Low Self-Esteem

It’s time to start believing you’re worthy

Self-esteem describes how we feel about ourselves, how much we like ourselves, and how worthy we are, feeling of confidence and capability. People with a healthy level of self-esteem feel “good enough,” and find their abilities, and self-worthy of love, respect, and deserve the good things life has to offer.

The impact of low self-esteem.

Individuals that struggle with low self-esteem tend to view themselves as less worthy than others, and have difficulty believing in themselves as capable of achieving their goals in life. They tend to feel as if they are “fooling,” others and may even experience “imposter,” syndrome as if they are fooling others. They tend to beat themselves up and focus on their perceived negative attributes. You may find it difficult to express your opinions or assert yourself. There may be difficulty saying “no,” and expressing your needs and putting them first. As a result of low self-esteem, you may find yourself settling for mediocracy in terms of goals, relationships, and overall life satisfaction. There may be feelings of depression, anxiety and shame.

Low Self-Esteem and Treatment

My treatment approach offers several advantages which utilize evidence-based practices specifically designed to address low self-esteem and to help you feel better about yourself. At its heart, low self-esteem is caused by a set of negative beliefs and unmet core needs. This is why a specialized approach is necessary. My approach includes:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Face your fears and worries gradually. Learn how our beliefs of ourselves, the world and others affect our emotions and behaviors.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) Understanding that by changing the way we think we can change the way we feel. Understanding our thought constructs and judgments can affect our emotions and actions towards them.

Schema Therapy A systematic modality that sees clients understand why they behave in the ways that they do, get in touch with their feelings and attain emotional relief, and benefit from learning practical, active ways to make better choices for themselves in the future.