Self Care & Self Esteem

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”


-Parker Palmer

Counseling for Self Care

Are you always caring for others, putting them ahead of yourself? So many women feel obligated to be a caregiver, often putting that role as their first priority. The effort and attention we give to loved ones is admirable and a valuable part of our lives. Yet, often makes it difficult to shift from taking care of everyone else to truly prioritizing and caring for yourself. 

We've all heard it before . . . you can't pour from an empty cup. Yet, we do. We do it every day. But you don't have to. There is a way to fill your cup and make well balanced self care a part of your daily life. When you do this, not only do you feel better and function better, but those in your life depending on you will get to experience the best of you. 

Self care counseling at HerTime involves working collaboratively with your therapist to:

  • Evaluate your current level of self care 

  • Analyze the effects of imbalanced or lacking self care practices

  • Learn specific self care strategies 

  • Develop a sustainable self care plan that works for you

  • Continued support as you integrate your self care plan

Counseling for Self Esteem

Are you struggling with negative self talk or poor body image? Self care and self esteem often go hand in hand. If you struggle to see yourself in a positive light or find yourself worthy of the good things in life, chances are your self care practices are lacking. When we don't prioritize and take care of ourselves, our self image continues to decline. This creates a vicious cycle that can seem impossible to break free of. 

Negative self talk and prioritizing others over yourself  if often learned behavior from years of trauma, depression, and being involved in unhealthy relationships. Low self esteem has severe consequences on our lives, such as staying in a low paying job that is below your true potential or feeling unable to leave an unhealthy relationship for fear that no one else will be interested in you. If can't see the strengths you possess or you're unsure how to start loving yourself in the way you deserve, I can help. 

Counseling at HerTime for self esteem includes working collaboratively with your therapist to:

  • Determine where your negative self talk started 

  • Unlearn negative or irrational thinking patterns 

  • Practice and learn how to challenge and reframe thoughts

  • Develop a comprehensive self care plan 

  • Learn mindfulness, mantas, and positive self talk 

  • Identify and leverage your unique strengths

  • Develop confidence needed to make lasting, positive change in your life

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