Fran Miller Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Identity and Self Esteem

Many people come to therapy without a clear sense of their own identity and with low self esteem.  We will evaluate your level of self esteem and work to develop a clear and strong sense of self as almost a prerequisite to the rest of therapy.  Your identity and self esteem are the foundation for your behavior and your life.  They determine your level of emotional difficulty or well-being.  Some of our effort includes working on a questionnaire I have developed with eight categories of your positive characteristics and eight categories of negative characteristics. You will learn both to change and to accept your personal qualities.  We will work on negative thinking and self criticism, learn how to restructure your thought processes, and develop your own personal mantra with the “meditation of opposites”.  (See the Home Page section on Facing Your Fears.)