self-esteem

From Therapist to Parent: How to Build Self-Esteem an...

Parenting is scary, right? There is so much depending on you, and we know that now, more than ever, what you say matters. We all just want happy, confident kids that can be decent adults who contribute to society. That is why it’s essential to learn how to build confidence in kids.  It’s not as…

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5 Ways Teen Therapy Can Help Your Painfully Shy Teen ...

Does your teen seem quiet? Do they get invited to parties and sleepovers, but they usually don’t want to go? Do they have a few close friends, but refuse to branch out beyond that limited group and get to know new people? It’s not necessarily unusual for teens to be a little shy. After all,…

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Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I’m with Others?

Just like happiness or stress, loneliness is a complex state of mind. Loneliness can be the product of any number of conditions in your life; how you feel lonely might look different than it does for someone else. Whatever the cause or the manifestation of your isolated feelings, loneliness is the alarm that rings when…

7 Steps Toward Greater Self-Acceptance

7 Steps toward Greater Self-Acceptance & Self-Co...

From magazines to TV to billboards on the highway, it seems like everywhere you look, there are messages telling you who to be and how you’re not yet there. From an early age, your family likely influenced you with their own ideas about what success means. You might have learned to hold off on seeing…

You're Far from Worthless, Houston, TX

You’re Far from Worthless — 7 Reasons to Believe ...

The most important people in Maisie’s life describe her as a good person, a hard worker, and a loving friend. Maisie’s boss couldn’t be happier with the job she’s doing at work. Unfortunately, Maisie doesn’t believe her family, her friends, or her coworkers. Instead she sees the mistakes she’s made—deadlines she’s missed, birthday parties she…

5 Reasons Perfectionism Prevents Success, Houston, TX

What Causes Perfectionism & How Does Perfectioni...

Leslie has always gotten straight A’s. Leslie’s family and teachers constantly told her how intelligent and hard-working she was. She continued to work for their praise all through college and law school. Leslie just landed the perfect job at a law firm, but something isn’t right. Leslie feels like she’s struggling to stay ahead. Her…

5 ways to raise self-esteem

5 Reasons for Low Self Esteem & 5 Ways to Build ...

Jessa just started her first professional job at a small marketing firm in Houston. All of her new coworkers seem confident, creative, and incredibly smart. Jessa has become so afraid of making mistakes that she’s pushing work assignments aside. “What’s wrong with me?” she thinks. Her boss is asking for results. Jessa thinks if she…

How to Be More Confident

The key factor in gaining self-confidence is action. Confidence is not something you can simply think about. It comes from actually experiencing that which you want to be more confident about. How to be more confident? The key is finding small ways to take risks and increase your experiences.     Signs of Self Confidence…

Ways to Improve Self Esteem

Ways to Improve Self Esteem & Boost Self Confide...

Self-esteem literally means to have confidence in your worth or abilities, to respect yourself. Having high self-esteem means that you have a positive image of yourself. Let’s look at where such a positive self-image comes from and ways to improve self esteem. Most of your self-image—what you think is true about yourself—is learned. It is…