Self-esteem has sometimes been mistaken for an inflated sense of self. Self-esteem is not about thinking we are better than everyone or that we never need to be accountable to others. Self-esteem is about feeling okay where we are, that we are “good enough” and that we deserve to live our best lives merely because we exist in this world. Everyone has the right to feel good about themselves. This does not mean that we should never feel guilt, or remorse because self-esteem is also about being responsible and accountable for our actions. It is about having empathy for ourselves. It is only when we have empathy for ourselves that we can effectively extend this toward others. I work in a way that is steady, patient, supportive and at your pace.

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible!"  

-Audrey Hepburn

Personal Growth

Personal growth is an extension of self-esteem. In order to grow, we need to check in with ourselves and tap into our inner strength. One cannot exist without the other and progress takes a circular form. The more we hold ourselves in esteem, the more we grow, and the more we grow, the better our self-esteem. We are all at different stages in our lives and want different things. One person may see personal growth as finding a great career, or relationship, while another may choose to do inner work around feeling more connected or creative. There is no one way to grow and I am here to support you in whatever form that may take.

I invite you to reach out if you have any questions or would like to explore working together.
You can use the button below to email me, or give me a call at 778-229-5256.

Now offering sessions by phone and video

For inquiries contact Arlene

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