Therapists Specializing in Self-Esteem in Connecticut

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 Connecticut 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!


Emily  Pfannenstiel

Emily Pfannenstiel

Online Sessions, CT

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

Psychotherapy is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. The skills and insight you will gain in therapy will stay with you forever, and will enhance your life in ways you have yet to even imagine.


Lori  Woodring

Lori Woodring

32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford, CT, 06902

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

My approach is to empower children and parents with knowledge and strategies that will help them with the presenting problem as well as other challenging situations that arise in their lives.


Michelle  Peacock

Michelle Peacock

177 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06831

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $300 per session

Everyone has the potential to make positive changes in their lives. Making those changes is more likely when you find a therapist who is empathetic and authentic—someone with whom you can feel a connection with and trust. Although I am trained in a variety of empirically-supported techniques, I take an individualized approach to understanding my clients, viewing each client as unique with personal life experiences belonging only to you. In my office you will feel safe and also challenged to reach your goals. You will learn tools to be your own therapist, cope with life's challenges and stressors, and live a healthier, more fulfilled life.


Marta  Curry

Marta Curry

225 Main Street, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

I would love to join you on your journey of becoming the best version of yourself. Truly knowing yourself allows you the personal freedom to handle life's challenges more peacefully and gracefully. Understanding why and how we react and feel in our own skin and in relationship to others will lead towards a healthy, grounded and fulfilled place in the world.


Kevin  Makarewicz

Kevin Makarewicz

31 Halsey Drive, Greenwich, CT, 06870

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

My work is based on the attitude that whatever pain or situation you are suffering- who you are is larger than that pain or situation.

I want you to know that no matter what you have experienced in your life, there is a way to cope and ultimately transform your life to have purpose. meaning and joy.

I would be honored to accompany you in your process of healing.


Shelly  Allen

Shelly Allen

1698 Post Road East, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

I’m a holistic integrative psychotherapist with nine years of experience devoted to the conversation of improving our lives. My approach is interpersonal and relational to best empower and help you accomplish your goals.


Samantha  Nilsson

Samantha Nilsson

Online Sessions, CT

755 Main Street, Monroe, CT, 06468

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Motherhood and being a women has its unique challenges, and we lack the support that can make us feel connected and not alone. I strive to provide that connection for women and help you navigate these unique challenges that come with being a women in today’s world.


Mindy  Sutton

Mindy Sutton

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Thank you for beginning this journey! If this is your first time in therapy, welcome! This process can be pretty scary, to talk to someone you do not know about things that make you uncomfortable, sad, embarrassed, angry and overjoyed- but let me tell you that this process is here to help you grow. My job is to make sure I maintain a non-judgmental, safe space that is challenging but comforting.

If you are returning to therapy, welcome back! I'm glad that you are resuming your personal growth path.

Therapy will be both difficult and enjoyable at times. As therapists, we embrace these opposing states as a sign of good work. We encourage you to allow yourself to experience any and all emotions or thoughts freely. Welcome!


Marianne  Cardillo

Marianne Cardillo

Stamford, CT, 06902

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum, Connecticare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller---- Working together to find solutions that best work for you is one of the most important parts of the way I practice. You are the expert of your life, your wants, and your needs. I am here to collaborate and work with you in figuring out how to achieve what you want out of life, and understand how to navigate around whatever may be standing in the way of getting there. I take pride in being genuine in my practice & offering my empathy & eagerness to support you in achieving your personal goals.
I believe that every person is capable in achieving their goals & understanding what is best for themselves. Life is not always as easy it seems, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed or have difficulty at times. Asking for help to get clarity in how to move forward takes true strength, & by taking the step, you are already making progress toward success.


Yelena  Senia

Yelena Senia

200 West Center Street, Manchester, CT, 06040

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

It is essential to feel listened to and understood from a place of compassion and humanness, a place in which the therapist simply holds space for you to be you, and guides you to a direction of self-reflection in order to tap into your true, authentic self.


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