You may feel like others are constantly criticizing you or pointing out every flaw or mistake that you make. In an attempt to avoid the constant critical eye of others you may strive for perfection that always seems to fall just out of your reach. Self-esteem is just one way of describing the story that we tell ourselves about ourselves. The way that you view your strengths, your weaknesses, your obstacles and opportunities are all impacted by your self-esteem. Having a positive self-image and healthy level of self-esteem is important in enabling you to explore your full potential.
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What is Self-Esteem?
Self-esteem is our belief of our own personal worth or value. When we experience low self-esteem we often have trouble liking ourselves or viewing who we are objectively. A lack of self-esteem can negatively impact our ability to make decisions, decrease our motivation and create beliefs that we are not good enough or are unworthy. This can cause us to stop ourselves before even trying a new thing because we already believe we are incapable of doing it.
- Guilt or shame
- Critical or negative thoughts of self
- Difficulty accepting compliments
- Hypersensitivity to criticism
- Withdrawal or isolation
- Comparison to others
- Neglect of personal needs
- Lack a sense of belonging
Let us empower you so that your self-esteem stops overpowering you.
Our therapists will work with you to redefine your beliefs of yourself to create a meaningful life. You behaviors are highly impacted by your feelings and thoughts. We will help you identify your limiting thoughts you are placing on yourself and write new ones to change your behaviors.