Self Esteem Specialist

Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC

Mental Health Counseling located in Midtown, New York, NY

Everyone deserves to have the confidence that comes with good self-esteem. When you have high self-esteem, you can establish solid relationships and live a happy, satisfying life. If you struggle with low self-esteem, Kristie Tse, MA, LMHC, NCC, and the team at Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC in Midtown Manhattan can help you turn your confidence around and teach you how to improve the way you view yourself. To learn more, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Self Esteem Q&A

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem refers to the opinion you have of yourself and whether you feel valuable, confident, and worthy of respect. A high self-esteem allows you to set boundaries, make decisions, express your needs and opinions, and accept your strengths and weaknesses.

Your self-esteem can change over time, depending on your thoughts and experiences, and the way others treat you during your lifetime.

What causes low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem often begins when the important adults in your life criticize you, ignore you, or expect you to behave in a way that doesn't honor your unique personality, desires, and goals. Additionally, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse from anyone at any time in your life crushes self-esteem.

Low self-esteem arises from demoralizing experiences, such as bullying, losing your job, or discrimination based on your gender, sexual identity, race, weight, appearance, income, or religion.

Signs that you have low self-esteem include:

  • Lacking confidence
  • Having a hard time expressing your needs
  • Focusing on your weaknesses
  • Frequently feeling fear and worry
  • Often comparing yourself with others
  • Having a negative outlook on life
  • Always assuming the worst (without cause)
  • Constantly putting other people’s needs before your own
  • Mistaking feelings for facts (you feel stupid, so you are stupid)

Though low self-esteem pervades every aspect of your life, you can reclaim healthy self-esteem with help from Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC.

What are the consequences of low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem has a significant impact on your well-being. People with low self-esteem engage in constant self-criticism, to the point where they believe all of the negatives. 

When you have a poor opinion of yourself, you have a higher risk of developing problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Codependency
  • Self-harming

Most people with low self-esteem struggle to have healthy relationships. 

How does therapy help self-esteem?

The team at Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC takes a whole-person approach to helping people with esteem issues. They understand that poor self-esteem can manifest as many different mental health disorders, so they develop a plan to deal with those concerns.

They also help you build a foundation of good self-esteem. With their caring therapeutic approach, you learn new skills that support a healthy self-image. During your therapy, you gain the confidence to believe in your strengths, stop focusing on the negative, and face your problems.

If you’re ready to refresh your self-esteem, call Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC or request an appointment online today.