Self Esteem Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Susan Wasserman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Are you looking for a warm and trusting connection to help you be truly seen and understood? Do you feel depressed, anxious, lost, or stuck? Do you struggle with self-esteem or relationship challenges? With support and compassion I facilitate self-awareness, transformation and a greater sense of well being. I provide tools to work through trauma and grief, diminish negative patterns. and increase self compassion. With over 27 years experience, my approach is holistic. I honor diversity and complexity, I work best with those interested in exploring their inner resources, gaining insight into themselves, and releasing blocks to progress.
Are you looking for a warm and trusting connection to help you be truly seen and understood? Do you feel depressed, anxious, lost, or stuck? Do you struggle with self-esteem or relationship challenges? With support and compassion I facilitate self-awareness, transformation and a greater sense of well being. I provide tools to work through trauma and grief, diminish negative patterns. and increase self compassion. With over 27 years experience, my approach is holistic. I honor diversity and complexity, I work best with those interested in exploring their inner resources, gaining insight into themselves, and releasing blocks to progress.
(414) 369-2930 View (414) 369-2930
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Alexandra Zens
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Children and adolescents often struggle verbalizing their feelings which may lead to problems in school, difficulties at home, or in developing relationships. My clients are often experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, struggling in school, or developing appropriate social skills. In providing a safe space to explore and express themselves through art making, I support clients in developing positive coping skills, building confidence, and identifying their strengths within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
Children and adolescents often struggle verbalizing their feelings which may lead to problems in school, difficulties at home, or in developing relationships. My clients are often experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, struggling in school, or developing appropriate social skills. In providing a safe space to explore and express themselves through art making, I support clients in developing positive coping skills, building confidence, and identifying their strengths within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
(414) 409-0364 View (414) 409-0364
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Alyssa Zajdel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53225
I specialize in helping driven young adults manage anxiety, improve sports performance, and gain self esteem.
You want to appear successful and like you have it “all together,” but deep down you are struggling to manage your overthinking, perform when it counts, or feel like you’re “enough." Maybe you work really hard but still don’t get the results you are striving for. When this happens, you say mean things to yourself you would NEVER say to anyone else. Or, you worry about something you said or did, long after everyone else has forgotten about it. Plus, you aren’t always sure how you really feel or what to do with your feelings. You may question why things are so difficult when it seems like everyone else gets through life more easily.
I specialize in helping driven young adults manage anxiety, improve sports performance, and gain self esteem.
You want to appear successful and like you have it “all together,” but deep down you are struggling to manage your overthinking, perform when it counts, or feel like you’re “enough." Maybe you work really hard but still don’t get the results you are striving for. When this happens, you say mean things to yourself you would NEVER say to anyone else. Or, you worry about something you said or did, long after everyone else has forgotten about it. Plus, you aren’t always sure how you really feel or what to do with your feelings. You may question why things are so difficult when it seems like everyone else gets through life more easily.
(414) 441-1661 View (414) 441-1661
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Esperanza Winters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222
I specialize in supporting women as they navigate self esteem, stress and relationships.
Are you struggling with prioritizing yourself without feeling guilty? Do you put yourself last on you feel like you are constantly prioritizing the needs of others over your own? You don’t recognize the women you see in the mirror and you wonder how this has happened. Have you lost sight of your goals, desires and personality? Your mood frequently fluctuates and you just can’t seem to keep it stable? You’ve read self help books, watched Tiktoks and talked to your friends yet you haven’t been able to shake the feelings you have. Relationships with peers, family and partners are overwhelming and at times you just want to run away.
I specialize in supporting women as they navigate self esteem, stress and relationships.
Are you struggling with prioritizing yourself without feeling guilty? Do you put yourself last on you feel like you are constantly prioritizing the needs of others over your own? You don’t recognize the women you see in the mirror and you wonder how this has happened. Have you lost sight of your goals, desires and personality? Your mood frequently fluctuates and you just can’t seem to keep it stable? You’ve read self help books, watched Tiktoks and talked to your friends yet you haven’t been able to shake the feelings you have. Relationships with peers, family and partners are overwhelming and at times you just want to run away.
(414) 326-9476 View (414) 326-9476
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Melissa Vermillion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
I enjoy working with adults to aid in self-growth by working toward overcoming daily and life stressors, learning and breaking behavioral patterns, as well as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Through active listening and support, my treatment philosophy involves helping clients improve their well-being by processing, building self-awareness, and developing tools to cope and manage their issues and concerns. My empathetic nature helps clients build trust to focus on and work toward achieving their goals and building insight. I consider myself a LGBTQIA+ and sex worker- affirming therapist.
I enjoy working with adults to aid in self-growth by working toward overcoming daily and life stressors, learning and breaking behavioral patterns, as well as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Through active listening and support, my treatment philosophy involves helping clients improve their well-being by processing, building self-awareness, and developing tools to cope and manage their issues and concerns. My empathetic nature helps clients build trust to focus on and work toward achieving their goals and building insight. I consider myself a LGBTQIA+ and sex worker- affirming therapist.
(414) 209-4235 View (414) 209-4235
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Taylor Wilson
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Waitlist for new clients
Life, circumstances, and a vast array of experiences can seemingly bar us from achieving our full capacity. I believe at times we even unknowingly stand in the way of our own success. As a practicing clinician, I am passionate in helping individuals overcome what holds them back. I approach my work with enthusiasm and vibrancy working with individuals highly motivated to enact lasting change and to better understand themselves on a deeper level. I provide therapy rooted in a compassionate, genuine, and grounded connection to assist in uncovering and creating your best life!
Life, circumstances, and a vast array of experiences can seemingly bar us from achieving our full capacity. I believe at times we even unknowingly stand in the way of our own success. As a practicing clinician, I am passionate in helping individuals overcome what holds them back. I approach my work with enthusiasm and vibrancy working with individuals highly motivated to enact lasting change and to better understand themselves on a deeper level. I provide therapy rooted in a compassionate, genuine, and grounded connection to assist in uncovering and creating your best life!
(262) 710-2465 View (262) 710-2465
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Annie Sprinkman Dries
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Life can be a series of ups and downs. I believe that learning to find space for both is key to navigating life’s journey. I find true joy in helping individuals navigate the in-between while gaining understanding of the twists and turns. A strong therapeutic relationship is essential to a human beings’ growth and discovery through the therapeutic process. That is about meeting others in the field of honesty and vulnerability, connecting beyond what is said and sharing what is deep within. My goal is to create a safe space where exploration and growth are possible.
Life can be a series of ups and downs. I believe that learning to find space for both is key to navigating life’s journey. I find true joy in helping individuals navigate the in-between while gaining understanding of the twists and turns. A strong therapeutic relationship is essential to a human beings’ growth and discovery through the therapeutic process. That is about meeting others in the field of honesty and vulnerability, connecting beyond what is said and sharing what is deep within. My goal is to create a safe space where exploration and growth are possible.
(262) 379-8405 View (262) 379-8405
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Janay Rasor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Sometimes we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or alone. We can struggle to see our true worth or clear path to our goals. I will work with you to identify and work towards your goals by highlighting your strengths and encouraging personal growth through self reflection and constructive feedback. I am passionate about supporting my clients in building healthy relationships, especially with themselves. I provide clients with a compassionate space in which they are able to comfortably explore their identity and life concerns.
Sometimes we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or alone. We can struggle to see our true worth or clear path to our goals. I will work with you to identify and work towards your goals by highlighting your strengths and encouraging personal growth through self reflection and constructive feedback. I am passionate about supporting my clients in building healthy relationships, especially with themselves. I provide clients with a compassionate space in which they are able to comfortably explore their identity and life concerns.
(414) 240-9211 View (414) 240-9211
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Diane Meade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Welcome to my counseling page! I am a calm, honest, empathetic, and laid-back professional who is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for my clients. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, are experiencing depression, or if you're struggling with a major life transition, I'm here for you. Life's unexpected challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed, but with the right support, we can navigate these difficulties and emerge stronger.
Welcome to my counseling page! I am a calm, honest, empathetic, and laid-back professional who is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for my clients. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, are experiencing depression, or if you're struggling with a major life transition, I'm here for you. Life's unexpected challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed, but with the right support, we can navigate these difficulties and emerge stronger.
(262) 218-3389 View (262) 218-3389
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Jennifer Stagg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
In my 15+ years of clinical practice I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. I have given special focus to adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, and self-identity issues. I am always learning in order to increase my specialized focus on concerns related to anxiety, adoption and emerging adulthood. I enjoy working with the 10-25 year old age group but throughout my years of private practice I have worked with children as young as 5 and adults as young as 65. I hope to help clients find satisfaction in life.
In my 15+ years of clinical practice I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. I have given special focus to adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, and self-identity issues. I am always learning in order to increase my specialized focus on concerns related to anxiety, adoption and emerging adulthood. I enjoy working with the 10-25 year old age group but throughout my years of private practice I have worked with children as young as 5 and adults as young as 65. I hope to help clients find satisfaction in life.
(414) 455-5978 View (414) 455-5978
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Amanda Lo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Do you often feel like you are just trying to survive or are barely staying afloat? Are you feeling inadequate in the spaces you occupy such as school, work, or home? Have you ever wondered if there is more to your identity than the mental health concerns that you experience? If you are reading this right now, I am proud of you for getting here. I normalize the self-doubt that you are going through. If you resonate with one of the aforementioned questions, I can partner with you to validate you and to determine the best solutions that will help you feel you can thrive despite all the challenges you may face.
Do you often feel like you are just trying to survive or are barely staying afloat? Are you feeling inadequate in the spaces you occupy such as school, work, or home? Have you ever wondered if there is more to your identity than the mental health concerns that you experience? If you are reading this right now, I am proud of you for getting here. I normalize the self-doubt that you are going through. If you resonate with one of the aforementioned questions, I can partner with you to validate you and to determine the best solutions that will help you feel you can thrive despite all the challenges you may face.
(414) 404-4139 View (414) 404-4139
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Rebecca Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53204  (Online Only)
Hi there, so glad you're here! I most often work with clients who are looking to improve their self-esteem, manage daily stress, work on communication, learn to set boundaries, and who are experiencing life transitions. By integrating evidence-based practices with a client-centered approach, I aim to create a safe, confidential, judgement-free environment. Within this space I provide guidance, support, and most importantly, encourage you to grow without limitations.
Hi there, so glad you're here! I most often work with clients who are looking to improve their self-esteem, manage daily stress, work on communication, learn to set boundaries, and who are experiencing life transitions. By integrating evidence-based practices with a client-centered approach, I aim to create a safe, confidential, judgement-free environment. Within this space I provide guidance, support, and most importantly, encourage you to grow without limitations.
(262) 710-1636 View (262) 710-1636
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Christine Hansburg-Hotson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, CEAP, ICSE
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Accepting New Patients. Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. She is an empathetic listener whose style of therapy is focused on being open and frank with a realistic approach. Her goal is to help people feel competent and positive about their lives; or make realistic changes to get to where they wish to be.
Accepting New Patients. Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. She is an empathetic listener whose style of therapy is focused on being open and frank with a realistic approach. Her goal is to help people feel competent and positive about their lives; or make realistic changes to get to where they wish to be.
(414) 626-1675 View (414) 626-1675
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Ryan Larkey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
(262) 233-9635 View (262) 233-9635
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Caitlin Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
As an experienced anxiety, relationship, self esteem and grief therapist, I believe that opening up, getting support and facing your challenges can be transformational.
Do you find yourself anxious and worried no matter what you do? Challenges connecting in relationships? Getting stuck in negative thoughts about yourself? Feeling like your grief and pain might consume you? You may be at your limit with how anxiety, relationships, self esteem or grief are negatively impacting your life and maybe you feel powerless to change it. You might not remember a time when things felt better. One thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You are ready to not feel anxious all the time, to have connected relationships, feel positive about yourself and honor your grief in healthy ways.
As an experienced anxiety, relationship, self esteem and grief therapist, I believe that opening up, getting support and facing your challenges can be transformational.
Do you find yourself anxious and worried no matter what you do? Challenges connecting in relationships? Getting stuck in negative thoughts about yourself? Feeling like your grief and pain might consume you? You may be at your limit with how anxiety, relationships, self esteem or grief are negatively impacting your life and maybe you feel powerless to change it. You might not remember a time when things felt better. One thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You are ready to not feel anxious all the time, to have connected relationships, feel positive about yourself and honor your grief in healthy ways.
(414) 422-8593 View (414) 422-8593
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Dr. Sara Hegerty
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211  (Online Only)
My focus is working with neurodivergent adults. I provide help with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress, life changes, and/or self-esteem. When the effort to manage on your own becomes too much, professional guidance can help move the process along more efficiently. Many people benefit tremendously from having a sounding board, someone who can help you see your situation from other angles. Therapy takes this one step further, providing research-based interventions that are tailored to your unique situation and personality.
My focus is working with neurodivergent adults. I provide help with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, stress, life changes, and/or self-esteem. When the effort to manage on your own becomes too much, professional guidance can help move the process along more efficiently. Many people benefit tremendously from having a sounding board, someone who can help you see your situation from other angles. Therapy takes this one step further, providing research-based interventions that are tailored to your unique situation and personality.
(414) 296-6719 View (414) 296-6719
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Shannon L Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC, SAP, ICS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Are you depressed, easily angered, or stressed out? My name is Shannon Smith with SLS Counseling Group, LLC, specializing in providing high quality behavioral and mental health services. I am a licensed Psychotherapist, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and I am committed to building self-esteem, improving decision making, and developing appropriate coping skills to adults in the community. I focus on individual and group therapy, which ranges from academic underachievement to substance abuse. Each individual has a trait to be resilient and the inherent capability of achieving goals.
Are you depressed, easily angered, or stressed out? My name is Shannon Smith with SLS Counseling Group, LLC, specializing in providing high quality behavioral and mental health services. I am a licensed Psychotherapist, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and I am committed to building self-esteem, improving decision making, and developing appropriate coping skills to adults in the community. I focus on individual and group therapy, which ranges from academic underachievement to substance abuse. Each individual has a trait to be resilient and the inherent capability of achieving goals.
(414) 376-9024 View (414) 376-9024
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India Gray-Schmiedlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53216  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are struggling with Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, insomnia, self esteem issues, suicidal thoughts, or you need help coping with chronic pain, or other chronic illnesses; you are not alone, healing is possible and help is available.
Whether you are struggling with Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, insomnia, self esteem issues, suicidal thoughts, or you need help coping with chronic pain, or other chronic illnesses; you are not alone, healing is possible and help is available.
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Mehwish Aqueel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53221
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
(414) 246-5601 View (414) 246-5601
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Angie Brannan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am a licensed therapist in the state of Wisconsin with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about partnering with clients to help them through life's challenges. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can freely explore their thoughts, emotions and challenges.
I am a licensed therapist in the state of Wisconsin with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about partnering with clients to help them through life's challenges. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can freely explore their thoughts, emotions and challenges.
(262) 217-8173 View (262) 217-8173
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.