Self Esteem Therapists in Portland, OR

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Photo of Kathy Reicker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Kathy Reicker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
I am a highly trained psychotherapist and psychoanalyst and I treat adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficulties in living, including depression, anxiety, self esteem, identity, sexual functioning, and career and parenting issues. If you feel lost, alone, worthless, or directionless, I can be of help. Psychotherapy or talk therapy is a collaborative process where we work to identify, explore and change repetitive patterns that may keep you stuck or unfulfilled whether in work, relationships, or life in general. Therapy can help you develop capacities, master traumas, resolve conflicts, gain clarity and perspective and lead a more fulfilling life.
I am a highly trained psychotherapist and psychoanalyst and I treat adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficulties in living, including depression, anxiety, self esteem, identity, sexual functioning, and career and parenting issues. If you feel lost, alone, worthless, or directionless, I can be of help. Psychotherapy or talk therapy is a collaborative process where we work to identify, explore and change repetitive patterns that may keep you stuck or unfulfilled whether in work, relationships, or life in general. Therapy can help you develop capacities, master traumas, resolve conflicts, gain clarity and perspective and lead a more fulfilling life.
(503) 388-5939 View (503) 388-5939
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Katie E Azarow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
At this time, I am not accepting new clients. Please check back after 6/1/22. Thanks so much! I am passionate about helping others, and believe firmly that each of us holds the answers to our deepest questions and most significant struggles. I believe strongly in identifying what works for each client and tailoring therapy based upon such. I work with an array of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, life changes, adjustment, relational issues and past trauma.
At this time, I am not accepting new clients. Please check back after 6/1/22. Thanks so much! I am passionate about helping others, and believe firmly that each of us holds the answers to our deepest questions and most significant struggles. I believe strongly in identifying what works for each client and tailoring therapy based upon such. I work with an array of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, life changes, adjustment, relational issues and past trauma.
(503) 966-3319 View (503) 966-3319
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Stephanie Leschber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I focus on helping people who are feeling stuck, not good enough, or anxious shift their lives to make positive changes. I believe people inherently have the potential for growth and healing. Our time together will explore the root of the challenges, identify problem patterns, and help you come out the other side into a new chapter of your life.
I focus on helping people who are feeling stuck, not good enough, or anxious shift their lives to make positive changes. I believe people inherently have the potential for growth and healing. Our time together will explore the root of the challenges, identify problem patterns, and help you come out the other side into a new chapter of your life.
(503) 489-7757 View (503) 489-7757
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Veronica Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I specialize in body image, self-esteem and healthy weight loss. If weight loss is your goal, we can discuss how I may be able to help. I also believe in body positivity and acceptance, and my goal is for you to love yourself regardless of how you look. Whether it's developing healthy and meaningful relationships, relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression, or finding a sense of inner satisfaction and wellbeing, I believe you can achieve your goals and find lasting change. I also have personal experience with weight loss and have maintained a loss of over 75lbs, giving me personal insight into the weight loss process.
I specialize in body image, self-esteem and healthy weight loss. If weight loss is your goal, we can discuss how I may be able to help. I also believe in body positivity and acceptance, and my goal is for you to love yourself regardless of how you look. Whether it's developing healthy and meaningful relationships, relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression, or finding a sense of inner satisfaction and wellbeing, I believe you can achieve your goals and find lasting change. I also have personal experience with weight loss and have maintained a loss of over 75lbs, giving me personal insight into the weight loss process.
(503) 765-7177 View (503) 765-7177
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Danielle Render Turmaud
Professional Counselor Associate, PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97220  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In life, having a space where we can be seen, heard, accepted, and valued can be invaluable. My ultimate aim is to provide a counseling environment characterized by compassion and unconditional positive regard where together we can meet you authentically for who you are, right where you are, wherever that is. Whether you are coming to therapy for trauma, anxiety, depression, or something else, I believe in a collaborative journey that provides a space for you to be, explore, grow, and heal.
In life, having a space where we can be seen, heard, accepted, and valued can be invaluable. My ultimate aim is to provide a counseling environment characterized by compassion and unconditional positive regard where together we can meet you authentically for who you are, right where you are, wherever that is. Whether you are coming to therapy for trauma, anxiety, depression, or something else, I believe in a collaborative journey that provides a space for you to be, explore, grow, and heal.
(971) 232-3137 View (971) 232-3137
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Sheila McShane
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
My intention is to provide a supportive and attuned therapeutic relationship that invites you to safely explore your experience in life with curiosity, kindness and acceptance. You might be aware of a specific issue you'd like to work on, or perhaps you are impacted by a more general perception of yourself as somehow flawed, inadequate, unworthy, unloved, or like you just don't belong. I focus on helping people in these areas as well as problems related to depression, anxiety, attachment/relationship issues, self-esteem, shame, LGBTQ+ issues. I believe in a holistic, client-centered approach to counseling.
My intention is to provide a supportive and attuned therapeutic relationship that invites you to safely explore your experience in life with curiosity, kindness and acceptance. You might be aware of a specific issue you'd like to work on, or perhaps you are impacted by a more general perception of yourself as somehow flawed, inadequate, unworthy, unloved, or like you just don't belong. I focus on helping people in these areas as well as problems related to depression, anxiety, attachment/relationship issues, self-esteem, shame, LGBTQ+ issues. I believe in a holistic, client-centered approach to counseling.
(971) 308-4603 View (971) 308-4603
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Melissa Chernaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Waitlist for new clients
Just being human in this world can be confusing, exhausting and heartbreaking. We all feel stuck sometimes—in old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or harsh beliefs about ourselves or others. And therapy is a great place to change those things. But I believe the true magic of therapy is in learning to feel—really feel in your bones—how whole and worthy you actually are, no matter how stuck or broken you might feel today. My job is to support and challenge you to get to know and accept all parts of yourself (yes, even that harsh inner critic). Together, we'll heal old wounds so you can feel more balanced and integrated.
Just being human in this world can be confusing, exhausting and heartbreaking. We all feel stuck sometimes—in old patterns, painful feelings, anxious thoughts, or harsh beliefs about ourselves or others. And therapy is a great place to change those things. But I believe the true magic of therapy is in learning to feel—really feel in your bones—how whole and worthy you actually are, no matter how stuck or broken you might feel today. My job is to support and challenge you to get to know and accept all parts of yourself (yes, even that harsh inner critic). Together, we'll heal old wounds so you can feel more balanced and integrated.
(503) 925-4041 View (503) 925-4041
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Arah Erickson
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. I offer therapy to individual adults in Oregon facing concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues and self-esteem. I often focus on supporting clients through life transitions including those working through mid-life concerns, career and family changes, transition to college, cancer diagnosis and survivorship and grief and loss. My style is warm, compassionate, and accepting. I want you to know you are safe, seen and heard. I will partner with you in moving toward change through gaining fresh insight, feeling self-compassion, and seeing your strengths.
Welcome! I'm so glad you are here. I offer therapy to individual adults in Oregon facing concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues and self-esteem. I often focus on supporting clients through life transitions including those working through mid-life concerns, career and family changes, transition to college, cancer diagnosis and survivorship and grief and loss. My style is warm, compassionate, and accepting. I want you to know you are safe, seen and heard. I will partner with you in moving toward change through gaining fresh insight, feeling self-compassion, and seeing your strengths.
(971) 293-2603 View (971) 293-2603
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Karim Dabliz
LPC Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
My name is Karim (he/him) and I’m a Professional Counseling Associate located in Portland, Oregon. I help individuals heal their trauma, increase awareness and work toward cultivating meaningful connections in their most important relationships. I am passionate about helping you live your life with more authenticity and freedom. I believe in understanding the parts of yourself that make you who you are, rather than removing them. I specialize in working with refugees, immigrants, and multicultural backgrounds. I am also experienced in helping self esteem, navigating body image, and working on the importance of boundaries.
My name is Karim (he/him) and I’m a Professional Counseling Associate located in Portland, Oregon. I help individuals heal their trauma, increase awareness and work toward cultivating meaningful connections in their most important relationships. I am passionate about helping you live your life with more authenticity and freedom. I believe in understanding the parts of yourself that make you who you are, rather than removing them. I specialize in working with refugees, immigrants, and multicultural backgrounds. I am also experienced in helping self esteem, navigating body image, and working on the importance of boundaries.
(971) 571-5721 View (971) 571-5721
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Steve Stolzoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Accepting New Clients - Telehealth/Virtual/In-person. My name is Steve. I am a licensed social worker in Oregon with a background in community mental health, addictions, co-occurring problems, crisis response, and the navigation of complex human emotions. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards building lasting change. I am here to support & empower you on that path. As a licensed therapist in Oregon since 2008, my experiences assisting individuals and families from all walks of life range across the life span from childhood through older adulthood.
Accepting New Clients - Telehealth/Virtual/In-person. My name is Steve. I am a licensed social worker in Oregon with a background in community mental health, addictions, co-occurring problems, crisis response, and the navigation of complex human emotions. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards building lasting change. I am here to support & empower you on that path. As a licensed therapist in Oregon since 2008, my experiences assisting individuals and families from all walks of life range across the life span from childhood through older adulthood.
(503) 461-8369 View (503) 461-8369
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Susan Diane Gendein-Marshall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
Whether the focus is self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, addiction, or other sorts of pain, you will feel understood within a safe, caring and growth enhancing private therapy. A deeper understanding and comfort with yourself will empower you to live a richer, more productive and satisfying life. Discover important mind-body connections, better identify your desires and goals, be more organized, hopeful and able to enjoy relationships. Design and direct your life in creative, powerful and satisfying ways. Embrace this opportunity for insight, greater happiness and positive change. I can help you to become your most hoped for self.
Whether the focus is self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, addiction, or other sorts of pain, you will feel understood within a safe, caring and growth enhancing private therapy. A deeper understanding and comfort with yourself will empower you to live a richer, more productive and satisfying life. Discover important mind-body connections, better identify your desires and goals, be more organized, hopeful and able to enjoy relationships. Design and direct your life in creative, powerful and satisfying ways. Embrace this opportunity for insight, greater happiness and positive change. I can help you to become your most hoped for self.
(248) 461-3493 View (248) 461-3493
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Lily of the Valley Counseling & Coaching Svcs. LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Welcome to Lily of the Valley Counseling and Coaching Services LLC. My name is Sheri Hamilton and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I provide culturally specific services to the African American and the BIPOC community. I specialize in women's issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. I am also a Certified Transitional Life Coach that can support your needs such as divorce recovery, self-esteem issues, healthy boundary setting, and purpose coaching for clients seeking coaching only. I enjoy assisting clients evolve into the best version of themselves. Check my website below for coaching.
Welcome to Lily of the Valley Counseling and Coaching Services LLC. My name is Sheri Hamilton and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I provide culturally specific services to the African American and the BIPOC community. I specialize in women's issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. I am also a Certified Transitional Life Coach that can support your needs such as divorce recovery, self-esteem issues, healthy boundary setting, and purpose coaching for clients seeking coaching only. I enjoy assisting clients evolve into the best version of themselves. Check my website below for coaching.
(503) 563-2693 View (503) 563-2693
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Allison Medford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I understand that life's challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, and seeking support is a brave and important step toward finding balance and well-being. My practice is dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, and compassionate space with an anti-oppressive, culturally humble perspective where you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. By integrating evidence-based practices with empathy and compassion, I will tailor our sessions to your unique needs, helping you gain insights, develop coping strategies, and create positive change in your life.
I understand that life's challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, and seeking support is a brave and important step toward finding balance and well-being. My practice is dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, and compassionate space with an anti-oppressive, culturally humble perspective where you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. By integrating evidence-based practices with empathy and compassion, I will tailor our sessions to your unique needs, helping you gain insights, develop coping strategies, and create positive change in your life.
(503) 451-6184 View (503) 451-6184
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Summer Farley
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or dissatisfied with life? Have you felt trapped in cycles of self-doubt, sadness, worry, frustration, and stress? Do you feel disconnected from others or yourself? My work centers on aligning you with who you know you truly are by rediscovering what is most important to you in life. I’m passionate about guiding others in expressing their most authentic selves while helping them to create lives truly worth living. We all have a unique life story that deserves to be nourished, honored, and shared.
Are you feeling stuck or dissatisfied with life? Have you felt trapped in cycles of self-doubt, sadness, worry, frustration, and stress? Do you feel disconnected from others or yourself? My work centers on aligning you with who you know you truly are by rediscovering what is most important to you in life. I’m passionate about guiding others in expressing their most authentic selves while helping them to create lives truly worth living. We all have a unique life story that deserves to be nourished, honored, and shared.
(971) 259-4909 View (971) 259-4909
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Gregory Kaplan
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
Therapy provides a connection and opportunity to grow and change within challenging circumstances. My clients experience(d) abuse, neglect, or oppression; grieve unbearable loss; seek to modulate anger or battle low self-esteem; question religious/spiritual/political values; navigate conflict; express themselves creatively; integrate a transformative event (e.g. plant medicine); and unlearn their gender or racial conditioning. You can correct course from historical patterns. Men, families, highly sensitive people, exvangelicals, and relatives of someone with a personality disorder are among clients I have worked well with.
Therapy provides a connection and opportunity to grow and change within challenging circumstances. My clients experience(d) abuse, neglect, or oppression; grieve unbearable loss; seek to modulate anger or battle low self-esteem; question religious/spiritual/political values; navigate conflict; express themselves creatively; integrate a transformative event (e.g. plant medicine); and unlearn their gender or racial conditioning. You can correct course from historical patterns. Men, families, highly sensitive people, exvangelicals, and relatives of someone with a personality disorder are among clients I have worked well with.
(503) 483-6695 View (503) 483-6695
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Awaken Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, QMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
You're here, looking for a therapist licensed/registered in Oregon, Washington or New Jersey to help you with challenging feelings and situations. There's so many therapists that can help alleviate anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relationship issues, and trauma. How do you choose? How do you choose when you're already feeling overwhelmed by life? We offer you what we would want: Experience, education, convenience, connection, and lasting healing.
You're here, looking for a therapist licensed/registered in Oregon, Washington or New Jersey to help you with challenging feelings and situations. There's so many therapists that can help alleviate anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relationship issues, and trauma. How do you choose? How do you choose when you're already feeling overwhelmed by life? We offer you what we would want: Experience, education, convenience, connection, and lasting healing.
(503) 836-5316 View (503) 836-5316
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Halley Farwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, but I also see clients for a wide variety of challenges including procrastination, perfectionism, family and relationship concerns, and self-esteem. Additionally, I often work with clients with a diverse range of sexual orientations and gender identities, and with those in non-monogamous relationships. Together we can find ways to help you feel better and live more fully, consciously, and comfortably.
I specialize in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, but I also see clients for a wide variety of challenges including procrastination, perfectionism, family and relationship concerns, and self-esteem. Additionally, I often work with clients with a diverse range of sexual orientations and gender identities, and with those in non-monogamous relationships. Together we can find ways to help you feel better and live more fully, consciously, and comfortably.
(971) 308-4656 View (971) 308-4656
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Homebody Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I treat individuals with a variety of concerns including identity development, gender dysphoria, body kindness, self esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, and LGBTQIA2s+ specific issues.
Hi, I'm Michelle Sargenti and my therapy practice is Homebody Counseling, LLC. I firmly believe that we are all deserving of peace, and my intention is to support you in claiming yours. As a therapist, I aim to show up as my authentic self - someone who will laugh with you, grieve with you, celebrate you, and support you in navigating life’s challenges while providing insight into tools that ease the process.
I treat individuals with a variety of concerns including identity development, gender dysphoria, body kindness, self esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, and LGBTQIA2s+ specific issues.
Hi, I'm Michelle Sargenti and my therapy practice is Homebody Counseling, LLC. I firmly believe that we are all deserving of peace, and my intention is to support you in claiming yours. As a therapist, I aim to show up as my authentic self - someone who will laugh with you, grieve with you, celebrate you, and support you in navigating life’s challenges while providing insight into tools that ease the process.
(503) 994-5643 View (503) 994-5643
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Gaian Body Psychotherapy
LPC Intern, MA, PCA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
*CURRENTLY WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing distress, anxiety, depression, shame, disconnection, loss, reactivity? Are you experiencing life transitions, seeking meaning, or having trouble In relationships? Are you in recovery from gaslighting, shunning, cults, having trouble finding your place in the world?
*CURRENTLY WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing distress, anxiety, depression, shame, disconnection, loss, reactivity? Are you experiencing life transitions, seeking meaning, or having trouble In relationships? Are you in recovery from gaslighting, shunning, cults, having trouble finding your place in the world?
(971) 273-2129 View (971) 273-2129
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Ellie Antico
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
I'm interested in you as whole person: mind, body and spirit. I know it takes courage to reveal ourselves so I hold space for all aspects of you with deep compassion. As a therapist I respect both your strength and vulnerability, offering a safe, nonjudgmental environment to express your truth, explore, and heal.
I'm interested in you as whole person: mind, body and spirit. I know it takes courage to reveal ourselves so I hold space for all aspects of you with deep compassion. As a therapist I respect both your strength and vulnerability, offering a safe, nonjudgmental environment to express your truth, explore, and heal.
(833) 885-2803 View (833) 885-2803

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.