Self-esteem. It is a topic that is relatable to every person. Whether your self-esteem is high or your self-esteem is low, we all are affected by this concept.

In therapy, many people present for self-esteem issues. Likewise, many people present for other issues that often actually turn out to be a deeper reflection of their opinion of them self and their tendency to devalue them self. This is because many problem areas are impacted by self-esteem, and similarly, and have a direct effect on one’s self-esteem.
Having positive and high self-esteem is a critical component to living a happy, healthy, productive, and high-quality life.

Therapy for Self-Esteem

Treating self-esteem difficulties is not all that complicated. In fact, many of the tasks that are assigned during the course of therapy are not complicated in the slightest. However, this does not mean they are easy. For the person who struggles with their self-esteem, completing these tasks is incredibly challenging.

For many, they may feel as though they are lying to themselves and just trying to make themselves feel better. In this way, they are used to and almost would rather continue to tell themselves the negative and often destructive things that they have been.

The key to self-esteem work (and just about every other area of growth) is consistency. If you are not consistent in addressing and changing your self view, it is not likely that things will be much different. Again, the actual tasks that are required to build self-esteem are not complicated. Rather, they are emotionally trying and many people who have self-esteem problems possess a mental block that interferes with their ability to see that they are not actually the things they have told themselves for so long. Part of therapy is working through those mental blocks and developing an open mind to be able to see one’s self differently.

When people engage in negative self-talk, the question I often ask is: Can you imagine if your friend talked to you that way?
And so I elaborate: why is it okay for a person to say such negative, degrading, belittling, condescending remarks to themself? If you wouldn’t take that type of treatment from a friend, why are you willing to put up with it from yourself?

 

WE CAN HELP

If you are looking to regain or strengthen your confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem, we would love to help. We can provide the tools and strategies needed for helping you change your thinking, recognize your strengths, and develop positive self-beliefs. The impact of this type of mental change will impact every area of your life for the better. In addition to strategy, we provide continued support and a realistic framework to keep you motivated and progressing.

Whatever the reason, give us a call or send us an email.  Remember, there are many reasons why people seek therapy. Professional mental health assistance can greatly benefit you in many ways, including making important changes in your life.

We are committed to providing therapy and counseling services in a comfortable, relaxing, encouraging, and non-judgmental environment to yield the most realistic and best outcomes.  Give us a call or email us today to schedule an appointment.

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