Going Beyond Low Self-Esteem
How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?
- Call: (910) 485-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
- Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
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- Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
- New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
- Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
- Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE FOR NEW CLIENT REGISTRATION:
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Going Beyond Low Self-Esteem
Are you just the silent or quiet type, or are you withdrawn because you have a low opinion of yourself? Do you feel frustrated but try to quell because you don’t have the courage to express it? Do you often find yourself unmotivated? Do you pretend to be something that you WISH you were? Do not ignore these signs of low self-esteem because it can have far-reaching impact on your life more than you can imagine.
What Triggers It
Low self-esteem develops over time and is likely to be caused by a range of negative life experiences. Unpleasant childhood experiences – abusive home and school environment, traumatic life events, feeling “odd” or different, excessive pressure from family and peers, social isolation and negative thinking patterns - are the most influential factors that can cause you to have low self-esteem.
Consequences of Low Self-esteem
Having low self-esteem may not be considered a psychological issue in itself, but can be a symptom of, or can lead to anxiety and depression. When you have a poor image of yourself, you may have the tendency to become an underachiever (believing you can’t do anything right) or an overachiever (to prove to yourself and others that you are worth something). It may deter you from completing tasks and taking risks, or you may take too many risks. You may shy away from opportunities that may challenge your faculties and competencies, or take on so much that it is impossible to achieve desired results, thus causing you to “fail” in your own eyes, validating to yourself that perpetuating negative view that you will never be “good enough”.
Because of these things, you might never shine in school or work, or reach your full potential. You may also try to avoid social interactions afraid that what you are going to say or do will be criticized or will not be socially acceptable On the other hand, you may shine TOO much and demand a lot of attention from others because you constantly need their reassurance and praise that there is something special or good enough or worth something about you (because you don’t believe that yourself).
What You Can Do About It
There are things you can do to improve your self-esteem. Thinking positively about yourself and counting your blessings – personal traits, potentials, skills, relations, etc. – are important. Challenging yourself and basking in your small successes can help overcome the feeling of inadequacy. Focusing on what you have achieved in your life and finding the explanations for your failures in the past can make you realize that failing is part of living. Like you, the rest of the humanity goes through failures. Many icons have attained their statuses with many failures under their belts!
Get it Checked with Help
If you are unable to affect any changes in your self-esteem on your own, remember that unchecked, this negative perspective may lead to sad, desperate life. The good news is, there are therapists or counselors who can help you look back to rediscover and resolve the events in your life that made you develop low self-esteem.
There is no reason for you to stay unhappy and unfulfilled just because you are afraid to take a leap or take risks sometimes. Contact Carolina Counseling Services so one of our experts can capably walk you through your tentativeness and insecurities, and to help you discover your self-worth. With help and guidance from Carolina Counseling Services, there is so much you can do to have a fulfilled life. Go for it! Make an appointment now.
Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists that can continue to provide a friendly, relaxed and safe atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services assists individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. We love to work with the military and are happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. For us, it really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. We believe that a friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed andexperienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. We can help. All of our therapists are licensed, friendly professionals.
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314