Self-Esteem

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Shift your self-doubt into self-confidence: Counseling for Self-Esteem in Austin, Texas

Do you feel you are not good enough?

Do you find yourself apologizing frequently?

Do you struggle to feel good about yourself?

Do you find yourself thinking ““I don’t like anything about myself”, “It’s all my fault”, or “I will never succeed”?

At Relationships Matter Austin, our licensed counselors can help you begin to feel more confident, valuable, and worthy.

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Low self-esteem often comes with feelings of shame and self-doubt, and is connected in many ways to anxiety and depression. Often we develop patterns of negative self-talk which is both a symptom and a cause of anxiety and depression, and can often contribute to other self-destructive behaviors and mental health concerns such as social anxiety, perfectionism, codependency, self harm, and depression.

Identify the roots of your negative self-talk and create more compassion and understanding for yourself.

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Low self-esteem can develop in childhood, when children internalize messages of harsh criticism, bullying, or child abuse. Low self-esteem can also develop in adulthood, as a result of demoralizing life changes such as breakups, loss of employment and social isolation. These experiences can affect your confidence and self-worth, causing a cycle of negative beliefs and self-talk.

We can help you understand your inner critic and strengthen your inner champion.

Do you have negative thoughts that cause you to doubt yourself and your abilities at times? That’s normal especially when you are embarking on new adventures- starting college, a job, career, or new relationship. There is a lot to learn and figure out and it’s perfectly natural to feel unsure at times. Our therapists can help you support you in not letting your inner critic get in the way of your dreams. We can help you gave understanding about what that part of you is trying to tell you and strength the inner champion part of yourself.

Therapy can help you change your beliefs, behavior, how you think about yourself, and as a result raise your self-esteem.

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Since many people have struggled with self-esteem issues from early childhood until the present, it’s often necessary to seek therapy for this condition as it’s one that most people aren’t often able to treat on their own. Left untreated, this could lead to serious mental health issues and even self-harm. If your relationship is suffering, improving your self-esteem increases relationship satisfaction for both you and your partner. Often, when only one person enters therapy, the relationship changes for the better, and happiness increases for the couple.

Our supportive and caring therapists can guide you to a more realistic sense of self, as well as encourage, and help you to take risks and focus on the positives to overcome the grip that low self self-esteem can have.

Together, we can help find the root of your struggle with self-esteem and begin to shift your shame and self-doubt into confidence and self-worth.

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” – Queen Latifah

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