Self Esteem Therapists in Durham, NC

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Whitley Grant-Goodman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27709  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing therapy for women of color dealing with phase of life concerns that may manifest as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, irritability, or feeling overwhelmed. Whether you're adjusting to a new career, relationship changes, motherhood, or any other life transition, I'm here to help you find balance, strength, and clarity.Most people are looking for a safe space to express their concerns and I can provide that.
I specialize in providing therapy for women of color dealing with phase of life concerns that may manifest as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, irritability, or feeling overwhelmed. Whether you're adjusting to a new career, relationship changes, motherhood, or any other life transition, I'm here to help you find balance, strength, and clarity.Most people are looking for a safe space to express their concerns and I can provide that.
(919) 351-6205 View (919) 351-6205
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Ali Kath
Counselor, LCMHCA, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27713
The relationships we form with ourselves and others are vital to our mental and emotional well-being. I understand that these relationships can be the source of profound joy as well as deep pain. I am passionate about supporting those who face challenges related to relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, neurodivergence, and body image.
The relationships we form with ourselves and others are vital to our mental and emotional well-being. I understand that these relationships can be the source of profound joy as well as deep pain. I am passionate about supporting those who face challenges related to relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, neurodivergence, and body image.
(984) 231-9730 View (984) 231-9730
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Bobby Hill
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27713
I offer a judgment-free space for expression and provide an atmosphere that promotes safety, vulnerability, empowerment, and growth for clients. My primary goal is to utilize techniques that will best fit individual clients' needs and allow him/her/they to reach his/her/their goals successfully. I seek to invoke clients to internalize situations in a healthy context and provide an environment conducive to encouraging self-awareness, self-reflection, self-regulation, and self-correction. I believe every client is unique and requires an individualized approach; in doing so, establishing rapport is essential to the work we do together.
I offer a judgment-free space for expression and provide an atmosphere that promotes safety, vulnerability, empowerment, and growth for clients. My primary goal is to utilize techniques that will best fit individual clients' needs and allow him/her/they to reach his/her/their goals successfully. I seek to invoke clients to internalize situations in a healthy context and provide an environment conducive to encouraging self-awareness, self-reflection, self-regulation, and self-correction. I believe every client is unique and requires an individualized approach; in doing so, establishing rapport is essential to the work we do together.
(984) 207-5904 View (984) 207-5904
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Maria Diaz
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27703
Hi there! I’m so glad you have taken this first step into seeking the care that you deserve. I strive to provide the affirming, empathetic care that all people deserve. I have experience providing care to people of all ages struggling with eating disorders, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, substance use, and life transitions in a variety of settings. I aim to provide a safe space for all to come as they are where we can work together towards safety and contentment.
Hi there! I’m so glad you have taken this first step into seeking the care that you deserve. I strive to provide the affirming, empathetic care that all people deserve. I have experience providing care to people of all ages struggling with eating disorders, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, substance use, and life transitions in a variety of settings. I aim to provide a safe space for all to come as they are where we can work together towards safety and contentment.
(919) 626-3975 View (919) 626-3975
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Casey Kenny
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27705
Accepting new clients! Telehealth and in-person. Being a parent is TOUGH. I will listen to your concerns/hopes while providing a nonjudgmental environment to explore the issues your child and family may be facing. I am passionate about childhood mental health, and only work with children and teens (ages 4-16). Some children I see experience issues with adjustment, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. Some children ask to come to therapy; some don't. I focus on building trust and rapport with every client I work with.
Accepting new clients! Telehealth and in-person. Being a parent is TOUGH. I will listen to your concerns/hopes while providing a nonjudgmental environment to explore the issues your child and family may be facing. I am passionate about childhood mental health, and only work with children and teens (ages 4-16). Some children I see experience issues with adjustment, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. Some children ask to come to therapy; some don't. I focus on building trust and rapport with every client I work with.
(984) 207-1914 View (984) 207-1914
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Remisha Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflict etc.
Everyone thinks you have it all together but in reality, you’re exhausted. Life is weighing you down and you desire peace & balance within but it seems unobtainable. The fear of judgment forces you to suppress your feelings. It seems like there's no one you can trust and feel vulnerable with and share your deepest thoughts and fears out loud. You manage to push through every day and find yourself feeling tired, alone, and frustrated because no one understands and shows up for you when you need it the most. It's time for a change, but figuring out where to start is a challenge for you.
I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflict etc.
Everyone thinks you have it all together but in reality, you’re exhausted. Life is weighing you down and you desire peace & balance within but it seems unobtainable. The fear of judgment forces you to suppress your feelings. It seems like there's no one you can trust and feel vulnerable with and share your deepest thoughts and fears out loud. You manage to push through every day and find yourself feeling tired, alone, and frustrated because no one understands and shows up for you when you need it the most. It's time for a change, but figuring out where to start is a challenge for you.
(919) 918-0982 View (919) 918-0982
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Kristin Hoffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27713  (Online Only)
Hey there and welcome! I’m Kristin. Do you find yourself stuck in the cycle of anxiety? Have you faced challenges related to self esteem that has felt limiting to you? I work to empower my clients to overcome the challenges of anxiety and stress that this world can bring. I also work to build that self confidence and esteem from within so the beauty that others see can be felt within.
Hey there and welcome! I’m Kristin. Do you find yourself stuck in the cycle of anxiety? Have you faced challenges related to self esteem that has felt limiting to you? I work to empower my clients to overcome the challenges of anxiety and stress that this world can bring. I also work to build that self confidence and esteem from within so the beauty that others see can be felt within.
(919) 887-9389 View (919) 887-9389
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Sydney Rosenberg
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Being a human is hard sometimes. Life throws all sorts of challenges your way, and it can be difficult to manage things on your own. You may feel disconnected from support systems, or in need of a safe space to express yourself. Hopefully therapy can be a place to process, heal, build upon your strengths, and help get to a place where life feels back on track. I have experience supporting clients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, Autism Spectrum disorder, self-exploration, self-esteem, relationship issues and other life stressors. I also have experience working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
Being a human is hard sometimes. Life throws all sorts of challenges your way, and it can be difficult to manage things on your own. You may feel disconnected from support systems, or in need of a safe space to express yourself. Hopefully therapy can be a place to process, heal, build upon your strengths, and help get to a place where life feels back on track. I have experience supporting clients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, Autism Spectrum disorder, self-exploration, self-esteem, relationship issues and other life stressors. I also have experience working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
(919) 689-4787 x304860 View (919) 689-4787 x304860
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Lori Zeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, RMT
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27713
Are you seeking an experienced therapist to help you overcome fear-based thinking, core negative beliefs, poor self-esteem, relationship problems, difficult life transitions, or traumatic experiences? Perhaps you're struggling with your sexual orientation or having difficulties in your same-sex relationship. Are you ready to achieve positive personal growth and change?  Are you ready to learn how to effectively manage depression, anxiety, stress, or PTSD? I will help you gain new insight, recover from past painful experiences, and shift limiting beliefs, so you can embrace the person you strive to be and lead a more satisfying life.
Are you seeking an experienced therapist to help you overcome fear-based thinking, core negative beliefs, poor self-esteem, relationship problems, difficult life transitions, or traumatic experiences? Perhaps you're struggling with your sexual orientation or having difficulties in your same-sex relationship. Are you ready to achieve positive personal growth and change?  Are you ready to learn how to effectively manage depression, anxiety, stress, or PTSD? I will help you gain new insight, recover from past painful experiences, and shift limiting beliefs, so you can embrace the person you strive to be and lead a more satisfying life.
(984) 400-4376 View (984) 400-4376
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Dr. Nicole A. Engel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life.
Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life.
(919) 429-7907 View (919) 429-7907
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Lakinta Garner
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27701
Hello! My name is Lakinta (Luh-ken-tuh) Garner. My purpose as your Therapist and Mental Health Advocate is to help you create positive and long-lasting changes. Together, we will work to ensure that you reconnect and become active participants in your lives and communities through your relationships, daily functioning, and your view of self. I aim to provide resources, tools, and healthy coping skills that you can use to succeed in your healing journey. I will provide a judge-free, safe, and welcoming space that encourages honesty and openness from each other.
Hello! My name is Lakinta (Luh-ken-tuh) Garner. My purpose as your Therapist and Mental Health Advocate is to help you create positive and long-lasting changes. Together, we will work to ensure that you reconnect and become active participants in your lives and communities through your relationships, daily functioning, and your view of self. I aim to provide resources, tools, and healthy coping skills that you can use to succeed in your healing journey. I will provide a judge-free, safe, and welcoming space that encourages honesty and openness from each other.
(919) 504-5136 View (919) 504-5136
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Jackie Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27705  (Online Only)
Do you lack confidence in who you are and what you have to offer? Maybe you find it hard to ask for what you want and be assertive. You might carry feelings of guilt, shame, powerlessness, disconnection to self and others. I get it. I know the feeling. And I'm inspired by you being here. How beautiful is it that no matter the pain we've trudged through to get here, there's still a part of us whispering: I matter. I deserve love & peace & healing. I am more than the story I've been told. It might be hard to believe that part of you, if you grew up in a home or endured an experience that told you otherwise.
Do you lack confidence in who you are and what you have to offer? Maybe you find it hard to ask for what you want and be assertive. You might carry feelings of guilt, shame, powerlessness, disconnection to self and others. I get it. I know the feeling. And I'm inspired by you being here. How beautiful is it that no matter the pain we've trudged through to get here, there's still a part of us whispering: I matter. I deserve love & peace & healing. I am more than the story I've been told. It might be hard to believe that part of you, if you grew up in a home or endured an experience that told you otherwise.
(919) 568-5948 View (919) 568-5948
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Katie Garard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27701
Short wait list for new clients. Are you or your child struggling with a difficult transition in life, anxiety, depression, body image distress, or low self-esteem? I see individuals of all ages, although my experience counseling children and adolescents suffering from eating disorders led me to discover a strong interest in working with children (10 years and older), teens, families, and emerging adults. I understand that a therapeutic alliance between counselor and client is essential, and focus initial sessions on building that bond.
Short wait list for new clients. Are you or your child struggling with a difficult transition in life, anxiety, depression, body image distress, or low self-esteem? I see individuals of all ages, although my experience counseling children and adolescents suffering from eating disorders led me to discover a strong interest in working with children (10 years and older), teens, families, and emerging adults. I understand that a therapeutic alliance between counselor and client is essential, and focus initial sessions on building that bond.
(919) 551-6496 View (919) 551-6496
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Deborah Cielo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Do you find it difficult to have social interactions with others without feeling anxious? Are you suffering from low self-esteem and self-confidence? Has there been major life stressors/events that have been challenging to cope with? Do you have mental health goals and changes that you would like to address, but don’t know where to start? If these issues are something that you struggle with, then I am here to help. With an empathetic, conversational approach, I can help you explore behaviors, solutions and goals.
Are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Do you find it difficult to have social interactions with others without feeling anxious? Are you suffering from low self-esteem and self-confidence? Has there been major life stressors/events that have been challenging to cope with? Do you have mental health goals and changes that you would like to address, but don’t know where to start? If these issues are something that you struggle with, then I am here to help. With an empathetic, conversational approach, I can help you explore behaviors, solutions and goals.
(919) 804-1435 View (919) 804-1435
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Karissa Raschke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
I am currently accepting new clients! I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I enjoy supporting clients who are looking to discover their own true voice and identity. I have experience working with a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, and adjustments related to entering and succeeding in college. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist and have received extensive training in providing gender expansive care.
I am currently accepting new clients! I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I enjoy supporting clients who are looking to discover their own true voice and identity. I have experience working with a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, and adjustments related to entering and succeeding in college. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist and have received extensive training in providing gender expansive care.
(984) 214-4524 View (984) 214-4524
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Liz Minnich
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27703  (Online Only)
My work also serves to help with self esteem, body positivity and body image issues, and navigating challenges life throws at us.
Welcome! I hold the belief that every person is inherently good, lovable, capable, and resilient. Ideally, my role is to support clients in discovering their true selves in a safe, and caring environment. Simply put, I encourage all of my clients to come as they are. ​ I commit to create a space in which we can reflect on the past and the present and practice new ways to connect authentically with others, quiet the inner critic, and live a life lead by their unique values.
My work also serves to help with self esteem, body positivity and body image issues, and navigating challenges life throws at us.
Welcome! I hold the belief that every person is inherently good, lovable, capable, and resilient. Ideally, my role is to support clients in discovering their true selves in a safe, and caring environment. Simply put, I encourage all of my clients to come as they are. ​ I commit to create a space in which we can reflect on the past and the present and practice new ways to connect authentically with others, quiet the inner critic, and live a life lead by their unique values.
(919) 794-8326 View (919) 794-8326
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Dr. Christine A Coleman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27709  (Online Only)
The experiences that individuals encounter throughout their lives can be opportunities for self-exploration and emotional growth. My role as a psychologist is to provide empathy, support, guidance, and skills to help clients identify existing strengths and resources to address life transitions and stressors. I can also help develop new coping strategies and ways of thinking to overcome experiences that restrict a satisfying and fulfilling life. It would be a great privilege to hear your story and collaboratively work to develop targets for change, identify growth edges, and tap into your existing assets to help you reach your goals.
The experiences that individuals encounter throughout their lives can be opportunities for self-exploration and emotional growth. My role as a psychologist is to provide empathy, support, guidance, and skills to help clients identify existing strengths and resources to address life transitions and stressors. I can also help develop new coping strategies and ways of thinking to overcome experiences that restrict a satisfying and fulfilling life. It would be a great privilege to hear your story and collaboratively work to develop targets for change, identify growth edges, and tap into your existing assets to help you reach your goals.
(984) 203-6652 View (984) 203-6652
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Shelly Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a heart for the lost and hurting. I specialize in helping Adolescents, Adults and their families navigate the challenges of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, panic disorder, family stress, overwhelming academic pressures, low self-esteem, racial, sexuality, and gender issues (LGBTQ+). I help people of all ages take charge of their mental health symptoms and navigate the challenges of life. I help people find their way back to happy, guide them in healing their broken hearts, and above all honor who my clients are and the abilities they have, to live the lives they desire.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a heart for the lost and hurting. I specialize in helping Adolescents, Adults and their families navigate the challenges of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, panic disorder, family stress, overwhelming academic pressures, low self-esteem, racial, sexuality, and gender issues (LGBTQ+). I help people of all ages take charge of their mental health symptoms and navigate the challenges of life. I help people find their way back to happy, guide them in healing their broken hearts, and above all honor who my clients are and the abilities they have, to live the lives they desire.
(408) 317-1662 View (408) 317-1662
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Dr. Demah S. Payne III
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27703  (Online Only)
I'm so busy, I'm overwhelmed, I'm so burned out, I have a lot going on right now. If you have ever used one or more of the previous statement therapy may be for you. I work with clients to explore ways in which stress, anxiety, and burnout impact our lives and how we can navigate them successfully. I strive to meet the needs of each client in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, imposter syndrome, lgbtqia+ issues, self esteem, racial/ ethnic identity concerns, social justice, and trauma. I love helping people step in their greatness.
I'm so busy, I'm overwhelmed, I'm so burned out, I have a lot going on right now. If you have ever used one or more of the previous statement therapy may be for you. I work with clients to explore ways in which stress, anxiety, and burnout impact our lives and how we can navigate them successfully. I strive to meet the needs of each client in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, imposter syndrome, lgbtqia+ issues, self esteem, racial/ ethnic identity concerns, social justice, and trauma. I love helping people step in their greatness.
(984) 266-3717 View (984) 266-3717
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Esther Tepfer
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27713  (Online Only)
Esther is a licensed psychotherapist in North Carolina and New York. She has experience with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and personality disorders. Esther prioritizes building a relationship with her clients to create a safe space. She is there to help navigate her client's needs, including finding strategies to manage symptoms, understanding and processing emotions, and developing healthier coping mechanisms. Esther works with her clients as a team to reach goals such as improving mental health, increasing self-esteem, resilience, and leading a more fulfilling life.
Esther is a licensed psychotherapist in North Carolina and New York. She has experience with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and personality disorders. Esther prioritizes building a relationship with her clients to create a safe space. She is there to help navigate her client's needs, including finding strategies to manage symptoms, understanding and processing emotions, and developing healthier coping mechanisms. Esther works with her clients as a team to reach goals such as improving mental health, increasing self-esteem, resilience, and leading a more fulfilling life.
(585) 496-9926 View (585) 496-9926
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.