When you’re faced with the challenge of counseling a client who is recovering from substance abuse addiction and simultaneously suffering from low self-esteem, you may feel more compassion for them knowing that they are suffering a double whammy. In fact, it’s not unlike the additional hit of … [Read more...] aboutCounseling a Client with Low Self-Esteem
We recently discussed the alarming trend of depression and suicide amongst elementary aged students. Perhaps one of the most powerful actions a parent can take to counter the trend in their child is to build, boost, and maintain their child’s self-esteem. But how? How do you enhance self-esteem … [Read more...] about5 Things a Parent Can Do To Boost an Elementary Student’s Self-Esteem
So you know your self-esteem has taken a hit. You're feelin' it, and it's not cool. In fact, it's a pretty big bummer. But what can you do about it? It's time to talk self-esteem first-aid as we cover five ways you can regain your self-esteem today! #1: Build a Plan First, you dream it. Then, you … [Read more...] about5 Ways to Regain Self-Esteem
Do you know what self-image is? Here’s a hint; it’s not self-esteem. These two terms are regularly interchanged, but there’s a major different between self-image and self-esteem. As counselors who work with a diverse group of ever-changing people, we’ve seen firsthand how a positive self-image can … [Read more...] aboutPositive Self-Image & Substance Abuse Counseling: Do They Mix?