Online Therapy and Counseling in Kansas for Low Self-Esteem
You wish you felt more confident and comfortable in your own skin. You struggle to leave bad relationships, even when you’re unhappy. You aren’t sure who you are, what you like, or what you’re good at. Sometimes you actually feel empty inside—which is scary, so you avoid spending too much time alone.
You have a difficult time trusting yourself. You might feel excited one minute, but then you share your exciting news with someone close to you and if they don’t feel the same way, you immediately begin questioning your own feelings.
Saying “no” is hard—you hate disappointing people. Knowing that someone is mad at you causes anxiety and you struggle to function until you know they aren’t mad anymore. You worry about what other people think and over-analyze social situations. “Did I say the right thing?... Did that sound stupid?... What if they misunderstood me?”
You procrastinate on things you know you need to get done and then beat yourself up for being lazy. You hold yourself to impossibly high standards while being really lenient and understanding (sometimes too lenient) with others. It’s difficult for you to stick up for yourself and you often find yourself apologizing for nothing.
You’re afraid of being judged and afraid that if people knew the “real” you that they wouldn’t like you anymore. You have a harsh inner critic that makes it difficult for you to accept compliments—it’s like you hear the good things people say about you, you just can’t take them in.
Time to Dig Deep?
But at the end of the day, all of this self-criticism, second guessing, self-censorship, and anxiety is on the inside. No one sees that part. They see a friendly, happy, relatively successful person. So, technically, you could just keep going like you always have, but you're tired. Tired of always working so damn hard. All you want is the inside to match the outside.
You want to say what you think, do what you want to do, live life on your own terms without all the worry about what other people will think. My clients want to trust themselves. They want to feel confident, centered in their truth, and honor all of who they are. They’re tired of being scared to take up space and hesitant to ask for what they need. They’re ready to dig deeper and create a more nourishing relationship with themselves so they can show up more fully and authentically in the world.
Finding Your Center, Trusting Yourself
My number one goal for my clients is for you to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. I want you to know what you need and feel confident in your ability to advocate for those needs without guilt or shame. I want you to have happy, healthy relationships that feel balanced and fulfilling. Therapy might be for you if you’re:
After your free 15 minute phone consultation, we’ll meet for your initial intake session to get a sense of what your needs are and how I can help. From there we’ll decide on a weekly day and time to meet. I love helping clients who are curious and have a desire to understand themselves more deeply. What we process in therapy is 100% confidential. Coming to therapy can feel really vulnerable at first, especially if you’re used to holding it together all the time, but our pace, what you share, and how we approach any changes you wish to make is up to you. Our work together will likely feel both challenging and supportive, as I help you deepen your self-awareness, self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-trust.
Begin Therapy for Low Self-Esteem in Kansas
No matter how your low self-esteem manifests, whether it looks like trouble identifying and setting healthy boundaries, engaging in unhealthy or dissatisfying relationships, or fear of expressing the real you, I'm here to help. Working with low self-esteem in therapy means working on your relationship with yourself. It means beginning to understand the roots of your insecurities, honoring where you've been and the ways you've learned to survive, and learning how to show up for yourself with compassion and respect.
Ready to get started? Click the button below to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation to see if we'd be a good fit to work together.
Other Mental Health Services Offered by Sacred Circle Holistic Healing in Kansas
My Lawrence, Kansas counseling practice also specializes in providing therapy for codependency, therapy for self-esteem, therapy for Highly Sensitive People, and grief and bereavement counseling. I help people overcome shame and the fear of being their true selves. Breaking the cycles of people-pleasing and self-abandonment is possible, and I'm here to help.
I offer online counseling throughout Kansas. Reach out today to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation. I'd love to hear from you!