Stress and Self-Esteem Counseling
Family Tree Counseling offers stress and self-esteem counseling.
Many people today are struggling with one (or all) of the following Common Life Problems:
One in 5 people experience depression every year, and even more experience depression symptoms. “Feeling blue”, or “feeling down”, still steals life away from both the persons who struggle with it, and their closest loved ones.
The Blues might be a part of your life if you are experiencing: sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, change of appetite, insomnia or excessive sleep, agitation, decreased energy, fatigue during the day, feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, indecisiveness, and more. We lead our lives to be busy and time-starved, as a result, The Blues are common.
Stress and Burnout
Today, we push our bodies and minds to the limits with our cultural obsession with what is called the “PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.”
Rest and recovery are an important part of our lives, however, it is too often ignored. When we push ourselves too hard for too long the result is always some degree of burnout.
People with burnout experience:
- feeling cynical toward life
- a strong desire to “escape”
- a false sense of failure
- emotional distancing, numbing, or apathy
- negative feelings toward others
- inappropriate anger, sadness, or depression
- possible physical illness
- possible abuse of alcohol or drugs
Some of us have not reached burnout, but the level of stress in our lives means that we are are on our way. Many people don’t even notice how stressed they are, because feelings of stress have become the norm, not the exception.
Stress induced symptoms can include:
- Inability to relax
- Tense feelings
- Rapid heartbeat
- Dry mouth
- Increased blood pressure
- Jumpiness or feeling faint
- Excessive perspiring or feeling clammy
- Constant anticipation of trouble
- Constant feeling of uneasiness
Self-esteem is the idea of an inner sense of value. Good/healthy self-esteem gives a person resilience to criticism or attacks from others. Everyone has some self-esteem, however, many people simply don’t have enough of it.
Note: Having good self-esteem is not being proud or having an out of control ego.
Poor Self-esteem can cause:
- self-criticism, self-loathing, or self-hate
- a belief that one is no good, unworthy, or inept
- a refusal to trust others, or get close to others
- a belief that one doesn’t deserve to love or be loved
- a refusal to accept oneself as valuable, special or unique.
Poor self-esteem can be the result of prolonged periods of negative feedback in a person’s life.
We offer flexible hours to fit your busy schedule. Evening and weekend appointments available. Reduced fee counseling available for those with financial need.
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