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Self-confidence and self-esteem is not about our achievements or how good we feel when we succeed. Self-esteem and self-confidence is measured by how well we respond to adversity, or and how we feel when we make mistakes or fail.
Ask yourself, “What do I say to myself when things aren’t going my way?” How do I handle disappointment, loss, or setbacks?
If you find yourself using negative self talk or often feel as if you want to give up, you may be struggling with your self-esteem or self-confidence.
Often times people with low-self esteem and poor self-confidence don’t believe in themselves. They believe they are not smart enough, talented enough, or good enough and commonly become passive observers in their own life. Many people with low self-esteem or poor self-confidence blame other people or things, and have difficulty taking initiative or personal responsibility.
For example, if you are late for work and your boss asks you why you were late and you respond, “there was traffic.”
People with low self-esteem or poor self-confidence commonly report that they do not have control over what happens to them.
A person with high self-confidence may say, “I’m late because I didn’t give myself enough time to get to work” or “I took to long getting ready this morning.” Someone with high-self confidence and self-esteem will recognize their influence in a situation and take ownership for their behavior. People with poor self-esteem and low self-confidence may struggle with social anxiety, depression, or body image issues, and issues with self-esteem and self-confidence can lead to emotional and relationship distress.
My work aims to get to the heart of the problem to help you recover from any stress, anxiety, or depression. Therapy sessions focus on the way you feel about yourself and recognizing any negative self-talk that leads you to feel inadequate, incompetent, or just plain “not good enough.” Therapy with Raquel helps you uncover your strengths, test your limits, and build confidence and self-esteem.