If you struggle with low self-esteem, you are not alone. If you lack self-confidence, have feelings that you’re incapable or “not good enough,” harshly judge your appearance or actions, or generally feel down on yourself, it’s likely that you could benefit from self-esteem therapy.
A Fresh Start Therapy is a locally-owned, Washington, D.C. progressive behavioral and mental health counseling practice. Focused on individual self-improvement, we believe that our clients can achieve a better tomorrow no matter the struggle. Our clients get effective results using a holistic approach to self-esteem therapy, including evidence-based mental health counseling and mindfulness-based wellness practices. Call us today at 855.325.3909 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled clinicians.
Self-Esteem and Mental Health
Self-esteem develops throughout our lives due to experiences that we’ve had and includes a set of beliefs about ourselves that can be positive or negative. We may judge ourselves harshly or see our positive attributes, both as a product of what we’ve experienced and come to believe about ourselves.
A person with high self-esteem feels good about themselves and their ability to handle life and the situations that occur, even when things don’t go as planned. They’re resilient and have a positive outlook on life. They believe they can cope with whatever life brings them.
With low self-esteem, a person does not feel good about themselves or see their own value. They tend to be self-critical, and because they don’t believe that they can be successful, they often don’t try. Low self-esteem can cause anxiety, sadness, and depression.
Inflated self-esteem occurs when a person thinks that they’re better than others. They often have trouble forming healthy relationships because they see everyone as competition. Having inflated self-esteem is not healthy, but instead, it is a false sense of superiority that often leads to unhappiness.
Therapeutic Services for Low Self-Esteem
Self-esteem therapy aims to identify some of the causes of low self-esteem and gives clients tools to change the negative outlook that they’ve come to embody. Some causes of low self-esteem include:
- Unhappy childhood experiences
- Body image issue
- Frequent punishment
- Critical parents, teachers, bosses, or caregivers
- Not feeling like you fit in with peers or family
Our highly-skilled therapists at A Fresh Start Therapy are trained to help clients improve their sense of self-worth and value, thereby increasing their self-esteem and overall wellness. Reach out today at 855.325.3909 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our mental health counselors.
How Can Individual Therapy Improve Self-Esteem?
Many evidence-based mental health treatments and holistic therapy can help clients increase their overall sense of self-worth and improve self-esteem. Our clinicians at A Fresh Start Therapy use several therapeutic services to help clients with self-esteem issues and motivational and life coaching such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) establishes a connection between thoughts and feelings and helps clients develop new coping strategies for negative situations while discouraging unwanted behaviors.
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) embraces spiritual and holistic healing and allows clients to appreciate the present moment fully.
- Motivational and life coaching uses specific techniques to help clients create the life they want and unlock the best version of themselves.
Learn More About A Fresh Start Therapy
There is help for those who suffer from low self-esteem. Our small, private mental health practice, located in the NoMA district of Washington D.C., offers specialized therapeutic services and individual therapy for those seeking treatment for low self-esteem. Our caring staff and skilled clinicians will help you get the treatment you need for yourself or a loved one. Call us today at 855.325.3909 to schedule an appointment or through the online form.