About Emily Roberts, MA, LPC - Author of the Building Self-Esteem Blog

April 24, 2012 Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Emily Roberts, MA, LPC, is known by many as The Guidance Girl. She is a trained psychotherapist, psychological consultant. She is also the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. Her mission is to empower, inspire, and educate others. She is passionate about teaching her workshops about self-esteem and self-confidence. Her experience in private practice, academic settings and hospital settings helped her develop programs and workshops for children and adults of all ages, which focus on loving yourself and feeling your best. As an expert in the” millennium generation”, she frequently speaks to parents and schools on cyberbullying and technology related issues, as well as lectures on developing self-esteem and empowerment.

Emily splits her time between her private practice in Austin, Texas and New York City, where she leads workshops. She has extensive training and experience in working with a variety of populations and diagnosis including; DBT, CBT, trauma, child and adolescent challenges, life transitions, spectrum disorders anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, and eating disorders.

In her weekly blog, she will provide you with skills and tools to feel your best. “Everyone can use a boost in confidence or self esteem at some point in their lives, including Emily herself. She will share with you the skills that worked for her and her clients.” Known for being approachable and straightforward, Emily is your guide to gaining the confidence you want to show the world, and the self-esteem to feel it within yourself.

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Emily is the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are.You can visit Emily’s Guidance Girl website. You can also find her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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Author: Emily Roberts MA, LPC

Emily is a psychotherapist, she is intensively trained in DBT, she the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. You can visit Emily’s Guidance Girl website. You can also find her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

August, 1 2018 at 10:18 pm

How can I know that I won’t have or be feeling low self esteem after I overcome it can it come again? Kinda scares me.

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Samantha stanley
September, 6 2016 at 12:57 pm

I was curious if you could give me and my friend some tips. In one of our classes we have to do a project where we have to create something from the ground up. It doesn't have to be big, but the goal is to make it something we could continue for years. Something that will help our community. My group wanted to do something with helping with self-image and self worth. I know a lot of teenagers struggle with feeling important and good. We already made a little survey to see how everyone feels about themselves. After we get the results and we come up with an idea for a club or an after school activity to help people stay positive. If you have any ideas or tips I would greatly appreciate an E-mail. I would also appreciate it if you took our survey. Its please pass it on as well if you can. We really need help getting this out there we have tried everything and it would really help us if you passed our survey around to your friends or family etc. Thank you

E. Amoo
November, 19 2015 at 3:54 am

Hi Dear Miss
I want to buy your book, Express Yourself: A Teen Girl's Guide To Speaking Up And Being Who You Are. But I don't have access to its content. It's so important for me to know it. If possible inform me about it. I've come to pick your brain.
Thank you. yours sincerely. E. A.

June, 15 2015 at 8:56 pm

I just finished reading the book express yourself for teens and i liked it until i got to the chapter on romantic relationships. What about the ones who dont have a relationship or anyone interested in them? How do i not feel left out. I felt left out of my peers, and now i feel left out of this book... :(

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

June, 18 2015 at 3:44 pm

Hi Shannon! I've been in your shoes. The best way to feel good with or without a relationship is to start loving yourself more and more each day. When you feel good about yourself you will attract the right partner. Try and think of it like this "if it's not this it's something better." Email me at and I can give you more advice. You are awesome and someone WORTHY will be attracted to you.

freedom tam
October, 14 2014 at 9:10 am

Hi emily, can you make a video for mental or physcial rehabilitant to build their self esteem, during the recovery period?

Coleen Harper
November, 26 2013 at 8:29 am

Emily, I'm looking forward to be involved in using your tools, as I have suffered all my life with poor self-esteem! I'm also ready to put some goals ahead of me to overcome many mental illnesses!! Its uncanny that Ive had all this turmoil in my life, but my entire childhood I was a champion swimmer from ages 8-16. So why can't I apply myself today as I did then?? Yes, only Coleen knows that answer!? Time to be a Champion again, and putting ME first!!!

May, 22 2013 at 4:08 am

Hi. I need some good material on helping my 9yr old w low self esteem. I'd love to do a workshop w her. We live in mass. But I'm willing to travel.

Freedom Tam
February, 11 2013 at 11:29 pm

You mean I can learn to be happy and confident??
It seems very abstract........
Compared with other,I always feel inferior or not good, I always depend on others . I want to learn how to become much more confident ,independent. How to do this? Is it possible?

Mary Kate
October, 24 2012 at 5:17 am

I agree with you about self esteem, confidence and its all up to the individual. I've just been diagnosed with Bi Polar. It hasn't been easy the past few weeks but I'm determined to fight this head on and get back on track. I believe in myself and I will do this.
Enjoyed reading you're blog :)

Freedom Tam
August, 31 2012 at 12:41 pm

Hi, I come from Hong Kong . I have a question.
Actually , I did many things why i can't aware the feeling?
Thank you ~

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

September, 11 2012 at 11:43 pm

Do you mean that you cant become aware of the feelings? If so I am glad to help, sometimes we get so overwhelmed with staying in "our head" that we cant become aware of how our body responds to stress or get in touch with our sense of self. Once we do this we have a better opportunity to connect and learn what we need. Does this help answer your question?

July, 29 2012 at 1:32 pm

Like so many others who have contacted you, my self-esteem is in the toilet. I came across some of your articles while looking for books on thinking positive and self-esteem. I was just wondering if your book had come out already or when it would be available for purchase? I was also wondering how do I sign up to receive the weekly articles you send out or your blog?

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

August, 5 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hi There! Thanks for reaching out. Book is still in the works-however, I do believe you can sign up on HealthyPlace or every Wednesday check back- that's when my blog is up.
Take Good Care,

be confident
June, 20 2012 at 9:23 am

It's actually a cool and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

April, 26 2012 at 10:46 pm

Hi Bev,
Glad you are here I hope you find the blogs helpful. Feel free to let me know of any topics you would like me to cover.
Take Good Care,

April, 25 2012 at 3:01 pm

Congrats on the new blog Emily! This is great! I enjoy your work and can't wait to read your upcoming blogs.

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