I help women who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression gain their life back and find their way back to happiness.
Therapist in Pinellas Park, FL
Many things factor into why we don't have a good sense of self-esteem. It could have been due to not being nurtured as we should have been as children. Or it could be due to a traumatic experience in the past. Self-esteem can be improved greatly with the use of tools, positive experiences, and talk therapy.
CBT teaches us that our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings are all connected. It makes sense, then, to explore our self-talk to find the underlying cause of struggle. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, when we change what we our thinking and saying to ourselves, we can change our life.
A holistic approach considers the person as mind/body/spirit. Physical symptoms are associated with emotional/mental symptoms and vice versa. Evidence shows that stress is the underlying cause of most chronic health conditions. It makes sense, then, to treat the person holistically.
Mindfulness is the foundation for relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. When we can be mindful of what we are thinking/feeling/doing, we can choose how we respond. We will discuss mindfulness and how it applies to helping you feel better.
Anxiety causes alot of uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, not being able to breathe, and an inability to concentrate. Anxiety may be a product of a past trauma, or it could be from a learned behavior. We will examine the thoughts that are running through your mind and find ways to calm them. I will teach you relaxation tools such as breathing, meditation, and other tools that will be individualized to you.
Depression keeps you stuck. You feel bad all the time. You can't sleep. You may have lost your appetite. You may be isolating yourself. It is a product of ruminating, negative thoughts and feelings. We will examine these thoughts and find new ways to perceive life. You will see life through a new, happier lens, and life will feel lighter again.
Improving your sense of self-esteem is a game-changer! Your self-esteem may have been impacted by not being nurtured as a child, experiencing some traumatic event, or a major life transition. In any case, it is a product of the thoughts you are thinking. We will explore ways to modify your self-talk and give you tools to feel better and more confident.