Self-Esteem / Self Worth
Self–esteem is what we think, feel, and believe about ourselves.
Self-worth is recognizing that we are valuable human beings worthy of love.
While the two often go hand in hand, your therapist will work with you to establish your sense of self-worth and work with you to uncover the thoughts and feelings behind your self-esteem.
Low self-esteem can lead you into bad situations where you feel you deserve to be treated poorly. The signs of low self-esteem vary and affect almost every area of your life.
While everyone displays low self-esteem differently, there are some common hallmarks including:
• Feeling self-conscious
• Obsessing over a relationship
• Feeling defeated when faced with challenges
• Being indecisive
There are a number of cognitive therapies to help you overcome self-esteem issues, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Positive Psychology.