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Self Esteem

Self-esteem is defined as one's overall opinion of themselves — how one honestly feel about their abilities and limitations. When an individual has a healthy self-esteem, they feel good about themselves and see themselves as deserving the respect of others. However, when an individual has a low self-esteem, they put little value on their opinions and ideas. They might constantly worry that they aren't "good enough."

Self-esteem is shaped by an individual’s thoughts, relationships, and experiences. Understanding the range of self-esteem becomes crucial in identifying the impact it may be having on an individual’s life. Treatment focuses on helping an individual experience the benefits of healthy self-esteem, including mental well-being, assertiveness, resilience and more. Overall, increased self esteem helps an individual lead a healthier, well-balanced life. Meanwhile, low self-esteem can be a catalyst to larger psychological issues, including depression, social isolation, and anxiety.


​Different factors that can influence an individual’s self-esteem include: 


  • Thoughts and perceptions

  • How other people react to you

  • Experiences at school, work, and in the community

  • Illness; disability or injury

  • Culture

  • Religion

  • Role and status in society 

If you believe you or a loved one may be struggling with low self esteem, please call LSH Psychological Services today. Dr. Hennessy is here to help you. With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, she knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 954-317-0551 or email her at


For more information regarding self-esteem, check out the links below:


The Mayo Clinic: Self-Esteem

Kids Health: Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem


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