Low Self Esteem

What is Low Self Esteem?

Low self-esteem is a psychological term that refers to a person’s overall negative evaluation of themselves. It’s characterized by a persistent and often irrational sense of unworthiness, self-doubt, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities, appearance, or self-worth.

Low self-esteem can develop for various reasons, including childhood experiences, critical parenting, societal pressures, bullying, and traumatic events. It can persist into adulthood if not addressed.

The good news is that low self-esteem can be improved through self-awareness, self-compassion, and therapeutic interventions. Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), can help individuals challenge negative thought patterns and build a more positive self-image. Developing self-confidence, setting achievable goals, and practicing self-acceptance are essential steps toward improving self-esteem and overall well-being.

Which therapies might help?