EMDR for Self-Esteem & Confidence

Navigating the complexities of low confidence and self-esteem is a challenging journey, marked by an emotional rollercoaster of self-doubt and overcompensation. Those grappling with these issues often face a daily internal battle, torn between a desire for self-expression and the constraints of critical self-judgment. This cycle not only impacts mental health but also leads to feelings of anxiety and frustration. However, there is hope. EMDR therapy offers a promising path to break this cycle, providing a therapeutic avenue to process underlying issues and foster a more positive and confident self-view. With EMDR, the potential to reclaim the joy of authentic living and self-assurance becomes a tangible reality.

Improve your Confidence and Live Purposefully

Overcome issues with low confidence and self-esteem by addressing underlying traumas through integrative EMDR therapy.

Rebecca Hoffenberg, Psy.D
Clinical Psychologist
Self-esteem, social anxiety & self worth
EMDR, trauma-informed & person-centered
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Laura Faiwiszewski, Psy.D
Clinical Psychologist
Confidence, career enhancement & public speaking
EMDR, hypnotherapy & CBT
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Irada Yunusova, Psy.D
Clinical Psychologist
Self-esteem, self-worth & social phobia
EMDR, EFT, attachment-focused, & ACT
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How We Work with Confidence & Self-Esteem

Our therapists, Clinical Psychologists specializing in EMDR, combine this with other validated therapeutic techniques to help individuals overcome challenges related to confidence and self-esteem, particularly those stemming from trauma. They adeptly treat adults facing a spectrum of issues, from deep-rooted self-doubt and low self-worth to specific concerns like social anxiety and negative self-perception, often linked to past traumatic experiences. The objective extends beyond merely enhancing self-confidence; it involves guiding clients to transcend the simplistic self-view of being 'adequate' or 'inadequate' and break the cycle of self-criticism and neglect that trauma often exacerbates.

Their approach is distinct due to a profound understanding of how trauma intertwines with confidence and self-esteem issues. With their doctorates in Clinical Psychology and specific training in these areas, they utilize EMDR's impactful strategies to help clients unearth and reinforce inner strength, while concurrently employing CBT, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, and analytic therapy to navigate and resolve the internal conflicts borne from trauma, thus fostering a healthier self-image. In this way, they lead individuals on a complex journey of cultivating self-confidence and self-esteem, recognizing that the challenge is not solely about personal development but about liberating oneself from the entangling cycle of trauma-induced self-doubt and self-limitation, which can cause profound mental and emotional distress.

"Our therapists explore how trauma influences self-esteem, acknowledging that such issues often stem from deep-seated emotional wounds, leading to internal conflicts that affect one's sense of self-worth."

Our Specialists in EMDR for Eating Disorders & Binge Eating

Dr. Rebecca Hoffenberg

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Hoffenberg specializes in addressing issues related to self-esteem, social anxiety, and self-worth, especially when they stem from traumatic experiences. Her advanced training encompasses not just EMDR but is also deeply specialized in its application for psychological issues related to self-perception and interpersonal trauma. This equips her to effectively guide clients through their challenges by directly tackling the underlying causes that often form the basis of these difficulties.

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Dr. Laura Faiwiszewski

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Faiwiszewski embraces an action-oriented approach to assist individuals in overcoming obstacles related to confidence and career progression, blending the effective technique of EMDR with hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and acceptance-based therapy. Her method extends beyond traditional counseling, actively engaging with behavioral patterns and emotional underpinnings to foster change, navigate psychological barriers, and carve a proactive path towards building stronger self-confidence and advancing career goals.

Dr. Irada Yunusova

Clinical Psychologist

Irada Yunusova, Psy.D, a Clinical Psychologist, adopts a dynamic and action-oriented approach to aid individuals grappling with issues of self-esteem, social anxiety, and self-worth. Her expertise in these areas is complemented by her use of EMDR, trauma-informed therapies, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dr. Yunusova’s method transcends traditional talk therapy, actively addressing behavioral patterns and emotional factors to promote meaningful change. She focuses on navigating psychological barriers and crafting a proactive strategy to enhance self-esteem, manage social anxiety effectively, and reinforce a sense of self-worth in her clients.

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How EMDR Helps with Confidence and Self-Esteem

Many people don't realize that their confidence and self-esteem issues are often rooted in childhood or relational trauma. When individuals come to us, they have usually tried various therapies, which might have offered some relief but didn't fully address their lingering struggles with self-confidence and self-esteem. This is where Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) proves to be highly effective. EMDR specifically targets the deep-seated causes of these issues, going beyond the scope of traditional therapy methods that tend to focus only on surface-level symptoms.

EMDR delves into traumatic memories and negative beliefs, often stemming from early life experiences, which are crucial in shaping one's self-perception. By processing these past experiences, individuals can adopt healthier beliefs and build a stronger sense of self-worth.

Research supports the effectiveness of EMDR in addressing issues related to confidence and self-esteem. Studies in psychological journals have shown that EMDR can significantly reduce the lingering effects of childhood and relational traumas that contribute to low self-esteem and self-confidence. The ability of EMDR to disrupt and transform the negative associations stemming from emotional pain and adverse experiences plays a key role in fostering improved self-esteem and confidence.

FAQ About EMDR for Confidence & Self-Esteem

What is EMDR and how does it work for confidence and self-esteem?

EMDR is a psychotherapy technique that helps process and reduce the distress of traumatic or disturbing experiences that may impact self-esteem and confidence. It involves recalling distressing events while receiving bilateral sensory input, like side-to-side eye movements, to alleviate the emotional impact.

Is EMDR safe? Are there any risks?

EMDR is generally safe but can bring up intense emotions as it involves processing past traumas. It's crucial to undergo EMDR with a trained and licensed therapist.

What's the success rate of EMDR in treating confidence and self-esteem issues?

Success rates vary, but many individuals report significant improvements in self-esteem and confidence after undergoing EMDR therapy.

Who is eligible for EMDR therapy for confidence and self-esteem?

Anyone struggling with self-esteem and confidence issues, particularly those related to past traumatic experiences, can benefit from EMDR therapy.

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