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Self Esteem Specialist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC -  - Clinical Psychologist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC

Clinical Psychologists & Therapists located in Cambridge, MA

Healthy self-esteem is a critical part of your overall wellness. However, if negative thoughts about yourself plague you or you tend to focus on your weaknesses, you could have low self-esteem. At Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Michael Koren, PsyD, and the team of licensed mental health professionals can help you build your self-esteem and confidence with customized psychotherapy services. Call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or make an appointment online today.

Self Esteem Q&A

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What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is your overall sense of self-worth and personal value. It describes how much you like or appreciate yourself. 

Self-esteem is personal. Everyone has different beliefs about themselves and holds different characteristics at different values. 

Self-esteem is also a personality trait, which means that it’s mostly stable. However, your experiences and your interpretation of them can influence your self-esteem, either boosting it or pushing it down.

Why is self-esteem important?

Self-esteem is a critical factor in your self-motivation. It contributes to your ability to work for success and reach your full potential. For example, if you believe that you are smart and capable, your actions and decisions reflect that self-belief. 

However, if you have low-self esteem and don’t think that you’re capable of success, it can hold you back from even trying.

Having healthy self-esteem has a positive influence on other aspects of your personality. It can affect your mood, how you cope with challenges, and your relationships with other people.

How can a psychotherapist help improve my self-esteem?

The team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, is trained to help you explore your thoughts and feelings so you can identify negative or harmful patterns, then change them. 

For example, your therapist might ask probing questions to help you consider why you feel a certain way about yourself. Then they help you adjust to more positive ways of thinking. 

Changing the way you view yourself is sometimes challenging but worth it in the long run. 

How do I know if I should talk to a psychotherapist about my self-esteem?

Having low self-esteem can hurt your overall quality of life and contribute to a wide range of issues. Some of the signs of low self-esteem include:

  • A negative outlook on life
  • Low self-confidence
  • Inability to express your needs
  • Focusing on negatives like weaknesses and failure
  • Excessive shame, depression, or anxiety
  • Intense fear of failure
  • A belief that others are better than you
  • Trouble accepting positive feedback

If any of these characteristics sound familiar and you feel like you’re never doing quite well enough in your life, the team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, can help. 

They offer customized psychotherapy to help you explore your self-beliefs and help you change the way you think about yourself and your place in the world. 

Call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or make an appointment online today to enhance your self-esteem.