You are EnoughValueSelf-Esteem

What is Self-Esteem?Most people's thoughts and feelings about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their daily experiences. The grade you get on an exam, how your friends treat you, ups and downs in a romantic relationship can all have a temporary impact on how you feel about yourself. Your self-esteem, however, is something more fundamental than the normal ups and downs associated with situational changes. For people with good self-esteem, normal ups and downs may lead to temporary fluctuations in how they feel about themselves, but only to a limited extent. In contrast, for people with poor self-esteem, these ups and downs drastically impact the way they see themselves.

What is Low Self-Esteem?Low Self—Esteem: Believing that I am inadequate (flawed), unworthy, unlovable, and/or incompetent. Dr. Sorensen, a leading expert in this area suggests that low self-esteem can be the root cause of most of the pain and discomfort people continue to experience.People with poor self-esteem often rely on how they are doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. They need positive external experiences (e.g., compliments from friends) to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts that constantly plague them. Even then, the good feeling (such as from a good grade or compliment) is usually temporary.




CWC Resources 

Emotional Fitness Workshop
Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Intensive Biofeedback Training

Online Resources

How to Love Yourself
Free Printable Love Notes
Operation Nice
The Self-Esteem Institute
Positive Affirmations to Meditate

Information (PDF) 

Self-Esteem UT-Austin
Dealing with Depression UT Dallas
Affirmations for Building Self-Esteem Test
Sorenson Self-Esteem Test


About Us

The staff of the CWC includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric fellows, psychiatric nurse practitioners, postdoctoral associates, psychology interns, counselor education  interns, and practicum counselors. All of our staff are generalists and see students presenting with a variety of issues. 

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