Self esteem is the ability to hold ourselves in high regard despite the fact that we are flawed. Self compassion and self acceptance are crucial practices to help improve our self esteem, but they must be practiced! Systems of oppression can also greatly impact one's self esteem and we will acknowledge and work through any impact those systems have had.
The quality of our relationships greatly impacts our lives. Relationships have the ability to be excruciatingly traumatic or incredibly healing. I am trained in multiple modalities of relationship/couples issues including: Gottman Method, Discernment Counseling, and Relational-life counseling.