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13,427 people sought self-esteem counseling help in Virginia in the last year

Discover how starting self-esteem counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 118 therapists in Virginia available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Self-esteem counseling

What is Self-esteem counseling?

Self-esteem counseling is a therapeutic technique that works to improve an individual's self-esteem and, through that, their overall mental health. Self-esteem counselors will help clients discover the roots of their poor self-esteem and work with them to build it back up and improve their quality of life.

How does Self-esteem counseling work?

Self-esteem counseling works by addressing thought or behavioral patterns that may be connected to an individual's low self-esteem and adjusting them to be more helpful and uplifting. Through this process, Thriveworks therapists in Charlottesville will help clients better understand the reasons behind their low self-esteem and learn to effectively address those reasons, both in therapy and on their own.

Is Self-esteem counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks self-esteem counseling in Charlottesville, VA is conducted both in person and virtually through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Self-esteem counseling last?

On average, self-esteem counseling can last around 12 sessions. However, the needs and symptoms of each client will always vary, which means that the duration of counseling will differ as well. Some may find they only require a few sessions, while others might prefer to stay in counseling on an ongoing basis.

Need more help deciding?

Do you have a hard time identifying your positive qualities?  Do you feel inferior to other people? Do you feel lost or empty at times?   If so, you may benefit from a Self-Esteem Group.

Jennifer Smith, LPC, and Anita Dean, LPC, will be facilitating this group on Sunday evenings, every 2 weeks, from 5:00 to 6:15 pm. Each group session will include an educational component about how to understand and improve your personal self-concept. You will learn to identify and more fully accept your strengths and weaknesses. You can begin to embrace your own uniqueness!

You will have the opportunity to put what you learn into practice during group time, guided by the group facilitator.  You will also be provided with tools to take home and use between sessions.  As group members become more comfortable with one another; time will be set aside for “checking in,” receiving support, and benefiting from the experience of others. You may also just listen if you choose.

The group is designed to run for 12 sessions, after which members may choose to continue, or complete their time in group.  The facilitators will use evidence-based practices and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Action and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Studies have shown that these are effective in treating Mood Disorders, including anxiety and depression, as well as improving Self-Esteem/Self-worth.

Both group leaders, Anita Dean, LPC, and Jennifer Smith, LPC have years of clinical counseling experience and have worked in a wide variety of settings. Their specialties include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety, mood disorders, and adjustment and stress-related disorders. They can help you deal with life transitions and assist you in changing negative behavior patterns.

If your clinician recommends this group for you, and you are interested, you may email us at anitad@thriveworks.com or Jennifers@thriveworks.com, so that we can set up a time to talk, and see if the group may be beneficial for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Charlottesville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.6 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Sharon Davis for about 6 weeks now, and she is helping me greatly with my relationship with my husband. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me some wonderful exercises for my anxiety. I just love working with Sharon, she really helps me to understand my emotions, and the need to love myself!
Read more I have been seeing Sharon Davis for about 6 weeks now, and she is helping me greatly with my relationship with my husband. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me some wonderful exercises for my anxiety. I just love working with Sharon, she really helps me to understand my emotions, and the need to love myself!
Cynthia Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of working with Hiawatha as a colleague. His easy going manner and warmth as a clinician helps him to quickly connect with others. It is clear to me that Hiawatha cares a great deal for those he supports.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Hiawatha as a colleague. His easy going manner and warmth as a clinician helps him to quickly connect with others. It is clear to me that Hiawatha cares a great deal for those he supports.
Charlottesville Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
Read more Reaching out to Thriveworks was a great decision. The service is excellent and the representative matched me with the best counselor for my needs. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but I was pleasantly surprised when I met Anita Dean. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about others. I have observed that she doesn't create cookie cutter plans. Instead, she creates a plan specific to the needs of her her clients. My husband and I lost our sweet family pet of over 15 1/2 years and it also caused the loss of a child to resurface. Anita, has handled my situation with care and assisted me as I walked through the grief process. I am so grateful.
Charlottesville Jul 2019
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★★★★
I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
Read more I have been involved in therapy for most of my adult life. I can say with all honesty and sincerity that my experience with Thriveworks has been the best so far and I am 55, now that's saying a lot!
Charlottesville Oct 2018
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★★★★★
Great experience so far.
Charsville Jul 2018
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Great practice!
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
Read more I really loved working with John Stone. He’s an awesome councelor from what i can gather from one visit. The environment was also comfortable and relaxing in his office. He made me feel it was safe to approach him. Im gonna continue my seesions with him.
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Exceptional place with the best docs!
Charlottesville Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with Shear Magic Salon, Sei Bella Salon, New Looks Studio, Hairflair, Ishan Gala Foundation, Embrace Home Loans, Alpha Home Care Services, and JBD Mobile Catering & Events. We are located at the corner of Commonwealth Drive and Greenbrier Drive. Next to us on Commonwealth Drive is Commonwealth Drive Cemetery and Charlottesville Blue Ridge Dental. Across the street is Lighten Up hair salon.

Phone number

(434) 205-6776

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Romanian
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