Therapists Specializing in Self-Esteem in Chicago

Self-esteem refers to how positively we feel about ourselves and our worth. We can all feel bad about ourselves or lack confidence at times, but people who struggle with low self-esteem feel like this regularly, or possibly even all the time. Although self-esteem is not itself a mental health condition, low levels of self-esteem are associated with some mental health challenges, such as depression and anxiety.

Many people who struggle with low self-esteem find it helpful to seek out a therapist. Most therapists are trained to help with low self-esteem, but their approaches may differ – the key is to find an approach that resonates with you. Some therapists help identify and challenge the unhelpful thoughts associated with low self-esteem and help clients examine and change the core beliefs underlying them. Other clinicians might focus on helping clients develop self-compassion and an attitude of non-judgment through mindfulness or other related therapies.

Find therapists in Chicago who specialize in self-esteem below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Alyson  Nash

Alyson Nash

3139 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60657

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

It takes courage to take care of your emotional health by committing to weekly therapy and learning new ways to relate to yourself and others. My job is to provide a mirror to reflect back to you what I hear you say and do in a nonjudgmental and empathic manner so together we can strengthen your emotional, mental and physical self. Investing in therapy is investing in yourself.


Diana  Flemma

Diana Flemma

1830 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am dedicated to meeting the emotional and psychological needs of my clients. My approach is to be caring and compassionate, while also trying to be direct in guiding clients through their process. I believe that counseling can help individuals and families move in new directions, fostering growth and a sense of well-being. I work with people from all walks of life. Change is possible; what we long for is not beyond reach.
My goal in working with clients is to help them gain the skills needed to cope effectively with life’s stressors, engage meaningfully with others, manage distressing feelings, regulate emotions, reduce impulsivity, increase self-confidence, communicate effectively, and to learn to express their needs successfully. I am a firm believer that we all want to do well.


Grace  Dickman

Grace Dickman

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $115 - $175 per session

Oftentimes we subscribe to living life on someone else’s terms - whether we heed to the opinions of loved ones or conform to society’s ideals. This is especially true when we endure pain and trauma, which can disrupt our sense of self and make us second-guess our needs.

But I believe that you’re the expert in your own life. I want to create a space for you to feel safe, affirmed, and heard. By listening to you and asking questions that need to be asked, I can help us develop a sense of shared curiosity about who you are at this moment in time. I provide a space where we can feel, think, act, process, and problem-solve together in an authentic way. There are so many ways to live - let’s explore them together.


Greater Chicago Counseling Center

Greater Chicago Counseling Center

480 North McClurg Court, Chicago, IL, 60611

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $130 per session

Greater Chicago Counseling Center is a psychotherapy practice in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago. They specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate topics including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and communication issues. 
The providers at Greater Chicago Counseling Center view therapy as a collaborative, engaging process, and take a strengths-based approach that empowers clients to understand their challenges and themselves on a deeper level.


Cappy   Silver

Cappy Silver

Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 per session

I look forward to working with you.


Anna  Minor

Anna Minor

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve been where you are. I know how scary it feels to let your guard down and ask for help, especially when you’re the person others rely on and look to for support. But you are not alone. This is the same place where I and all my clients started from. I would love to help you step away from the pressure of constant self-improvement and to learn to be confident in yourself and your decisions.

I offer a free video consultation to any potential clients. During our consultation, I will be able to learn more about your main areas of concern and answer any questions you may have. If you do not see a consult time that works for you, please email, text, or call me and we can find a better time. I respond to all inquires and usually the same day.


Ilyssa  Lasky

Ilyssa Lasky

723 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL, 60093

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $175 per session

Give yourself permission to take time for your self and talk to someone about everything that is going on. Our lives can be on over drive and it’s best to reflect and breathe. I am here to create a safe space for you to do that; no judgement. My approach is integrative- so you know it’s not one size fits all. We will work together to address areas of stress and strain in your life. I am excited to meet you and help you explore, process and energize yourself during every step of this journey.


Katie  Czerniawski

Katie Czerniawski

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

With the demands and constant changes of life, it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel disconnected or unfulfilled. Beginning therapy can also feel like one of those challenges, but if you are reading this message, then you are already initiating your journey towards meaningful change and an enhanced quality of life. My therapeutic objective is to provided a safe and non-judgmental space where you have the opportunity to slow down, share, reflect, and feel understood. I will meet you where you are at by utilizing compassion and curiosity as I collaborate with you in exploring your individual needs and treatment goals. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the foundation of a beneficial and healing therapeutic experience, and I welcome the opportunity to share in this process with you.


Debra  Alper

Debra Alper

4256 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Relationships are the food for our soul. Sometimes, our relationships nurture us, bring us joy and provide us with a foundation to grow. Sometimes we find ourselves in relationships that are consistently not fulfilling or even worse, hurtful. This can be an individual occurrence, or part of a larger repetitive pattern. Either way, when our relationships are out of sync, we need to look at what changes need to be made, both in ourselves, in our choices of the people we fill our lives with and in our way of communicating with others.


InTouch & Motion

InTouch & Motion

4028 Illinois 19, Chicago, IL, 60641

4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

InTouch & Motion is a creative arts therapy practice in Chicago, IL whose providers offer individual therapy for adults, children, and adolescents as well as couples, family, and group therapy sessions.

COVID-19 Update: InTouch & Motion is offering in-person therapy sessions at this time; however, please note that a telehealth intake is required first. In-person sessions may then be determined to be plausible based on safety and privacy concerns (as discussed with the therapist during the intake appointment).


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