At Centro Integra , our Psychologists perform the treatment to improve self-esteem .

Self-esteem deficit is a frequent symptom in many emotional problems, so addressing it is essential in the psychological treatment of many disorders.


Self-esteem is the assessment of the self-concept that each one has of himself. To understand the concept of self-esteem, it is important to know what self-concept is:

  • Self-concept is the mental representation, the image, the description that we make of ourselves, both physically, personally and socially, for example “I am handsome, intelligent, kind, tall.”
  • Self-esteem is the result of the evaluation of that self-concept, the answer to the question, do I like how I am or do I not like it? This response is the result of comparing “how I am” (real image) – “how I would like to be” (ideal image).

Self-esteem begins to form in childhood and adolescence , depending largely on family experiences, the influence of friends and family, and the achievements made in these stages at a personal, social, family and school level.

When the assessment we make of ourselves is positive and beneficial, we speak of having a good or positive self-esteem. On the other hand, when it is negative and causes us suffering or pain, it is said that we have low or negative self-esteem .

Those who focus on their shortcomings or limitations and ignore their strengths end up having a very negative and distorted image of themselves. They tend to be very demanding and perfectionist people , with fear of making mistakes, with a continuous feeling of guilt, very insecure, sensitive to criticism and, in the most extreme cases, with a loser attitude. These characteristics, obviously, limit them in most areas of their lives.


As we have mentioned, low self-esteem can facilitate the appearance of many psychological disorders and problems Next we are going to see some of the most common characteristics that people with low self-esteem present and that should put us on alert:

  • They are indecisive, have difficulty making decisions, have an exaggerated fear of being wrong.
  • They think they can’t, they don’t know anything, they won’t get it.
  • Neither their talents nor their possibilities are valued.
  • They avoid taking the initiative.
  • They do not like to share their feelings with other people.
  • They feel continually evaluated.
  • They are not satisfied with themselves, they tend to think that they are not doing anything right.
  • They think they are uninteresting people.
  • They think they make a bad impression on others.


By working with the Psychologist , tools will be put in place with which to have a positive and realistic image of oneself. Certain negative thoughts and attitudes that the person has towards themselves will be analyzed and modified to improve their performance in the different important areas of their life, in order to improve self-esteem .

If you are looking for a Psychologist  specialized in treatment to improve low self-esteem , do not hesitate to contact  us.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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