Therapy for Self-Esteem
Do you frequently second guess yourself? Do you often feel awkward and self-conscious in social settings? Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and finding you never measure up?
The relationship we have with ourselves, is the most important of our relationships. How we feel about ourselves, how we treat ourselves, and what we allow ourselves to expect from others and from life, impacts all of you other relationships in big ways. If we do not have a healthy relationship with ourselves, and constantly feel at odds, frustrated, irritated by what we do, feel, and think, we begin to navigate the world feeling insecure, self-doubtful, and uncertain. If we, instead, have a relationship with ourselves where we can feel self-compassion, we understand why we do things the way we do, and we stay focused on taking responsibility of our emotions and needs in our relationships with self and others, then we can navigate the world feeling confident, intentional, and self-aware.
Regardless of how low self-esteem manifests, the results may include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Lack of joy in life
- Anger, guilt, sadness
- A lack of resilience
- Eating issues
Treatment for Low Self-Esteem
The good news is that therapy can help you establish a healthier relationship with yourself, and therefore with others as well. Most people developed their way of relating to themselves/others during childhood and have been living with low self-esteem for a very long time. For this reason, it is advised that they seek the guidance of a trained psychologist.
Having a knowledgeable and supportive therapist in your corner can help you develop a healthier and more realistic sense of self. They will help you connect the dots in your life, discover where your low self-esteem came from and empower you to change the way you relate to yourself so you can absolve your negative beliefs and critical self-talk and replace them with self-love and self-compassion.
If you suffer from low self-esteem and would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to me.