Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

Therapy for low self-esteem

Constant self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy can be emotionally draining and make it difficult for you to see your true value. Build confidence, set boundaries and trust yourself.

Trust Yourself

Set Healthy Boundaries

Live With Confidence

Rewrite the story you've been told.

Feeling ‘less than’, struggling to accept compliments, and worrying about others’ opinions can hold you back from experiencing the joys of life and achieving your full potential.
Uncover your best you.

Do you feel like:

  • "I always feel like I'm not good enough."
  • "I constantly compare myself to others and feel inferior."
  • "I often feel like a failure, even when I achieve something."
  • "I'm always worried about what others think of me."
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Do you experience:

  • Sadness
  • Frustration
  • Clenched jaw or tense muscles
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Hindered personal growth
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Always having your guard up
  • Racing heart
  • Neglecting your own needs
  • Tension in relationships
  • Sadness
  • Frustration
  • Clenched jaw or tense muscles
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Hindered personal growth
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Always having your guard up
  • Racing heart
  • Neglecting your own needs
  • Tension in relationships

Therapy for low self-esteem

Get the support and tools you need to learn to trust yourself, set healthy boundaries & live with confidence.

Therapy For Self Confidence

How do I know if I have low self esteem?

Recognizing low self esteem in yourself involves identifying persistent feelings of worthlessness, self-doubt, and negative self-talk, many of which you may not even realize you have because they have become such a normal part of your thought life.

If your inability to make decisions or assert yourself has started to have a significant impact on your daily life and relationships, it may be time to talk to someone.

Low self esteem and self doubt can be further broken down into the following categories:

People with social self-doubt may experience anxiety or feelings of inadequacy in social situations. If this is something you struggle with, you likely worry about being judged or rejected by others and struggle to form or maintain relationships.
If you experience performance-related self-doubt, you may lack confidence in your abilities to perform tasks, achieve goals, or succeed in various aspects of life, such as academics, work, or sports.
If you suffer with body-image-related self-esteem issues, you may dwell on feelings of dissatisfaction with your physical appearance. This type of low self-esteem can contribute to poor mental health and unhealthy behaviours, such as disordered eating or excessive exercise.
Those with intellectual self-doubt may question their intelligence, knowledge, or competence, even when there is evidence to the contrary. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy and can hinder personal and professional growth. It often accompanies Imposter syndrome.
You may experience self-doubt related to your moral or ethical values, leading to feelings of guilt, shame, or unworthiness.
People with relationship-related self-esteem issues may doubt their worthiness as partners, friends, or family members. If you struggle with this, you may have trouble with trust, fear abandonment, or have difficulty asserting your needs in relationships.
Impostor syndrome is common when it comes to your career. It is a specific form of self-doubt in which you feel like a fraud, despite your achievements and successes. If you suffer from imposter syndrome, you may believe you have somehow deceived others into thinking you are more competent than you truly are and fear being “found out.”
An experienced therapist can help you recognize self destructive thoughts and develop a strategy to help you live as your authentic, powerful self!

Who We are

About Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

We believe you are the expert of your story and your life.

Whether you are a CEO, an athlete, a mom, a daughter, husband, caregiver or a person seeking greater meaning – you will find caring and compassionate support at Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness.

As therapists, it is our job to help you uncover your potential and build the connections you need to live a better story.

Karen Rezk, Owner of Ubuntu Psychotherapy in Markham and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Karen Rezk

Clinical Director & Founder

Karen Rezk, Owner of Ubuntu Psychotherapy in Markham and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Karen Rezk

Clinical Director & Founder

We ask that you:

Come As You Are

You do not need to have all the answers – we will help you find the clarity you need to move forward.

Stay As Long As You Need

We offer therapy that works toward lasting change. Our therapists have the experience and tools to help you achieve your goals.

Create A Connection That Heals

We provide a safe space with therapists who are warm, approachable and ready to listen without judgement.
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Meet Our Team

It’s important to find a good fit between you and your therapist.

We help you find the right match!

Therapy is not a Bandaid solution; it is a process through which we can help you heal in a way that allows you to live unapologetically as yourself.

Therapy can help you live the best story of your life.

Our Approach

How Our Therapy Works

We Learn About You

We listen to your story and learn what is keeping you from living your best life. By exploring together, we can understand the roots of your pain.

We Develop A Plan

Together, we uncover your goals for therapy. We build a toolbox of strategies you can use to manage situations as they arise.

We Assess & Adapt

We understand that every journey is unique, and provide space to adjust your treatment as you grow.
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Therapy For Self Esteem

How Therapy Can Help

Overtime, you may experience:

  • A greater ability to communicate your needs and set personal boundaries
  • Greater self confidence and trust in yourself
  • Feeling more aligned with what you feel is the best version of you
  • Increased confidence in decision making
  • An ability to maintain a strong sense of self while interacting with others
  • Being more aligned with your values
  • Feeling more connected in your relationships
Every person and situation is unique, therefore it is difficult to predict how long it will take for you to experience positive results from therapy. However, with consistency and dedication, it is common to see results specific to your situation within 12-20 sessions (50min-1h each) on a weekly basis.

Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

Questions about self doubt and low self esteem

Gauging others’ acceptance can be challenging, but look for signs of genuine support, such as encouragement, empathy, and active listening. Remember, true acceptance doesn’t mean people will agree with you on everything; instead, they value and respect your individuality. Focus on building connections with those who demonstrate these qualities and practice open communication to foster mutual understanding.
Trusting your decisions involves self-reflection and acknowledging your values and priorities. Keep in mind that it’s okay to make mistakes; they are opportunities for growth and learning. As we move through our therapy sessions together, we will work to help you identify your strengths so that you can develop more confidence and clarity in the decision making process.
The decision to use medication should be made collaboratively with a healthcare professional who is familiar with your situation. They can help assess whether medication may be beneficial and inform you of potential side effects or interactions. We can discuss your concerns and explore non-pharmacological approaches to support your mental health in tandem with any medical advice you receive.
Imposter syndrome is a common experience where people doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a “fraud.” This type of self doubt has increased in recent years as social media has introduced new levels of pressure for both our personal and professional lives. Recognizing that you’re not alone in feeling this way can be reassuring. Together, we can explore the reasons behind these feelings and develop strategies to help you feel more secure and confident in your achievements.
In our therapy sessions, we provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore the underlying causes of your self-doubt and low self-esteem. Over time, we can identify thought patterns and beliefs contributing to these feelings and work on techniques to change them. Therapy can also help you build a toolbox of healthy coping mechanisms and build a resilient mindset.
Yes, self-doubt and low self-esteem can impact your relationships in a few different ways. Self doubt and low self esteem may lead you to avoid social situations, doubt your worth in relationships, or have difficulty asserting your needs. By working together to address your self-doubt and improve your self-esteem so that you can connect on a deeper level with the people that mean the most to you.
Breaking the cycle of self-doubt and low self-esteem requires time, patience, and a commitment to change. Therapy can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns, cultivate self-compassion, and build coping skills. Through practicing self-care, setting achievable goals, and surrounding yourself with supportive people, you will start to feel more aligned with the best version of yourself. You will develop an increased awareness of the power of self that you already have within you; you just need some support breaking down the negative beliefs that are blocking you from making it real in in your life.

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Self-Esteem Therapy

Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

Learn to trust yourself, set healthy boundaries & live with confidence.