oriented and Psychodynamic. I use cognitive behavioral techniques and evidence based practices to help clients achieve their goals of working through depression, managing anxiety, replenishing caregiver-burnt out and coping with life stress. I am a family educator and also believe a sense of humor (when appropriate), is necessary for this line of work. Certified SoulCollage® facilitator.
(650) 435-4348
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Julianna Deardorff
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I create a safe and supportive environment for individuals who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, marital and relationship issues, life transitions, interpersonal and communication issues, gender and sexual identity development, and problems related to school or work. My practice focuses on teens, young adults, and adults. In my work with couples and families, I focus on improving communication and emotional connection. My non-judgmental approach allows clients to explore and discover their most authentic selves.
(650) 513-8945
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Karol J Markowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The individuals who typically seek my help are adults and parents with children 0-5 who are struggling with depression, PTSD, painful early childhood memories, trauma and neglect, anxiety, abusive relationships and other complex life transitions. In addition, I support parents/caregivers who are struggling with children's challenging behavior and trying to understand the meaning of it. I have extensive experience working with children and supporting their development and emotional regulation.
(650) 525-2231
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Noreen Hui
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in healing relationships. You may be feeling emotionally disconnected from your loved one right now and wondering "what's happening to us", "we used to spend more time together", "we used to talk more, laugh more". This is a normal feeling --- often times because of life changes (kids, career, relocation, family deaths) your relationship takes a back seat. Over the years, you evolve as an individual, you are not the same person you were when you entered into the relationship.
(650) 351-1055
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Tracy De Soto MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed MFT and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my passion is offering compassionate and loving psychotherapeutic services to women recovering from childhood abuse and trauma. As a survivor, you may find yourself struggling with various challenges common to someone with a history of trauma, such as codependency, subtle forms of addiction, low self esteem , low self confidence, and estrangement from family and even from yourself. I’m here to help. With my personal experience as a survivor, and 20 years experience in professionally helping others, we can navigate your ongoing recovery and growth together.
(615) 819-4103
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Alejandra Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Higher self esteem , more pride, and less worry or fear.
As LGBTQ people we often find ourselves wondering "where do I belong in this world?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just don't get it. We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 262-7917
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94405
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robynshapiromft.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RN
Verified
Verified
Do anxious thoughts & worry keep you up at night? Do you struggle with negative self-talk, self-criticism, blame for what you should or shouldn’t have done? Do you frequently compare yourself to others, & come up short? The stress of day-to-day life can become overwhelming & lead us to feel anxious & disconnected from ourselves, & our most essential relationships. We become exhausted, trying to manage work, family, friendships; only to find that we’ve neglected ourselves and our own needs. Let's work together to heal your past unresolved trauma, old wounds, gain clarity, achieve a sense of calm, & the confidence for you to thrive.
(760) 227-7891
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94497
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Susan Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with queer and gender non conforming clients. My experience includes providing therapy to individual adults, typically in the 18-45 age range. My practice is trans affirming and I have experience providing Gender Affirmation Surgery letters. I enjoy working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and identity issues. I provide kink and poly/CNM informed therapy and have both clinical and lived experience with religious trauma.
(650) 275-6766
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Priscilla Cheng
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in the intersection of queer and faith identities, as people don't fit into neat, rigid boxes of gender identity, sexual orientation, and faith. Priscilla also works with religious trauma, navigating Asian American identity, re-authoring historical values and familial beliefs, major life changes, and recovery.
(650) 547-1809
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Natalie Yates
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy services for adults and adolescents. Life is messy, and being human can be painful. Sometimes we may feel hopeless. Sometimes we may feel saturated in shame or self-doubt. Sometimes we may feel overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, loneliness, or the reverberations of past experiences. These feelings and experiences can leave us with emotional bumps and bruising that impact the way we move through the world, relate to others, and relate to ourselves. Healing is possible. I believe we all share the innate capacity to heal, grow and feel whole.
(650) 275-5567
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Anna Varnayeva Trust Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a therapist for your teen? There are so many challenges during the teenage years, and therapy can help teens better understand what's going on. We can work together to help teens clarify their thoughts and feelings and explore how they fit in with their friends and family. Sometimes, it can be hard for teens to know how to talk about their experiences, and as we work together to come up with the right words, we’ll incorporate experiential exercises, images, and expressive arts. I can also provide support for parents, to help them discover new ways to connect with their teens and support them in difficult times.
(650) 535-3145
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94406
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Amy Gervasi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
By providing a safe and supportive environment, clients are able to explore new approaches to ongoing life challenges. Some techniques I use suggest that our thoughts effect how we behave. Therefore, if we change the way we think, we may notice changes in our overall mood and behavior. My optimistic and caring style support self growth and empowerment. Part of my role as a therapist is to help my clients establish realistic goals that bring about positive change. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Stacy Chiang
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you or a loved one in a time of transition or uncertainty? Are you experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Are you unsure about therapy, but nothing else has worked? I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to give voice to yourself, and for us to collaborate on workable solutions to implement in your school life, work life, and/or relationship with others. My goal for you in therapy is to become your own therapist by gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and by learning what works for you in times of distress through leaning on your innate wisdom.
(650) 684-1398
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Edna Avraham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I bring into my practice over 30 years of experience and extensive training in couple's dynamics, attachment style, and sexuality. I help unhappy couples resolve their issues with practical counseling. Individually or together, I can help you with challenges in emotional closeness, intimacy, sexual or other relationship conflicts. Whether you tend to fight without resolution, get angry, sad or numb, or give up and pull away, I offer many effective tools to help you grow your relationship and deepen your connection. In a warm and interactive manner I will help you transform obstacles into the relationship you want.
(650) 353-3196
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Jessica Urzua-Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
About me: I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of CA (LMFT 102349). I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as a BA in Latin American Literature and a Minor in German. I have also lived in Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. While in Chile, I studied opera.
(628) 600-0741
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Carol Jaron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
Your mind and body make a powerful, interwoven pair. Is your body expressing what the thoughts are repressing? Easing and gently lifting your sense of heaviness from anxiety, depression, grief, isolation and emptiness of spirit can be closer than you ever believed! Let me guide you to the other side of "stuck" in your personal and professional relationships, emotions, body issues, and success. When we are in a session all the focus is on being fully present for,and deeply listening to you, offering a clear, kind and soothing direction, towards releasing unhealthy thought patterns by integrating with body feelings.
(650) 684-1374
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Kristin Holbrook Donato
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Feel empowered to transform your relationships and become the person you want to be at work, at home, and in your social life. Build extraordinary relationships, recover from toxic ones, navigate difficult life transitions, and let go of what's preventing you from getting what you want. I actively participate in your growth process and ensure you feel compassionately held accountable to your goals. Experiences include former marketing professional, mother, and partner in cultivating a hard-earned, great marriage. As a counselor and coach, I work with couples, individuals, teens, and families.
(650) 517-7362
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Clinical Psychology Solutions
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
We are a group therapy practice located in the heart of downtown San Mateo offering in-person and telehealth sessions to kids, teens and adults.
(650) 459-4256
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Sarah Tachibana (Gurtler)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
As my client, I believe that you have an innate potential for growth and transformation. When at an impasse, new perspectives and resources are needed to restore balance within oneself and in relation to others. As a warm, interactive psychotherapist, I provide the experience, guidance, and skill that foster insight, transformation and growth. You will be provided a safe place where you will be supported to find and use your strengths. Together, we will develop tools to work through obstacles. It's time to get unstuck and to live in the moment, where you can accomplish your goals and be your true self.
(650) 513-8208
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Liza McCorkle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, MA
Verified
Verified
Hello my name is Liza, I engage with clients with a warm and collaborative approach for trust to develop and for life-changing insights to be gained. My clinical practice includes work with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and stressful life events, which cause distress.
(650) 719-4046
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Downtown
San Mateo, CA 94401
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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.