Therapy for Self-Esteem in California

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Feel whole and complete.

You want to feel good about yourself but don’t know how to get there.

Low self-esteem is a common struggle! In today’s modern world, we have access to so much content that pulls us into the “comparison trap.” Maybe you’ve found yourself in that trap; scrolling online and thinking,  "Why doesn’t my life look like that?" or "Why can’t I be more like them?" Perhaps you’ve been treated badly by others which has led you to believe that you aren’t good enough.

You may:
  • rely heavily on the opinions of others to feel like you’re doing things right, sometimes at the expense of your own intuition or inner compass. 
  • struggle with making decisions yourself, asking others for reassurance before moving forward. 
  • not feel worthy of good things or good social relationships.
  • feel like a burden or nuisance to others and would rather shrink yourself away and not bother anyone.
  • pass up career or social opportunities thinking that it won’t work out for you anyway so why even try. 

Your low self-esteem looks like some (or all) of these examples and you want that to change. Self-esteem therapy can help you see yourself in new ways, change unhelpful thoughts you have about yourself, and build confidence to go after what you really want. Once you are able to truly embrace your full potential, everything in life can change!


My approach to self-esteem therapy

Low self-esteem often goes hand in hand with being your own worst critic. It’s easy to fixate on all your flaws, mistakes, and difficulties but it’s not helpful. We’ll work on increasing your use of self-compassion - offering kindness, understanding, and encouragement to yourself in hard moments instead of criticism. Imagine what it would feel like to become your own best friend.

New Beliefs

The way we view ourselves is often formed in childhood, based on how we were treated by those around us. If you were treated poorly in the past, it caused you to believe that you don’t deserve good things. This belief of yourself has stayed with you and has gotten in the way of so many opportunities. Together we will uncover new beliefs that open new doors. There’s a whole world of possibilities just waiting for you. 


Once you release those untrue beliefs of yourself, you’ll be able to clearly see your innermost desires and values. You’ll feel a strong yearning to see your life evolve into what you’ve always wanted and for once, you’ll know it’s actually possible! We’ll work on building your courage to go after new things. Remember that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. You have always been capable. 

Our work together can help you...

  • Understand what/who has impacted your self-esteem
  • Discover your strengths and view yourself in a more positive way
  • Build confidence and self-empowerment around your own decision making 
  • Identify your true values and desires that have been neglected 
  • Strengthen your use of self-compassion instead of self-criticism 
  • Set exciting new goals and take real action towards them
  • Face your fears with newfound courage and curiosity

Together, let’s discover the strengths and gifts you’ve had all along.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Esteem Therapy

A: Therapy sessions create a safe space where you can express yourself freely, and where we can work together to set goals and take steps towards building a healthier relationship with yourself. Together we’ll explore the root of your self-esteem struggles, challenge negative beliefs you hold about yourself, and build skills on how to navigate difficult moments with compassion and kindness towards yourself. 


Q: How can therapy help with self-esteem?

A: Therapy is an incredible tool for building self-esteem, but it's not a magical fix that can completely eliminate all self-doubt or negative emotions. Truthfully, no one walks through life without ever feeling a twinge of self-criticism or moments of doubt. We're all human, after all! Instead of aiming for a life completely devoid of self-doubt, the focus is on fostering a healthier relationship with yourself. So, while therapy won't eliminate all negative feelings about yourself, it can empower you to navigate them with greater confidence and self-acceptance. It's about creating a life where you have the tools to love and support yourself, even during those tough moments.


Q: After therapy, will I never feel bad about myself again? 

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