Self Esteem Therapists in New York, NY

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Elie Dwek
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I am experienced and passionate about treating a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disorders and individuals with high functioning autism. I am particularly focused on helping individuals improve their self esteem. Whether it be for my passion for changing the stigma on men’s mental health, working performance anxiety in athletes at the highest level of their sports or helping high functioning individuals on the autism spectrum overcome their social anxiety and improve their communication with peers.
I am experienced and passionate about treating a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning disorders and individuals with high functioning autism. I am particularly focused on helping individuals improve their self esteem. Whether it be for my passion for changing the stigma on men’s mental health, working performance anxiety in athletes at the highest level of their sports or helping high functioning individuals on the autism spectrum overcome their social anxiety and improve their communication with peers.
(332) 239-2538 View (332) 239-2538
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Leah Nordman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Welcome! I subscribe to the power of the mind-body connection and holistic practices to achieve healing. Have you ever felt stress in your shoulders or anxiety in your hands? That’s the mind-body connection! I encourage you to tap into your body and offer somatic and behavioral tools to complement our talk therapy work. Therapy is collaborative. Together, we’ll create a welcoming space for partnership and growth. You’ll guide your own care, and I’ll provide support as you work toward your goals. I practice from a person-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive mindset that honors your dynamic personal history.
Welcome! I subscribe to the power of the mind-body connection and holistic practices to achieve healing. Have you ever felt stress in your shoulders or anxiety in your hands? That’s the mind-body connection! I encourage you to tap into your body and offer somatic and behavioral tools to complement our talk therapy work. Therapy is collaborative. Together, we’ll create a welcoming space for partnership and growth. You’ll guide your own care, and I’ll provide support as you work toward your goals. I practice from a person-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive mindset that honors your dynamic personal history.
(332) 529-7877 View (332) 529-7877
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Su Jin Feuer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
For over 20 years, I have counseled individuals, couples and families on health, relationships, families, career, and life transitions. Licensed in New York and California, I am a psychotherapist and consultant providing virtual therapy. Rooted in attachment theory, I see adults seeking individual therapy and provide consultations for couples and families. I am a graduate of Columbia University and Ackerman Institute for the Family. I practice relational, psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. My areas of specialty are health psychology, relationships, families, life and career transitions, self esteem and performance.
For over 20 years, I have counseled individuals, couples and families on health, relationships, families, career, and life transitions. Licensed in New York and California, I am a psychotherapist and consultant providing virtual therapy. Rooted in attachment theory, I see adults seeking individual therapy and provide consultations for couples and families. I am a graduate of Columbia University and Ackerman Institute for the Family. I practice relational, psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. My areas of specialty are health psychology, relationships, families, life and career transitions, self esteem and performance.
(914) 252-3183 View (914) 252-3183
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Mollie Smetana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075
If you are feeling stuck in your everyday life and are looking for the chance to change, you are not alone. As a therapist, I am here to help you overcome feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I utilize elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness to target your thoughts/feelings and find coping skills to change them. My primary concern is for you to feel good about yourself from the inside out. In order do this, I provide clients with an opportunity to work on themselves through a strengths based, collaborative, goal focused approach.
If you are feeling stuck in your everyday life and are looking for the chance to change, you are not alone. As a therapist, I am here to help you overcome feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I utilize elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness to target your thoughts/feelings and find coping skills to change them. My primary concern is for you to feel good about yourself from the inside out. In order do this, I provide clients with an opportunity to work on themselves through a strengths based, collaborative, goal focused approach.
(646) 374-4179 View (646) 374-4179
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Brooke Phelps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
Brooke offers individual, couples, and group therapy to adults looking for support in relationships, family dynamics, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Brooke is currently accepting new clients for teletherapy in New York.
Brooke offers individual, couples, and group therapy to adults looking for support in relationships, family dynamics, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Brooke is currently accepting new clients for teletherapy in New York.
(646) 921-4385 View (646) 921-4385
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Joel Rosow
Counselor, LMHC, MSMHC, MSILR
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Working together you will gain insight, greater self esteem and enhanced tools to build the life you seek. You will be accepted as you are and honored for all your attributes. If you seek a non-judgmental advocate to support you becoming more of who you want to be, and to create the relationships and objectives you seek I can help! I see the therapeutic alliance as a partnership where I am your co-pilot using my knowledge and experience in support of your goal attainment whether it is improved relationships, a new job or finding more peace and calm each day.
Working together you will gain insight, greater self esteem and enhanced tools to build the life you seek. You will be accepted as you are and honored for all your attributes. If you seek a non-judgmental advocate to support you becoming more of who you want to be, and to create the relationships and objectives you seek I can help! I see the therapeutic alliance as a partnership where I am your co-pilot using my knowledge and experience in support of your goal attainment whether it is improved relationships, a new job or finding more peace and calm each day.
(914) 996-4754 View (914) 996-4754
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Laney Wallace
Art Therapist, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, despite being highly self-aware? Have you tried talk therapy before and it felt nice to vent, but it didn’t really create the transformation or deep healing and relief from anxiety you were looking for? I help millennial women like you by using a holistic approach to therapy. I combine EMDR therapy, art therapy, IFS therapy and somatic practices like nervous system regulation to heal at the root of your issues, discover what you want out of life, and create lasting changes. I also offer EMDR Intensives for those who want to heal NOW and don't want to spend months or even years in the traditional therapy model.
Do you feel stuck, despite being highly self-aware? Have you tried talk therapy before and it felt nice to vent, but it didn’t really create the transformation or deep healing and relief from anxiety you were looking for? I help millennial women like you by using a holistic approach to therapy. I combine EMDR therapy, art therapy, IFS therapy and somatic practices like nervous system regulation to heal at the root of your issues, discover what you want out of life, and create lasting changes. I also offer EMDR Intensives for those who want to heal NOW and don't want to spend months or even years in the traditional therapy model.
(929) 493-5585 View (929) 493-5585
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Abrille Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. I create a safe and affirming space. I believe in using a strength-based approach to assist you in overcoming challenging thoughts, feelings and actions. I have years of experience as a psychotherapist working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma-related symptoms. I know how difficult it can be to find a Black therapist who feels like a good fit! I have worked with marginalized populations who face struggles related to microaggressions, discrimination in the workplace, and various other trauma.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. I create a safe and affirming space. I believe in using a strength-based approach to assist you in overcoming challenging thoughts, feelings and actions. I have years of experience as a psychotherapist working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma-related symptoms. I know how difficult it can be to find a Black therapist who feels like a good fit! I have worked with marginalized populations who face struggles related to microaggressions, discrimination in the workplace, and various other trauma.
(929) 732-6505 View (929) 732-6505
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Jon Abelack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
Jon Abelack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who equips both Individuals and Couples with the tools they need to reduce stress and reclaim their well-being. Jon also specializes in supporting those grappling with work-related stress, especially individuals navigating high-performance careers.
Jon Abelack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who equips both Individuals and Couples with the tools they need to reduce stress and reclaim their well-being. Jon also specializes in supporting those grappling with work-related stress, especially individuals navigating high-performance careers.
(929) 493-4434 View (929) 493-4434
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Hadiya Harris
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
I am experienced in exploring topics such as Self Esteem, Relationships, Anxiety, Trauma, and Effective Communication.
You’re taking a step that can be a transformative one. If you’re ready to explore life experiences focusing on self-esteem issues, relationships, grief & loss, and life adjustments, I invite you to share them with me in my therapeutic space. Your voice is essential, and as we work together, we will develop a therapeutic space to express one’s challenges and practice knowing and understanding yourself. While meeting you where you are in your journey, I am passionate about helping others become the highest version of themselves and discussing how to embody that.
I am experienced in exploring topics such as Self Esteem, Relationships, Anxiety, Trauma, and Effective Communication.
You’re taking a step that can be a transformative one. If you’re ready to explore life experiences focusing on self-esteem issues, relationships, grief & loss, and life adjustments, I invite you to share them with me in my therapeutic space. Your voice is essential, and as we work together, we will develop a therapeutic space to express one’s challenges and practice knowing and understanding yourself. While meeting you where you are in your journey, I am passionate about helping others become the highest version of themselves and discussing how to embody that.
(929) 262-3914 View (929) 262-3914
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Arielle Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I am a licensed psychotherapist trained in several evidence based integrative approaches. I assist my clients in addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, low self esteem, LGBTQ, codependency, family conflicts, and existential life issues. I provide supportive, compassionate, and mindful psychotherapy for individuals seeking to improve their well-being while cultivating skills that lead to a greater sense of purpose and self acceptance. My services are suitable for those feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions and general life experiences.
I am a licensed psychotherapist trained in several evidence based integrative approaches. I assist my clients in addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, low self esteem, LGBTQ, codependency, family conflicts, and existential life issues. I provide supportive, compassionate, and mindful psychotherapy for individuals seeking to improve their well-being while cultivating skills that lead to a greater sense of purpose and self acceptance. My services are suitable for those feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions and general life experiences.
(347) 442-7457 View (347) 442-7457
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Rebecca Block
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Life presents us with challenges; everyone experiences a degree of distress or worry along the way. Psychotherapy provides a safe, supportive partnership in which you can begin to understand your experiences, identify areas you'd like to change, build on strengths, and ultimately make choices to create a greater sense of well-being. Many individuals I work with are intelligent, accomplished people who feel they could benefit from a deeper exploration of the questions they are encountering with respect to career, relationships or personal identity. Additionally, I have an interest in working on issues specific to artists and creative professionals.
Life presents us with challenges; everyone experiences a degree of distress or worry along the way. Psychotherapy provides a safe, supportive partnership in which you can begin to understand your experiences, identify areas you'd like to change, build on strengths, and ultimately make choices to create a greater sense of well-being. Many individuals I work with are intelligent, accomplished people who feel they could benefit from a deeper exploration of the questions they are encountering with respect to career, relationships or personal identity. Additionally, I have an interest in working on issues specific to artists and creative professionals.
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Laura Lucia
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10036
It’s normal for individuals and couples to encounter struggles. Perhaps you've gone as far as you can trying on your own to resolve personal or marital distress without resolution. Your coping strategies are not working, and too often you feel distressed. You can choose to be proactive and get resourced by a professional counseling so that you can start on your journey toward change. I’m also able to integrate a Christian perspective for those on a faith-based journey. We can exclude this approach for those not ascribing to any particular spiritual orientation, I'll apply sound clinical expertise in a spirit of warmth and care.
It’s normal for individuals and couples to encounter struggles. Perhaps you've gone as far as you can trying on your own to resolve personal or marital distress without resolution. Your coping strategies are not working, and too often you feel distressed. You can choose to be proactive and get resourced by a professional counseling so that you can start on your journey toward change. I’m also able to integrate a Christian perspective for those on a faith-based journey. We can exclude this approach for those not ascribing to any particular spiritual orientation, I'll apply sound clinical expertise in a spirit of warmth and care.
(646) 713-0264 View (646) 713-0264
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Lisa Clementi
MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
Do you have a difficult time expressing yourself and the fullness of your being with words alone? Sometimes words are not enough, especially when emotions and narratives get locked in the body. Are you ready to feel more grounded, balanced, whole, present, and unrestricted? Are there stories to unearth within that you would like a deeper understanding of? As a dance therapist, I work with those who are seeking another way to express themselves.Whether it is through movement exploration or talking, I provide a space to work through life's challenges, offering you the opportunity to enhance your self-esteem, self-worth, and intuition.
Do you have a difficult time expressing yourself and the fullness of your being with words alone? Sometimes words are not enough, especially when emotions and narratives get locked in the body. Are you ready to feel more grounded, balanced, whole, present, and unrestricted? Are there stories to unearth within that you would like a deeper understanding of? As a dance therapist, I work with those who are seeking another way to express themselves.Whether it is through movement exploration or talking, I provide a space to work through life's challenges, offering you the opportunity to enhance your self-esteem, self-worth, and intuition.
(347) 727-1162 View (347) 727-1162
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Elizabeth Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Elizabeth Marks, LMSW believes that we all have the strength and ability to make positive change in our lives when given the proper support and guidance. Wherever you are in life; starting a new job, doubting a relationship, struggling with self-esteem - Elizabeth will connect and work with you to establish and attain your goals. Through several years of clinical experience, she has found that therapy is most effective when grounded in understanding and motivation. Her distinctive style is honest and collaborative allowing clients to feel safe and inspired to make powerful strides towards a more fulfilled self.
Elizabeth Marks, LMSW believes that we all have the strength and ability to make positive change in our lives when given the proper support and guidance. Wherever you are in life; starting a new job, doubting a relationship, struggling with self-esteem - Elizabeth will connect and work with you to establish and attain your goals. Through several years of clinical experience, she has found that therapy is most effective when grounded in understanding and motivation. Her distinctive style is honest and collaborative allowing clients to feel safe and inspired to make powerful strides towards a more fulfilled self.
(332) 239-6193 View (332) 239-6193
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Joseph Fifield
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
My specialties and interests include anxiety (general, social, panic, phobias), depression, self esteem, self-worth and identity issues, relationship challenges, communication difficulties, and life stage transitions.
I aspire to create a space that is welcoming, safe, non-judgmental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how you relate to others so that you can make positive improvements that are lasting. Therapy can be challenging; but my belief is that through this meaningful work you will develop a deeper sense of self and awareness of strengths that may have gone undiscovered to this point. In therapy, issues to be resolved will be addressed with the idea that self-awareness leads to choice, responsibility and change.
My specialties and interests include anxiety (general, social, panic, phobias), depression, self esteem, self-worth and identity issues, relationship challenges, communication difficulties, and life stage transitions.
I aspire to create a space that is welcoming, safe, non-judgmental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how you relate to others so that you can make positive improvements that are lasting. Therapy can be challenging; but my belief is that through this meaningful work you will develop a deeper sense of self and awareness of strengths that may have gone undiscovered to this point. In therapy, issues to be resolved will be addressed with the idea that self-awareness leads to choice, responsibility and change.
(929) 242-6719 View (929) 242-6719
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Julia Antuzzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
While opening yourself up to being vulnerable can seem intimidating, Julia knows how fulfilling and rewarding starting therapy is. She works with individuals to create a collaborative therapeutic dynamic in which the client feels respected, heard, and understood. She knows that each client is the expert in their own lives and utilizes this to create a tailored experience. Julia approaches therapy through a strengths-based perspective, bringing her empathy, compassion and kindness into the room. She works with people experiencing anxiety, trauma, relationship stress, self-esteem and body image issues.
While opening yourself up to being vulnerable can seem intimidating, Julia knows how fulfilling and rewarding starting therapy is. She works with individuals to create a collaborative therapeutic dynamic in which the client feels respected, heard, and understood. She knows that each client is the expert in their own lives and utilizes this to create a tailored experience. Julia approaches therapy through a strengths-based perspective, bringing her empathy, compassion and kindness into the room. She works with people experiencing anxiety, trauma, relationship stress, self-esteem and body image issues.
(347) 801-2853 View (347) 801-2853
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Aimee Estrin
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
My expertise lies in assisting adolescents, young adults, and early career professionals in navigating various life challenges and addressing mental health issues. In my practice, I specialize in working with a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships and self-esteem issues. Whether you're navigating the complexities of adulthood, managing transitions, struggling with work life balance or dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression, I'm here to provide the guidance and support you need.
My expertise lies in assisting adolescents, young adults, and early career professionals in navigating various life challenges and addressing mental health issues. In my practice, I specialize in working with a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships and self-esteem issues. Whether you're navigating the complexities of adulthood, managing transitions, struggling with work life balance or dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression, I'm here to provide the guidance and support you need.
(516) 591-3912 View (516) 591-3912
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Andréa Mortensen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
I believe our unique identities and lived experiences inform our inner landscapes. Difficult emotions you may be feeling are often signals that highlight and parts of ourselves longing for connection, understanding, and attention. Together we will listen to these signals, build a safe haven for exploration, and create space for self-expression, openness, & growth. There’s a deep comfort that develops when we feel safe and supported; and this experience can be healing and transformative. Centering warmth and empathy, I embrace a collaborative, person-centered approach, while utilizing practical tools to best suit your needs.
I believe our unique identities and lived experiences inform our inner landscapes. Difficult emotions you may be feeling are often signals that highlight and parts of ourselves longing for connection, understanding, and attention. Together we will listen to these signals, build a safe haven for exploration, and create space for self-expression, openness, & growth. There’s a deep comfort that develops when we feel safe and supported; and this experience can be healing and transformative. Centering warmth and empathy, I embrace a collaborative, person-centered approach, while utilizing practical tools to best suit your needs.
(332) 900-3094 View (332) 900-3094
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Kristie Tse
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
Amidst the chaos and pressure of living in the city, life can get challenging. Whether you are looking to work through existing challenges or feel compelled to move in a new direction, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone. It might be tempting to just figure things out yourself so that you don't appear "weak" or burden other people especially if it has worked for you in the past but there’s another way! I help high achievers overcome perfectionism that have led to burnout, chronic fear, and feeling like they’ll never be or have enough.
Amidst the chaos and pressure of living in the city, life can get challenging. Whether you are looking to work through existing challenges or feel compelled to move in a new direction, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone. It might be tempting to just figure things out yourself so that you don't appear "weak" or burden other people especially if it has worked for you in the past but there’s another way! I help high achievers overcome perfectionism that have led to burnout, chronic fear, and feeling like they’ll never be or have enough.
(646) 480-9561 View (646) 480-9561

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.