Self-Esteem is an integral part of your overall well-being. We will work with you to begin to increase the degree to which you feel confident, valuable, and worthy.
Low self-esteem often comes with feelings of shame and self-doubt, and is connected in many ways to anxiety and depression.
- “I don’t like anything about myself.”
- “I will never succeed.”
- “I’m not worthy.”
- “It’s all my fault.”
These are some common examples of negative self-talk patterns that often come with feelings of low self-esteem. This kind of negative self-talk is both a symptom and a perpetuator of anxiety and depression, and can often contribute to other self-destructive behaviors and mental health concerns such as:
Low self-esteem can develop in childhood, when children internalize messages of harsh criticism, bullying, or child abuse. Low self-esteem can also develop in adulthood, as a result of demoralizing life changes such as breakups, loss of employment and social isolation. These experiences can affect your confidence and self-worth, causing a cycle of negative beliefs and self-talk. Together, we will find the root of your struggle with self-esteem and will begin to shift your shame and self-doubt into confidence and self-worth.