Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem causes you to feel insignificant, unworthy of love, like a burden to others, or unsure that you can be successful in life.  You might even feel like you deserve to be treated poorly.  Many people with low self-esteem believe false negative thoughts about themselves and have the tendency to disregard positive attributes.  If you are experiencing low self-esteem, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling unlovable/unworthy/incompetent

  • Mind reading (think that others view you in the same negative way you view yourself)

  • Depression

  • Fear/Anxiety (of making mistake/being rejected/looking foolish)

  • Excessive apologizing

  • Needy in relationships

  • Poor boundaries

  • Lack of assertiveness (passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive)

  • Perfectionism

  • Irrational/distorted self-statements

  • Obsessive-compulsive or addictive behaviors

  • Overreacts to situations

  • Hypersensitivity


If you suffer from low self-esteem, it permeates every aspect of your life and affects your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  Through my approach to self-esteem counseling, I can help you build your confidence gradually so that you can start to believe in yourself and accept that your accomplishments are genuine and richly deserved.  Using a combination of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, compassion focused therapy, and mindfulness skills, I can help you love yourself and develop a more optimistic outlook in life.
 
I urge you to call or contact me, and we’ll get started.  I look forward to helping you!