Self Esteem Therapists in Hillsborough, NC

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Sarah Rawleigh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has an innate capacity to heal and change. Access to this healing is sometimes blocked when there is a need to adapt and survive traumatic, difficult or overwhelming experiences. Perhaps it is something that happened in childhood, or over a period of time, or is a single incident that occurred more recently. When access to healing is blocked, our nervous system can become overwhelmed. When this happens we may experience symptoms such as anxiety, panic, or hyper-alertness, depression, anger, low self-esteem, substance abuse, conflictual relational patterns, or low motivation.
I believe everyone has an innate capacity to heal and change. Access to this healing is sometimes blocked when there is a need to adapt and survive traumatic, difficult or overwhelming experiences. Perhaps it is something that happened in childhood, or over a period of time, or is a single incident that occurred more recently. When access to healing is blocked, our nervous system can become overwhelmed. When this happens we may experience symptoms such as anxiety, panic, or hyper-alertness, depression, anger, low self-esteem, substance abuse, conflictual relational patterns, or low motivation.
(984) 208-2948 View (984) 208-2948
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Kate Kehayes
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
As a neurodivergent individual who utilizes a bionic arm, I'm no stranger to feeling different. Maybe you're struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or depression, having trouble with your relationships, or needing support with overwhelming feelings. I'm here to accept you as you are, provide tools, and support you as we find new strategies for managing your life stressors.
As a neurodivergent individual who utilizes a bionic arm, I'm no stranger to feeling different. Maybe you're struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or depression, having trouble with your relationships, or needing support with overwhelming feelings. I'm here to accept you as you are, provide tools, and support you as we find new strategies for managing your life stressors.
(919) 873-4811 View (919) 873-4811
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Barbara Marotto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Not accepting new clients
Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other symptoms can take away the ability to enjoy life, and make it difficult to remain socially connected and maintain good interpersonal relationships. Life circumstances, mental or physical illness, coping with transitions, and unexpected events increase stress, and contribute to feeling overwhelmed and helpless. I will work to help you find a way through these painful experiences, reduce unwanted symptoms, and improve quality of life. If you are struggling with painful symptoms or situation, call me today and we can begin working on the life you want to be living.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other symptoms can take away the ability to enjoy life, and make it difficult to remain socially connected and maintain good interpersonal relationships. Life circumstances, mental or physical illness, coping with transitions, and unexpected events increase stress, and contribute to feeling overwhelmed and helpless. I will work to help you find a way through these painful experiences, reduce unwanted symptoms, and improve quality of life. If you are struggling with painful symptoms or situation, call me today and we can begin working on the life you want to be living.
(919) 504-5863 View (919) 504-5863
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Jane Vincent
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Not accepting new clients
My work is devoted to helping college students and adults achieve the fulfilling lives they aspire to. My clients struggle with different issues, including: -worries and anxiety; -being overwhelmed by stress and not knowing how to find peace; -depression and low self-esteem; -work problems; -grief; -problems with relationships and intimacy; -seeking meaning in their lives; and -a desire for spirituality and creativity. Since it's usually so hard to change our habitual ways of doing things and it takes courage, my work encourages humor and teaches self-compassion. What I offer to others is the opportunity to learn to love themselves.
My work is devoted to helping college students and adults achieve the fulfilling lives they aspire to. My clients struggle with different issues, including: -worries and anxiety; -being overwhelmed by stress and not knowing how to find peace; -depression and low self-esteem; -work problems; -grief; -problems with relationships and intimacy; -seeking meaning in their lives; and -a desire for spirituality and creativity. Since it's usually so hard to change our habitual ways of doing things and it takes courage, my work encourages humor and teaches self-compassion. What I offer to others is the opportunity to learn to love themselves.
(919) 929-9673 View (919) 929-9673
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Christine Houghton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I consider it a profound honor to witness human beings' capacity to become more authentic, liberated versions of themselves. My experience is that healing and transformation take place only in relationship, and that the therapist-client relationship provides a unique opportunity for connection, reflection, and change. I help individuals and couples co-create a space where they can process the heavy burdens that seem to be getting in the way- grief or loss, low self-esteem, ambivalence about what is next, or pain from broken relationships.
I consider it a profound honor to witness human beings' capacity to become more authentic, liberated versions of themselves. My experience is that healing and transformation take place only in relationship, and that the therapist-client relationship provides a unique opportunity for connection, reflection, and change. I help individuals and couples co-create a space where they can process the heavy burdens that seem to be getting in the way- grief or loss, low self-esteem, ambivalence about what is next, or pain from broken relationships.
(984) 230-4776 View (984) 230-4776
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Genevieve Weiscovitz
Psychologist, PsyD, MT-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I am experienced in working with people confronted by trauma histories, relationship challenges, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, family challenges and self harm.
You deserve excellent therapy. My clients describe me as authentic, humorous, engaged, insightful, brave, creative, well resourced, experienced, non-judgmental and effective. People I work with have a desire to heal and create their lives as a reflection of their values and unique perspectives. With couples, I use PACT, EFT and Gottman approaches to support the couple on their goals, in a safe space, where honesty and authenticity lead the way.
I am experienced in working with people confronted by trauma histories, relationship challenges, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, family challenges and self harm.
You deserve excellent therapy. My clients describe me as authentic, humorous, engaged, insightful, brave, creative, well resourced, experienced, non-judgmental and effective. People I work with have a desire to heal and create their lives as a reflection of their values and unique perspectives. With couples, I use PACT, EFT and Gottman approaches to support the couple on their goals, in a safe space, where honesty and authenticity lead the way.
(919) 343-9361 View (919) 343-9361
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Sarah Patricia Jones
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MBA, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
Only Accepting In-person Appointments In Hillsborough on Mon and Thu between 10am and 4PM. I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, work/university/college stress, life transitions, or other forms of emotional and behavioral distress. I provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their concerns and to to develop coping skills in a safe space. I believe in the power of the human-animal bond and time spent in nature to accelerate client discovery, insight and growth.
Only Accepting In-person Appointments In Hillsborough on Mon and Thu between 10am and 4PM. I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, work/university/college stress, life transitions, or other forms of emotional and behavioral distress. I provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their concerns and to to develop coping skills in a safe space. I believe in the power of the human-animal bond and time spent in nature to accelerate client discovery, insight and growth.
(984) 400-4148 View (984) 400-4148
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True Living Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
There are a variety of reasons for deciding to participate in counseling. Some people have long term issues that hinder them from living the life that they wish and need assistance with dealing with these issues. Others have short term problems that they are not able to conquer on their own and need some guidance to mange this. Whatever your situation is, there are many dimensions of counseling that can relieve you of your stressful situation.
There are a variety of reasons for deciding to participate in counseling. Some people have long term issues that hinder them from living the life that they wish and need assistance with dealing with these issues. Others have short term problems that they are not able to conquer on their own and need some guidance to mange this. Whatever your situation is, there are many dimensions of counseling that can relieve you of your stressful situation.
(919) 372-0463 View (919) 372-0463
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Lilianne R Smith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Not accepting new clients
Life has so many struggles, problems and transitions and it often feels difficult to cope. I believe we all have the capacity to bring about change; as a therapist I guide and support my client toward growth and healing. I help you to explore your feelings to build self awareness and insight regarding your personal concerns. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
Life has so many struggles, problems and transitions and it often feels difficult to cope. I believe we all have the capacity to bring about change; as a therapist I guide and support my client toward growth and healing. I help you to explore your feelings to build self awareness and insight regarding your personal concerns. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults.
(919) 504-5473 View (919) 504-5473
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Jen Mossefin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
Struggling with self-criticism, a life out-of-balance, or the past taking up too much of your present can feel lonely. Often the coping strategies that helped us survive can develop into problems themselves and figuring out the best way forward can feel overwhelming. I am honored to work alongside individuals as they discover their inner strengths and develop new, effective strategies to experience and navigate life. I work to foster self-compassion and self-worth in my practice. I really enjoy working with other therapists.
Struggling with self-criticism, a life out-of-balance, or the past taking up too much of your present can feel lonely. Often the coping strategies that helped us survive can develop into problems themselves and figuring out the best way forward can feel overwhelming. I am honored to work alongside individuals as they discover their inner strengths and develop new, effective strategies to experience and navigate life. I work to foster self-compassion and self-worth in my practice. I really enjoy working with other therapists.
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Jessica Coble
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Not accepting new clients
Being stressed may feel normal, but it doesn't have to continue. Your days are full, you are tired, and taking care of yourself comes in last place on your to-do list. From the outside looking in you appear driven, responsible, and confident, but it never feels like enough. The things you are pouring yourself into don't feel as fulfilling as they once did. You feel accomplished, yet empty; successful, but waiting for the other shoe to drop. You've worked hard to build your life, but you know you want to, and need to, make a change.
Being stressed may feel normal, but it doesn't have to continue. Your days are full, you are tired, and taking care of yourself comes in last place on your to-do list. From the outside looking in you appear driven, responsible, and confident, but it never feels like enough. The things you are pouring yourself into don't feel as fulfilling as they once did. You feel accomplished, yet empty; successful, but waiting for the other shoe to drop. You've worked hard to build your life, but you know you want to, and need to, make a change.
(336) 814-9474 View (336) 814-9474
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J. Louise Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
January 2024: I have limited openings for new patients. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about scheduling a consultation as I am able and will discuss your care needs and therapy goals. I am a warm and charismatic psychotherapist and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are concerned that your trauma is impacting you lust for life, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe enough space to navigate your change efforts in an effective and affirming way.
January 2024: I have limited openings for new patients. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about scheduling a consultation as I am able and will discuss your care needs and therapy goals. I am a warm and charismatic psychotherapist and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are concerned that your trauma is impacting you lust for life, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe enough space to navigate your change efforts in an effective and affirming way.
(910) 319-9335 View (910) 319-9335
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Hannah Rossi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Feeling overwhelmed by stress or caught up in worry? Have your efforts toward various goals—be it in relationships, health, career, or athletic performance—left you feeling discouraged or disconnected? Maybe you're starting to recognize the ways fear, self-doubt, or old survival skills are holding you back. Are you eager to experiment with new actions and perspectives? I look forward to helping you discover your strengths and move in the direction of your unique values!
Feeling overwhelmed by stress or caught up in worry? Have your efforts toward various goals—be it in relationships, health, career, or athletic performance—left you feeling discouraged or disconnected? Maybe you're starting to recognize the ways fear, self-doubt, or old survival skills are holding you back. Are you eager to experiment with new actions and perspectives? I look forward to helping you discover your strengths and move in the direction of your unique values!
(919) 629-1176 View (919) 629-1176
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Marty Weems
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Sometimes we struggle and need help finding our way back to the life we want to live. We may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and guilt. As a therapist, I aim to create a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings and experiences, and ultimately move towards the things they value. My practice is rooted in compassion, acceptance, and non-judgement. As a LGBTQI affirming therapist, I also recognize the role that oppression plays in creating and maintaining psychological pain. As such, the queer community is a priority in my work.
Sometimes we struggle and need help finding our way back to the life we want to live. We may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and guilt. As a therapist, I aim to create a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings and experiences, and ultimately move towards the things they value. My practice is rooted in compassion, acceptance, and non-judgement. As a LGBTQI affirming therapist, I also recognize the role that oppression plays in creating and maintaining psychological pain. As such, the queer community is a priority in my work.
(919) 629-0043 View (919) 629-0043
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Amanda Van Scoyoc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Families come to me because their child or adolescent is struggling, and often times they don’t know where to begin to make things better. I work with children, teens, their parents, and young adults (up to age 25). I initially focus on learning about a person's challenges and strengths. Then, together we develop a plan for gaining mastery over difficulties, achieving goals, and ultimately reaching a child, teen, or early adult's potential. Often challenges feel overwhelming when first seeking help, but most families find initial sessions to clarify goals while also setting the stage for long-sought change.
Families come to me because their child or adolescent is struggling, and often times they don’t know where to begin to make things better. I work with children, teens, their parents, and young adults (up to age 25). I initially focus on learning about a person's challenges and strengths. Then, together we develop a plan for gaining mastery over difficulties, achieving goals, and ultimately reaching a child, teen, or early adult's potential. Often challenges feel overwhelming when first seeking help, but most families find initial sessions to clarify goals while also setting the stage for long-sought change.
(984) 217-4660 View (984) 217-4660
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Callie McBroom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Have you ever wondered if other people’s lives were as chaotic as yours? Were other people’s families as stressful as yours? Or, do you ever wonder if you are “just losing your mind?” I understand that life is messy and we, as humans, are messy too. Figuring out how to navigate life is serious business, and social media portrayals of “having the perfect life” do not help us tone down the negative self-talk that tends to jumble our thoughts. Would you like to pause all the static in your mind? Would you like to learn strategies to improve your mood, lessen your stress, and create “a life worth living?”
Have you ever wondered if other people’s lives were as chaotic as yours? Were other people’s families as stressful as yours? Or, do you ever wonder if you are “just losing your mind?” I understand that life is messy and we, as humans, are messy too. Figuring out how to navigate life is serious business, and social media portrayals of “having the perfect life” do not help us tone down the negative self-talk that tends to jumble our thoughts. Would you like to pause all the static in your mind? Would you like to learn strategies to improve your mood, lessen your stress, and create “a life worth living?”
(984) 266-3093 View (984) 266-3093
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Peter Minucci
MEd, MSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Wellness Coaching offers an eclectic and flexible approach to resolving forms of impasse on multiple levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reconnecting to our own bodies, our deeper selves, our families and our community is at the heart of good health and well-being. Recovery from distress, loss and trauma should include changes that help maintain wellness and balance. I have many years experience helping others find their way and overcome obstacles in their life. I specialize in relationship issues, family systems, self-growth and psycho-spiritual wellness.
Wellness Coaching offers an eclectic and flexible approach to resolving forms of impasse on multiple levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reconnecting to our own bodies, our deeper selves, our families and our community is at the heart of good health and well-being. Recovery from distress, loss and trauma should include changes that help maintain wellness and balance. I have many years experience helping others find their way and overcome obstacles in their life. I specialize in relationship issues, family systems, self-growth and psycho-spiritual wellness.
(919) 372-0131 View (919) 372-0131
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Jason Wesson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
**Not Accepting New Clients Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
**Not Accepting New Clients Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
(984) 205-8501 View (984) 205-8501
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Diane S Obeid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
(919) 648-1936 View (919) 648-1936
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Zan Rafterman Derby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BCBA, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I have seen firsthand how families can have a profound impact on their neurodiverse child's growth and development, and how that child can have a profound impact on their families. I believe in taking a holistic approach collaborating with both children and their families across different therapeutic methods to support and upliftthe lives of everyone in the family.
I have seen firsthand how families can have a profound impact on their neurodiverse child's growth and development, and how that child can have a profound impact on their families. I believe in taking a holistic approach collaborating with both children and their families across different therapeutic methods to support and upliftthe lives of everyone in the family.
(919) 646-3138 View (919) 646-3138

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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.