Self Esteem Therapists in Punta Gorda, FL

Photo of Brooke Tominey, Counselor in Punta Gorda, FL
Brooke Tominey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Thank you for starting your healing journey! I have clinical experience working with clients of all ages, but primarily I have had the most experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. For couples therapy, I am Level 1 Gottman and Prepare/Enrich certified. I also have experience caring for people who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, loss/grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and dual diagnosis. Additionally, I help clients with family and relationship conflicts, gender/sexuality concerns, self-esteem, coping skills, interpersonal skills and relationships, trauma, adjustment disorders, and more.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for starting your healing journey! I have clinical experience working with clients of all ages, but primarily I have had the most experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. For couples therapy, I am Level 1 Gottman and Prepare/Enrich certified. I also have experience caring for people who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, loss/grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and dual diagnosis. Additionally, I help clients with family and relationship conflicts, gender/sexuality concerns, self-esteem, coping skills, interpersonal skills and relationships, trauma, adjustment disorders, and more.
(352) 706-4084 View (352) 706-4084
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Jodi Walls
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
(239) 899-6703 View (239) 899-6703
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Laura Varela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a change? Looking to figure out where your stress is coming from and heal from the inside out? I am here to lead you to manage stressors in your life and achieve your personal goals for growth. My approach is person-centered and solution-focused meaning I meet you where you are at in your journey toward healing. I want to help you see your strengths and reach your potential. I look forward to watching you make progress and helping you get to a positive outcome. Choosing to engage in therapy is not easy, and it takes commitment. You are already one step closer to self-exploration, personal growth, and healing.
Are you ready to make a change? Looking to figure out where your stress is coming from and heal from the inside out? I am here to lead you to manage stressors in your life and achieve your personal goals for growth. My approach is person-centered and solution-focused meaning I meet you where you are at in your journey toward healing. I want to help you see your strengths and reach your potential. I look forward to watching you make progress and helping you get to a positive outcome. Choosing to engage in therapy is not easy, and it takes commitment. You are already one step closer to self-exploration, personal growth, and healing.
(305) 676-7849 View (305) 676-7849
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Samantha Wilson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Have you lost your umph? Have you begun to struggle managing that never ending list of to-do's and responsibilities? Uncertain of your life direction or simply feeling overwhelmed? Being pulled in so many directions, can make taking a breath seem impossible. With the never ending hustle and bustle, experiencing symptoms like: anxiety, depression, low-self worth or negative thinking are more common than you may think. That is just to name a few - what about feeling trauma, helplessness or agitation. The most important thing to remember is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You deserve to find life fulfillment.
Have you lost your umph? Have you begun to struggle managing that never ending list of to-do's and responsibilities? Uncertain of your life direction or simply feeling overwhelmed? Being pulled in so many directions, can make taking a breath seem impossible. With the never ending hustle and bustle, experiencing symptoms like: anxiety, depression, low-self worth or negative thinking are more common than you may think. That is just to name a few - what about feeling trauma, helplessness or agitation. The most important thing to remember is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You deserve to find life fulfillment.
(239) 788-2849 View (239) 788-2849
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Herschel N Pollard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
Most of my clients come to me in crisis, looking for immediate solutions. Others come with long term goals, a desire to make more of their lives, avoid mistakes, overcome negative emotions, make friends, survive losses. In most cases, after a period of history-taking, data analysis, diagnosis, it becomes possible for the client to develop insight into the causes of his or her distress, and to establish some stratagems and goals that lead to improvement or elimination of the problems. Put simply, in my clinic psychotherapy is aimed at helping the client exchange unproductive patterns of thought and behavior for a better life.
Most of my clients come to me in crisis, looking for immediate solutions. Others come with long term goals, a desire to make more of their lives, avoid mistakes, overcome negative emotions, make friends, survive losses. In most cases, after a period of history-taking, data analysis, diagnosis, it becomes possible for the client to develop insight into the causes of his or her distress, and to establish some stratagems and goals that lead to improvement or elimination of the problems. Put simply, in my clinic psychotherapy is aimed at helping the client exchange unproductive patterns of thought and behavior for a better life.
(423) 594-2669 View (423) 594-2669
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Dr. Diedre L Wade
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
Do you have goals for your life but don't know where to start? Do you want to make positive changes but need help figuring out how to improve or stick with a plan of action? I specialize in Mental Toughness, which is the concept of not only being resilient but also seeking out challenges to improve even more.
Do you have goals for your life but don't know where to start? Do you want to make positive changes but need help figuring out how to improve or stick with a plan of action? I specialize in Mental Toughness, which is the concept of not only being resilient but also seeking out challenges to improve even more.
(502) 373-8234 View (502) 373-8234
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Chemenda S Sawyer
Counselor, LMCH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Hello, I am Chemenda Sawyer. I am a licensed mental health therapist. Choosing to seek counseling can be difficult and overwhelming. Not to mention intimidating. I want to reassure you I provide support and guidance without judgment. I am committed to providing a safe space that facilitates growth and development. I empower my clients to change and confront their negative self-talk and self-doubt; in a non-judgmental, empathetic, hopeful way. It is okay to ask for help.
Hello, I am Chemenda Sawyer. I am a licensed mental health therapist. Choosing to seek counseling can be difficult and overwhelming. Not to mention intimidating. I want to reassure you I provide support and guidance without judgment. I am committed to providing a safe space that facilitates growth and development. I empower my clients to change and confront their negative self-talk and self-doubt; in a non-judgmental, empathetic, hopeful way. It is okay to ask for help.
(941) 413-1455 View (941) 413-1455
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Shantell Gina Pepe
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, C-TFCBT, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Post-traumatic stress and acute trauma affect how we see ourselves and the world around us. We can become isolated, hopeless, and consumed by negative thoughts. Trauma therapy can help change how you respond to past events and help uncover the source of maladaptive thinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Post-traumatic stress and acute trauma affect how we see ourselves and the world around us. We can become isolated, hopeless, and consumed by negative thoughts. Trauma therapy can help change how you respond to past events and help uncover the source of maladaptive thinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
(239) 932-3027 View (239) 932-3027
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David A Potts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33955  (Online Only)
My name is David Potts and I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) therapist licensed on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida for 14 years. I work privately in person as online via phone or video sessions. I have been working as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker with adult individuals and with adolescents.
My name is David Potts and I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) therapist licensed on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida for 14 years. I work privately in person as online via phone or video sessions. I have been working as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker with adult individuals and with adolescents.
(239) 310-6127 View (239) 310-6127
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Cora Taylor
Counselor, Psy, S, LMHC, PA
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
No matter where you go, there you are! Change is often hard. Crossway Counseling & Learning Center was founded in 1998 by Cora Taylor, Psy.S., to bring hope and healing for many of the issues in life, both current and past, that keep individuals from becoming the persons they want to be. Some of those issues may be depression, relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, stress, trauma, and Long-Covid. My passion is healing. My goal is to help you develop better coping skills for dealing with whatever circumstances have gotten you stuck and unable to move forward in your life and relationships.
No matter where you go, there you are! Change is often hard. Crossway Counseling & Learning Center was founded in 1998 by Cora Taylor, Psy.S., to bring hope and healing for many of the issues in life, both current and past, that keep individuals from becoming the persons they want to be. Some of those issues may be depression, relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, stress, trauma, and Long-Covid. My passion is healing. My goal is to help you develop better coping skills for dealing with whatever circumstances have gotten you stuck and unable to move forward in your life and relationships.
(941) 740-8699 View (941) 740-8699
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Mitzi Brown
Counselor, LMHC, MA, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
For many people, faith is an integral part of their sense of wholeness. For clients who feel that way, I integrate faith into the experience of psychotherapy. Frequent issues that clients bring into counseling include relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, illness, and grief. But regardless the struggle, the integration of scientifically evidence-based practices alongside faith belief systems offer a holistic approach to therapy that many clients appreciate. Clients always have the option to exclude faith from their counseling experience.
For many people, faith is an integral part of their sense of wholeness. For clients who feel that way, I integrate faith into the experience of psychotherapy. Frequent issues that clients bring into counseling include relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, illness, and grief. But regardless the struggle, the integration of scientifically evidence-based practices alongside faith belief systems offer a holistic approach to therapy that many clients appreciate. Clients always have the option to exclude faith from their counseling experience.
(941) 919-2016 View (941) 919-2016
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Janie J Brynolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CAC, CCHt, CTHt
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This quote really encompasses a therapeutic setting for me. A place where there is no judgement and you are heard with warmth and high regard. In my sessions you can be expect to be treated with kindness, empathy and be received with no judgement. This is my private practice, which means, you will not have a therapist turnover in a few months. I’m very personable and real. I will care about you.
The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This quote really encompasses a therapeutic setting for me. A place where there is no judgement and you are heard with warmth and high regard. In my sessions you can be expect to be treated with kindness, empathy and be received with no judgement. This is my private practice, which means, you will not have a therapist turnover in a few months. I’m very personable and real. I will care about you.
(239) 230-1499 View (239) 230-1499
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Jennifer N Evans
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33955  (Online Only)
My clients typically have recent life stressors related to relationships, career exploration/burnout, recent adjustment to changes, difficulty coping, anxiety, and depression. They are typically looking for immediate solutions to overwhelming feelings that they no longer know how to handle. My solution focused approach has shown remission from depression in as little as 1 session and rescission from anxiety in as few as 1.5 sessions. I am noted to be in the 98th percentile of clinicians through clinical support metrics in an evidence-based program.
My clients typically have recent life stressors related to relationships, career exploration/burnout, recent adjustment to changes, difficulty coping, anxiety, and depression. They are typically looking for immediate solutions to overwhelming feelings that they no longer know how to handle. My solution focused approach has shown remission from depression in as little as 1 session and rescission from anxiety in as few as 1.5 sessions. I am noted to be in the 98th percentile of clinicians through clinical support metrics in an evidence-based program.
(850) 788-7435 View (850) 788-7435
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Joan E Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
My name is Joan Flynn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a psychotherapist since 2001 and have worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics. I had my own practice for many years but am now semi-retired and offering tele-health appointments. I have always enjoyed my work and look forward to meeting new clients. I offer a safe place for clients to share their concerns and challenges. My approach is supportive and non-judgmental and fully participate in each session by offering feedback and suggestions regarding therapeutic techniques.
My name is Joan Flynn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a psychotherapist since 2001 and have worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics. I had my own practice for many years but am now semi-retired and offering tele-health appointments. I have always enjoyed my work and look forward to meeting new clients. I offer a safe place for clients to share their concerns and challenges. My approach is supportive and non-judgmental and fully participate in each session by offering feedback and suggestions regarding therapeutic techniques.
(941) 241-0975 View (941) 241-0975
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Lori Olson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33982  (Online Only)
Do you want long lasting and effective change? Did you know that hyper and/or hypo arousal of your autonomic nervous system due to developmental and other trauma can leave you feeling stuck? This is simply because words and willpower are not enough to make change. Now offering the evidenced-based Safe and Sound program based on polyvagal theory of Dr. Stephen Porges to help "reset" your autonomic nervous system so you are better able to benefit from talk and experiential therapies. You can participate in this program in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
Do you want long lasting and effective change? Did you know that hyper and/or hypo arousal of your autonomic nervous system due to developmental and other trauma can leave you feeling stuck? This is simply because words and willpower are not enough to make change. Now offering the evidenced-based Safe and Sound program based on polyvagal theory of Dr. Stephen Porges to help "reset" your autonomic nervous system so you are better able to benefit from talk and experiential therapies. You can participate in this program in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
(603) 287-1104 View (603) 287-1104
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Cristy Clark
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
Cristy Clark is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University and then she received a post-master’s degree, Specialist in Education, from Barry University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Cristy has experience and training in a variety of therapeutic approaches; such as Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Strength Based approaches as well as Trauma Informed Care.
Cristy Clark is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University and then she received a post-master’s degree, Specialist in Education, from Barry University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Cristy has experience and training in a variety of therapeutic approaches; such as Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Strength Based approaches as well as Trauma Informed Care.
(941) 241-3126 View (941) 241-3126
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Alix Bergstrom
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
I believe in an eclectic, empathetic, client-centered approach and utilize a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I specialize in assisting children, adolescents, teens, and young adults develop and maintain effective coping skills, healthy relationships with family, friends, and peers, and increasing recognition of their self-worth. I believe humans are constantly learning to navigate the world around us and seek meaningful, authentic connections with others - that involves art, play, and many other creative endeavors, in and out of therapy.
I believe in an eclectic, empathetic, client-centered approach and utilize a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I specialize in assisting children, adolescents, teens, and young adults develop and maintain effective coping skills, healthy relationships with family, friends, and peers, and increasing recognition of their self-worth. I believe humans are constantly learning to navigate the world around us and seek meaningful, authentic connections with others - that involves art, play, and many other creative endeavors, in and out of therapy.
(941) 213-5479 View (941) 213-5479
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Rachael Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with your life and feel like you have to be everything to everyone? Do you have trouble setting boundaries and communicating in your relationships? How different would your life be if you were no longer struggling with stress and anxiety and able to conquer life's challenges as they come? What would it feel like to freely speak your thoughts and gain a new perspective from an impartial person? How different would you feel if you acquired a new coping skill to manage emotions during stress, or learned to communicate more effectively in your relationships? I am here to help you make this a reality.
Are you overwhelmed with your life and feel like you have to be everything to everyone? Do you have trouble setting boundaries and communicating in your relationships? How different would your life be if you were no longer struggling with stress and anxiety and able to conquer life's challenges as they come? What would it feel like to freely speak your thoughts and gain a new perspective from an impartial person? How different would you feel if you acquired a new coping skill to manage emotions during stress, or learned to communicate more effectively in your relationships? I am here to help you make this a reality.
(941) 265-8533 View (941) 265-8533
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Chrisanna G Harrington
Counselor, MA, RDN, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
If you have struggled with your weight and tried every diet that comes online, you are my client! My clients are usually borderline diabetic and struggle with weight loss and belly fat. I treat my clients from a nutritional and coaching mindset. Now with new scientific research, we know that it takes more than just "saying no" to extra portions. We know it takes getting your body chemistry back in line, by righting the ghrelin and leptin systems. What's that? Become a patient and you will find out. Oh, and did I tell you I have a 100% success rate? And mental health improves as well! Good Food equals a Good Mood!
If you have struggled with your weight and tried every diet that comes online, you are my client! My clients are usually borderline diabetic and struggle with weight loss and belly fat. I treat my clients from a nutritional and coaching mindset. Now with new scientific research, we know that it takes more than just "saying no" to extra portions. We know it takes getting your body chemistry back in line, by righting the ghrelin and leptin systems. What's that? Become a patient and you will find out. Oh, and did I tell you I have a 100% success rate? And mental health improves as well! Good Food equals a Good Mood!
(239) 282-4681 View (239) 282-4681
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Fern Ridge Counseling, LLC & Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
At Fern Ridge Counseling, LLC & Wellness Center we are dedicated to providing support as you navigate through life's difficult terrain. We are here to provide integrative support and acceptance in your journey to heal from personal struggles and emotional distress. Our counselors provide individual, marriage, and family therapy, and telepsychology, allowing us to serve you remotely. We offer true Wyoming wellness from Halotherapy, chromotherapy, red light therapy, infrared therapy, and neurofeedback. Don't do this alone, call today to schedule an appointment and allow our professionals to find solutions that are right for you.
At Fern Ridge Counseling, LLC & Wellness Center we are dedicated to providing support as you navigate through life's difficult terrain. We are here to provide integrative support and acceptance in your journey to heal from personal struggles and emotional distress. Our counselors provide individual, marriage, and family therapy, and telepsychology, allowing us to serve you remotely. We offer true Wyoming wellness from Halotherapy, chromotherapy, red light therapy, infrared therapy, and neurofeedback. Don't do this alone, call today to schedule an appointment and allow our professionals to find solutions that are right for you.
(307) 209-9262 View (307) 209-9262

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.