WHY SELF-ESTEEM123With the ever changing family structure, peer pressures and increasing academic loads, maintaining balance and self-confidence can prove challenging for most young people. Low self-esteem can fuel a vicious cycle of poor choices and unhealthy relationships that devalue a young person’s sense of worth. Without the proper support and skills for navigating life’s challenges, these youth may become high risk for serious mental health issues including depression and anxiety. The Self-esteem123 (SE123) program was developed to combat this destructive cycle, build self-confidence and work towards reducing the anxiety, stress and fear that often emerge during adolescence.
“Life can throw you challenges and conflicts. How you decide to deal with these issues is contingent on how you view your value in the world.” --Rosemary Cobuzzi, MSW.After nearly 20 years in the social work field counseling clients with mental health, substance abuse, foster care and domestic violence issues, I recognized a common behavioral pattern of low self-worth. Lack of personal value can negatively affect every aspect of a person’s life, including decision making, which often is poor when self-esteem is low. SE123 integrates the basic techniques of cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal therapies and balances it with a holistic, modern day approach to improve self-esteem and practice healthier choice-making. With an innate ability to quickly assess situations, I provide clients with special techniques to manage their individual circumstances - placing emphasis on communication and the healthy expression of emotions in a safe and comfortable environment. Intrinsically empathetic, I understand and connect with people’s feelings and emotions, which help me create tailored development plans for clients with the goal of enabling them to successfully pilot their own lives.
"This above all: to thine own self be true" --William Shakespeare