Confidence | Doubt
When our self-esteem is strong we feel good about ourselves. We have a degree of confidence and we generally move through our days with some faith in ourselves and others. When, however, our self-esteem is low we don't feel good about ourselves. This often brings doubt in ourselves and others, and may also involve feelings of resentment and self-pity. When our self-esteem is low we may have difficulty making decisions or make poor ones.
If you would like to work on building greater self-esteem, then therapy can support your effort. Often we need to focus first on building a healthy sense of who we are - our values, personality strengths, and interests. Looking for ways to build more connection to community and a sense of belonging are also pivotal to improving self-esteem.
When stuck in harmful patterns of behavior, many often need help identifying the cause of the self-destructive thought process. Often unresolved past experiences are contributing to our current state. In therapy you can find the space to heal from the past and understand how those past experiences are still affecting you. This begins the journey of growing through the difficult and moving towards a greater sense of freedom and joy.