Self-esteem is your perception of your own overall worth and value.
This is a decision that has been made about the self by the self. This decision is influenced by a range of factors, such as how you were treated by your family and peers while growing up. Additionally, messages from the media are interpreted consciously and subconsciously about how we compare to others, and past negative experiences can have a devastating impact on one’s attitude toward oneself.
Why Self-Esteem Matters
How we feel about ourselves impacts every aspect of our lives. It guides our social experiences and romantic relationships. It has an impact on our potential income. If we do not have confidence, we can settle for much less than we deserve and we may fail to reach our full potential.
Increasing self-esteem and learning to love ourselves will help us lead happier and healthier lives. No matter what age one is, it is important to take good care of ourselves and feel good about who we are.
What to Expect from Therapy
Self-esteem is developed through life experiences. When you have a bad experience and internalize it, rather than process and release it, negative self-thoughts and cognitive distortions emerge. These distorted views then become part of your idea of your own self-worth.
Therapy can help you build confidence by learning how to identify and change negative self-perception. Deeper issues can also be explored and worked through, in order to move past underlying issues and begin to change our experience of ourselves and our place in the world.
It is hard to change how you feel about yourself if you don’t know where the root of the problem comes from, but every person has the ability to empower themselves.
Feel better today
In my practice, I develop a customized treatment plan for each individual. I can help you identify past issues that have caused you to feel negative about yourself. Together we will work through them and transform how you feel about yourself.
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