Self Esteem Therapists in Washington, DC

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Supreme Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
I am a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I have nearly 20 years of counseling experience treating adolescents and teenagers dealing with school issues, behaviors problems, depression, anxiety, social skills, self-identity and low self-esteem. I have 10 years of experience in providing counseling to college students dealing with college issues, career choices, transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, and concerns relating to their future.
I am a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I have nearly 20 years of counseling experience treating adolescents and teenagers dealing with school issues, behaviors problems, depression, anxiety, social skills, self-identity and low self-esteem. I have 10 years of experience in providing counseling to college students dealing with college issues, career choices, transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, and concerns relating to their future.
(202) 929-3289 View (202) 929-3289
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Fernando Tripodi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD and panic, as well as those facing relationship difficulties, life transitions and people coping with trauma/PTSD. I also help people who experience difficulties with acculturation and adaptation. I use insight-oriented psychotherapy to help identify patterns in a person's life that may be contributing to their current difficulties, as well as to help improve the nature of their interpersonal communication and achieve a more fulfilling life.
I work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD and panic, as well as those facing relationship difficulties, life transitions and people coping with trauma/PTSD. I also help people who experience difficulties with acculturation and adaptation. I use insight-oriented psychotherapy to help identify patterns in a person's life that may be contributing to their current difficulties, as well as to help improve the nature of their interpersonal communication and achieve a more fulfilling life.
(202) 390-7781 View (202) 390-7781
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Jermaine Boston (Graves)
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) serving children, adolescents, individuals, couples, college/graduate students, and LGBTQ clients. I have specialized in providing services to adolescents and their families for more than 25 years. I am licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing as a Mental Health Clinician for 14 years providing services in group homes, communities, educational, and private practice settings. At Peace of Mind Therapy, LLC, we offer services by other Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Social Workers that are Qualified, Capable, & Culturally Competent.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) serving children, adolescents, individuals, couples, college/graduate students, and LGBTQ clients. I have specialized in providing services to adolescents and their families for more than 25 years. I am licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I have been practicing as a Mental Health Clinician for 14 years providing services in group homes, communities, educational, and private practice settings. At Peace of Mind Therapy, LLC, we offer services by other Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Social Workers that are Qualified, Capable, & Culturally Competent.
(240) 428-6710 View (240) 428-6710
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Jonathan Christophel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship.
I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship.
(202) 902-8779 View (202) 902-8779
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Alexandra Savela
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
I'm a counseling psychologist, trained as a researcher and therapist, with a passion for life-long learning. I view counseling as a creative process where we work collaboratively to uncover the root causes of what’s getting you stuck. In tandem, we work to discover what brings you a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. I specialize in working with adults who are interested in self-growth and identity development, in addition to finding relief from symptoms. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, stress/burnout, career development, and building self-esteem & self-compassion.
I'm a counseling psychologist, trained as a researcher and therapist, with a passion for life-long learning. I view counseling as a creative process where we work collaboratively to uncover the root causes of what’s getting you stuck. In tandem, we work to discover what brings you a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. I specialize in working with adults who are interested in self-growth and identity development, in addition to finding relief from symptoms. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, stress/burnout, career development, and building self-esteem & self-compassion.
(202) 883-3254 View (202) 883-3254
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Sydney Rosen
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I help clients to create change through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. You may be feeling dissatisfied or uncertain, disconnected from others or lacking a sense of control over your emotions or life choices, but I believe that you already have the ability and determination to help yourself. I work to draw out that ability through a combination of insight-expanding exploration and skill building to help you overcome challenges, all while utilizing my training to call out patterns and behaviors that may be getting in your way. I aim to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, and empowering.
I help clients to create change through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships. You may be feeling dissatisfied or uncertain, disconnected from others or lacking a sense of control over your emotions or life choices, but I believe that you already have the ability and determination to help yourself. I work to draw out that ability through a combination of insight-expanding exploration and skill building to help you overcome challenges, all while utilizing my training to call out patterns and behaviors that may be getting in your way. I aim to create an environment that feels safe, accepting, and empowering.
(202) 998-4956 View (202) 998-4956
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Averry Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
We all receive labels and messages from society and our upbringing that attempt to dictate how we operate in relation with others, what we’re worth, and how we perceive ourselves. I understand that the labels we receive from others, and the way we see ourselves are often times conflicting. These messages and attention or lack thereof can have a negative impact on our self-esteem, relationships, communication capabilities, perception of those around us, and self-worth. I offer a space to unpack these inconsistencies to discover contentment and congruence of self.
We all receive labels and messages from society and our upbringing that attempt to dictate how we operate in relation with others, what we’re worth, and how we perceive ourselves. I understand that the labels we receive from others, and the way we see ourselves are often times conflicting. These messages and attention or lack thereof can have a negative impact on our self-esteem, relationships, communication capabilities, perception of those around us, and self-worth. I offer a space to unpack these inconsistencies to discover contentment and congruence of self.
(202) 919-8360 View (202) 919-8360
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Alyssa Louise McCall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Being our best selves is attainable when we allow ourselves to be on a path of peace, fulfillment, and self-awareness. I hold a passion for helping clients do just that. I work with clients through a holistic & individualistic approach to support them in moving closer to their personal & professional goals. I am here to help you on your journey to finding yourself, being in tune with your needs, and overcoming any trauma that may be hindering this. I specialize in supporting clients overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, workplace & relationship challenges, low career self-efficacy, discrimination, and so much more.
Being our best selves is attainable when we allow ourselves to be on a path of peace, fulfillment, and self-awareness. I hold a passion for helping clients do just that. I work with clients through a holistic & individualistic approach to support them in moving closer to their personal & professional goals. I am here to help you on your journey to finding yourself, being in tune with your needs, and overcoming any trauma that may be hindering this. I specialize in supporting clients overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, workplace & relationship challenges, low career self-efficacy, discrimination, and so much more.
(202) 914-1107 x701 View (202) 914-1107 x701
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Paris Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I think we can all agree that feeling stuck and directionless in life is a miserable feeling. It can also be deceiving. You might have everything “all together” on the outside, but in reality, you haven’t felt that spark in life for some time now. If you were being completely honest, how long do you think it’s been since you truly took care of your needs? If it’s been a while, you might have been putting the needs of others before your own, which means you could be in burnout territory. You deserve to feel excited about your life! You deserve to feel better than just "meh."
I think we can all agree that feeling stuck and directionless in life is a miserable feeling. It can also be deceiving. You might have everything “all together” on the outside, but in reality, you haven’t felt that spark in life for some time now. If you were being completely honest, how long do you think it’s been since you truly took care of your needs? If it’s been a while, you might have been putting the needs of others before your own, which means you could be in burnout territory. You deserve to feel excited about your life! You deserve to feel better than just "meh."
(202) 951-9237 View (202) 951-9237
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Angelica Phillips
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Angelica and I am a therapist with Arelis Perez Psychotherapy Services. My goal is to equip you with the necessary tools and strategies to lead a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you are facing challenges related to relationships, mental health, self-esteem, or personal growth, I am here to guide you through the therapeutic process. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can freely express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of judgment. I believe in the power of empathy and aim to understand your unique experiences and perspectives.
Hello! My name is Angelica and I am a therapist with Arelis Perez Psychotherapy Services. My goal is to equip you with the necessary tools and strategies to lead a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you are facing challenges related to relationships, mental health, self-esteem, or personal growth, I am here to guide you through the therapeutic process. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can freely express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of judgment. I believe in the power of empathy and aim to understand your unique experiences and perspectives.
(202) 953-6840 View (202) 953-6840
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Stacey Lenkin Saltzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
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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Adriana Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Adriana and I am happy to serve you. My ideal client ranges between the ages of 18-35 years old. They may suffer from low-self esteem, establishing their identity, or looking to overcome their traumas in life. These individuals are looking to become happier, healthier versions of themselves!
Hi! I am Adriana and I am happy to serve you. My ideal client ranges between the ages of 18-35 years old. They may suffer from low-self esteem, establishing their identity, or looking to overcome their traumas in life. These individuals are looking to become happier, healthier versions of themselves!
(202) 952-6974 View (202) 952-6974
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Dr. Tofunmi Oni
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Despite your best efforts to convince yourself that you have it all together, you’re struggling with relationships, you're tired, and you're left wondering, "is it me?" Feeling unsure of how to navigate it all, you’ve pushed down the pain and traumatic memories. Sometimes, you do feel fine; but the feeling is fleeting. Truthfully, the things you've been doing to cope just aren't helping as much as you'd hoped. We both know that simply "focusing on yourself" overlooks the complexity of navigating through unwritten relationship rules, cultural expectations, and your values. Together, let's find new ways to navigate the challenges.
Despite your best efforts to convince yourself that you have it all together, you’re struggling with relationships, you're tired, and you're left wondering, "is it me?" Feeling unsure of how to navigate it all, you’ve pushed down the pain and traumatic memories. Sometimes, you do feel fine; but the feeling is fleeting. Truthfully, the things you've been doing to cope just aren't helping as much as you'd hoped. We both know that simply "focusing on yourself" overlooks the complexity of navigating through unwritten relationship rules, cultural expectations, and your values. Together, let's find new ways to navigate the challenges.
(410) 936-7408 View (410) 936-7408
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Chris Brearly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Therapy is a powerful means of restoring wellness and creating lasting change. I have experienced this in my own life and enjoy seeing this unfold for my clients. I am passionate about working with clients to develop self-compassion and emotional intelligence, and establishing a greater sense of groundedness and self-esteem. I am trained in EMDR and often use this therapeutic approach to significantly reduce distress associated with trauma and other adverse life experiences. EMDR can also be helpful for clients in breaking free from stuck patterns of thinking and feeling that are resistant to traditional talk therapy approaches.
Therapy is a powerful means of restoring wellness and creating lasting change. I have experienced this in my own life and enjoy seeing this unfold for my clients. I am passionate about working with clients to develop self-compassion and emotional intelligence, and establishing a greater sense of groundedness and self-esteem. I am trained in EMDR and often use this therapeutic approach to significantly reduce distress associated with trauma and other adverse life experiences. EMDR can also be helpful for clients in breaking free from stuck patterns of thinking and feeling that are resistant to traditional talk therapy approaches.
(202) 335-6327 View (202) 335-6327
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Janet L Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Throughout life we can experience challenges within our selves and our relationships. We can find ourselves feeling confused, stuck, unhappy, or unsatisfied. We might notice changes in our moods or behaviors, or feel more affected by stressors than at previous times in our lives. I specialize in adult psychotherapy, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem issues. Other specialty areas include challenges in navigating life transitions, relationships, and identity development.
Throughout life we can experience challenges within our selves and our relationships. We can find ourselves feeling confused, stuck, unhappy, or unsatisfied. We might notice changes in our moods or behaviors, or feel more affected by stressors than at previous times in our lives. I specialize in adult psychotherapy, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem issues. Other specialty areas include challenges in navigating life transitions, relationships, and identity development.
(301) 531-4812 View (301) 531-4812
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Roxana N. Raica
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Do you find yourself constantly worried, stressed, overwhelmed, or having racing thoughts? Maybe you fear losing control over yourself and what others might think of you if this happens. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling sad, irritable, having uncharacteristic outbursts of crying, and lacking energy or motivation to engage in pleasant activities. Many people who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed start to isolate, avoid enjoyable activities and engage in unhealthy behaviors but soon find themselves more anxious, worried, and depressed than before. It can leave you feeling exhausted, stuck, and hopeless.
Do you find yourself constantly worried, stressed, overwhelmed, or having racing thoughts? Maybe you fear losing control over yourself and what others might think of you if this happens. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling sad, irritable, having uncharacteristic outbursts of crying, and lacking energy or motivation to engage in pleasant activities. Many people who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed start to isolate, avoid enjoyable activities and engage in unhealthy behaviors but soon find themselves more anxious, worried, and depressed than before. It can leave you feeling exhausted, stuck, and hopeless.
(202) 915-8906 View (202) 915-8906
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Jocylynn Stephenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
The philosopher Socrates once said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients examine their lives to find meaning, happiness, and strength. I work with individuals, couples, and families, striving to build skills to resolve conflicts, increase confidence, and move beyond past hurt and trauma. My clients often say that they appreciate my warmth, empathy, and combination of optimism and realism.
The philosopher Socrates once said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." As a therapist, I am committed to helping my clients examine their lives to find meaning, happiness, and strength. I work with individuals, couples, and families, striving to build skills to resolve conflicts, increase confidence, and move beyond past hurt and trauma. My clients often say that they appreciate my warmth, empathy, and combination of optimism and realism.
(240) 288-3728 View (240) 288-3728
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Simone Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Sometimes life feels like a daily struggle. For many, it feels overwhelming, dark, and depressing. Many people feel anxious and misunderstood. I am a Licensed Independent Clinician with about 20 years of experience serving others who struggle to manage anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. In the past, I worked with youth and adults who were survivors of sexual assault and mental/emotional abuse. It is my mission to empower and uplift others, help them recognize their strengths, and support them to learning healthy ways to cope with life's stressors.
Sometimes life feels like a daily struggle. For many, it feels overwhelming, dark, and depressing. Many people feel anxious and misunderstood. I am a Licensed Independent Clinician with about 20 years of experience serving others who struggle to manage anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. In the past, I worked with youth and adults who were survivors of sexual assault and mental/emotional abuse. It is my mission to empower and uplift others, help them recognize their strengths, and support them to learning healthy ways to cope with life's stressors.
(202) 918-2775 View (202) 918-2775
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Cherian Verghese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
My aim in individual and couple therapy is to help you with your life challenges - whether it is with anxity, depression, self-esteem, conflictual and/or less than satisfactory relationships and intimacies, understanding and overcoming the limiting, even crippling, effects of early life traumas on your life at present. I believe that the safety of a confidential therapeutic environment is ideal for us to explore problems together and find ways to move forward to a more rewarding and satisfying life.
My aim in individual and couple therapy is to help you with your life challenges - whether it is with anxity, depression, self-esteem, conflictual and/or less than satisfactory relationships and intimacies, understanding and overcoming the limiting, even crippling, effects of early life traumas on your life at present. I believe that the safety of a confidential therapeutic environment is ideal for us to explore problems together and find ways to move forward to a more rewarding and satisfying life.
(202) 670-3905 View (202) 670-3905
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Crystal Scurr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Hawai'i, Arizona, and Washington DC with over 30 years of professional work experience.
I am licensed in Hawai'i, Arizona, and Washington DC with over 30 years of professional work experience.
(844) 735-1766 View (844) 735-1766
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.