Self Esteem Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Ali Pietrykowski
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Ali's practice focuses on client-centered therapy, allowing each individual she works with to advocate for their own needs and goals. Her approach with clients is to work collaboratively, relying on a strengths-based model that creates space for each client’s unique interests and passions to become a source of resilience and confidence.
(415) 687-5422 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Gellaine Rabino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, ATR
Verified
Gellaine (Jeh-lane) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and credentialed Art Therapist who centers her work through creativity and authentic connections with her clients. In addition to talking, therapy with Gellaine is a dynamic collaborative process. Using art therapy, play therapy, movement, and a strengths-based approach, she encourages clients to use their imaginations and curiosity to explore struggles and concerns.
(415) 358-7243 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Kate Leffel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, body image and self esteem , disordered eating, and relationship issues.
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIRTUAL SESSIONS**. I believe beginning therapy takes courage, and I have the utmost respect for anyone taking that risk. I strive to create a warm space of total acceptance for where you are in your journey. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in people's stories. It's not surprising that I ended up doing the work I do. As a therapist, I listen to a person and help make sense of both the struggles and the strengths. I help my clients find meaning in their experience and move forward to create new stories.
(415) 792-0157 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Meredith Kornfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified
Having successfully overcome my own addiction and mental health issues, I am a firm believer in people's ability to change and improve their lives. I can hold this hope for you until you can hold it for yourself. Working from a strengths-based approach, I specialize in addiction and recovery, self-esteem issues, and couples and family work. I never use a cookie-cutter approach and I pride myself on tailoring the therapy to each client's individual needs and personality.
(415) 801-3576 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Virgine De Paepe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT, LCSW
Verified
Hello! I have a warm, active and authentic style. I am not the stereo typical therapist who sits back and nods. I'm engaged and curious about you and your process, and I'm constantly learning about new approaches to healing and therapy. I am originally from Belgium and have been living in the states for 20 years now. My ultimate goal is to inspire, guide and empower you to live more JOY-FUL lives. I have a strong interest in working with women on the foundation of their SELF ESTEEM and how this impacts their relationships and decisions.
(415) 969-7190 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Amelia Rada
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Welcome! I bring a deep sensitivity and nurturing approach to my therapy practice. I believe that we become who we truly are in a safe, welcoming, and loving environment -- free from judgement and imposed expectation. Working with me you can expect to feel unconditionally seen for who you are, and safely encouraged to explore the most challenging parts of your life. My experience is in working with individuals, families, young adults, and adolescents. I focus on working with life transitions, relationship challenges, identity, self-esteem, career hurdles, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, and early childhood trauma.
(415) 366-9017 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Scott W. Menasco
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Sometimes what brings us to a place of needing help becomes fuel for great transformation. As a therapist, I am in the business of transformation. I specialize in working with individuals in recovery from shame, low self-esteem, codependency and in the development of self-compassion. When we can learn to accept our feelings and understand them as our guides, we can experience great relief. In this light, our symptoms are often signposts telling us that we may be off track. They draw us into change, however uncomfortably. It's an honor to be such a guide.
(415) 449-7953 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Shira Marla Appell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Do you feel like you aren't good enough? Are you sensitive to being hurt in social situations? Do you struggle with issues of self esteem or self worth? If these are common themes for you, your teen/child, or in your relationship, then perhaps we might work well together. I center my work around self compassion. I believe that only from a place of self kindness can we feel grounded within ourselves enough to develop a compassionate relationship with others around us. I use mindfulness and somatic body oriented work in order to help us connect deeper with our self, our inner knowing and to be able to cultivate trust with ourselves.
(628) 229-2098 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Rochelle Mishkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
If low self-esteem, shame, and an inner critical voice are holding you back and your relationships are suffering as a result, your reaching out for help now may be the best decision you have ever made. You are not alone when it comes to struggling with your demons, but you do stand out for being willing to do something about it. The majority of my clients express one, if not all, of these complaints. As a therapist, I have worked with many who feel debilitated by their unhealthy perceptions of themselves and their world. It takes initiative and courage to change; and it takes motivation and determination to see it through.
(415) 849-3452 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Marlena Kushner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
With over 30 years experience, my approach is holistic integrating the connection between mind, body, heart and spirit. Certified in EMDR therapy by the EMDR International Association, I find EMDR to be a powerful tool that I use along with other treatment modalities to facilitate healing. I specialize in working with trauma, eating disorders, addiction recovery, grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I especially work with clients who have trust and abandonment issues due to childhood trauma, neglect or abusive parents. Early dysfunctional family patterns and lack of nurturing can affect self-esteem, intimate relationships and work performance.
(415) 767-1933 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Dr. Annette Holloway
Psychologist
Verified
My approach is warm, collaborative and thoughtful. I aim to help you make the changes you want in your life: better relationships, improved mood, new tools for stress management, increased coping skills, more ability to process past hurts, feeling less stuck, and reduced substance use. The foundation of therapeutic work is your sense of feeling safe, listened to, and cared about during sessions. I genuinely want to understand your experiences, and provide insights into how you interact with yourself, others and the world at large. I work with people of all colors, ethnicities, religions, gender and sexual orientations.
(415) 996-1651 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Tom Thurston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Individually, I work with depression, grief, loss, self esteem and life transitions and the deeper issues behind substance use and other addictions and codependency.
I work with my clients to deeply discover and access new resources and potentials of "self at best" both for growth and as ways beyond obstacles. I believe the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is essential for change. I have over 17 years of spiritual practice which I incorporate using mindfulness, inquiry and dream work.
(415) 742-1961 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Katharine Hatch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a psychologist with a general therapy practice for adults, as well as a specialty in women's reproductive health (e.g., depression/anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum, pregnancy loss, infertility and family building). In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I help people navigate issues regarding stress management, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, sexual orientation/identity, eating/body image, parenting, and transitions ( e.g., to college, to parenthood). In addition to providing individual therapy, I facilitate "Pathways: A Support Group for Postpartum Moms" through MarinHealth (Marin General Hospital).
(415) 419-3539 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Jennifer Loyer, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Do you want to work through unhelpful patterns, heal old wounds or learn new ways of coping and relating? I can help. I work with adults who want relief from depression or anxiety, or who need support with navigating a difficult loss or life transition. In addition, I assist individuals who wish to understand and transform patterns that are negatively impacting their self-esteem, relationships, work or parenting. My specialties include PTSD, complex trauma (CPTSD), childhood abuse and neglect and attachment injuries.
(415) 726-2625 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Pamela Planthara
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."- Dr. Carl Jung. I am a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for 17 years working with men and women who have diverse backgrounds and experiences. My therapeutic style is warm, supportive and encouraging. I believe growth occurs when we learn to understand why we are struggling. Yet struggling alone can lead to feeling overwhelmed, lost, and stuck. Turning to someone for support and guidance often leads to self-awareness, clarity, direction and empowerment.
(415) 855-3676 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Not accepting new clients
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Alejandra Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Wellspring Psychotherapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT, CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
(415) 878-1892 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Beth Leigh Kolakoski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
There are times in our life when we might feel overwhelmed and confused when trying to manage today's stressors. Fortunately, because you are seeking help, you don't have to go through it alone. Often we need guidance when navigating the challenges and feelings that come when difficulties arise. In a supportive and empathetic environment, issues such as: grief and loss, anxiety, sadness/depression, life transitions, personal growth, low self-esteem, ADHD issues, trauma, as well as child/parent struggles can be addressed through a strength-based and solution-oriented approach.
(415) 223-8422 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Cathy Della Valle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I help clients struggling with life transitions, depression/anxiety, eating disorders, addictions (alcohol/drug, sex/love, food, internet), overcoming pain from the past, relationships, parenting, bipolar disorder, low self esteem , and trauma.
I have many years of experience and training and enjoy working with adults, couples and teens. I find that most clients come to me when their old ways of coping are no longer working (or they are unhealthy) and the stress is too much! Also, when they can't avoid the strong feelings bubbling to the surface. Why do it alone. I hold the hope for my clients when they aren't able.
(415) 813-5401 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Jess Gioia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Currently accepting adult individuals and couples over video call. I specialize in the LGBTQ+ community and the treatment of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma/complex PTSD. I use an emotionally focused approach, helping individuals and couples clarify their values and goals, improve communication and learn skills to reduce overwhelm and improve coping.
(510) 901-3465 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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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. Equally, to lack confidence or lacking confidence is common amongst teens: child self esteem issues can be helped with self esteem support groups in San Rafael and therapists' support dealing with self esteem.

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