Orlando Teen Girls Self Esteem Support Group
Orlando Teen Girls Self Esteem Support Group
Orlando Teen Girls Self Esteem Support Group
Orlando Teen Girls Self Esteem Support Group
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Orlando teen girl self esteem support group
Orlando teen girl self esteem support group
Orlando teen girl self esteem support group

Orlando Teen Girl Self Esteem Support Group and Counseling Services in Southwest Orlando, Florida FL.

What is Self Esteem

Self-esteem is your general opinion of yourself, your abilities, and your limitations. A healthy self-esteem is shaped by thoughts, interactions, relationships, and each experience you endure. A healthy self-esteem is maintained by focusing on characteristics such as confidence, adaptability, and balance of locus of control. When your self-esteem is high, you just feel good about yourself and look at the world with a sense of positivity; you embrace your capability to handle tasks that come your way. You respect yourself and know you deserve that from others. On the contrary, when your self-esteem is too low, you do not value yourself for as much as you are worth, instead casting doubt on your abilities and fretting that you aren’t good enough, or able to face challenges you’re up against. It is very important to have a healthy sense of worth, in all aspects. Such health is relevant in all areas of life: professional, personal, and biological.

Factors which influence self-esteem

Your self-esteem starts developing as a child. It is shaped by the following factors:

  • Your thoughts and perceptions
  • How others react to you
  • Friends and loved ones’ treatment toward you
  • Experiences at home, school, work, & in the community
  • Illness or disability
  • Culture, religion, & morals
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Position in society
  • Media


Your relationships with people close to you, which can include parents, siblings, extended family, peers, friends, advisors, teachers, and co-workers, are crucial in defining self-esteem Whether a loved one treats you with respect or not can be the difference in a good or bad outlook on yourself. The beliefs you hold about yourself are shaped by the messages and responses you’ve received from close ones throughout time. If you constantly receive positive feedback from others, you will feel good about yourself. If you are consistently the recipient of negative messages, by being teased or degraded, then you will most likely not feel good about yourself.

Thoughts and perceptions

Despite the significant influences of others, one’s own thoughts and feelings have the largest impact on self-esteem. Luckily these factors are within your power to change for the better—if necessary. If you harp on your weaknesses, mistakes, or shortcomings, you will reinforce a negative concept of yourself. A balanced, more correct, self-view can be attained by learning to change the negative thought-feeling-response cycle you may be stuck in.

Impacts of low self-esteem

  • Over 70% of girls ages 15-17 avoid activities, such as attending school, when they feel insecure about themselves
  • 15% of high school males attempt to lose weight because they are not happy with their appearance
  • 75% of females with low self-esteem report that hey have engaged in negative activities, such as self-harm, bullying, smoking, drinking, and eating disorders
  • Only 25% of girls with a healthy self-esteem engage in those activities
  • A woman’s self-esteem is more strongly correlated with how she views her body, than the correlation with how much she actually weighs

Addressing low self-esteem

Psychotherapy addresses issues with self-esteem by helping one become more confident and self-aware. Therapy can aid in individuals discovering activities that improve confidence. Therapists also work with you to develop realistic goals and teach you to treat yourself with the kindness and understanding you would have toward others. Goal-directed forms of therapy include solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Working with a therapist can give you a sense of unequivocal positive regard, which stimulates self-respect and an improvement in the way you see yourself and your ability to succeed in all areas.

Who will benefit from self-esteem counseling?

Teenagers are especially at risk for having low self-esteem, due to the nature of the time in one’s life. Puberty involves physical, emotional, and societal instability. Females often experience low self-esteem due to the societal expectations for women to look and act a certain way. However, men are just as susceptible to experiencing negative self-concepts and insecurities, which develop into an overall negative view of oneself.  If you feel that your self-concept and negative thoughts are stopping you from achieving goals, interfering with work, or causing you mental distress, counseling on this psychological construct will help you. You may be surprised at how much the way you see yourself can improve your life and the way you view the world!


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News Interviews our Teen Experts

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Benefits of having a healthy self-esteem

  • Being confident in expressing your opinions and desires
  • Making decisions assertively
  • Forming stable, healthy, relationships which don’t suffer from insecurities, which stem from a negative self-concept
  • Developing realistic expectations of yourself; not overly criticizing yourself when you make mistakes, or underestimating your own worth
  • Being more resilient in the face of stress and obstacles
  • Less likelihood of developing eating disorders, depression, and anxiety

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Parent Testimonial

“Jim, you’re such a “valuable tool” even though some of the things you explained to our son, his dad and I have explained many times, for some reason they just “get it” better when it comes from a neutral third party. It’s great, the way you get “right into their life using humor” and you start building that “trust” and “respect.” You definitely have a “Gift,” I’m just so thankful we’ve been given an opportunity to see that “gift” working in our lives.”

Media Interviews and Seminars with our Teen Experts

NEWS INTERVIEW: FOX 35 Interviews Child Adolescent Expert Jim West
CBS Interviews TLC Bullying Expert, Jim West on Dr Phillips Hazing Incident
Media Interviews TLC's Family Expert on Positive Parenting
PREVIEW: Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students
Daily Buzz - Body Image & Teen Self Esteem - Jada Jackson
Fox 35 Interviews Total Life Counseling's ADHD Expert Jim West: ADHD Treatment Alternatives
News 13 Interviews Family who Benefited from TLC Groups & Camps
PREVIEW: Overcoming ADHD Challenges DVD: Author Jim West

Call for more information about our Teen Girls Self Esteem Group or for a 15 Minutes Complimentary Phone Consultation – (407) 248-0030

Total Life Counseling Center provides counseling, therapy, coaching, camps and career services for all of central Florida, including: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Dr. Phillips, Pine Castle, Conway, Windermere, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Oviedo, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Sanford, Deland, De Bary, Deltona, Daytona, New Smyrna, Cocoa, Titusville, Merritt Island, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Mt. Dora, the Villages and the tri-cities of Tavares, Eustis and Leesburg.

Our counseling, therapy, camps, group, coaching and career services are conveniently located in:
Main Office:
Southwest Orlando FL | Metrowest, Windermere, Winter Garden, FL | 1507 S. Hiawassee Road #101, Orlando, FL 32835

Satellite Offices:
1. Winter Park, FL | Downtown Orlando, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, FL | 1850 Lee Road #215, Winter Park, FL 32789
2. East Orlando, FL | Waterford Lakes UCF
| 13013 Founders Square Dr, Orlando, FL 32828
3. Clermont, FL | Minneola Groveland, FL | 100 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711
4. Lake Mary, FL | Longwoord, Sanford, Oviedo, Winter Springs, FL | 1325 S International Pkwy #2221, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Teen Resources:

Teens Talk – Central Florida Help Line: (407) 740-7477 or (407) 740-TALK

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Criminal Attorneys
Joe Pate – Attorney – Criminal & Juvenile, IEP School Advocate Pates Law Group, P.A. (407) 896-1166Wade Boyette & Heath Nailos
Bill & Zahra Umansky – Umansky Law FirmCriminal & Juvenile (407) 228-3838
Anthony Diaz (407) 774-4949
Holistic Doctors
Dr. Donna Johnston Healing Alternatives (407) 682-7111Paul Sorchy, Clermont Chiropractic (352) 394-7577
Dr. Kirt Kalidas, MD The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine (407) 355-9246Dr. Lee, Acupunturist & Holistic Doctor
Dr. Scott Vanlue, MD Everything Well (407) 862-5637
Family Physician & Dietician
Allilin Family Medicine (407) 657-2111
Dr. Rick Baxley (407) 246-7001
Alice Baker, RD, LDN – Dietician Joyful Nutrition
(407) 340-8251
Dr. Jennifer Bourst – Unity Family Chiropractic Center
(407) 460-0985
Pediatricians Pediatricians
Dr. Barry Yarckin
West Orange Pediatrics (407) 290-9355
Dr. Usmani, Dr. Patel
Clermont Pediatrics (352) 394-7125
Dr. Cardona Windermere Pediatrics (407) 297-0080Dr. Jill Watson (352) 536-9336
Dr Cornelia Franz (407) 857-8860Dr. Janette Rivera (352) 536-9336
Vitamin StoreVitamin Store
Whole Foods
(407) 355-7500
Clermont Herb Shoppe & Spa
(352) 243-3588
Resources for Special Needs Children
Aliccia Braccia School Psychologist
Center for Health, Learning and Achievement:
(407) 298-8995
Bright Feats (407) 461-4847
Nathaniel’s Hope (407) 857-8224
Inpatient Health Services for Children
Central Florida Behavioral (407) 370-0111
University Behavioral (407) 281-7000
La Amistad (407) 647-0660
Occupational Therapist
Learn to Learn 407-275-5550
Achieve Pediatric Therapy, Heather Gray
(407) 277-5400 (Dr Phillips) or 407-277-5400 (East Orlando)
Dr. Heidi Napolitano, MD The Happy Mind Company
(407) 704-1461
Dr. Dhungana
Serenity Health
(352) 241-9282
Dr Syed Quadri (407) 270-7702
Dr. Morales
Child Psychiatrist – Oviedo
(407) 365-0440
Dr. Alvarez-Jacobs
Esperanza Behavioral Health (407) 226-3733
Dr. Herndon Harding
(407) 671-0057Winter Park
Dr. Charlene Messenger – Educational Psychologist
(407) 895-0540
William Steven, PhD – Educational and Forensic Psychologist
(352) 365-2243
Alicia Braccia, MA, CAS, ABSNPFl – School & Educational
Center for Health Learning & Achievement (407) 298-8995
Clarice L. Honeywell, M.S., NCSP – School/Educational
The Psychology & Counseling Group (407) 523-1213
Dr. Patrick Gorman, DPSY, PSYD – Neuro-Developmental
(407) 644-7792
Denton Kurtz, School Psychologist (407) 629-9003
Wanda Eppes Dr. Wanda Eppes & Associates
(407) 677-4001
Residential Addictions
Central Florida Behavioral Hospital (407) 370-0111
Center for Drug Free Living (877) 766-5909
La Amistad Behavioral Health (Maitland) (407) 647-0660
The Grove (407) 327-1765
Seminole Mental Health (407) 831-2411
Eating Disorder IOP
Blue Horizons, partnered with Remuda Ranch
(407) 719-6294
Eudine Harry MD
Center for Medical Weight Loss of Orlando
(407) 480-3339
Wekiva Springs Center (Jacksonville) (904) 296-3533
Rega Mental Health Center (Coral Springs)
(954) 346-8300
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