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Is shame negatively affecting your life? Many people feel shame for all sorts of reasons, but shame is often a weapon used in bullying behaviors to make others feel defenseless, embarrassed, or confused. If you are experiencing these symptoms of shame, then it's a good idea to seek professional assistance from a licensed therapist, who can help you make sense of those feelings and stop them at the source.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Common Signs of Shame

If you’re wondering whether you’re experiencing shame, this section is for you. Shame can bring on a myriad of symptoms, including:

  • Feelings of vulnerability.
  • Feelings of rejection.
  • Feeling small in relation to others.
  • Worrying about failing.
  • Worrying about what others may think about you.

This is not an exhaustive list. Licensed therapist Aaron Mason wrote this article about shame, imperfections, and the difference between guilt and shame.

Don’t Wait: Get Shame Counseling Today!

It’s totally normal to feel shame in the short term, but when these feelings linger or grow over time, they can have detrimental effects on your self-esteem and mental health as a whole. Therapy can help tremendously by helping you discover the source of your shame and how to overcome it. And Mental Health Match can help you find a quality therapist to get started. Start by browsing below or using our free therapist matching tool.

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David Mancuso
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Get you to be the version of you, you always wanted to be. Shift and change repetitive behavior that no longer serves you. Use past and current experiences to unlock news ways of seeing yourself and approaching relationships.


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Together, we will:

Get you to be the version of you, you always wanted to be. Shift and change repetitive behavior that no longer serves you. Use past and current experiences to unlock news ways of seeing yourself and approaching relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I strongly believe that we all possess a unique, authentic self, shining beneath the shoulders, woulds and coulds of social expectations. We will work to unearth and recalibrate the true you and allow that to flow into all of your relationships.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples issues
  • Couples sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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David  Mancuso remote and phone therapy in California, Massachusetts, New York
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Dr. Kimia Mansoor
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work together to increase your self-knowledge and to empower you to move forward, even in the most difficult circumstances.


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Together, we will:

work together to increase your self-knowledge and to empower you to move forward, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Something to know about my approach is:

I attune to the ways culture, attachment, and trauma influence a person's life. My practice is informed by psychodynamics, attachment theory, social justice, family systems, and other depth-focused approaches to treatment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Identity Development
  • Immigration
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Use
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Dr. Kimia Mansoor remote and phone therapy in California
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Logan Brantley
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combine the art & science of psychotherapy to safely create contained opportunities for improved neuroplasticity, relational, and emotional wellness; in turn detangling complex emotions and revealing a truly integrated Self.


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Together, we will:

combine the art & science of psychotherapy to safely create contained opportunities for improved neuroplasticity, relational, and emotional wellness; in turn detangling complex emotions and revealing a truly integrated Self.

Something to know about my approach is:

through the use of “bottom-up processing” in somatic parts-work and expressive art techniques we are able to surpass the cognitive brain, therefore opening up deeper opportunities for developing a more resilient nervous system after trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Complex Trauma
  • developmental trauma
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Incest
  • Inner Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • multicultural identity
  • Panic
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • relational trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Self-expression
  • Self Regulation
  • Self-Worth
  • Sexual Trauma
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Logan Brantley remote and phone therapy in California, District Of Columbia, Maryland
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Corrina Levine
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We will work toward managing your daily stressors by diving deep in to core issues, as well as rationally work through your emotions, decision making, and communication skills. ~ You do not have to walk this road of self-improvement alone!


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Together, we will:

We will work toward managing your daily stressors by diving deep in to core issues, as well as rationally work through your emotions, decision making, and communication skills. ~ You do not have to walk this road of self-improvement alone!

Something to know about my approach is:

In our therapy sessions, I will assist you in learning coping skills for your anxious or depressed moods, create safety plans to feel more secure in the future, learn healthy boundaries, and work toward regaining security and power over your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Corrina  Levine remote and phone therapy in California
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Erin Gish-Stiles
Together, we will:

discuss and re-assess self-esteem, self-worth, and "enough-ness" (through validating and supporting my clients as experts of themselves), along with boundaries, modifying core beliefs, and engaging in self-care.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

discuss and re-assess self-esteem, self-worth, and "enough-ness" (through validating and supporting my clients as experts of themselves), along with boundaries, modifying core beliefs, and engaging in self-care.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help clients engage in self-compassion and develop healthy boundaries during the experiences of processing and grieving their loss of Self due to external and internal expectations.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Erin Gish-Stiles remote and phone therapy in California