Self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much we like and appreciate ourselves. Self-esteem is often seen as a stable personality trait, but research actually shows that it develops during adolescence and young adulthood and can change over time. Developing a strong and positive sense of self can protect against mental health problems and help people lead healthy and positive lives. Low self-esteem is a common problem in adolescence as youth struggle with emerging identity, stress, and the complexities of academics and personal relationships.
Does your teen need help with self-esteem? Our team of trained mental health professionals is here to help.
As the founder of Girls for Change, Niko has helped many young teens transform their communities and themselves by holding up a powerful mirror. In this engaging talk, Niko demonstrates how anyone - from boys and girls to grown men and women can get a glimpse into their own transformational looking glass too. Inspirational and empowering.
High school is one of the most stressful times in a teenager's life - a time when they are balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and big decisions about the future. So, how can we deal with it? In this new series of videos on self-care, we talk to students in middle school, high school, and college about the stresses in their lives and how they practice self-care.
As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing—or even ignoring—your true assets.
About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. This workbook, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges.
UpLift integrates evidence-based practices to improve self-esteem into our treatment plans. Our Positive Thinking skills help individuals develop more positive ways to think about themselves and the world. Our trained clinicians will personalize treatment to your child’s needs, but skills may include challenging negative thoughts, practicing positive self-talk, and building gratitude. Live video-therapy sessions are paired with app-based skills practice, and progress is tracked regularly using validated assessments.