Short Pump Self-Esteem Counseling

Low Self-Esteem is Caused by Several Factors

Our self-esteem level is based upon how confident and valuable we feel, and how much we respect ourselves. Together, they affect our sense of well-being. Self-esteem can be measured on a scale from high to low, and when you or a loved one suffers from low self-esteem it can cause feelings of self-doubt, anger, shame and desiring social isolation. Long-lasting feelings of low self-esteem also can be an indication of other mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. A person’s self-esteem is mostly developed during their childhood years, and one’s experiences while growing up influence whether it’s higher or lower.

Childhood factors that lead to lower self-esteem include excessive criticism or even abuse by parents and other adult caregivers, a lack of positive feedback for accomplishments, not participating in activities that would promote a sense of purpose and confidence, or being targeted by others due to unusual physical characteristics. A person’s race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, or having a learning or physical impairment are also factors. Even adults who previously had high self-esteem can find it diminished by significant life changes such as losing a job, going through a divorce, financial problems, suffering from substance abuse and other factors.

Symptoms of Low Self-Esteem Include These

When you or someone you love is struggling with low self-esteem, look for these telltale signs:

  • Negative self-talk
  • Codependency
  • Continual sense of failure or of lacking accomplishments
  • Negatively comparing oneself to others
  • Feelings of powerlessness
  • Shame or guilt
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse to themselves and others
  • Social or general anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trying to be a perfectionist

Even though the negative messages within our head are rarely true, those thought patterns can become so ingrained in our everyday behavior that we don’t even realize that we are acting out as an expression of those thoughts.

Effective Low Self-Esteem Counseling is Available

When you or a loved one experience feelings of low self-esteem, the goal of outpatient counseling is to address why you have those feelings, along with ways to develop an improved state of well-being. Goals are typically established during therapy sessions which are solution-focused and cognitive behavior-based. A lot of positive self-esteem counseling outcomes have also been seen using companion animal therapy. Overall counseling, also known as coaching, goals include the following:

  • Getting clients to become more assertive, confident and self-aware
  • Identifying possible client activities that will boost their confidence
  • Developing self-compassion skills leading the client to treat themselves in a kind and encouraging fashion
  • Seeking more realistic and achievable life objectives

In the end, coaching therapy sessions can go a long way in improving your or your loved one’s self-esteem level while getting you back on track to a more positive, healthier and productive life.

Thriveworks Henrico Counselors Understand Low Self-Esteem

As we’ve seen, when you or someone you care about experiences low self-esteem it can cause other unhealthy conditions. Left unchecked, low self-esteem can have a negative effect on your daily activities including relationships, at school and job performance. You don’t have to go it alone any longer. At Thriveworks Henrico, our compassionate and helpful counseling coaches understand low self-esteem and can help you overcome those feelings of inadequacy while guiding you towards building a more positive outlook on life. For more information on our low self-esteem coaching services, or how to become a certified Thriveworks Short Pump coach, call: (804) 205-3408 today or visit our Contact page now.

Thriveworks Counseling

People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 9
5 1 9
reviews. See all reviews
Thriveworks Counseling Short Pump

Truly cares

I've worked with Domonique and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in the...Read more

ir wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. She is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success. She supported me in handling various major life changing situations.

Read less
Thriveworks Counseling Short Pump

Mary helped me see the light again!

I was drinking just to cope with my depression 9 months ago. I thought it was the drinking that caused me to b...Read more

e depressed and miserable. I was so in denial I didn’t see how depressed and sad I really was. I had no hope. Mary put everything in perspective for me and helped challenge me to change. She gave me a little tough love and guidance that I needed. With the help of Mary’s help, coping skills, -and medication, I feel like a new woman! Thanks Mary for all your help! You rock! ❤️

Read less
Thriveworks Counseling Short Pump

Review of Roberta Morell

I have used Roberta as a consultant for three years. Her consultations about therapeutic and ethical situation...Read more

s have been both professional and wise. I am a hospital chaplain at a busy hospital and for our most challenging cases, I turn to Roberta. She is responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Roberta as both a therapist and consultant.

Read less

Thriveworks Counseling

Schedule your first appointment with a Thriveworks Counselor or Life Coach!

  • 12093-95 Gayton Rd,
    Henrico, VA 23238

  • Mon-Fri:8AM-9PM

It’s Time to Start a Relationship with a Thriveworks Counselor

It’s not easy, but we’re extremely selective about the counselors, psychologists, and coaches that join our practice. Experience a provider with skill and passion for helping clients make meaningful advances in their lives, relationships, careers, and happiness.

Pin It on Pinterest