You’ve probably heard the advice, “Believe in yourself,” many times in your life. Confidence can help you accomplish goals and improve your circumstances and your life in general. Believing in yourself starts by accepting who you are and relying less on what someone else thinks you should be. Self-Esteem Counseling at Thriveworks Tucson East is your source for improving your self-esteem and realizing your best self. Call to schedule an appointment today at (520) 827-6372.
Why Is a High Self-Esteem Important?
Self-esteem is critical because it reflects what you think and feel about yourself and your abilities. Self-esteem is the attitude you have towards yourself. When your self-esteem is healthy, you are likely to see yourself as a good and worthwhile person. A healthy self-esteem helps to ensure that you are not only aware of your skills, strengths, and accomplishments, but that you are also proud of them. Positive self-esteem gives you the courage to try new things, set goals, and pursue them. It makes you more resilient, which enables you to cope effectively with disappointment, failure, and difficulties encountered in day-to-day situations.
What Is Low Self-Esteem?
A low self-esteem has to do with constant self-criticism. It prevents you from feeling good about yourself. Poor self-esteem makes you indulge in constant negative self-talk, which hinders you from attempting new or different things to change your situation. Poor self-worth can affect your ability to handle difficult and challenging situations and accomplish goals. It hinders your ability to set healthy boundaries with others, often leading to problematic or unhealthy relationships.
What Are the Common Causes of Low Self-Esteem?
Various situations can cause your self-esteem to fluctuate, which include:
- Loss of a job
- Failing on a project or performance
- Growing up in abusive relationships
- The desire to always be perfect or remain at the top
- Comparing yourself to others
- Traumatic life events such as losing a loved one, rape, or car accident
- Certain mental health disorders such as anxiety disorders and personality disorders
What Are the Signs That I have Low Self-Esteem?
You may have a low self-esteem if you exhibit any of the following behaviors, emotions, and thought patterns:
- Feeling like a failure
- Feeling like you can never get anything right
- Feeling unlikable or unlovable
- Feeling like you’re only accepted when you succeed or do good
- Constant need for other’s opinions and approval
- Indecision or feeling like you make bad decisions
- Feeling worthless
- Engaging in self destructive behavior such as drug and substance abuse
- Comparing yourself to others
- Inability to speak in front of others or share your opinions
- Difficulty setting healthy boundaries
- Persistent negative-self talk
- Difficulty setting and pursuing goals
- Jealousy about other people’s lives or accomplishments
It is important to note that pervasive self-criticism can increase your risk of depression and anxiety, among other mental health disorders.
How Can Self-Esteem Counseling Help?
At Thriveworks Tucson East, our aim is to help you rebuild your self-esteem and self-confidence. Your therapist will work with you to help you understand the triggers of your low self-esteem. Once you have identified the contributing factors, your Thriveworks Tucson East counselor will help you change how you think and look at yourself by implementing various techniques and challenging thought patterns that are not serving you.
You will be helped to retrain your mind so that you can be able to let go of negative self-talk. You will also be equipped with skills that will help you become more assertive, improve your interpersonal skills, and be able to let go of your failures.
Your counselor at Thriveworks Tucson East will work with you to address any psychological problems such as depression, substance abuse, alcoholism, or anxiety that may have been caused by low self-esteem, or that may be exacerbating the low self-esteem.
Counseling will help you develop a positive self-esteem. As a result, you will be able to set goals and pursue them, feel more self-confident, and be more content. A healthy self-esteem will help you build better relationships, develop self-compassion, accept yourself, and create a life you love.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Tucson East?
Self-esteem counseling offered at Thriveworks Tucson East will help change how you feel and think about yourself. You will not only get the support you need in a non-judgmental and safe environment, but you will also be helped to get over your symptoms of negative self-esteem using evidence-based strategies.
You can schedule an appointment for self-esteem counseling at Thriveworks Tucson East by contacting us at (520) 827-6372 or by scheduling online. We accept various insurance plans. We offer early morning, daytime, and evening sessions, as well as weekend sessions depending on your availability.