Self Esteem Counseling Services

Having a healthy self-esteem does not make you conceited or egotistical; instead, it means you are able to recognize yourself as the entire, complex being you are.

Images and messages about beauty, gender roles, values, and overall “norms” are everywhere! The barrage of messages can make it difficult to feel confident.

Having a healthy self-esteem can have a dramatic, positive impact on your life.

When you have a healthy self-esteem, you are more resilient to stress and less likely to personalize difficulties or set-backs. Instead, you recognize that life is difficult, and things do not always go as planned. But that does not mean that you are the cause for the issue. Having a healthy self-esteem allows you to take a realistic appraisal of the situation and recognize yourself as a change agent.

Experiencing low self-esteem is something most people experience at some point in their lives.

Low self-esteem often manifests in a degrading way whereby you cannot realistically see all that you have to offer. Instead, your negativity toward yourself may make you feel unworthy, unlovable, useless. While we all have faults, this is not the sum of who you are! Prolonged or excessively negative thoughts can lead to mental health and physical conditions.

Imperfect = I’m Perfect

Using a strength-based approach, we will partner with you to form healthy, realistic self-esteem:

  • Restoring balance and setting intentions for personal growth.
  • Protecting your independence, resilience, and ability to make choices for your overall well being.
  • Exploring challenging or painful experiences so you can move forward with a sense of hopefulness.
  • Empowering you to develop your voice and explore social, educational, and career opportunities and goals.
  • Allowing space to explore what you are feeling while working toward a place of acceptance.
  • Developing a positive self-concept to contribute to resiliency.
What to expect from counseling for self esteem

We create a unique counseling process that is tailored to each person’s strengths and experiences.

Counseling is meant to be a time of self-exploration and growth. Your clinician will tailor treatment to your specific needs based on your goals and what you would like to achieve. Counseling has the potential to be short-term or long-term based on your individual needs.

Sustained progress can be made in as few as 8 weekly sessions, but most people find that they need treatment for a minimum of several months. We encourage you to attend weekly sessions, as this allows you to establish a close working relationship with your clinician and to make progress more quickly. Our hope is for you to reach your goals sooner rather than later so that you can live the life you desire.

Both before and during your first session, you will be asked to provide information about yourself and your reasons for seeking counseling. During the first session, your clinician will briefly review Restorative Counseling’s policies so that you are aware of your rights as a client and can ask any questions you may have. The primary focus of the intake process is to discuss your personal, social, family, and educational history to help give your clinician an overall picture of who you are. Goals for treatment will be discussed and your clinician will provide insight into how they conduct counseling sessions.

In addition to learning about you, the Intake process is a time for you to learn about your clinician. It is important that you feel they are the right fit for your style and needs. We encourage you to ask questions so you can be clear on what to expect from your clinician.

The intake session(s) typically lasts 55-60 minutes.

Working with you, your clinician will help you explore the sources of your difficulties and develop helpful strategies to address your concerns. Your clinician will provide a space for you to identify your strengths and difficulties. You will be empowered to decide what works best for you and what changes you are ready to make.

Ongoing sessions are 45-53 minutes, depending on your insurance plan.

As you move through the counseling process, you and your clinician will discuss your progress. Once it has been decided that you have achieved your goals, you and your clinician will discuss terminating services. These final few sessions will focus on reviewing the progress you have made and how you can continue to maintain these changes moving forward.

It is time to embrace who you are!

Meet our clinicians who offer counseling services for Self-esteem

Stephanie Grunewald, PhD

I am dedicated to exploring the layers of shame, guilt, and fear that have prevented you from living the life you desire.

Read more about Stephanie.

Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC

I am passionate about guiding you to love yourself and build up your resilience to take on all of life’s challenges.

Jordan Meehan, LCSW

I provide a safe environment where you can develop insight into your experiences, behaviors, and relationships, as well as build healthy coping habits, self-care skills, and positive self-regard.

Let’s explore who you are and how to accept yourself.

Our mission is to help you obtain a more balanced, authentic, and positive view of who you are. We will strive for your own ideal self, rather than trying to compare yourself to others. It is important that you can work through your own self-doubt, so both you and the world can benefit from all you have to offer.