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Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, relationships, and experiences. Understanding the ranges of self-esteem and the benefits of promoting healthy self-esteem...  including mental well-being, assertiveness, resilience and more... help an individual lead a more healthy, well-balanced life.


Self-esteem is defined as one's overall opinion of themself — how one honestly feel about their abilities and limitations. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas. You might constantly worry that you aren't "good enough."

Different factors that can influence your self-esteem include:


  • Your thoughts and perceptions

  • How other people react to you

  • Experiences at school, work and in the community

  • Illness, disability or injury

  • Culture

  • Religion

  • Role and status in society



If you or a loved one need help overcoming negative self-esteem issues, please call Comprehensive Psychology Services today. Dr. Van Dam is here to help you. With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, he knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 407-233-1864 or email us at




For more information regarding self esteem, check out the links below:


The Mayo Clinic: Self Esteem Check

WebMD: Building Self-Esteem

PsychCentral: Tips to Raise your Self-Esteem


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