Therapists Specializing in Self-Esteem in Virginia

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 Virginia 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, VA

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.


Mindy  Sutton

Mindy Sutton

Online Sessions, VA

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, VA

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.


Ellis  Bernstein

Ellis Bernstein

Online Sessions, VA

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

Good therapy works. However, there are often barriers between you and "good therapy." It's hard to find a therapist that is a fitting match, hard to look at your life with honesty, and hard to work on becoming a better person. I understand that this process of finding a therapist is oftentimes daunting, frustrating, and difficult. Whether we end up working together or not, I want to use this message to encourage you to take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and keep at it. It typically works best for clients to schedule consultations with a couple different therapists, and try to get a sense for which pairing feels like a good fit. Trust your gut - you'll know it when you find it. All the while, I hope you remember one thing that I find to be abundantly clear: good therapy works!


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, VA

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, VA

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, VA

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.


Natalie Kathrin Horn

Natalie Kathrin Horn

Online Sessions, VA

Insurances: Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness, or motivation you are not alone. Many of us encounter roadblocks that interfere with our ability to live a life full of joy, meaning, purpose, and vitality. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions keep us stuck and cause us to feel we are merely surviving rather than thriving.

As a psychologist and coach, I am here to guide you along your journey to better health and wellness. Whether you are looking to make a major life change or a small adjustment I am here to help you move toward your vision for the future. Let's work together to identify what’s holding you back, overcome the roadblocks, and help you transform into your happiest and healthiest self.

As a human being, I understand wanting to live, not simply exist. Throughout my life I have learned that setting achievable goals and dreaming big can co-exist. I have used many of the same strategies I use in my professional work to achieve my own personal goals. If we are honest with ourselves about what we want, have the courage to work at it day after day, and embrace progress over perfection, we are capable of achieving so much more than we thought possible. Let me help you create a life that is overflowing with the experiences and purpose you’ve always wanted.

If you think we might be a good fit, contact me to schedule a free consultation today. I look forward to hearing from you!


Whitley  Lassen

Whitley Lassen

Online Sessions, VA

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

I will work with you to learn coping skills and strategies to manage stress and anxiety, so that you can live a meaningful and purposeful life. At the end of therapy, you will be like your own therapist. Take control of your anxiety, worry, fears, and phobias today by scheduling a phone consultation.


Adam  Prestegord

Adam Prestegord

2 Herbert Street, Alexandria, VA, 22305

Online Sessions, VA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 - $165 per session

Thanks for your interest. I hope to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and assist you towards your personal goals. I work as a psychodynamic therapist, meaning that together we can examine how unconscious beliefs, past relationships, and our interactions in the present moment affect you and your current concerns. Additionally, I use CBT and mindfulness strategies to help develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in the LGBTQ population, but welcome all who are seeking support and wanting to build personal insight.


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