Self Esteem Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Jessica Gazzola
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I believe the therapeutic relationship has a significant impact on outcomes in therapy. As your counselor, I plan to foster a caring and attuned relationship that creates a sense of safety. By allowing me to be a part of your journey, I hope to help you feel seen, heard, and supported.
Welcome! I believe the therapeutic relationship has a significant impact on outcomes in therapy. As your counselor, I plan to foster a caring and attuned relationship that creates a sense of safety. By allowing me to be a part of your journey, I hope to help you feel seen, heard, and supported.
(412) 516-3251 View (412) 516-3251
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Molly Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
I think that therapy doesn’t have to be complicated. As a client you can expect to highlight your strengths, speak to your individual experience in a non-judgmental environment, receive unconditional support from someone you trust, and learn new ways to lessen your pain. Therapy is a wonderfully transformative venture, where two people collaborate on how to navigate the human experience. My approach is strengths-based, person-first, and multifaceted to meet your specific needs.
I think that therapy doesn’t have to be complicated. As a client you can expect to highlight your strengths, speak to your individual experience in a non-judgmental environment, receive unconditional support from someone you trust, and learn new ways to lessen your pain. Therapy is a wonderfully transformative venture, where two people collaborate on how to navigate the human experience. My approach is strengths-based, person-first, and multifaceted to meet your specific needs.
(412) 946-0951 View (412) 946-0951
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Katharine Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Pennsylvania, and I have worked in the mental health field since 2005. I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have worked with a wide range of clients from adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and communication difficulties.
Hi there! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Pennsylvania, and I have worked in the mental health field since 2005. I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have worked with a wide range of clients from adolescents and adults in both individual and group settings. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and communication difficulties.
(412) 899-1723 View (412) 899-1723
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Mariah Cooney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
You may be struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, and anxiety. Your needs are vital, and you deserve a therapist who genuinely comprehends your challenges and aspirations. You want to regain confidence, foster healthier relationships, and conquer anxiety. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards enhanced self-esteem, improved relationships, and a more tranquil, fulfilling life.
You may be struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, and anxiety. Your needs are vital, and you deserve a therapist who genuinely comprehends your challenges and aspirations. You want to regain confidence, foster healthier relationships, and conquer anxiety. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards enhanced self-esteem, improved relationships, and a more tranquil, fulfilling life.
(412) 517-7758 View (412) 517-7758
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Graciela Yue Yang Gimpel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Hi! I'm Graciela. I would describe my therapeutic approach as collaborative and flexible. I love catering my approach to your unique interests. Our work might include creating art, discussing emotions, writing, watching a video, playing games, and anything else you can dream up. My goal is to be training wheels on your bike and support and guide you until you are able to "ride" by yourself. I hope to provide a safe and authentic space for my clients to explore and process their emotions and thoughts, express themselves, and heal from past experiences.
Hi! I'm Graciela. I would describe my therapeutic approach as collaborative and flexible. I love catering my approach to your unique interests. Our work might include creating art, discussing emotions, writing, watching a video, playing games, and anything else you can dream up. My goal is to be training wheels on your bike and support and guide you until you are able to "ride" by yourself. I hope to provide a safe and authentic space for my clients to explore and process their emotions and thoughts, express themselves, and heal from past experiences.
(412) 990-2091 View (412) 990-2091
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Kimberly Weeden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCFP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with self esteem, decision making, or just life in general? Are you ready to make a change? Often times our experiences can/have shape(d) who we’ve become. You may be in need of support and that’s ok. Congratulations to you for taking the first step in seeking support.
Do you struggle with self esteem, decision making, or just life in general? Are you ready to make a change? Often times our experiences can/have shape(d) who we’ve become. You may be in need of support and that’s ok. Congratulations to you for taking the first step in seeking support.
(412) 214-8979 View (412) 214-8979
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Chance Kolhmeyer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Chance Kolhmeyer is a Resident in Counseling who specializes in working with adults. A large portion of Chance’s experience has consisted of working with the college population where she has gained an extensive understanding of life experiences, transitions, and disorders within this stage of life. She has a history of working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relational issues, suicidal ideation, self-harm, self-esteem issues, adjustment disorders, day-to-day stress, and time management.
Chance Kolhmeyer is a Resident in Counseling who specializes in working with adults. A large portion of Chance’s experience has consisted of working with the college population where she has gained an extensive understanding of life experiences, transitions, and disorders within this stage of life. She has a history of working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relational issues, suicidal ideation, self-harm, self-esteem issues, adjustment disorders, day-to-day stress, and time management.
(412) 990-1995 View (412) 990-1995
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Dr. Ann C Barrows
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
I am a clinical psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(412) 440-5501 View (412) 440-5501
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Kayla Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Kayla Thomas is a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about healing. She has experience working with adults and youth seeking help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and LGTBQ+ or other sexuality issues. Kayla takes a holistic, solution-focused approach to her clients' needs. She uses compassion, coaching, and a clinical practice best suited for client goals. In addition, therapeutic techniques such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness cater unique treatments to each individual. Kayla is spiritually centered and purpose-driven.
Kayla Thomas is a Licensed Social Worker who is passionate about healing. She has experience working with adults and youth seeking help with PTSD, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and LGTBQ+ or other sexuality issues. Kayla takes a holistic, solution-focused approach to her clients' needs. She uses compassion, coaching, and a clinical practice best suited for client goals. In addition, therapeutic techniques such as strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness cater unique treatments to each individual. Kayla is spiritually centered and purpose-driven.
(215) 515-8250 View (215) 515-8250
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Andrea Olson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I feel the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. If we are able to create a genuine relationship that is grounded in authenticity and trust, we can further your understanding of yourself, your experiences, and how you engage with the world. I aim to help people by cultivating a safe environment where thoughts and emotions can be deeply felt, and where we can discover what steps you can take in your life that better align with your values. Through counseling, we can learn how to acknowledge thoughts, feelings, and past experiences without having them overwhelm or define us.
I feel the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and client. If we are able to create a genuine relationship that is grounded in authenticity and trust, we can further your understanding of yourself, your experiences, and how you engage with the world. I aim to help people by cultivating a safe environment where thoughts and emotions can be deeply felt, and where we can discover what steps you can take in your life that better align with your values. Through counseling, we can learn how to acknowledge thoughts, feelings, and past experiences without having them overwhelm or define us.
(412) 453-8054 View (412) 453-8054
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Nicole C Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PA, DE, IL
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15204  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a major life change, increased stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, or relationship challenges? I can help! Working together, we can harness your strengths and explore ways to live a fuller, happier life. You will learn coping skills and strategies to tackle the challenges you're facing. I create a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can share your feelings, explore your thoughts, learn to understand your actions and overcome obstacles. Your mental health & wellbeing are just as important as your physical health, therapy is a great way to help build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and build healthy relationships.
Are you experiencing a major life change, increased stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, or relationship challenges? I can help! Working together, we can harness your strengths and explore ways to live a fuller, happier life. You will learn coping skills and strategies to tackle the challenges you're facing. I create a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can share your feelings, explore your thoughts, learn to understand your actions and overcome obstacles. Your mental health & wellbeing are just as important as your physical health, therapy is a great way to help build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and build healthy relationships.
(215) 883-9659 View (215) 883-9659
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Chris Koska
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Do you feel depressed or overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like you need to make a change but don’t know how? You’re not alone; these feelings and situations are common things that we all experience at times. Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it on your own. Whether or not you’ve been to therapy before, acknowledging that you want help in your journey towards a happier and healthier life is an important step. Therapy can help you become more self-aware and develop a better understanding of who you are and what you need. My goal is to support you in this process and help you find the tools that work for you.
Do you feel depressed or overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like you need to make a change but don’t know how? You’re not alone; these feelings and situations are common things that we all experience at times. Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it on your own. Whether or not you’ve been to therapy before, acknowledging that you want help in your journey towards a happier and healthier life is an important step. Therapy can help you become more self-aware and develop a better understanding of who you are and what you need. My goal is to support you in this process and help you find the tools that work for you.
(412) 900-1540 View (412) 900-1540
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Audrey Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Are you someone that has a history of struggling to make relationships work, whether it be with friends, family, or intimate partners? Do low mood, racing thoughts, and lack of energy often affect your functioning in day-to-day life? Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or not being "enough"? As a therapist, I specialize in supporting adults of all ages who grapple with interpersonal issues, mood concerns, and self-esteem. Together, we'll address these challenges and work towards building fulfilling relationships and improving your overall well-being.
Are you someone that has a history of struggling to make relationships work, whether it be with friends, family, or intimate partners? Do low mood, racing thoughts, and lack of energy often affect your functioning in day-to-day life? Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or not being "enough"? As a therapist, I specialize in supporting adults of all ages who grapple with interpersonal issues, mood concerns, and self-esteem. Together, we'll address these challenges and work towards building fulfilling relationships and improving your overall well-being.
(412) 991-2270 View (412) 991-2270
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Tracy Thorpe Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CLC, CHT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
It's time. You desire to understand and move forward from the experiences that limit your personal growth and development. As a results-oriented Masters Level Clinician, I can help. My priority is to create a warm and welcoming space where you feel seen, heard, understood, and inspired to create change. My ability to quickly build trust and rapport has allowed me to successfully assist clients from adolescence through adulthood, using a variety of therapeutic modalities and coaching. Create the healing and forward momentum you desire and deserve. Make the investment in your present and future self. My services are self-pay only.
It's time. You desire to understand and move forward from the experiences that limit your personal growth and development. As a results-oriented Masters Level Clinician, I can help. My priority is to create a warm and welcoming space where you feel seen, heard, understood, and inspired to create change. My ability to quickly build trust and rapport has allowed me to successfully assist clients from adolescence through adulthood, using a variety of therapeutic modalities and coaching. Create the healing and forward momentum you desire and deserve. Make the investment in your present and future self. My services are self-pay only.
(412) 754-7479 View (412) 754-7479
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Zora Wesley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Do you struggle with self-esteem issues and want to be more confident? Are you dealing with a major depressive disorder and have poor sleep & hygiene? Do you want a better life so you can keep your job and have a thriving life? I can help you identify where negative thoughts about yourself and your identity stem from. We will work on identifying negative thoughts and stress triggers. We will review what interventions have worked and have not worked for your mental health. I provide psychoeducation & may give some mini exercises, such as using positive affirmations, coming up with a nighttime routine, & relaxation techniques.
Do you struggle with self-esteem issues and want to be more confident? Are you dealing with a major depressive disorder and have poor sleep & hygiene? Do you want a better life so you can keep your job and have a thriving life? I can help you identify where negative thoughts about yourself and your identity stem from. We will work on identifying negative thoughts and stress triggers. We will review what interventions have worked and have not worked for your mental health. I provide psychoeducation & may give some mini exercises, such as using positive affirmations, coming up with a nighttime routine, & relaxation techniques.
(412) 981-2703 View (412) 981-2703
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Kelli Stebler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
(412) 618-2639 View (412) 618-2639
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Maria Martin, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
I work with women who struggle with blended high/low self esteem. To the outside world, we are successful and have our shit together. Except we are masters at hiding pain. Inside, we have a black hole filled with guilt, shame, and feeling unworthy. We feel stress managing family, life, career, relationships, and don't feel good enough. We carry trauma in our bodies and it shows up in our daily life. From a young age, we learned self betrayal was pivotal to be worthy of love and to feel good enough. We didn't have a voice. My focus is repairing the damage due to past experiences and how it’s created a critical view to our own self.
I work with women who struggle with blended high/low self esteem. To the outside world, we are successful and have our shit together. Except we are masters at hiding pain. Inside, we have a black hole filled with guilt, shame, and feeling unworthy. We feel stress managing family, life, career, relationships, and don't feel good enough. We carry trauma in our bodies and it shows up in our daily life. From a young age, we learned self betrayal was pivotal to be worthy of love and to feel good enough. We didn't have a voice. My focus is repairing the damage due to past experiences and how it’s created a critical view to our own self.
(412) 716-3149 View (412) 716-3149
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Naomi P. Tucker
Counselor, MS, NCC, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Are you facing times of change and loss, searching for personal meaning? I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, codependency, relationship issues, and many other challenges. I believe every experience is an opportunity for growth, and I'm dedicated to helping you find your path forward. Let's navigate this journey together.
Are you facing times of change and loss, searching for personal meaning? I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, codependency, relationship issues, and many other challenges. I believe every experience is an opportunity for growth, and I'm dedicated to helping you find your path forward. Let's navigate this journey together.
(412) 900-2503 View (412) 900-2503
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Debra Cooke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Debra Blaacker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating life transitions, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and stress in all ages. Debra has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a variety of people with different types of trauma, and all have had the same needs: Everyone needs support and drive when they want to make positive changes, and Debra wants to support and push her clients as needed to help them improve their quality of life.
Debra Blaacker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating life transitions, anger, self-esteem, parenting issues, and stress in all ages. Debra has 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked with a variety of people with different types of trauma, and all have had the same needs: Everyone needs support and drive when they want to make positive changes, and Debra wants to support and push her clients as needed to help them improve their quality of life.
(412) 312-3990 View (412) 312-3990
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Cassandra Good
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
My ideal client is someone who is coming to therapy wanting to connect the dots, find answers and understanding, and improve their current life experience. Their issues may focus on anxious feelings, depression, relationship issues, or difficulties with motivation. Their goals may reflect improving their quality of life, finding peace, and utilizing new, healthy coping skills.
My ideal client is someone who is coming to therapy wanting to connect the dots, find answers and understanding, and improve their current life experience. Their issues may focus on anxious feelings, depression, relationship issues, or difficulties with motivation. Their goals may reflect improving their quality of life, finding peace, and utilizing new, healthy coping skills.
(412) 328-2135 View (412) 328-2135
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.