Therapy for Improving Self-Esteem
What To Expect From Our Therapy Sessions
Many people notice their self-worth fluctuates depending on their circumstances. They are awarded with a promotion at work so they feel great about themselves. Later in the same day, their child yells "I hate you" and they sink into despair.
People with a low self-esteem have had childhood experiences where they were criticized, yelled at, ignored, or expected to be perfect all the time. Their inner voice becomes a harsh critic, constantly criticizing, punishing and judging their behaviors. People with a healthy self-esteem grew up in families where they were praised, listened to, spoken to respectfully and got attention and hugs just for being who they are. A person with a healthy self-esteem has an inner voice that is positive and reassuring. When they make a mistake, they may be disappointed, but they can soothe and support themselves rather than being harsh and critical.
Here's how therapy can help boost your self-esteem:
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Maria Lloyd is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in the Silicon Valley area— San Jose / Santa Clara County, California. Maria provides individual counseling for women for: depression and stress management, post-partum depression, anxiety and panic disorders, bipolar disorder, interpersonal relationship issues, self and identity issues, co-dependency, anger management, and managing grief and loss.