Self Esteem Therapists in Old Town, Alexandria, VA

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Photo of Kathleen M Simpson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Town, Alexandria, VA
Kathleen M Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
With 25+ years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, I enjoy knowing and helping EACH client. Call/email me if you are struggling with anxiety/depression, low self-esteem, relationship/marital problems or everyday stress. My approach comes from training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I enjoy working with individuals on problems of everyday living. The couples I see are stuck in negative cycles, or have experienced infidelity. I attend professional conferences/workshops regularly, and frequently collaborate with other professionals.
With 25+ years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples, I enjoy knowing and helping EACH client. Call/email me if you are struggling with anxiety/depression, low self-esteem, relationship/marital problems or everyday stress. My approach comes from training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I enjoy working with individuals on problems of everyday living. The couples I see are stuck in negative cycles, or have experienced infidelity. I attend professional conferences/workshops regularly, and frequently collaborate with other professionals.
(703) 957-7568 View (703) 957-7568
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Mary FitzGerald, MSW DC/Md/VA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Over the twenty-eight years, my clinical focus has involved working in a collaborative way to identify and treat painful symptoms some of which include grief and loss, depression and anxiety, low self esteem and self critical thinking and difficulty managing anger.
Regardless of age, emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching one's personal and professional goals. As a licensed clinical social worker, I provide individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I practice from a psychoanalytic perspective because my professional experience has shown me that this way of working can result in deep and meaningful change that is lasting. I also incorporate other styles and techniques depending on the clinical needs of the individual, some of these include CBT and stress management strategies.
Over the twenty-eight years, my clinical focus has involved working in a collaborative way to identify and treat painful symptoms some of which include grief and loss, depression and anxiety, low self esteem and self critical thinking and difficulty managing anger.
Regardless of age, emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching one's personal and professional goals. As a licensed clinical social worker, I provide individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I practice from a psychoanalytic perspective because my professional experience has shown me that this way of working can result in deep and meaningful change that is lasting. I also incorporate other styles and techniques depending on the clinical needs of the individual, some of these include CBT and stress management strategies.
(202) 670-4928 View (202) 670-4928
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Kami Sidman, M.A.Ed., J.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Whether you are feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed - or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues - I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges.
Whether you are feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed - or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues - I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges.
(703) 382-5008 View (703) 382-5008
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Whole Health Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Acting as a sounding board, I will support you as your work through a wide array of issues Helping to navigate long-lasting and meaningful change from your anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol use, reduce stress, and raise self-esteem. I use a person-centered approach focusing on the whole self and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and emphasize nutrition and exercise. I provide these services through telehealth so you can access therapy more easily from the comfort of your home or office while avoiding the commute and/or parking and the constraints of your busy schedule.
Acting as a sounding board, I will support you as your work through a wide array of issues Helping to navigate long-lasting and meaningful change from your anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol use, reduce stress, and raise self-esteem. I use a person-centered approach focusing on the whole self and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and emphasize nutrition and exercise. I provide these services through telehealth so you can access therapy more easily from the comfort of your home or office while avoiding the commute and/or parking and the constraints of your busy schedule.
(571) 982-8482 View (571) 982-8482
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Georgie A Whatmore
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R, NBC-HWC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
I support my clients in life transitions, self esteem issues, navigating all kinds of relationships and relationship issues, adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and the pressure of finding their “path”in this hectic world.
Mental Health Counselor and Life & National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach- Currently accepting new clients. Sometimes the challenges and transitions of life can be hard to move through on your own and it can be even harder to find someone who you mesh with and truly GETS IT. I am passionate about supporting my clients in a way that helps them feel comfortable and relaxed. If you are looking for a therapist with passion and energy that you can connect with- I'm your therapist!
I support my clients in life transitions, self esteem issues, navigating all kinds of relationships and relationship issues, adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and the pressure of finding their “path”in this hectic world.
Mental Health Counselor and Life & National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach- Currently accepting new clients. Sometimes the challenges and transitions of life can be hard to move through on your own and it can be even harder to find someone who you mesh with and truly GETS IT. I am passionate about supporting my clients in a way that helps them feel comfortable and relaxed. If you are looking for a therapist with passion and energy that you can connect with- I'm your therapist!
(571) 454-9563 View (571) 454-9563
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Terra Dominguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Life is complex and hard- our emotions, internal dialogue and high expectations for ourselves and “needing to have it all together” can make navigating life even harder. Together, we'll explore the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and past experiences that are effecting you, and learn new ways to cope and heal. You'll gain greater awareness and understanding of yourself so that you can break unhealthy patterns and make intentional choices and actions that align with who you want to be. I’m here to help you learn how to respond to your difficult experiences in a way that allows you to create a more joyful, connected and meaningful life.
Life is complex and hard- our emotions, internal dialogue and high expectations for ourselves and “needing to have it all together” can make navigating life even harder. Together, we'll explore the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and past experiences that are effecting you, and learn new ways to cope and heal. You'll gain greater awareness and understanding of yourself so that you can break unhealthy patterns and make intentional choices and actions that align with who you want to be. I’m here to help you learn how to respond to your difficult experiences in a way that allows you to create a more joyful, connected and meaningful life.
(703) 991-6382 View (703) 991-6382
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Aimee Chase
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and genders who are coping with anxiety, ADHD, co-dependency, low self-esteem, addiction, depression, life transitions, grief, identity and existential issues. I also have extensive experience working with people who are struggling with ambivalence surrounding change, goal-setting, and motivation.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and genders who are coping with anxiety, ADHD, co-dependency, low self-esteem, addiction, depression, life transitions, grief, identity and existential issues. I also have extensive experience working with people who are struggling with ambivalence surrounding change, goal-setting, and motivation.
(703) 997-2666 View (703) 997-2666
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Dr Goldberg and Associates
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
I look forward to working with clients that may be suffering with: substance abuse disorders or are dually diagnosed, anxiety, trauma, minority issues, relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, and stress management. I enjoy working with individuals who recognize the strength it takes to seek support and may need a therapeutic setting to challenge thoughts and habits that have been a barrier to their personal growth.
I look forward to working with clients that may be suffering with: substance abuse disorders or are dually diagnosed, anxiety, trauma, minority issues, relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, and stress management. I enjoy working with individuals who recognize the strength it takes to seek support and may need a therapeutic setting to challenge thoughts and habits that have been a barrier to their personal growth.
(703) 223-8606 View (703) 223-8606
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Hallie Fleisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Seeking therapy is a courageous choice. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge-eating), and disordered eating. I have extensive experience treating: trauma, anxiety, depression, issues related to self-esteem, and relationship concerns. I am actively affirming and welcoming of LGBTQIA+ identities and sexual orientation. In our work together, I will encourage you to uncover your strengths, advocate for your needs, and help you reach your goals. I will provide support, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective throughout our work together.
Seeking therapy is a courageous choice. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge-eating), and disordered eating. I have extensive experience treating: trauma, anxiety, depression, issues related to self-esteem, and relationship concerns. I am actively affirming and welcoming of LGBTQIA+ identities and sexual orientation. In our work together, I will encourage you to uncover your strengths, advocate for your needs, and help you reach your goals. I will provide support, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective throughout our work together.
(571) 520-6265 View (571) 520-6265
Photo of Mary W Lindahl, Psychologist in Old Town, Alexandria, VA
Mary W Lindahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Sometimes even the strongest people need help to work through life’s more challenging problems. I offer psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families, using a variety of modalities such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, play therapy, and family systems approaches. Working collaboratively, I tailor therapy to successfully address the client’s individual needs and goals. I also offer consultation with interested colleagues on issues involved in diagnosis and therapy, working with allied professionals, and encounters with the legal system.
Sometimes even the strongest people need help to work through life’s more challenging problems. I offer psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families, using a variety of modalities such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, play therapy, and family systems approaches. Working collaboratively, I tailor therapy to successfully address the client’s individual needs and goals. I also offer consultation with interested colleagues on issues involved in diagnosis and therapy, working with allied professionals, and encounters with the legal system.
(571) 458-1492 View (571) 458-1492
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Carissa M Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
I believe that working from a trauma informed, person-centered approach encourages a safe and collaborative experience between therapist and client. I have experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, issues of substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, and self-esteem.  I use CBT and DBT based therapies to help clients learn practical coping and communication skills. This focuses on the integration and understanding of life experiences which brings a deeper understanding and acceptance of self.
I believe that working from a trauma informed, person-centered approach encourages a safe and collaborative experience between therapist and client. I have experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, issues of substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, and self-esteem.  I use CBT and DBT based therapies to help clients learn practical coping and communication skills. This focuses on the integration and understanding of life experiences which brings a deeper understanding and acceptance of self.
(571) 771-3025 View (571) 771-3025
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Jennifer Cann, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults, teens, and families to address a variety of therapeutic needs. Some areas of focus include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, parenting, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, domestic violence, divorce and trauma. Please contact me with questions or for a phone consult to determine if I would be a good match as a partner in therapy. I offer some weekend hours and evening hours and collaborate with other healing/medical professionals as needed for a more comprehensive approach to your care. The quickest way to reach me initially is to send an email.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults, teens, and families to address a variety of therapeutic needs. Some areas of focus include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, parenting, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, domestic violence, divorce and trauma. Please contact me with questions or for a phone consult to determine if I would be a good match as a partner in therapy. I offer some weekend hours and evening hours and collaborate with other healing/medical professionals as needed for a more comprehensive approach to your care. The quickest way to reach me initially is to send an email.
(703) 457-1913 View (703) 457-1913
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Jennifer Anne Babcock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
I practice care through psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. I help patients address a range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, ADD and ADHD, trauma, perinatal and postnatal issues, grief, difficulties managing anger, pervasive developmental disorders, low self-esteem, family conflicts, academic difficulties, peer conflict, and chronic medical illness. I seek to understand the unique needs each of my clients within the context of their own ethnic, cultural, and racial identity. I collaborate regularly with parents when treating children.
I practice care through psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. I help patients address a range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, ADD and ADHD, trauma, perinatal and postnatal issues, grief, difficulties managing anger, pervasive developmental disorders, low self-esteem, family conflicts, academic difficulties, peer conflict, and chronic medical illness. I seek to understand the unique needs each of my clients within the context of their own ethnic, cultural, and racial identity. I collaborate regularly with parents when treating children.
(540) 987-0983 View (540) 987-0983
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Lauren Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
I enjoy working with clients of all ages to address challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, life transitions, intimate partner violence, emotional regulation, and self-esteem. I use a variety of treatment approaches in my therapeutic practice to include: Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Strengths-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, trauma-informed and person-centered care.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages to address challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, life transitions, intimate partner violence, emotional regulation, and self-esteem. I use a variety of treatment approaches in my therapeutic practice to include: Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Strengths-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, trauma-informed and person-centered care.
(703) 783-0142 View (703) 783-0142
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Kendra Sievers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Everybody has a story to tell, and I want to hear yours. I believe you are the expert of your experience and together we can navigate your life with more understanding and ease. Through curiosity and empathy, I aim to create a nonjudgmental environment where adults, children, and families can speak freely about and work through traumas, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, low self-esteem, grief, and gender identity issues. I tailor aspects of multiple different approaches including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and TF-CBT to meet your individual needs. Together, we will formulate a plan on how to move forward.
Everybody has a story to tell, and I want to hear yours. I believe you are the expert of your experience and together we can navigate your life with more understanding and ease. Through curiosity and empathy, I aim to create a nonjudgmental environment where adults, children, and families can speak freely about and work through traumas, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, low self-esteem, grief, and gender identity issues. I tailor aspects of multiple different approaches including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and TF-CBT to meet your individual needs. Together, we will formulate a plan on how to move forward.
(571) 946-6378 View (571) 946-6378
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Joann Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression or poor self-esteem? Do you need help navigating life transitions, relationship conflict, or multicultural issues? In my counseling sessions, I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities to help my clients overcome personal or professional set backs. I approach therapy as a collaborative and creative process. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help clients gain insights, and understanding of their life experiences. Therapy is a process, let's work together to build the life you deserve.
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression or poor self-esteem? Do you need help navigating life transitions, relationship conflict, or multicultural issues? In my counseling sessions, I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities to help my clients overcome personal or professional set backs. I approach therapy as a collaborative and creative process. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help clients gain insights, and understanding of their life experiences. Therapy is a process, let's work together to build the life you deserve.
(571) 496-9069 View (571) 496-9069
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Leah McNeil
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
Openings for in-person and virtual sessions! Whether you are questioning your identity, struggling with body image or self-esteem, or going through transitions in life, you have made a powerful first step by being here. As a Therapist, I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, and collaborative environment where growth can be fostered. I primarily use a person-centered, feminist, and strength-based approach to meet my clients where they are, celebrate individualism, and work towards their goals.
Openings for in-person and virtual sessions! Whether you are questioning your identity, struggling with body image or self-esteem, or going through transitions in life, you have made a powerful first step by being here. As a Therapist, I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, and collaborative environment where growth can be fostered. I primarily use a person-centered, feminist, and strength-based approach to meet my clients where they are, celebrate individualism, and work towards their goals.
(571) 440-7703 View (571) 440-7703
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Carrington Chambers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22309  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span across multiple areas such as depression, anxiety, self esteem, grief, substance abuse, psychosis, suicidal ideation, trauma and more.
Hi there and welcome to my page! My name is Carrington Chambers. I am dedicated to empowering individuals and working alongside each person to become the best version of themselves possible. I value the importance of human relationships and believe that it is important for you to focus on your strengths versus your weaknesses throughout your healing process. I want to help you establish goals and explore your experiences with hopes that you can create a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span across multiple areas such as depression, anxiety, self esteem, grief, substance abuse, psychosis, suicidal ideation, trauma and more.
Hi there and welcome to my page! My name is Carrington Chambers. I am dedicated to empowering individuals and working alongside each person to become the best version of themselves possible. I value the importance of human relationships and believe that it is important for you to focus on your strengths versus your weaknesses throughout your healing process. I want to help you establish goals and explore your experiences with hopes that you can create a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(434) 608-5567 View (434) 608-5567
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Rachel Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
I believe in a mind-body approach to mental wellness and I’m passionate about combining psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques to help individuals heal, grow, and achieve their goals. I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, & trauma. I also have experience working with individuals going through major life transitions, those living with brain injuries, and the military and veteran community.
I believe in a mind-body approach to mental wellness and I’m passionate about combining psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques to help individuals heal, grow, and achieve their goals. I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, & trauma. I also have experience working with individuals going through major life transitions, those living with brain injuries, and the military and veteran community.
(703) 552-5376 View (703) 552-5376
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David Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified
Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
As a Clinical Social Worker, I have provided counseling services within various agencies since 2002. My work is focused on enhancing the emotional well-being of those who are experiencing combat trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma. My training has afforded me with the opportunity to assist individuals and families with establishing a foundation for the long-term management of their mental health needs.
As a Clinical Social Worker, I have provided counseling services within various agencies since 2002. My work is focused on enhancing the emotional well-being of those who are experiencing combat trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma. My training has afforded me with the opportunity to assist individuals and families with establishing a foundation for the long-term management of their mental health needs.
(703) 337-3094 View (703) 337-3094

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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.