Counseling is a wonderful tool that can impact many areas of your life. One of the most valuable aspects of therapy is its effect on your self-esteem. If you suffer from lack of self-confidence or acceptance within yourself, it might be time to talk to a counselor. We’ve put together a list of ways that counseling can increase your self-confidence.
You’ll learn acceptance.
In therapy, you’ll talk through your problems and get to the root of your self-esteem issues. It’s important to think positively about yourself. Counseling will remind yourself that, despite your problems, you are a unique, special, and valuable person. Everyone (including you) deserves to feel good about themselves. You’ll learn to identify and challenge those negative thoughts that you may have about yourself and replace them with positive ones.
You’ll learn encouragement.
Counseling allows you to become more self-assertive, confident, and self-aware. You'll encourage yourself to pick up new hobbies, or do something that you’ve always wanted to. A sense of accomplishment is a huge boost to self-esteem, and therapy can help people identify specific activities that boost their confidence. In addition, you’ll learn to develop self-compassion, so that you’ll be able to set realistic goals for yourself.
You’ll learn to respect yourself.
Negative self talk can cause you to fall into a downward spiral of emotional distress. In counseling, you’ll learn to treat yourself kindly and with respect. The inner voice we all use has more impact than you might realize. Whenever something upsetting occurs, be aware of your thoughts. You’ll also learn to respect yourself in other relationships as well. Being assertive and expressing your feelings, opinions, beliefs, and needs directly, openly, and honestly, while respecting the rights of others. Learn to say “no” when you’re feeling used or simply don’t want to do something.
Our Counseling Center offers individual, family, and group counseling. You can find more information on classes and offerings here.
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