Self Esteem Therapists in Old Saybrook, CT

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Jen Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NSCA-CP
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
If you are not living as mentally and/or physically healthy as you want and are feeling powerless to create change, I’m here to show you that you ARE NOT powerless! You do have the strength and ability within you to make changes and take control of you life. The power lies in the understanding that mental, physical and spiritual health are interconnected. Whether you're struggling with anxiety and depression, contemplating or recovering from divorce or an abusive relationship, or experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food and low self-esteem, we will develop a holistic plan to move you to more joy and peace in your life.
If you are not living as mentally and/or physically healthy as you want and are feeling powerless to create change, I’m here to show you that you ARE NOT powerless! You do have the strength and ability within you to make changes and take control of you life. The power lies in the understanding that mental, physical and spiritual health are interconnected. Whether you're struggling with anxiety and depression, contemplating or recovering from divorce or an abusive relationship, or experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food and low self-esteem, we will develop a holistic plan to move you to more joy and peace in your life.
(860) 735-4764 View (860) 735-4764
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Kristen Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
As a clinical social worker, I have over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
As a clinical social worker, I have over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
(959) 200-8891 View (959) 200-8891
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Sarah Trepp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Accepting new clients virtually and in person. I specialize in treating young adult women with anxiety and self esteem challenges. I also work with teens and adults managing anxiety, depression, major life changes, grief & loss, and school/work related stress. I offer a safe and supportive space for clients, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Accepting new clients virtually and in person. I specialize in treating young adult women with anxiety and self esteem challenges. I also work with teens and adults managing anxiety, depression, major life changes, grief & loss, and school/work related stress. I offer a safe and supportive space for clients, please don't hesitate to reach out.
(860) 590-9357 View (860) 590-9357
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Elizabeth Fernandes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I provide a variety of services to clients from young adult through mature adulthood struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, women’s issues, self esteem, mood disorders, as well as many other conditions.
Accepting New Clients. Begin your journey to healing: Path to Hope & Healing, LLC. is a counseling center that offers a kind, caring approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment, in order to build trusting rapport, set personal goals for treatment, target symptoms using a variety of therapeutic interventions, so that you can make positive and lasting changes in your life.
I provide a variety of services to clients from young adult through mature adulthood struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, women’s issues, self esteem, mood disorders, as well as many other conditions.
Accepting New Clients. Begin your journey to healing: Path to Hope & Healing, LLC. is a counseling center that offers a kind, caring approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment, in order to build trusting rapport, set personal goals for treatment, target symptoms using a variety of therapeutic interventions, so that you can make positive and lasting changes in your life.
(203) 974-3746 View (203) 974-3746
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Karyn L Hester
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCSP, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
My therapy practice focuses on creating a warm, welcoming, safe space to foster creativity, openness, and genuine sharing, empowering individuals to make positive changes. My therapeutic approach is individualized to client needs, and incorporates evidence-based techniques to improve self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, protective factors, and self-esteem, for overall improvement in emotional and behavioral regulation. In addition to talk therapy, I embrace role playing, problem-solving activities, mindfulness, and between session skill practice into my work.
My therapy practice focuses on creating a warm, welcoming, safe space to foster creativity, openness, and genuine sharing, empowering individuals to make positive changes. My therapeutic approach is individualized to client needs, and incorporates evidence-based techniques to improve self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, protective factors, and self-esteem, for overall improvement in emotional and behavioral regulation. In addition to talk therapy, I embrace role playing, problem-solving activities, mindfulness, and between session skill practice into my work.
(860) 248-7126 View (860) 248-7126
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Maria Sweeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
I work best with clients who are seeking relief from the people pleasing, codependency loop that leads to exhaustion and low moods. I have successfully supported clients who have experienced emotional and psychological manipulation and abuse who are looking to break free from old behavioral patterns and find a new way of living . Many of my clients have found freedom from old roles they have played in systems that no longer fit their current lifestyle. Currently seeing clients through telehealth only. Immediate openings available . Reach out today.
I work best with clients who are seeking relief from the people pleasing, codependency loop that leads to exhaustion and low moods. I have successfully supported clients who have experienced emotional and psychological manipulation and abuse who are looking to break free from old behavioral patterns and find a new way of living . Many of my clients have found freedom from old roles they have played in systems that no longer fit their current lifestyle. Currently seeing clients through telehealth only. Immediate openings available . Reach out today.
(860) 431-2608 View (860) 431-2608
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Christine Marie Riley-Barrera
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Connecticut with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, college-age students and young adults. My goal of my therapy sessions, is to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore their challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate personal change. I use a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused brief therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Connecticut with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, college-age students and young adults. My goal of my therapy sessions, is to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore their challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate personal change. I use a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused brief therapy.
(860) 406-5603 View (860) 406-5603
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Leah O'Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Having worked as a counselor with children, adolescents, young adults and parents for over 14 years, I help each client identify the barriers in their life, and collaboratively work together to help them find strength within and new strategies in everyday life to enhance overall wellbeing. While I see clients of all ages with a range of issues and concerns, I primarily specialize in the 6-25 year old age range. My clients want to find joy, enhance self-concept and self-esteem, work towards achievable goals in varying areas of their lives, and experience relief from problematic patterns or experiences.
Having worked as a counselor with children, adolescents, young adults and parents for over 14 years, I help each client identify the barriers in their life, and collaboratively work together to help them find strength within and new strategies in everyday life to enhance overall wellbeing. While I see clients of all ages with a range of issues and concerns, I primarily specialize in the 6-25 year old age range. My clients want to find joy, enhance self-concept and self-esteem, work towards achievable goals in varying areas of their lives, and experience relief from problematic patterns or experiences.
(860) 979-5488 View (860) 979-5488
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Maureen Kapij
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
My work with you will focus on empowering you to be the strongest version of yourself. I have worked with children, teens, adults and couples struggling with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, school avoidance and marital conflict. Each situation is different and each person brings strengths and needs to the therapeutic experience. I work to help strengthen your relationships, improve your coping skills and practice healthy routines on the path to wellness.
My work with you will focus on empowering you to be the strongest version of yourself. I have worked with children, teens, adults and couples struggling with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, school avoidance and marital conflict. Each situation is different and each person brings strengths and needs to the therapeutic experience. I work to help strengthen your relationships, improve your coping skills and practice healthy routines on the path to wellness.
(860) 898-9280 View (860) 898-9280
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Leslie Strekel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
No one is ever broken, only sometimes stuck. Living with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflicts consumes significant emotional energy. Constant stress, irritability, sadness, sleep disturbances, and worrying about the future diminish our happiness and steal our present moments. We all require a safe space to delve into the internal struggles that weigh on our minds and burden our hearts.
No one is ever broken, only sometimes stuck. Living with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflicts consumes significant emotional energy. Constant stress, irritability, sadness, sleep disturbances, and worrying about the future diminish our happiness and steal our present moments. We all require a safe space to delve into the internal struggles that weigh on our minds and burden our hearts.
(860) 792-4212 View (860) 792-4212
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Kairos Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
Current Availability for Evening appointments: Life isn't always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life's more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point in their lives. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, or any other issue you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
Current Availability for Evening appointments: Life isn't always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life's more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point in their lives. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, or any other issue you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
(959) 600-6546 View (959) 600-6546
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Andrea L. Pollak, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCEP
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Working on the shoreline for more than 30 years; I have been passionately dedicated to helping individuals in all stages of life who are motivated toward personal growth and seeking to find relief from emotional pain/stress, anxiety, and depression; and who are struggling with relationship(s). I can help clients help themselves through the use of strategies and techniques to achieve greater impact, integrity, and intimacy in their lives.
Working on the shoreline for more than 30 years; I have been passionately dedicated to helping individuals in all stages of life who are motivated toward personal growth and seeking to find relief from emotional pain/stress, anxiety, and depression; and who are struggling with relationship(s). I can help clients help themselves through the use of strategies and techniques to achieve greater impact, integrity, and intimacy in their lives.
(203) 446-3247 View (203) 446-3247
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Stephanie Sereday
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Are you tired of feeling frustrated and unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you feel you’re always giving more to others, only to be disappointed when your efforts aren’t reciprocated? So often, we either over-function or shutdown as a response to feelings of rejection, heartbreak, or disappointment. Do you dream of realizing a version of yourself that's confident and in a secure, loving relationship? I work with women ages 18 and up, using evidence-based methods, to gain a deeper understanding of yourself in the context of your relationships and move towards discovering your own needs and desires.
Are you tired of feeling frustrated and unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you feel you’re always giving more to others, only to be disappointed when your efforts aren’t reciprocated? So often, we either over-function or shutdown as a response to feelings of rejection, heartbreak, or disappointment. Do you dream of realizing a version of yourself that's confident and in a secure, loving relationship? I work with women ages 18 and up, using evidence-based methods, to gain a deeper understanding of yourself in the context of your relationships and move towards discovering your own needs and desires.
(475) 265-6067 View (475) 265-6067
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Rachel Litwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people build meaningful lives. I use evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and general distress. I believe that by combining compassion and commitment, together we can overcome the obstacles that are creating difficulties achieving your goals and connecting to your values. The majority of my work focuses on helping people learn new ways of relating to and coping with emotions and understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people build meaningful lives. I use evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and general distress. I believe that by combining compassion and commitment, together we can overcome the obstacles that are creating difficulties achieving your goals and connecting to your values. The majority of my work focuses on helping people learn new ways of relating to and coping with emotions and understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(860) 846-4638 View (860) 846-4638
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Jeannette Ogorzalek, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
(860) 799-4146 View (860) 799-4146
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Lori Ezzedine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone is unique in their own way and that everyone's personal background brings a unique perspective. I aim to explore that perspective and help guide client’s in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. This allows for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. I create an individualized treatment plan for each client and help them develop realistic and attainable goals. Psychoeducation is an intervention I often incorporate and I tend to put an emphasis on coping skills, self care, and healthy boundaries, as they are all a very important piece of the healing and growing process.
I believe that everyone is unique in their own way and that everyone's personal background brings a unique perspective. I aim to explore that perspective and help guide client’s in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. This allows for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. I create an individualized treatment plan for each client and help them develop realistic and attainable goals. Psychoeducation is an intervention I often incorporate and I tend to put an emphasis on coping skills, self care, and healthy boundaries, as they are all a very important piece of the healing and growing process.
(860) 791-3505 View (860) 791-3505
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Kaila Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Life is challenging navigating the peaks and valleys throughout our lifetime. Some people can feel the mounting pressures closing in. Well, it's time to breathe fresh air again. Whether you are battling with depression, struggling with anxiety, or managing everyday life stressors, I am here to help you navigate all the twists and curves. Together we will learn how to respond to life's difficult challenges while building a strong sense of worth. You deserve to achieve your goals, and happiness.
Life is challenging navigating the peaks and valleys throughout our lifetime. Some people can feel the mounting pressures closing in. Well, it's time to breathe fresh air again. Whether you are battling with depression, struggling with anxiety, or managing everyday life stressors, I am here to help you navigate all the twists and curves. Together we will learn how to respond to life's difficult challenges while building a strong sense of worth. You deserve to achieve your goals, and happiness.
(860) 718-4647 View (860) 718-4647
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Lucy D Solari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Currently Accepting New Clients! It is never easy to seek out a therapist, so be proud of yourself for taking the first step! I’m happy you’re here. I enjoy working with adolescents through young adult aged individuals. This time in life is such an important developmental stage but can often bring about challenging issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, decision making in life choices (college, career, etc.), anxiety and mood changes and more!
Currently Accepting New Clients! It is never easy to seek out a therapist, so be proud of yourself for taking the first step! I’m happy you’re here. I enjoy working with adolescents through young adult aged individuals. This time in life is such an important developmental stage but can often bring about challenging issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, decision making in life choices (college, career, etc.), anxiety and mood changes and more!
(860) 467-1450 View (860) 467-1450
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Rik (Richard) D. Ginty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I'm a retired Navy Drug/Alcohol Counselor with 24 years' experience in varied clinical settings. Now I have my own private practice in a quiet, peaceful setting. This is not fast food nor a high-volume dealership. I offer counseling/psychotherapy in a friendly, supportive, non-hurried, non-judgmental environment. I'm an optimist. I listen, assist, guide, teach and help others to the best of my abilities. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse, Diabetes and other health issues plus general life issues do not define a person. Change is possible. My hope is to help each client in my practice attain their personal goals.
I'm a retired Navy Drug/Alcohol Counselor with 24 years' experience in varied clinical settings. Now I have my own private practice in a quiet, peaceful setting. This is not fast food nor a high-volume dealership. I offer counseling/psychotherapy in a friendly, supportive, non-hurried, non-judgmental environment. I'm an optimist. I listen, assist, guide, teach and help others to the best of my abilities. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse, Diabetes and other health issues plus general life issues do not define a person. Change is possible. My hope is to help each client in my practice attain their personal goals.
(860) 356-3817 View (860) 356-3817
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Kc Hespeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Are you anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, or just don't feel like yourself? Whether you are a new parent, young adult, or experiencing a major life change, therapy will be beneficial. Just like you, I understand the challenges of balancing life’s responsibilities with mental health & well being. I help people navigate their own journeys to mental and holistic health. I believe that life’s early experiences and major life events influence the ways we live and relate to others in the present.
Are you anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, or just don't feel like yourself? Whether you are a new parent, young adult, or experiencing a major life change, therapy will be beneficial. Just like you, I understand the challenges of balancing life’s responsibilities with mental health & well being. I help people navigate their own journeys to mental and holistic health. I believe that life’s early experiences and major life events influence the ways we live and relate to others in the present.
(860) 362-3921 View (860) 362-3921
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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.