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Self-esteem is a term used to describe a person’s overall sense of personal worth and value. Self-esteem is defined by many factors including:
For most individuals, self-esteem tends to increase during adolescence and early adulthood. Positive self-esteem is critical to good decision-making, healthy relationships, motivation and the ability to face new challenges. Adolescence can be a difficult time to navigate and certain experiences during this developmental period may contribute to low self-esteem.
Individuals with low self-esteem struggle to understand and express their needs in relationships and feel insecure and doubt their skills and competence.
Chronic low self-esteem can lead to a number of mental health issues, including: depression, anxiety, addiction issues, eating disorders, difficulties with motivation, and relationship issues to name a few.
At The Therapy Centre, we help adolescents and adults improve self-esteem with effective therapies, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).