Therapists Specializing in Self-Esteem in Maryland

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 Maryland 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!


Alexandra  Friedman

Alexandra Friedman

Online Sessions, MD

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

Do you feel like you are carrying around a heaviness inside? I am here to help you lighten your emotional load. I am a calm presence offering a healing space for you to grow.


Nate  Luongo

Nate Luongo

6264 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD, 20852

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

Finding a therapist can be intimidating and a difficult process and I commend you on starting this process. I always tell potential clients the importance of making sure that they feel comfortable with whoever they choose as a therapist. Please keep that in mind whether you speak to me or someone else!

As for me, I'm a clinical social worker (aka a therapist). I am not your typical therapist, I grew up in the DC Area playing sports most of my life and eventually collegiate football. I felt the call at a young age to help others and was drawn towards the world of psychology. Through my training and experiences I saw a trend that men were suffering with their mental health in silence - often being punished for their expressions of sadness or angst. I knew that this population was being underserved, yet struggling the most. Men complete suicide at a rate 3x that of women yet participate in outpatient therapy less than half of women.

Since 2015 I have been working with men to proactively address their unique mental health needs, looking past these outward expressions and getting to the root for each young man. I strive to show each of my clients how therapy is a useful and practical tool to deal with whatever they're struggling with. Starting therapy can be intimidating and the process can be life change.


Brooke  Bralove

Brooke Bralove

4940 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $335 per session

Through psychotherapy, every person has the capacity to grow and change and live the life they’ve always imagined. I can help you recognize and alter patterns in your life, develop new skills to enhance your relationships with family, friends, and partners, and move toward greater joy and personal fulfillment.


Global Psychotherapy Center

Global Psychotherapy Center

4400 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $200 per session

Global Psychotherapy is a group practice in Bethesda, MD and Washington DC whose providers specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, and acculturation issues. They also have a special interest in working with members of the international community. Their approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), attachment-based work, and mindfulness practices.

The providers at Global Psychotherapy offer sessions in English, Spanish, French and Arabic therapy. They strive to help each client tap into their inner resources in order to implement meaningful changes in their lives, and look forward to meeting you.


Uzma  Knouss

Uzma Knouss

4905 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

As a therapist, I believe it is my job is to help clients understand and create meaning of the problems they are experiencing and uncover how these problems are affecting their lives. Together we will learn how to make the changes that you need to in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life.


Mindy  Sutton

Mindy Sutton

Online Sessions, MD

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!


Sarah  Nichols

Sarah Nichols

Online Sessions, MD

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

Have you been in a “funk” lately with no idea how to get out? Are you sure there is more to life, but are unsure how to find it? Maybe these thoughts are originating from depression, anxiety, or grief and you’re feeling it is time to reach out for help. The good news is that I am here to help. Together we can develop a plan, address negative behaviors, and reduce unwanted thoughts from getting in the way of living your best life.

Working together, we will utilize multiple therapy practices to assist you in becoming your best self. I practice solely in Teletherapy to provide you with counseling at your convenience.

I work exclusively online with early morning, evening, and weekend availability to make it easy to fit therapy into your life on your terms. Together we can begin to build a life you feel ready to take on each day. I am here to empower you while supporting you and providing understanding as to what you have been going through.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, MD

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

All you need to bring to therapy is an open mind and a willingness to explore. I am a very interactive therapist; I give a lot of feedback and guidance. In my work with individuals, I help people see how they developed the coping skills and defense mechanisms they did, and how to begin recognizing them in a less judgmental way. I also teach couples new communication skills: how to rebuild trust and safety after a breach, how to mirror one another, ways to validate and empathize. We work on breaking bad patterns and create healthier ones using positivity and appreciations.

It's so rewarding to help children, couples and families heal old and current wounds, and to see my clients use therapy as a way to soar to new emotional freedoms. Please don't be in pain anymore: contact me so we can set goals together, develop healthier ways of coping, and watch you blossom


Online Virtual Counselors

Online Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, MD

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Online Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Online Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Rebecca  Newkirk

Rebecca Newkirk

Online Sessions, MD

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

You’re getting everything done, and anyone on the outside would say you’re absolutely rocking it. But for some reason you never quite feel that way. It always feels like you’re one misstep from everything falling apart, or letting everyone down. 

You don’t have to feel this way all the time. You can start to breathe more and worry less. You can feel more confident in your relationships and trust yourself and your decisions more instead of always second guessing. 

Our work together, at its core, is building a relationship where you can safely and honestly explore your thoughts and feelings so you can move forward.


Can't find a provider who fits what you're looking for?

See all therapists specializing in self-esteem in Maryland: