Self Esteem

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Located In San Jose, CA, Los Gatos, CA & Reno, NV

Low self-esteem is common, and can negatively affect relationships with other people, your job, grades at school, and other aspects of your life. At Nugent Family Counseling Center with locations in San Jose, California, Los Gatos, California, and Reno, Nevada, the mental health team offers neurofeedback and counseling to improve self-esteem, mental health, and overall quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Nugent Family Counseling Center by phone or book online today.

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is a feeling you have about yourself or your self-worth. High self-esteem makes you feel confident in yourself and your abilities, while low self-esteem causes you to feel bad about yourself. If you suffer from low-self esteem and mental health problems associated with it, see the Nugent Family Counseling Center team for an evaluation.

What are the symptoms of low self-esteem?

Some common signs and symptoms of low self-esteem include:

  • Feeling insecure
  • Being shy or quiet
  • Depression or anxiety
  • A negative attitude
  • Being socially withdrawn
  • Underachieving
  • Self-doubts
  • Anger or acting out
  • Being socially inept
  • Poor self-confidence

If you have low self-esteem, you might be afraid to say things, avoid being around other people, or lack close relationships with others. It can negatively affect grades at school and performance at work or prevent you from obtaining certain types of jobs.

What are the risk factors for low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem can happen to anybody, but certain factors put you at risk. Examples include:

  • Emotionally abusive parents or partners
  • Family history of low self-esteem
  • Being overweight
  • Not being happy with your appearance
  • Relationship problems
  • Job loss
  • Lack of success
  • Genetic factors

Some people are more prone to low self-esteem than others. Maintaining a healthy weight with nutritious eating and regular exercise can increase your mood and self-confidence. Complications associated with low self-esteem include depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health problems.

How is self-esteem evaluated?

To detect low self-esteem or other mental health disorders and offer treatment, Nugent Family Counseling Center providers review your medical history and symptoms. They complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine which mental health solutions, if any, are right for you.

What are the solutions for low-self-esteem?

The Nugent Family Counseling Center team offers numerous counseling services to help you overcome low self-esteem and other mental health disorders. They provide:

  • Family counseling
  • Marriage and couples counseling
  • Child counseling
  • Teen counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Neurofeedback
  • Medications
  • Aromatherapy

Neurofeedback uses revolutionary, noninvasive computer-aided technology to better balance electrical activity in your brain. The treatment isn’t painful and takes just 30 minutes per session.

Don’t let low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety negatively affect your mental health and overall quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Nugent Family Counseling Center by phone or book online today.