How Your Body Image Could Be Harming You Do you ever have thoughts like these? My life would be better if I looked better. I will never look as good as _____________. My _________ is/are so ugly. I am so fat. That scale/size can’t be right. I look disgusting; no one could ever love me. If you do, you’re not alone. In a seminal study from the 1990s, author and psychology professor Linda Smolek found that 80% of American women are dissatisfied with their appearance. Unfortunately, not much has changed… Read More >>
Do you struggle with your self-esteem?
Have you experienced relationship loss, abuse, abandonment, emotional trauma?
Do you feel…alone, hurt, confused, insecure, worthless?
Are you struggling to find meaning in what has happened to you, engaging in self-destructive behavior, repeatedly subjecting yourself to people/experiences that lead nowhere, stuck in a bad relationship because you’re afraid of being alone?
Know that you’re not alone
Many of my clients have expressed similar self-defeating beliefs. Something is wrong with me. I’m broken. I’m not enough. I’m unlovable. They have been depressed about the past, fear being alone in the world, and angry about being abandoned.
No matter how devastating your story, you are not a victim or undeserving of love!
If you can change the tendency toward low self-esteem – through counseling you can gain strength and emotional stamina. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by your experiences you surface a much smarter, self-reliant person more able to love yourself and search out healthy relationships that sustain and nurture you.
I’m glad you found me. I’ve been where you are and have come out the other side a much stronger person. My ability to help heal with counseling and coaching comes from my own scars and personal history of loss, heartbreak, redemption and survival. The experience of self-healing for women comes from a unique place best understood by another woman who has “been there, done that.”
Honor your pain but don’t be defined by it. When you are able to turn your suffering into a positive learning experience, Pain Becomes Empowerment!
You need a healthy relationship with yourself first and foremost. We work specifically on replacing the myth of “needing another to feel loved” and replace this idea with self-love.
Counseling for Women:
Can’t fix yourself by loving somebody else.
Learn to overcome relationship loss and feelings of abandonment. Your longing for love deeply resonates with me. I understand. As females we are taught at a young age to gain the approval of others by being who they need us to be. But we often abandon ourselves in the process and become dependent on others for validation.
Learning to be OK with who you are, where you are — is an important first step toward self-empowerment and self-love.
Counseling for Teen Girls:
Empowering Women One Girl at a Time
Replace the tendency to base your lovability on someone else’s opinion. Cultivate the skills to look within and draw upon your vast personal girl power to validate yourself. Through counseling you learn to love yourself just as you are, to feel safe, happy and secure by and for yourself.
Develop a positive self-concept that will help you feel whole even when you are alone.
Designed to inspire and encourage self-esteem renewal through self education and virtual learning.