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I have a history of codependent behavior and low self-esteem. Would dbt be a good type of therapy for working on these issues and why might it be?

I have a history of codependent behavior and low self-esteem. Would dbt be a good type of therapy for working on these issues and why might it be?

It could as others: Dbt has become a very popular therapy for borderline personality disorder, but certainly is not limited to that. Codependenccy and borderline dynamics have things in common. That said, insight oriented therapy, psychodynamic therapy, eclectic therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy could all help depending on the skills of psychologist or other therapist one chooses. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Jones
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Low Self Esteem (Definition)

are four major components of S/E. They are Basic Worth, Competence, Ego Strength (Assertiveness and Thick Skinnedness) and Self-Acceptance. Any one of them can add or subtract from ...Read more


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Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read more

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What can I do for low self esteem?

What can I do for low self esteem?

Self esteem: Comes from doing things you're proud of and not distorting or denigrating your accomplishments, abilities and basic human worth. If you haven't done anything you think is worthwhile, then do something. If you think negatively and distort or denigrate your accomplishments, abilities or basic worth as a human being, a mental health professional can help you learn to change that. ...Read more

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How to deal with my low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you lost your esteem, confide in someone close to you to help attain an accurate view of yourself. Read the articles on anxiety and depression on the soundmindz.Org web site for support and insights. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can be very helpful in increasing self worth. ...Read more

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How can I improve my low self esteem?

Low self esteem: You will likely need to uncover the reasons you came to think of yourself as less than other people. Confide in friends who can help you see yourself accurately. Consider reading my workbook, "changing your inner voice" featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of stories that indicate how to raise self esteem and live a more balanced life. Best. ...Read more

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I have a really low self esteem. What can I do?

I have a really low self esteem. What can I do?

Change It!: If you would like to try the self help route - i found "the feeling good book" by david burns to be very helpful. You not to not only read it but also practice the concepts. Another good option would be working with a therapist, what is important to know is that you do have options. Take care. ...Read more

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Inadequacy, inferiority, low self esteem, what to do?

Now you get it!: Welcome to being human! Those of us (narcissists) who fail to have the courage to recognize our imperfections fail to ever have the chance to grow or live in reality. Once you can tolerate sadness, then you do something about it. Psychotherapy, particularly with a skilled therapist (psychodynamic therapist), can be immensely helpful as can healthy relationships in general. Dont foget your faith. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low self esteem?

In my view, there: are four major components of S/E. They are Basic Worth, Competence, Ego Strength (Assertiveness and Thick Skinnedness) and Self-Acceptance. Any one of them can add or subtract from your S/E/ See: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page6.html ...Read more

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What to do if I have too much low self esteem, i need help?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you came to think of yourself as less than, then confide in friends close to you to gain a better view of who you are from unbiased people. Try reading my book, "changing your inner voice" featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of how to improve self worth. Best. ...Read more

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