Self-esteem is a measure of how much a person values themselves and exists on a spectrum from low to high. Where a person’s self-esteem falls on this continuum can determine a person’s overall well-being. People who wish to improve their self-esteem may benefit from getting help from a professional therapist. People will deal with low self-esteem in a number of manners but this often manifests itself as self-criticism. Over time, this negative thinking can become so frequent atet a person can come to believe this as fact. The goal of self-esteem counselling is to break this negative loop in an effort to restore joy into your life. There are many factors that may affect a person’s self-esteem. The following is a list of common factors that may influence self-esteem:
- Body type
- Race and ethnicity
- Sexual/gender minority status (LGBTQ+)
- Socioeconomic status
- Mental health status
Regardless of the factors that may be affecting your self-esteem, our goal it to address the underlying emotions in order to achieve a healthy relationship with yourself.