The way we view ourselves has a profound influence over the way we think and feel. Self-esteem also influences our relationships and is created by many different factors. Low self-esteem can sometimes present as being chronically unsatisfied, being hypersensitive to criticism, generalized irritability, having a pessimistic outlook on life, and viewing oneself as fundamentally flawed. But low self-esteem can take a variety of forms and can included over-achievement.
Self-esteem is necessary for optimum function and is not obtained by success in external areas alone. I offer a warm and safe place to explore the process of regaining control. The re-gaining of conscious control is an important part of the process of raising self-esteem. Even if we have a strong self-esteem there are many experiences in life that can challenge it and therapy can help make sense of these challenges.
It is very important to not self-diagnosis self-esteem issues. With so much information available to us on the Internet today this can be tempting, but low self-esteem can have very real effects on your function and needs the attention of a mental health professional. Talk therapy is very effective at treating low self-esteem.
Because of the wide variety of reasons that can cause us to experience low self-esteem feel free to call me to discuss further. I am experienced and trained in a variety of treatment and assessment methods for a variety of reasons that you might be experiencing low self-esteem. Contact a licensed mental health professional or your family doctor if you have concerns. Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling is waiting to help with all your Edmonton psychologist needs, call Today.