Self-Confidence Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

A lack of self-confidence can prevent you from enjoying personal success and healthy relationships. The experienced team at Thriving Mind Psychology can help you improve your self-esteem so you can achieve your goals and develop a robust sense of well-being. To schedule a consultation with a caring, experienced mental health practitioner, call the office in Midtown Manhattan today or make an appointment online.

Self-Confidence Q & A

Why is self-confidence important?

Self-confidence, sometimes referred to as self-esteem, is your belief that you are valuable as an individual and that you have the right and ability to succeed in life. When you have an appropriate amount of self-confidence, you feel positive about yourself and generally enjoy positive experiences in regard to achievement and personal relationships. 

However, if you suffer from a lack of self-confidence, it can lead to a poor self-image, low achievement, difficulties in social interactions and relationships, and mental health issues. 

People who suffer from low self-esteem have an increased risk for conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Self-harming behaviors, such as cutting or excessive risk-taking, are also associated with a lack of self-confidence.

What causes a lack of self-confidence?

Poor self-confidence develops as a result of negative “self-talk.” When you repeat self-critical thoughts to yourself, you may come to believe those ideas are accurate. 

Some examples of negative self-talk are:

  • “I’m not smart enough to do well at school or work”
  • “There’s nothing about me that anyone should like”
  • “I don’t deserve to be happy”
  • “I’m not good at anything”

Negative self-talk can arise from childhood experiences like bullying or harsh adult criticism. Discouraging adult experiences can also affect your self-esteem and confidence. 

Negative beliefs about yourself tend to expand to include negative feelings about the world and other people, which in turn can contribute to depression and other mental health conditions.

How can a therapist help improve my self-confidence?

The outstanding team of experts at Thriving Mind Psychology are caring, compassionate therapists and psychologists who draw on a number of psychological approaches to help you end negative self-talk and build self-confidence and a positive worldview. 

Following your initial evaluation, your mental health practitioner designs a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Your custom treatment plan may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Group therapy
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback training is quite effective in addressing self-confidence issues. Also called electroencephalograph (EEG) biofeedback, this noninvasive treatment allows you to see your own brainwave activity in real time. 

Neurofeedback training teaches you to control your response to specific thoughts and actions that affect your self-image so you can end negative self-talk and discover a greater sense of emotional balance.

Build your self-confidence and enjoy a more positive attitude toward life. Call Thriving Mind Psychology to schedule a consultation today or make an appointment online.