Self Esteem

Mental Health Counseling located in Great Falls, MT
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Self Esteem services offered in Great Falls, MT

Your personal opinion of yourself, or self-esteem, has a major impact on every aspect of your life. Joshua Holloway, LCPC, and the team at Open Door Wellness Center in Great Falls, Montana, want to help you build and maintain a healthy self-esteem so you can achieve all of your goals. Call Open Door Wellness Center today to schedule. 

Self Esteem Q&A

Why is self-esteem important?

Your self-esteem is important because it affects how you feel about yourself, which influences the choices you make in life. Your self-esteem affects your:

  • Psychological well-being
  • Self-confidence
  • Relationships
  • Ambition
  • Ability to handle setbacks
  • Decision-making
  • Happiness
  • Personal growth

There’s also evidence that a person’s self-esteem affects physical health. People who feel better about themselves are more likely to engage in health-promoting behaviors like exercise. 

What influences self-esteem?

Your thoughts about yourself, past experiences, and relationships influence your self-esteem. How you feel about yourself is based on messages you receive throughout the course of your life. 

You might struggle with low self-esteem if you grew up around people who were highly critical. You may also have a low opinion of yourself if you struggled in school or had a financial setback.

Physical and mental health issues also affect self-esteem. People with anxiety and depression may suffer from low self-esteem.

What can I do to improve my self-esteem?

How you see and react to things in your life affects your self-esteem. You can improve your self-esteem by changing your self-talk. Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings and behaviors.

When you make a mistake, take a step back and look at the situation objectively. Instead of focusing on what you did wrong, look for what you did right. Treat yourself the same way you would treat a friend, with kindness and support.

Use positive affirmations to change negative thoughts. Make a list of all your good qualities and accomplishments and add to it every day. 

You can also improve your self-esteem by taking care of yourself, getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and doing things that make you happy.

When should I seek professional help for self-esteem?

You should seek professional help at Open Door Wellness Center for your self-esteem if it’s affecting your emotional or physical well-being or you feel your low self-esteem is holding you back from achieving your goals.

The team conducts a thorough evaluation to better understand how you think and feel and identify underlying mental health issues that may contribute to your low self-esteem.

They use psychotherapy to improve self-esteem, helping you identify your strengths and giving you the tools you need to build self-confidence.

Call Open Door Wellness Center or use the online booking button to learn how to improve your self-esteem today.

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