You might need therapy for self-esteem if:
- You struggle to speak your mind or share your needs with others
- You worry a lot about being a burden
- You have often made yourself “small”
- You don’t believe your needs or wants are important
- You pay a lot of attention to how other people are feeling
Self- esteem is a complex issue, and other terms that go well with it include self-confidence, self-compassion, and people-pleasing.
I have found that many clients who believe they struggle with self- esteem are often “people-pleasers”, or are people who spend a lot of time taking responsibility for other people’s emotions and ignoring their own. Self-esteem is impacted more by how we treat ourselves and talk to ourselves than anything else.
Therapy for self-esteem can be a life-changing endeavor.
How I can Help:
I’ll help you figure how and why you learned to people-please or believe what you need/want isn’t important. These conversations can be hard, scary, and sad- but the insight you might gain can be so valuable to your healing.
We will learn about self-compassion, boundaries, and emotional regulation, and I will encourage to practice these things out in the real world. Often when our self-esteem and self-compassion increases, so do the quality of our relationships and our lives.