Self-Esteem Therapy & EMDR Counseling
for Women in Florida

Does it feel like that inner-critic’s voice is just a bit too loud these days?

You try to get through the day, focus on your work, friends, and family. But in the back of your mind you wait for it. That voice that tells you “you’re failing”, “you can’t do anything right”, that “you are not enough”. You know it’s not true. You’re successful. You have the love and support of your family and friends. Things are good. Except, you don’t feel good. You know you are a person worthy of celebration but you don’t know where or how to access her.

Self-doubt and negative self-talk can show up like an uninvited guest, at the worst times. At work, lack of confidence may hold you back from applying for a promotion or taking credit on a job well-done. In your relationships you might have difficulty asking for what you need or setting boundaries. Maybe you’re feeling stuck like life isn’t what you pictured it would be and you don’t know how to move forward.

Self-esteem therapy can help you quiet that inner-critic, explore what is holding you back, and build your self-esteem by developing self-compassion. It can also reconnect you with your authentic self and rebuild that trust within.

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You don’t have to feel alone.

It’s exhausting to carry this all on your own, wanting to move forward and heal but not sure how to get there.

You want to feel safe and grounded, able to reconnect to yourself and others, and feel more at peace with being you. You want more than just coping skills to work through the pain, you also want a space to heal and grow.

Together we will work on:

Exploring Thoughts

That inner-critic has been so loud, for so long. Self-esteem therapy can help you explore these negative thoughts and better understand when and how they developed. You will learn to identify different parts of self and soothe and quiet that critical voice.
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Developing Coping Skills

You are tired of feeling like a doormat. Setting boundaries, being assertive, and learning interpersonal skills can help you gain confidence that you can ask for what you need and set limits on the things being asked of you.

Nurture Self-Compassion

There is a part of you that knows that inner-critic is full of it. We will work to nurture your self-compassion so that you can feel more connected and willing to celebrate authentic you.

Self-esteem therapy can help you

Through this therapeutic process, women can uncover the roots of their low self-esteem, learn to recognize and celebrate their strengths, and develop healthier, more empowering self-perceptions. By addressing and reframing these negative thoughts, self-esteem therapy fosters greater confidence and self-worth, enabling women to set and achieve personal and professional goals, improve their relationships, and enhance their overall well-being. This journey towards self-acceptance and self-love can lead to a more fulfilling and authentic life, where women feel empowered to embrace their true potential.

Frequently Asked Questions about Trauma Counseling

A: Self-esteem therapy can help with identify and reduce negative beliefs and self-talk. It can also help nurture self-compassion and self-worth.

A: Self-esteem is the lens from which we view ourselves and how we believe others view us. This can have an impact on our work, academics, and relationships. Low self-esteem is connected with higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. 

A: There are many types of therapies that can help increase self-esteem. I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Ego State therapy to bring three evidence-based approaches to increase self-esteem into my work. 

Self-Esteem Therapy using CBT, EMDR, and Ego State Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach highly effective for treating anxiety disorders. Using CBT, you will learn to identify triggers, understand the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to anxious symptoms, and learn how to change thoughts and behaviors to reduce anxious symptoms. In addition to learning coping skills, you will also learn how to use mindfulness to help you feel grounded and effective putting the coping and interpersonal skills learned in therapy outside of sessions. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based intervention commonly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is also effective in treating other mental health concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma and other stress-related disorders. 

In EMDR, the clinician asks the client to focus on a memory while attending to bilateral stimulation. The dual attention of focusing on the memory and the bilateral stimulation reduces the level of distress associated with the memory, increases adaptive beliefs, and allows the brain and body to heal. 

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I specialize in working with women with a history of trauma who are struggling with anxiety and self-esteem to stop feeling empty and self-critical and to feel more confident, calm, and connected with themselves and their relationships.

Infinite Potential Counseling & Consultation, LLC. 
Shara Goudreau, Ph.D, LMHC-QS (MH12932), NCC, CCMHC
5550 Glades Road Suite 500 #1053, Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-247-3734 | sgoudreau@infinitepotentialawaits.com

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