Self-Esteem

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

If you’re unable to move forward with a happy, fulfilling life because of low self-esteem, you can find individualized help at Healthy Minds NYC, located in Midtown East, Manhattan. Our board-certified psychiatric team takes an integrative approach to help you increase your self-esteem and your self-confidence. We use psychotherapy and other techniques to provide you with the tools you need to thrive. To make an appointment at the office in New York City, use the online scheduling tool.

Self-Esteem Q & A

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem describes your overall sense of personal value and worth. Several factors define your self-esteem, including your:

  • Identity
  • Self-confidence
  • Sense of belonging
  • Feelings of security

Your self-esteem generally starts out low in childhood and builds up when you’re an adolescent and in young adulthood. How you value yourself has an impact on your ability to make decisions, be in relationships, and have stability in your emotional health. Your self-esteem also influences your motivation to try new challenges.

What causes low self-esteem?

There are a number of factors that can negatively affect your self-esteem. You might experience a lower sense of self-esteem and confidence because of your:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Genetics
  • Physical appearance
  • Financial stability
  • History of abuse or neglect

Your environment and relationships can also lower your self-esteem.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with our team at Healthy Minds NYC if you have concerns about your self-esteem and sense of well-being. Some signs that might indicate you have low self-esteem include difficulty setting boundaries, feeling like everyone is better than you, and experiencing frequent feelings of self-doubt and fear of failure.

If left untreated, low self-esteem can lead to serious mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety, and interfere with your ability to retain healthy, happy relationships.

How can I increase my self-esteem?

Once you recognize that you have feelings of low self-esteem, there are things you can do to improve how you feel about yourself. Our psychiatric team at Healthy Minds NYC can provide you with the resources you need to increase your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.

We offer in-office and virtual psychotherapy sessions to help you change the negative thought patterns you have about yourself. We can also teach you how to use positive talk and affirmations about yourself to enhance your self-esteem.

Psychotherapy can also help you become more aware of your negative thought patterns so that you can make necessary changes.

If you have underlying mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, your provider can customize a treatment plan that helps you manage your condition more effectively.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for low self-esteem, book an appointment online today.