Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times… -Adele & Greg Kurstin I read somewhere that Adele sees this song as being as much about connecting with herself as anyone else. This is such a powerful song for me, because it reminds me of the relationship between therapist and client. When you make the […]
So often lately I have heard adults discussing bullying. What many don’t seem to understand is that although bulling has always been around, it has morphed into something very different from when they were growing up. I have even heard adults make statements such as, “I was bullied as a child, and I survived” or “it […]
As a therapist, it is important for me to encourage my clients to feel better about themselves. I remind them that they all possess the ability to feel powerful, in control and stronger than ever. Yes, my education, training and skills guide me in helping my clients, but I truly believe the power to heal often begins within […]
From my previous Blog… Forget Perfection and Embrace your Accomplishments. Perfection is simply unattainable. Let it go. You will never be perfect. This is simply an artificial creation of our society. It doesn’t exist. Instead, focus on all of the accomplishments in your life, both big and small.
There is an adage that most of us have heard at some point while we were growing up. It states, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” I think, in general, that’s a great rule to live by. However, realistically, if you don’t have anything nice to say, […]
As a therapist, one of the most common complaints I hear from clients is about low self-esteem. Being a woman who has struggled with her weight for years because of an unfortunate medical diagnosis, I know personally the struggles that many women experience when looking in the mirror. Although there are men out there who also struggle […]
Beginning March 3rd from 5:30pm – 6:30pm every Monday, Life Enhancement Counseling Services will facilitate a six-week self-esteem group for girls, ages 13-17. The group will be led by Baret Melton. We are really excited to get this group started as building feelings of positive self-esteem can be crucial in things like enhancing decision-making skills, […]
The teenage years. For some parents, this time period can evoke feelings of fear, frustration, and despair. Why did he/she say that? Why did he/she do that? What was he/she thinking?! These are some of the many questions one asks oneself when dealing with the seemingly strange and unwise decisions made by our youth. Most […]
In today’s society, self-esteem is perhaps more elusive than ever. All day long we are bombarded with images of what we should look like, drive, wear, etc. Women and men feel extreme pressure to live up to the standard of Hollywood’s idols—movie stars who have unlimited access to trainers, chefs and yes, plastic surgery.
If you are depressed, anxious, addicted to drugs or alcohol, in a domestic violence relationship or suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, you may have low self-esteem. In fact, low self-esteem plays a role in many mental health disorders. However, you can have low self-esteem without having a specific disorder.