My passion is helping women build their Self-Worth. To me, this is different than having confidence, self-esteem, self-love, or working on self-care. It is so much deeper and necessary to focus on. None of these other important things can really be addressed if, at your core, you don't know what you are worth. How can you have confidence if you don't know your worth? How can you really care for yourself if there's a part of you that feels worthless? Can you really have self-esteem if you are letting someone else define your worth for you? How can you accept love from others, when you don't know how much you are worth to them?
Why is Defining Self-Worth so Important?
I live in this same crazy society as you and I'm overwhelmed with the messages that women are given, literally, from the time we are born: "Lose weight, stay in shape, don't eat too much ...but don't get too thin! You need some curves (but make sure they're only in certain places!)" "Dream big! You can be anything you want! Oh, but always be polite, keep your emotions in check, and don't be too intimidating because that's a turn-off to men (and you wouldn't want to end up an old maid!)" "Get the degree, then get married, buy a house, have a kid all by 25. The clock is already ticking."
I get frustrated just typing those out! Here's the thing: you are going to get the definition of your Self-Worth from somewhere. You can do the work to define it for yourself OR it will automatically default to what society is trying to tell you about yourself. Unfortunately, the latter is more common. As you can imagine, this is what leads to body image issues, relationship problems, lack of confidence/self-esteem, and waking up one day and realizing you don't know who you are. You don't have an identity.
How I Help Clients Build Self-Worth
When a woman gets to the place of wanting to reject these messages that are unrealistic and lead to so much unhappiness, beautiful things start to happen! In therapy, we work to name all of the faulty things you have learned over time, and then we reject them. We lay them down and decide to no longer carry them around. This takes a lot of work and can be difficult to even recognize what there is to unlearn, but it's so worth the work! Then we take time to rewrite, for the first time, what you want to replace those beliefs with. We ask the tough questions of, "Who are you? What were you created to do with this life? What holds you back and how can you live life according to your rules?"
If this resonates with you and it feels like time to start this journey, reach out today! Let's start the healing process so you can live your most authentic, happiest life possible!
And to read more about how Self-Worth impacts every area of your life, click here.