Registered Psychotherapist • Greater Toronto Area

Building Self-Esteem, Confidence, & Positive Body-Image

self-esteem Low self-esteem or body-image issues often causes a person to experience negative feelings, including self-doubt and self-criticism, which can take the form of negative self-talk, social avoidance, and the experience of distressing emotions. While negative messages are rarely true, these thought patterns become so ingrained in a person’s thoughts that they begin to think they are real. Self-esteem, confidence and body-image issues can be shaped from childhood experiences, such as being the subject of verbal or physical abuse, neglect from family or caretakers, feeling unloved as a child or missing out on experiences that strengthen purpose or confidence. Other experiences that can influence self-esteem and body image include being the victim of discrimination or having a learning disability or physical impairment. Self-esteem and body-image issues can also be shaped in adulthood from life situations like changing a job, ending an intimate relationship, financial struggles, addictions, or physical health concerns.

In our psychotherapy sessions, we will address self-esteem, confidence and body-image issues, and you will learn powerful techniques to transform critical and limiting thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The result is building a strong inner-foundation based upon knowing of your worth, value and strengths, and the experience of confidence, inner-freedom, and self-empowerment. In the process develop various skills such as assertiveness, creating boundaries and much more.

Psychotherapy can help individuals with self-esteem and body-image issues:

  • Understand and heal underlying causes of body image issues and low self-esteem.
  • Transform self-critical thoughts and develop tools for developing self-love, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
  • Build a strong inner foundation based upon an knowing of your self-worth, value, and strengths.
  • Experience confidence, inner-freedom and self-empowerment.
  • Build more balanced, mutually beneficial and satisfying relationships.

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If you are interested to learn more, Mitu MindBody would be happy to speak with you and address any of your questions and concerns.