Stafford Marriage & Family Counseling

Lynne Head, Board Certified Therapist

self-esteem

Self Esteem

Red PaintRepaint your life to find your self esteem.

We are born with perfect self esteem.

From birth, circumstances occur which undermine how we value ourselves. The six things which force voids in how we think and feel about ourselves are:

  • Early childhood loss.
  • Caretaker abuse.
  • Caretaker neglect.
  • Caretaker over protectiveness.
  • Caretaker overindulgence.
  • Caretaker drug or alcohol abuse/dependency/addictions.

Red PaintRepaint your life to find your self esteem. We will either fill these voids with Ego (drugs, binge drinking, food, relationships, materialism, power, control, academia, work, caffeine, nicotine, shopping, gambling, etc.) or we will rediscover our original self value by modifying our beliefs about ourselves.

Please know you are one-of-a-kind, unique, exclusive, no one else is just like you or has experienced your life. Imagine how we might change ourselves by the thoughts we have of ourselves. Start your autobiography today and begin reframing every thought about yourself that does not work in your life.

[Lynne Head is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in marriages, relationships, and individual counseling. Located in Stafford, VA, Lynne can be reached by phone at 214-502-9081, or by email. For more information, see her website at: www.StaffordMarriageFamilyCounseling.com]

Become Your Own Best Friend

Becoming your own best friend can be so much harder than it sounds. If you think about it, we are born with perfect self esteem. As tiny babies, all of our needs are automatically met by our parents. Then, as we begin to grow, some of that good healthy self esteem is trained out of us by our caretakers.

There are basically six things which occur during our formative years which cause us to become extremely self critical, and then suddenly we become our worst enemy instead of our best friend. One of the most detrimental occurrences is any type of early childhood loss. These losses can be anything from a death, a divorce, a move, not being invited to another child’s party, being told you should be ashamed of yourself, you’re a bad child, etc.

Working in therapy can begin to eliminate these voids in how we value ourselves. Now may be the time to give yourself the gift of being your own best friend.

[Lynne Head is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in marriages, relationships, and individual counseling. Located in Stafford, VA, Lynne can be reached by phone at 214-502-9081, or by email. For more information, see her website at: www.StaffordMarriageFamilyCounseling.com]

Empower Yourself

Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.

I don’t know about you but one of my Mom’s favorite things to say was, “What would the neighbors think?” The little girl in me made that question mean that my worth depended on what other people thought of me.

I became a chameleon. Instead of just being myself, I became the person everybody else wanted me to be. For years, until I found a really good therapist, I lost myself. Therapy helped me feel more confident and empowered.

[Lynne Head is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in marriages, relationships, and individual counseling. Located in Stafford, VA, Lynne can be reached by phone at 214-502-9081, or by email. For more information, see her website at: www.StaffordMarriageFamilyCounseling.com]
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