Cindy Gullo, LCPC - Therapist & Counselor

Low Self-Esteem

Low Self-Esteem is a general feeling of not being good enough for anyone or anything. People are often their own worst critics, but Low Self-Esteem takes this to a dangerous and hurtful level.

People who suffer from Low Self-Esteem view themselves as inferior and regardless of what they have accomplished, they feel unworthy of any praise.

The insecurities that stem from this disorder can hastily become debilitating, as the person who is suffering ultimately believes their life is worthless and that they are worthless.

However, through hard work, dedication, and perseverance, people with even the most severe cases of Low Self-Esteem can fight this disorder and reclaim their life.

Symptoms

Low Self-Esteem is a nasty disorder that can lead to other psychological issues. Recognizing that you have Low Self-Esteem and getting the help you need, as fast as possible ensures that it does not take over your life completely.

Here are the most common symptoms:

  • A General Feeling of Worthlessness
  • Being Convinced that Your Life is Meaningless
  • Feeling Unloved or Unwanted
  • Being Bombarded with Negative Thoughts about Yourself
  • Having Perpetual Destructive Relationships (Either Romantic or Friendships)
  • Distorted Self-Image
  • Feeling as though Everyone is Better than You
  • Feeling Incompetent
  • Fear of Change

Treatment

Treatment for Low Self-Esteem is available and comes in a variety of different counseling and therapy methods.

Here are three of the most common methods:

  • Assertiveness Training: People who suffer from Low Self-Esteem usually have a hard time asking for what they want or interjecting their opinions. So, this method of therapy will teach the person how to interject and be confident enough to become assertive, so that their voice is heard and recognized.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Low Self-Esteem can be purely psychological and so, with this form of therapy, the person works with a trained professional to figure out the root of the problem and then is given advice and assistance to help curb the destructive behavior.
  • Social Skills Training: With people who are unsure of how to interact with others in social situations, this form of counseling will help boost their confidence and their ability to enjoy being out in public. (Even if it’s an impromptu decision.)

If these feelings and behaviors resonated with you, contact me to make an appointment and take the first step to reclaiming your life.

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