Therapy for Self-Esteem + Worth
The way we speak to ourselves (internally + externally) does more than impact our mood. Our thoughts actually create pathways in our brain, and the ones we use most become the literal path of least resistance. So, if you've spent years experiencing internal dialogue questioning your worth, value, or purpose- it may feel nearly impossible to think about yourself in a different way. Yet, you are incredibly worthy and I'd love to help you reconnect with your light again.
How I can help:
Whether you've experienced unhealthy family dynamics, trauma, negative past relationships, or have struggled with self-acceptance- you are not doomed to feel this way forever. While we often focus on our relationships with others, I've had the privilege of helping many adults heal their relationship with themselves and would argue that it is the most important work we can do! I'd be honored to be your guide.
I offer 3 helpful approaches when helping client's address self-esteem and self-worth, including:
Self-Compassion (which releases oxytocin) is the opposite of self-criticism (which activates our fight/ flight/ freeze response)
Self-Compassion acknowledges that being a human is inherently hard and involves suffering; it teaches us to interrupt the automatic, judgement towards ourselves and practice kindness instead
Through Self-Compassion, we can reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as increase stress resilience
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps us identify thought patterns that have been engrained throughout our life as a result of our experiences, interactions, and self-talk
CBT allows us to explore how our experiences, interactions, and self-talk have impacted our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world we live in
Utilizing CBT, we can identify unhelpful thinking that may be leading us towards a more negative outlook in our lives, such as: always assume the worst case scenario, blaming ourselves, feeling that our thoughts are facts, or minimizing our accomplishments
Integrative Somatic Parts Work
Somatic Parts Work acknowledges that our unresolved feelings, trauma, and fears are stored in our body and it is important to include the body in our healing process
Somatic Parts Work allows us to make space for + acknowledge the parts of ourselves that feel the need to be perfect, to hide pain, to feel in-control, or to numb/ distract from difficult emotions
Through Somatic Parts Work, we work to develop an embodied sense of Self that can compassionately hold our difficult emotions, fears, vulnerabilities, and wholeness
We will honor the power of your past experiences and pain, acknowledging how they have shaped your self-image. And through this work, we create space for healing and growth.