Self-esteem is one of the pillars of our well-being. It is a complex concept that reflects our thoughts about ourselves. People with healthy self-esteem have a positive opinion about themselves while those who battle low self-esteem often find themselves prisoners of self-imposed limits.
Self-esteem is an intrinsic quality that needs to be nourished and developed since early childhood. However, not many of us know how to manage our self-esteem and it’s not uncommon to fall into negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behavior.
Poor self-esteem has often been associated with mental health conditions, like anxiety, depression, and codependency, and it can have an impact on every facet of our daily life.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
How can self-esteem counseling help?
People with low self-esteem are often trapped by their negative self-talk. They are the ones that set their limits while desperately searching for perfection. Mental health professionals can help you escape the prison of negative thoughts and focus on the positive.
Mental health issues like low self-esteem are usually treated with “person-centered” or “person-centric” therapy. In other words, a therapist will work to solve the problem from the inside out and focus on the present. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has proved to be very successful when dealing with self-esteem issues, negative core beliefs, and anxiety.
You will learn to identify and recognize the root cause of your negative thoughts and low self-esteem. It may be a crisis at home, loss of employment, problems with a loved one, or even seemingly insignificant issues, like the failure of a test. As soon as you are able to identify the trigger, you become aware of its impact on your self-esteem. This will allow you to manage it and take constructive action.
I will help you to take a step back and detach yourself from negative thoughts and beliefs. As a counselor, I will show you how to evaluate the situation and turn your negativity into positivity. You will learn how to objectively assess yourself and accept your strengths and limitations. This is the foundation of healthy self-esteem.
You will learn to be fair to yourself, avoid being overly apologetic, stand by your values, and maintain a healthier relationship with yourself. Self-esteem counseling will lead the way to your truth, acceptance, and well-being.
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
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