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Self Esteem Specialist

Anne Lindyberg, LMHC -  - Mental Health Counseling

Midwest Center for Transformational Change

Anne Lindyberg, LMHC

Mental Health Counseling & Psychotherapy located in Cedar Rapids, IA

One of the most enduring assertions made by Virginia Satir during her work with individuals and families is that people need a high level of self esteem in order to live and function successfully. Satir’s published poem entitled Self Esteem is still in print and has sold over 200,000 copies. At the Midwest Center for Transformational Change in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, licensed mental health counselor Anne Lindyberg, MS, LMHC, offers a combination of innovative therapies to help you achieve a healthy self-esteem and the life you desire. Call the office or use the online appointment maker to arrange your consultation now. Telehealth appointments are available.

Self Esteem Q&A

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem means your deeply felt sense of self-worth. In simple terms, it is a measure of how much you like yourself and how worthy you feel to be a full participant in your own life. Many challenges people struggle with are related to poor self-esteem. They don’t tend to get better without addressing that root cause, which may not even be obvious to the individual.

What determines my self-esteem?

Many factors contribute to your self-esteem, including:

  • Your personality type
  • Your life experiences
  • Early life experiences
  • Family patterns around child rearing and gender roles
  • Strength of your relationship with a mature and emotionally healthy caregiver as a child
  • The values of the culture you grew up in and live in
  • Grief, loss, and trauma in your family or community during your early years
  • Your health
  • Your age
  • Your sense of belonging within your family or other group
  • Your social circumstances
  • Your sense of physical and economic security
  • Interpersonal relationships, including relationship conflict

Things can change as you move through life, and that can affect your self-esteem.

When do I need help for low self-esteem?

If you think you might want some support for low self-esteem, that’s probably the best indicator that you can benefit.

While every person's situation and experiences are unique, common signs that you might need help for low self-esteem include:

  • Rarely feeling confident
  • Blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong
  • Frequently struggling with depression or anxiety
  • Constantly questioning your own judgment
  • Disregarding your own opinions or valuing opinions of others more 
  • Constantly comparing yourself to others
  • Feeling that your weaknesses far outweigh your strengths 
  • Never saying no to others, even when you should
  • Tumultuous relationships
  • Difficulty setting boundaries
  • Difficulty accepting compliments
  • Difficulty asking for help
  • Difficulty expressing your own preferences or wishes

Low self-esteem may look different for every person, but in general, it's time to consider therapy if you constantly struggle with any of these issues.

What does therapy for low self-esteem involve?

At the Midwest Center for Transformational Change, Anne uses a robust, evidence-based models that are proven to be effective in people with low self-esteem.

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (Satir Model) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR®) therapy.

This powerful combination of therapies can help you to reconnect with the life force within you, developing a healthy and natural confidence.

Learn more about how these innovative treatment models can help you by calling the Midwest Center for Transformational Change or clicking the provided link now.