Self-Esteem.

Have you ever wondered why you are the only one with low self-esteem?  You are not alone.  Many, many people who you would least expect to have low self-esteem, indeed do.

So what is self-esteem?  It is inevitably how you love, care for, and appreciate yourself.  Here are some tips on how you can re-evaluate your life and can start to build toward your positive self-esteem:

  • have responsibility for self and others (no blaming or finding excuses)
  • use personal strengths to not only help yourself, but to help others
  • laugh at and learn from mistakes
  • do not be afraid of what others think of you… stand up for yourself
  • do not dwell on the past or negativity (pick up a hobby, i.e. yoga or running)
  • accept yourself for who you are (does not happen overnight, so be patient)
  • believe in yourself
  • be optimistic

Hope these will help you feel a little bit more confident in yourself and help you toward living a happier life.  Moreover, we are always here for you – to help you live the life that you deserve.  If you would like to come in for a more thorough consultation and/or session on how to build your self-esteem, call us today and schedule an appointment with us!

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Parenting Skills.

Have you ever wondered why the relationship with your adolescent(s) or child(s) might not be how you want it?  Either parent may be inadvertently feeding into the fever of non-compliance, triangulation, manipulation, arguments, willfulness, poor academic status, school referrals, poor peer selection and other problems you may be facing with your adolescent or child.

While we believe that the luckiest children are those who have grandparents and extended family involvement, our counselors at Star Point Counseling Center also addresses parenting concerns and boundary issues, stemming from meddling or any staying extended family members, including the often dreaded “in-laws.”

We understand the excitement and challenges that come with blended  families as well, and want to help you to help each other make the adjustments to the changes that occur when two families join under one roof.

Relationships.

Are you feeling invisible, powerless, lost or devalued?  Is your family life, work, or other internal or external pressures destroying the love you once felt and expressed in your relationship? Are you or your partner saying the love is there but the feelings of being “in love” are gone?

At Star Point Counseling Center, we are here to provide you with the tools and strategies that have saved countless relationships from estrangement, separation, and divorce. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our counselors.  We are here to help you improve yourself and your relationship.

Is Stress Keeping You From Having A Healthy Lifestyle?

Whether it is stress from home (family or relationships) or stress from work (no job or too much workload), every one of us is bound to be stressed and it inevitably harms our health.

Now, though there is no such thing as an overnight potion to make everything better, here are a few tips you can try to implement in your lives that may potentially help you feel better (emotionally and physically):

  • balance your work and personal lives (it may seem difficult at first, but it will eventually get better)
  • avoid consuming too much alcohol or caffeine (as this may add on more stress, making you do crazy things or feel incredibly pumped one moment and lethargic the next)
  • eat healthy (do not substitute fast foods or sweets as your main source of foods)
  • drink lots of water
  • pick an exercise routine that suits you and exercise daily (whether it is jogging or riding a bike for 30 minutes per day)
  • limit technology use at night (and yes, that includes phones and computers)
  • have a set sleeping schedule (including weekends)

Hope these tips will help you slowly, but surely, lead a healthier and happier lifestyle!

For a more in-depth analysis of yourself and a more thorough plan to guarantee you a healthier and happier lifestyle, call Star Point Counseling Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed counselors!