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    therapy for Self-Esteem in nyc

    As humans, it’s normal to sometimes lack confidence or not feel great about ourselves.

    Loving and accepting yourself is vital to your emotional wellness. It’s not uncommon for us to struggle to offer ourselves the same compassion and understanding that we readily give to others. However when low self-esteem becomes a consistent problem, it can have harmful effects on how we perceive, interact and relate to the world. Working on self-esteem in a therapeutic setting can help shift this tendency and help you learn how to also nurture yourself in this way. 

    When our self-esteem is low, we often see ourselves and our lives from a more critical and negative viewpoint. We may feel less equipped to confidently handle stress and difficulties that life brings.


    common signs of low self-esteem
    • Difficulty forming or maintaining relationships

    • Fear or failure or embarrassment

    • Feeling unloved, unwanted or invisible to others

    • Feeling like your opinions, wants or needs aren’t important

    • Avoiding new experiences or opportunities

    • Negative or highly critical self-talk

    • Comparing yourself to others

    • Feeling sad, anxious, ashamed, depressed, irritable or angry

    • Hyper-focus on the negatives while ignoring valid achievements

    • Difficulty accepting compliments

    How Therapy Can Help

    There are a variety of different therapeutic approaches to treating low self esteem.

    With the help of our therapists, you can learn to identify and emphasize your unique strengths, while disregarding the potentially toxic messages that you may tend to tell yourself. We can also help you learn how to implement the foundation essential to emotional wellbeing including learning how to honor your own needs, set effective boundaries, cultivate healthy relationships, and learn how to trust your own intuition. There are many psychotherapeutic approaches to helping individuals with self-esteem issues, including:

    Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic)

    Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that CBT is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling.

    Mindfulness Practices

    Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.

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    Together we can equip you with the skills that allow you to feel comfortable in your own skin. To learn more about how we can help, schedule a complimentary consultation with a therapist today.


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