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Low Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

The beliefs we hold about ourselves can either help or hinder our self-esteem and feelings of confidence. Women specifically face significant struggles with self-esteem and confidence for a number of factors. When we have low self-esteem and/or confidence, we also see a direct link to negative self-talk, anxiety, depression, substance use/abuse, difficulty setting boundaries in relationships, body image struggles, and more.

In order to effectively treat any mental health symptom, we must be mindful and attentive to the impact our self-esteem and feelings of confidence have on our moods. To offer comprehensive holistic care, Psychotherapy for Women explores self-esteem and feelings of confidence with all clients to aid in creating a more positive relationship with yourself and decreasing negative self-talk.

Common causes of poor self-esteem and lack of self-confidence include:

  • Comparing oneself to the way others look, dress, or act.
  • Being talked down to by a spouse or partner.
  • Negative beliefs you hold about yourself.
  • History of trauma and abuse.
  • Negative self-talk.
  • Other medical diagnoses and health problems.
  • Lack of positive support.
  • Being undervalued or underappreciated in relationships.
  • Spending time trying to please others.
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If you are struggling with low self-esteem and/or lack of self-confidence, there is help

Psychotherapy for Women has helped many women improve self-confidence by identifying and challenging negative thoughts and beliefs about themselves, engaging in more self-esteem boosting daily activities, decreasing triggers of low self-esteem, and learning how to provide themselves with compassionate care.