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Self-esteem

Self-esteem is the way people think about themselves, and how worthwhile they feel. Psychologists use the word self-esteem to describe whether someone likes them self or not.
Self-esteem is the way people think about themselves, and how worthwhile they feel. Psychologists use the word self-esteem to describe whether someone likes them self or not.
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Questions and Answers

Wendy Mita
Wendy Mita
Worry less, live more!

Absolutely not! In fact, most people have many issues, A lot lot of the issues you are describing commonly go hand in hand ( in "therapy speak" we call it co-morbid conditions)I would venture that most of the feelings you are struggling with stem from your early trauma. You would benifit... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Jennifer Molinari
Jennifer Molinari
Hypnotherapist & Licensed Counselor

It is very common for people to have multiple issues that they want to (and need to) address in counseling. I have had clients ask that same question and through more exploration, there is often an underlying fear that they "can't be helped" or that they will "be too much for their therapist." I... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Cristina Behrens-Soulavy
Cristina Behrens-Soulavy
MS, LMHC Spanish/English

It sounds like you’ve been challenged by life many times and are still fighting some battles… It must feel exhausting… To answer you question: No! You don’t have too many issues for counseling. In fact, counseling might be exactly what you need! Your insomnia, depression and anxiety, even your... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Candice Burch
Candice Burch
Hello! My name is Candice Burch-founder of Burch Tree Counseling Center. I look forward to helping you move towards becoming the best version of yourself.

You definitely don't have too many issues to address in counseling! Your therapist will probably address these issues in an organized fashion by creating a treatment plan based on your specific goals. There are also counselor's out there who specialize in sexual abuse, depression, and anxiety. I... more

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Michael Moates
Michael Moates
I work with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Personality/Emotional Regulation

Never in a million years. Working on one problem or need at a time is something that I highly advocate doing. You will learn how to develop rational goals and objectives in treatment, which will assist you in achieving those goals. I don't view you as a victim; I see you as a survivor. You have my... more

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Naomi Krajewski
Naomi Krajewski
Care. Compassion. Collaboration.

I have never met anyone beyond help, regardless of how many challenges life has thrown at them. The trick is to find a therapist who can provide support for all that you bring to the counseling room. My personal roadmap for working with folks with many challenges is to first help them cultivate the... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Courtney Shrum
Courtney Shrum
Somatic Anxiety & Trauma Therapist

First I want to thank you for sharing your story, I imagine that it might feel really tough to question things like how much you gave up while feeling unhappy and trapped. Self-loathing is an overwhelming and heavy thing to feel especially in the face of just wanting to appreciate and enjoy your... more

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Candice Burch
Candice Burch
Hello! My name is Candice Burch-founder of Burch Tree Counseling Center. I look forward to helping you move towards becoming the best version of yourself.

I'm curious when you started feeling worthless? Sometimes people see themselves through a distorted lens based on certain events that have happened to them. Ask yourself when these feelings startedDid any event or multiple events lead you to believe this about yourself?Also, what is your definition... more

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Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

First, it sounds so challenging to feel like you are worthless to everyone; finding a therapist to help challenge that belief is probably the best idea; however, if that is not an option, here are a few things to consider: 1. make a list of what makes you not worthless, but also some of the things... more

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Lauren Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP, CCH
Lauren Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP, CCH
I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client's strengths and goals

This can be really anxiety-producing when you have not felt it before. It may be helpful to work through some of this with a local therapist so you can get more specific ideas.Some other things that come to my mind are maybe talking about spending about 10 minutes or so discussing how you are... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal, as if you want to hurt or kill yourself or someone else, or are in crisis, call 800-273-8255 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), call 911, or proceed to your local emergency room.