Therapy for Self-Esteem in Houston
Hi, I'm Marian, and I provide confidence counseling in Houston. Are you a person that is so focused on everything that's wrong in your life that you never take a look at what's right? Have you been comparing yourself to those around you and feeling like you do not measure up? I understand, and I'm here to help.
I help people learn to face life's challenges head on and appreciate their whole selves faults and all.
If you're ready to boost your self-esteem, schedule a complementary consultation call with me today.
My Approach to Confidence Counseling
Quick question: Do you like yourself?
Our self-esteem is a way of placing value on ourselves. In other words, self-esteem is the degree to which we feel valuable, confident, and worthy. A low self-esteem can be associated with feelings of self-criticism, self-doubt, shame, and depression and can suggest you carry a negative opinion of yourself. Most of us have mixed opinions of ourselves, but if your overall opinion is that you are inadequate in some way, your self-esteem may be low. Having a low self-esteem can damper the joys in life and have a negative impact on your relationships. A healthy self-esteem is important to our overall well-being, but getting there can be difficult. Don't worry you may never like 100% of yourself and that's okay.
My approach to therapy for self-esteem is solution focused and goal directed. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is an evidenced based intervention that has been clinically proven to help clients look at the connection that exists between their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
In sessions, we will explore how your self-esteem impacts your quality of life, identify strategies to help you stop focusing on your weaknesses and instead focus on your strengths and abilities, and review tools that can help you quiet that inner critic.
You will also explore how to stop comparing yourself to others, give up on the quest to be perfect, and start loving your body. Though it is not always easy to deal with uncomfortable emotions, in our time together, we will work to help you improve your self-esteem. Changing behaviors and thought patterns is a process. Together we will help you gain perspective, confidence, and acquire new habits based in self-love and self-compassion.
If self-esteem issues have become a serious problem in your life, the good news is low self-esteem is not a life sentence. You can trade it in for a higher one. If you would like to explore treatment, please contact me. Together, we will embark on a journey of empowerment and self-acceptance.
I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.
Confidence Counseling Houston FAQs
What are signs of low self-esteem?Low self-esteem can include negative self-talk, self-criticism, fear of failure, and a constant need for external validation. It can also lead to feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and unhappiness.
How can therapy help me improve my self-esteem?Therapy can help you gain perspective by learning how to cultivate self-compassion, challenge negative self-talk, develop healthy boundaries, and build self-worth from within. In therapy, we will hone in on your strengths and identify specific activities that give you a confidence boost.
How can therapy help with anxiety?Therapy can create a safe and non-judgmental space to identify triggers, learn coping techniques, challenge negative thoughts, build resilience, and provide support and accountability. Don't let anxiety hold you back!
What is anxiety?Anxiety is a natural response to stress that signals to our brain and body that something might be going on that requires our attention. Anxiety often involves excessive worry, fear, and a sense of impending danger.
Can art therapy really help me?Art therapy is a form of counseling that combines traditional talk therapy with the creative process. Art therapy can help you gain insights into your thoughts and emotions, promote personal growth, and increase your self-awareness. Art therapy is also beneficial to people who find it challenging to express themselves verbally or who prefer alternative methods of communication.
I'm feeling nervous about starting art therapy sessions is it natural to feel this way?Feeling nervous or anxious about starting therapy no matter in what format, is entirely normal and natural. You have the freedom to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with during our sessions. Remember, art therapy is a collaborative journey, and you set the pace.
Do I need to have artistic skills or prior experience in art to benefit from art therapy?Absolutely not! No artistic talent or experience is required. Art therapy is about engaging in the process of making art rather than creating a masterpiece. Art therapy is accessible and beneficial for people of all ages and artistic backgrounds.
How will therapy help me manage perfectionism?Therapy will not only assist you in exploring root causes of your perfectionism, but it can teach you how to challenge all or nothing thinking, develop self-compassion, set realistic expectations, and cultivate self-worth beyond achievements.
Having high standards has helped me to advance in my life. Why would I want to change this?There is nothing wrong with wanting to do well and having goals for yourself. However, people who struggle with perfectionism set unrealistically high standards for themself and sometimes others and when they are not successful their sense of worth and even self-esteem can plummet. It’s important to make sure you are setting realistic options for yourself.
Get help from a Low Self-Esteem Therapist in Houston!
Life is short. Let me help you learn how to put yourself first without the guilt. Please schedule a free phone consultation to learn more.