Self Esteem Therapists in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC

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Photo of Stacey Lenkin Saltzman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC
Stacey Lenkin Saltzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MA
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20008
My goal is to help clients address and to cope with the complex challenges they face in their lives. These challenges include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, relationship problems, self esteem issues, trauma and abuse. I work efficiently and effectively to help motivated clients identify and understand what are often unconscious defenses to experiencing feelings.
My goal is to help clients address and to cope with the complex challenges they face in their lives. These challenges include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, relationship problems, self esteem issues, trauma and abuse. I work efficiently and effectively to help motivated clients identify and understand what are often unconscious defenses to experiencing feelings.
(240) 339-6121 View (240) 339-6121
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Margo Ruth Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I received my advanced training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been practicing for 20 years and work with adults ages 20 and over. I have worked extensively with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related problems, marital issues and issues of low self esteem. I also have an expertise in couples therapy.
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I received my advanced training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been practicing for 20 years and work with adults ages 20 and over. I have worked extensively with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related problems, marital issues and issues of low self esteem. I also have an expertise in couples therapy.
(202) 568-8355 View (202) 568-8355
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Tracey Spencer N
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I have been working with college age and graduate age students for 19 years. I have worked at college counseling centers (Georgetown, Harvard Law School, Tufts University, Wheelock College, Holy Cross College) for much of my career. I have now been in private practice for almost 8 years and continue to enjoy seeing college and graduate students. I am also enjoying working with adults within the 30-55 age range. Much of my work includes dealing with areas of self-esteem, relationships with family, peers and partners and the accompanying anxiety and depression
I have been working with college age and graduate age students for 19 years. I have worked at college counseling centers (Georgetown, Harvard Law School, Tufts University, Wheelock College, Holy Cross College) for much of my career. I have now been in private practice for almost 8 years and continue to enjoy seeing college and graduate students. I am also enjoying working with adults within the 30-55 age range. Much of my work includes dealing with areas of self-esteem, relationships with family, peers and partners and the accompanying anxiety and depression
(301) 710-0783 View (301) 710-0783
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Jill Weber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives.
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives.
(540) 822-0947 View (540) 822-0947
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Dr. Ashley Alderette
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to find a healthy work life balance, feeling overwhelmed in your professional/academic life, and not able to make time for yourself or your loved ones? Do you often ask yourself, why does it seem like everyone has it together except me? Do you wish that you had a significant other, but feel lost in the dating world? Perhaps you find that your thoughts keep you up at night, or you are dealing with feelings of sadness that are interfering with your personal and professional/ academic growth. Maybe you find that your worries keep you from making friends or connecting with others.
Are you struggling to find a healthy work life balance, feeling overwhelmed in your professional/academic life, and not able to make time for yourself or your loved ones? Do you often ask yourself, why does it seem like everyone has it together except me? Do you wish that you had a significant other, but feel lost in the dating world? Perhaps you find that your thoughts keep you up at night, or you are dealing with feelings of sadness that are interfering with your personal and professional/ academic growth. Maybe you find that your worries keep you from making friends or connecting with others.
(703) 454-8136 View (703) 454-8136
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Lisa Ades
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
In my 20 years of clinical, academic, and advocacy experience, I have worked with clients who present with a wide range of issues. I specialize in recovery from trauma (particularly childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence), successful movement through life transitions (young adulthood, career, parenthood, mid-life and loss), and repair of interpersonal relationships (including a specialty in couples therapy). I have advanced training in both trauma treatment and couples therapy, which uniquely positions me to treat couples where one or both partners have a trauma history.
In my 20 years of clinical, academic, and advocacy experience, I have worked with clients who present with a wide range of issues. I specialize in recovery from trauma (particularly childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence), successful movement through life transitions (young adulthood, career, parenthood, mid-life and loss), and repair of interpersonal relationships (including a specialty in couples therapy). I have advanced training in both trauma treatment and couples therapy, which uniquely positions me to treat couples where one or both partners have a trauma history.
(202) 430-6361 View (202) 430-6361
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Joanne Zucchetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My belief that the therapeutic relationship is the key element of successful treatment informs my practice. This working relationship, based on mutual trust and shared goals, allows for self-exploration and ultimately personal growth. In working with individuals, couples, families and/or groups I think that connecting the dots between past and present allows the client to have a better grasp on what is influencing her/his feelings and life choices leading to greater empowerment and life satisfaction.
My belief that the therapeutic relationship is the key element of successful treatment informs my practice. This working relationship, based on mutual trust and shared goals, allows for self-exploration and ultimately personal growth. In working with individuals, couples, families and/or groups I think that connecting the dots between past and present allows the client to have a better grasp on what is influencing her/his feelings and life choices leading to greater empowerment and life satisfaction.
(410) 988-2167 View (410) 988-2167
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Brendan A Rich
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with a wide-range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although my expertise is with youth with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, I also have extensive experience with youth with social and behavioral struggles. My approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in focus, as it is best supported by research, children and adolescents respond to it very positively, and because I have found it to produce immediate and long-lasting improvements in functioning.
I specialize in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with a wide-range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although my expertise is with youth with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, I also have extensive experience with youth with social and behavioral struggles. My approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in focus, as it is best supported by research, children and adolescents respond to it very positively, and because I have found it to produce immediate and long-lasting improvements in functioning.
(240) 258-2384 View (240) 258-2384
Patricia Gershefski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
Clients come to me when they are dissatisfied with their lives and/or overwhelmed by a situation or stressor. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor and work together with you to develop a treatment which incorporates your strengths, needs and life experiences. I also respect your wish to work on a specific area of concern short-term and/or to address a variety of complex issues over time. During the treatment, my clients report that they feel safe, supported and challenged by me, and that their lives are highly enriched by the experience. (See actual reviews by clients at Healthgrades.com.)
(240) 813-4351 View (240) 813-4351
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Rosa Aurora Chavez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, FABP, Analyst
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I will help you. It is hard and painful to be in crisis not knowing where to start and how to get help. I will help you getting an assessment and a treatment that is good for your needs. As a psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst I work with you, closely listening in a safe and containing environment, so we can identify and understand patterns and behaviors that affect your wellbeing, productivity and relationships; working together to develop pathways towards emotional growth that could facilitate meaningful and lasting changes and healing from past traumas, leading to a more fulfilling, productive life.
I will help you. It is hard and painful to be in crisis not knowing where to start and how to get help. I will help you getting an assessment and a treatment that is good for your needs. As a psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst I work with you, closely listening in a safe and containing environment, so we can identify and understand patterns and behaviors that affect your wellbeing, productivity and relationships; working together to develop pathways towards emotional growth that could facilitate meaningful and lasting changes and healing from past traumas, leading to a more fulfilling, productive life.
(202) 681-4902 View (202) 681-4902
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Shirley - Scribner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I work with individual adults and couples in a supportive, constructive, and empathetic way. My style is encouraging, warm, and insightful. With over 20 years experience, I offer a safe environment in which to explore options for improving functioning and moving towards fulfillment of one's values and life goals.
I work with individual adults and couples in a supportive, constructive, and empathetic way. My style is encouraging, warm, and insightful. With over 20 years experience, I offer a safe environment in which to explore options for improving functioning and moving towards fulfillment of one's values and life goals.
(202) 519-4306 View (202) 519-4306
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Dr. Mariam Gregorian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
When we are struggling with our mental health, the question often asked is “What’s wrong with you?” instead of “What happened to you?” Sadly, many people who have reached out for help have found themselves shamed, invalidated, and in worse shape than they were before. My goal is to provide an affirming and safe therapeutic environment for all identities, and I welcome individuals who are trying therapy for the first time, as well as those who have had previous experiences. I regularly work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions.
When we are struggling with our mental health, the question often asked is “What’s wrong with you?” instead of “What happened to you?” Sadly, many people who have reached out for help have found themselves shamed, invalidated, and in worse shape than they were before. My goal is to provide an affirming and safe therapeutic environment for all identities, and I welcome individuals who are trying therapy for the first time, as well as those who have had previous experiences. I regularly work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions.
(202) 930-8371 View (202) 930-8371
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Josephine A Bulkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives.
People seek psychotherapy feeling unhappy or helpless to bring about change in their life or fulfill their dreams. Patients are overcome with symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other problems, which in reality are unconscious defenses, blocking repressed feelings about something that went wrong, often in childhood, which is not yet resolved. These defenses once were adaptive, by protecting and helping them survive, but are no longer effective. I help people work through their underlying grief and face their feelings (sadness, anger, disappointment, yearning, powerlessness) surrounding trauma or loss, enabling them to engage in more free, authentic, satisfying lives.
(202) 883-4551 View (202) 883-4551
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Barry M Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction.
My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction.
(202) 759-8558 View (202) 759-8558
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Karen L Weise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My specialty is helping individuals to work to remove challenges to achieving satisfaction in their lives. Many times we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are self-defeating but seem difficult to change. These may cause us problems in school and work, as well as in our peer and family relationships, and interfere with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities. These patterns may be due to our early experiences within our families, or as a result of challenges faced in adolescence and adulthood. No matter your age or phase of life, therapy can help.
My specialty is helping individuals to work to remove challenges to achieving satisfaction in their lives. Many times we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are self-defeating but seem difficult to change. These may cause us problems in school and work, as well as in our peer and family relationships, and interfere with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities. These patterns may be due to our early experiences within our families, or as a result of challenges faced in adolescence and adulthood. No matter your age or phase of life, therapy can help.
(202) 817-2142 View (202) 817-2142
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Suzanne Miller Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
It's essential for you to feel understood by your therapist. I strive to create an environment characterized by safety, trust, mutual respect, and even humor. The bond we form allows you to take the emotional risks necessary for deep exploration and enduring change. I offer a free consultation to help you decide if we'd be a good fit. Please join me for a cup of tea to share your story, chart a course for how we might work together, and ask any questions about therapy and how I can help you.
It's essential for you to feel understood by your therapist. I strive to create an environment characterized by safety, trust, mutual respect, and even humor. The bond we form allows you to take the emotional risks necessary for deep exploration and enduring change. I offer a free consultation to help you decide if we'd be a good fit. Please join me for a cup of tea to share your story, chart a course for how we might work together, and ask any questions about therapy and how I can help you.
(202) 301-3529 View (202) 301-3529
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Belinda Lehman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, women's health issues, infertility, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples seeking help with communication and better understanding one another. My work is informed by psychodynamic principles. I would be happy to speak with you by phone and answer any questions you might have about my approach and practice.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, women's health issues, infertility, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples seeking help with communication and better understanding one another. My work is informed by psychodynamic principles. I would be happy to speak with you by phone and answer any questions you might have about my approach and practice.
(202) 738-4862 View (202) 738-4862
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Keith A Kaufman
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Welcome to a unique clinical sport psychology practice serving the Washington, DC area. With expertise in treating a wide array of clinical and performance issues, I am prepared to help you reach your life goals. Are you looking for new ways to address challenges? Are you dissatisfied with your performance at work, school, home, on the athletic field, or elsewhere? Are you feeling like life moves so fast that you have no time? Are you wanting to work with a psychologist on the cutting edge of practice and research? Contact me for an appointment or a free phone consultation.
Welcome to a unique clinical sport psychology practice serving the Washington, DC area. With expertise in treating a wide array of clinical and performance issues, I am prepared to help you reach your life goals. Are you looking for new ways to address challenges? Are you dissatisfied with your performance at work, school, home, on the athletic field, or elsewhere? Are you feeling like life moves so fast that you have no time? Are you wanting to work with a psychologist on the cutting edge of practice and research? Contact me for an appointment or a free phone consultation.
(202) 681-4126 View (202) 681-4126
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Steven Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy for adults in the Friendship Heights area of NW Washington, DC. I work with individuals with a number of presenting concerns, including mood disorders (e.g., depression and anxiety), addictions, trauma histories (e.g., sexual abuse, combat trauma, etc.), longstanding personality and relationship problems, and more.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy for adults in the Friendship Heights area of NW Washington, DC. I work with individuals with a number of presenting concerns, including mood disorders (e.g., depression and anxiety), addictions, trauma histories (e.g., sexual abuse, combat trauma, etc.), longstanding personality and relationship problems, and more.
(202) 725-7237 View (202) 725-7237
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Dr. Cammy | Bliss In Being
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Are you looking for relief from stress, worry, insomnia, or low mood? Has your partnership lost its sparkle? Does your body feel on edge and exhausted? Life doesn’t have to be so hard. Let’s work together and achieve the goals that have been just out of reach. E-mail me today and let's schedule a free consult. During that consult, we will discuss your strengths and the barriers that have held you back. Together, we will develop a customized program to meet your exact needs. All of our programs include top-tier, evidence-based interventions, like EMDR, Gottman Couple Method, Cognitive Processing, and more. Call to schedule!
Are you looking for relief from stress, worry, insomnia, or low mood? Has your partnership lost its sparkle? Does your body feel on edge and exhausted? Life doesn’t have to be so hard. Let’s work together and achieve the goals that have been just out of reach. E-mail me today and let's schedule a free consult. During that consult, we will discuss your strengths and the barriers that have held you back. Together, we will develop a customized program to meet your exact needs. All of our programs include top-tier, evidence-based interventions, like EMDR, Gottman Couple Method, Cognitive Processing, and more. Call to schedule!
(202) 980-4152 View (202) 980-4152

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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.