Are You Struggling With Self-esteem issues?

Do you not like who and what you see in the mirror? Do you feel shame, embarrassment or anger towards yourself? Do you feel like you compare yourself to others and criticize yourself? Perhaps you feel like you are a failure and never going to accomplish anything. Do you wish you could stay in control of your thoughts and feelings about yourself and live a more peaceful and connected life? 

Living with low self-esteem can make you feel overwhelmed and powerless. Negative thoughts about oneself can negatively impact your daily life. You may have difficulty getting out of bed because you feel bad about yourself and are embarrassed to go to school or work. Routine activities become more challenging because you don’t believe in yourself and your capacities. Daily functioning is more challenging and your relationships with family, friends and significant others may be suffering

 You Are Not Alone In Your Struggle With Self-esteem

Self-esteem is the degree to which we respect ourselves, feel confident and value ourselves. Low self-esteem is associated with self-criticism, social isolation, anger, shame and self-doubt. Self-esteem can negatively impact children, teens and adults during various periods in their lives. While the severity and triggers to individuals’ self-esteem range widely, many common factors contribute to one’s self-esteem. For instance, people are faced with many unspoken expectations in life, such as to hold a successful job, find a compatible partner, get married and raise children. Juggling all of these expectations can be overwhelming to say the least.

The recent influence of social media has added another level of expectation. On these platforms, individuals can easily compare themselves to their friends and family members. Often, these comparisons place immense pressure on people to display a perfect life to their peers.

While self-esteem is one of the most common challenges for some individuals, it’s also one of the most commonly and effectively treated. With the help of an experienced therapist, you can better understand your self-esteem issues, learn techniques to mitigate symptoms and find the relief you are desperately seeking.

 Relieve Yourself Of Poor Self-image With Self-esteem Treatment

Low self-esteem can be debilitating, and it’s common to want to experience immediate relief. In initial sessions, your experienced and compassionate Life Balance Counseling therapist can help you reduce your stress level right away. You can learn a few techniques that can help you address your negative self-esteem thoughts. And, throughout self-esteem treatment sessions, your therapist will continue to teach you effective techniques to mitigate negative self-esteem thoughts in the future.

In addition to developing cognitive restructuring techniques, you and your therapist can work together to identify the underlying causes of and triggers to your negative self-esteem thoughts and feelings. Taking into consideration your personality, history and the situations in which you feel most negative your self-esteem, your therapist will tailor-create an individualized plan that incorporates unique tools and strategies. If you’re engaging in negative thinking patterns (most people with low self-esteem do), your therapist can help you reframe your thought processes. You and your therapist can work together to dissect your thoughts and begin to understand why your patterns of thinking lead to low self-esteem. Once you gain a deeper knowledge of your thought process, you can rationalize your thoughts from a new perspective and modify them as needed.

In addition, your therapist may also incorporate thought logs or journaling to help you keep track of the thoughts that come to mind during different times of the day or week. Self-esteem treatment sessions may also include art and music therapy, positive affirmation strategies as well as helpful diet and exercise tips, depending on your needs and interests.

For Six years, the therapists at Life Balance Counseling have specialized in helping individuals take control of their self-esteem and live a calmer, more connected and balanced life. No matter the severity or triggers of your self-esteem, there is help and hope. It is possible for you to find peace through self-esteem treatment.

You may believe that you could benefit from self-esteem treatment, but still have a few questions and concerns…

I have struggled with self-esteem for a long time. I am worried I cannot find relief. 

No matter how long you’ve struggled with self-esteem, there is help and hope for relief. Our team of experienced therapists has helped hundreds of individuals find freedom from even the most severe self-esteem issues. When you attend your first counseling session, your therapist will outline a clear plan toward relief. Using tools and techniques that are tailored to your specific needs and interests, you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to live a calmer and more fulfilling life. 

I am concerned about spending time and money on self-esteem treatment. Will it be worth the investment?

The money and time spent on self-esteem treatment can improve your life in many ways. For example, self-esteem may be holding you back from fostering relationships with your loved ones and friends, staying focused at work and getting a good night’s rest. By addressing your self-esteem now, you have a better chance of finding faster and more effective relief that can have a positive effect on many areas of your life.

I am worried about what others will think of me if I attend self-esteem treatment. 

Our safe, nonjudgmental counseling sessions are 100 percent confidential. No one needs to know that you’re attending sessions unless you choose to tell them. That said, your friends and family would probably be happy to know that you have made the decision to positively change your life. Once you start to find relief through self-esteem treatment, you may even want to spread the word to help others who may have similar struggles.

Find Balance, Peace And Resilience

If you are ready to free yourself from the burden of poor self-image and self-worth and live a calm, confident and connected life, we invite you to call us for a free 15-minute phone consultation. We’re happy to discuss your needs, our practice and how self-esteem treatment can help.