Dr. Sylvia Gindy, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tal Gershon, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Valerie Graf, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Flor Villagrán, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Adeyemi Aladenika, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Psychotherapy for Self-Confidence & Self Esteem
Do you have a hard time recognizing your own value or enforcing personal boundaries? Do you constantly feel like a pushover or experience recurrent negative thoughts regarding your appearance or personality? If so, it may be time to take back control of how you view yourself with psychotherapy for self-confidence and self-esteem!
How you see yourself and treat yourself lays the groundwork for how you see the world and treat everyone in it.
Low self-esteem and low self-confidence can have a grave affect on your mental health. It can lead to feelings of worthlessness, insecurity, and even depression. Low self-esteem can also prevent us from enjoying life, doing the things we want to do, and working towards personal goals. It is important that we learn how to build our self esteem in order to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
At Looking Glass NYC, we understand the importance of building self esteem and are dedicated to helping people through evidence-based therapy methods.
Our team of experienced therapists will work with you to develop strategies for improving your self-esteem and confidence. We will help you identify negative thought patterns that may be contributing to your low self-esteem and provide tools for overcoming them. Through our therapeutic methods, you will gain insight into yourself and learn how to take control of your own mental health.
It is possible to overcome low self-esteem and low confidence with the right support system in place. At Looking Glass NYC, we are committed to providing the best care for our clients so they can reach their full potential.
Why Self-Esteem Therapy is Important
Having healthy self-esteem can bring many benefits to your life. Here are some of the most important ones our clients often report after building their self-esteem:
- Increased confidence and self-worth: Having a healthy level of self-esteem helps us to trust in ourselves and our abilities, which leads to greater confidence in our decisions and actions.
- Improved relationships: People with healthy self-esteem tend to have better relationships with others as they are more likely to be assertive and true to themselves.
- Greater resilience: High self-esteem allows you to better cope with difficult situations, as it intrinsically encourages you to believe in your ability to overcome any challenge you face.
- Better mental health: Having good mental health is often associated with having good self-esteem, meaning less stress and less risk of stress-related illnesses such as heart disease or depression.
- Higher motivation levels: With high self-esteem, you may tend to be more motivated, as you know that they will be able to achieve your goals if you put in the effort required.
- Improved work life: With higher self-esteem, you may see that your performance at work improves. You’re able to make better decisions about your worklife because those decisions are coming from a place of stability and health!
How Does Therapy for Self-Confidence Work?
Therapy for self-confidence is designed to help you identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself. It can also help you build positive internal self-talk, increase your self-esteem, and foster a healthier connection with yourself and others.
Typically, therapy for self-confidence begins with a thorough assessment of your current state of mind. This includes exploring your current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that could be impacting your self confidence.
Your therapist will then work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. This treatment plan may include activities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, and journaling exercises.
During each therapy session, your therapist will guide you through these activities to help you gain insight into your own thought patterns and behaviors. They will also provide you with support and guidance as you work towards developing healthier coping strategies for managing difficult emotions or situations.
Overall, therapy for self-confidence is an effective way to help individuals build a more positive relationship with themselves and gain greater control over their lives.
With the right guidance and support from a qualified therapist, you can learn how to recognize and challenge negative thoughts about yourself while developing healthier habits that lead to improved mental health and wellbeing.
What is Therapy for Self-Confidence?
Therapy for self-confidence is a type of psychotherapy that helps you develop a more positive outlook on yourself and your abilities.
It can involve exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to identify negative patterns that may be contributing to your low self-esteem. Through this process, individuals can learn how to challenge these negative beliefs and replace them with more positive ones.
Additionally, therapy for self-confidence may include learning new skills such as assertiveness, problem solving, and communication. This type of therapy can help individuals build confidence in their own abilities and improve their overall sense of well-being.
Building Self-Esteem and Improving Mental Health at Looking Glass NYC
Developing a healthy sense of self-esteem and self confidence can absolutely revolutionize your life. At Looking Glass NYC, we also understand that self-esteem and confidence can be difficult to build on your own, especially if you have experienced trauma or grew up in a highly critical household.
That’s why we offer a range of therapy services to help you increase your self-esteem and confidence. Our experienced therapists use proven techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, and more to help you identify any unhelpful thought patterns or behaviors that are holding you back.
With the right guidance and support, you can learn how to build confidence in yourself and achieve the life you want. Be sure to reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about therapy for self-confidence!
What should I expect from my first therapy session?
During your first session, your therapist will ask you questions to get to know you and understand your reasons for coming to therapy. Your therapist will want to learn about your history, what’s going on with you now, and learn about what you want to get out of therapy. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask them questions about how therapy works so you know what to expect.
How long will I be in therapy for?
The amount of time therapy takes is different for each person. If you’re dealing with a short-term stressor that you want resolved, that will typically take less time than a problem you’ve been dealing with for a long while. For some, therapy is short-term, taking just a few months until they are satisfied with their progress. For others, therapy will become a part of their routine, helping them manage ongoing concerns in their life and having a safe outlet for them to explore themselves, their patterns, and understand themselves on a deeper level.
Virtual therapy: How does it work?
With the rise in virtual therapy, it makes sense to want to know more about how it works. Research shows that virtual therapy has the same benefits as therapy that takes place face-to-face. Virtual therapy is an effective way to fit therapy into your busy schedule, as it allows you to talk to your therapist in the comfort of your own home. With virtual therapy, you avoid the hurdles that can happen with face-to-face appointments, such as scheduling conflicts, traffic, and travel time. In order to make the most of your virtual session, meet with your therapist in a private space in your home and have a good internet connection.
How do I pick the right therapist for me?
You’ve decided to take that next step and start therapy, and it can feel overwhelming to decide on a therapist. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation call with a Looking Glass Intake Coordinator to help you make an informed choice. Every therapist has different strengths and styles that they bring to sessions. When you are in the process of selecting a therapist, talk to your coordinator about what you want to get out of therapy so you can rest assured that you are matched with the right person for you. After all, therapy is all about creating a space where you feel comfortable to open up, so finding a therapist that you click with is the first step on your journey!
How do I know if therapy is working?
Starting from your first session, you and your therapist will talk about what you want to get out of therapy. You may come in with a very specific goal or you may use therapy as a space to talk about ongoing events in your life. Regardless of your therapy goals, your therapist will create a comfortable space for you to talk about how therapy is going so you are both on the same page about the process. Ultimately, you will get more out of therapy if you are willing to put more into it. Growth takes place when you are willing to reflect on yourself and take what you are learning during sessions out into the world with you. Below are a few signs of progress that clients typically note:
- You start noticing that your symptoms (anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc.) are less frequent or intense than before.
- You’re able to function better at work, school, or in your personal relationships.
- You start to find that you have a better understanding of yourself, your feelings, and your behaviors. You’ve gained insights and are making connections that you didn’t make before.
- You might be using new coping skills that you’ve learned in therapy and they’re helping in your daily life.
- People close to you may tell you that they have noticed positive changes.
Do you accept my health insurance?
Looking Glass Psychology is Out-of-Network with health insurances. If you have an Out-of-Network or PPO insurance plan, your insurance will refund a large portion of each session, as long as you have met your Out-of-Network deductible. After each appointment, we’ll supply you with a receipt called a superbill or reimbursement form. To submit for a partial refund, simply log into your health insurance portal to enter the information listed on your superbill. If you have an Out-of-Network plan and have met your Out-of-Network deductible, your health plan will mail the partial refund in the form of a check to your home a few weeks after each appointment. Questions? Email info@LookingGlassNYC.com or chat with us live during business hours by clicking the “Message Us” button on this page.
When can I book an appointment with you?
Your appointment request is our top priority, so we’ll get you on the schedule as soon as possible – no waitlists, and no hassle. Many of our clinicians offer both in-person and video appointments in the early morning, afternoon, late evening, or even weekends. To request an appointment, click the following link: https://lookingglassnyc.clientsecure.me or chat with us live during business hours by texting (646) 350-2202. Prefer a phone call? Contact us today by calling (646) 760-3399.