Teen Emotional Issues

Low Self Esteem

What is Low Self Esteem? Self esteem is a person’s overall evaluation or judgment of his or her own worth. Low self esteem is a person’s inability to accept himself; having an unfavorable opinion of oneself or lack of confidence or worth. A person with low self esteem has a poor self image.

Abraham Maslow, psychologist and creator of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, states that psychological health is not possible unless the essential core of the person is fundamentally accepted, loved and respected by others and by her or his self.


  • Social withdrawal
  • Focusing on and/or exaggerating the negative
  • Sensitivity to criticism
  • Self criticism
  • Hostility
  • Exaggerated concern about what others think
  • Inability to accept compliments
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Depression and/or periods of extreme sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Amplified fear of making mistakes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Preoccupation with personal problems
  • Self neglect
  • Viewing temporary setbacks as permanent
  • Expecting little out of life for oneself
  • Fear of trusting one’s own opinion
  • Excessive will to please others
  • Exaggerating past mistakes
  • Insomnia, headaches, fatigue


Triumph Youth Services provides a small, highly structured family-type environment for youth. This family-like community promotes a social environment that takes on both therapeutic and healing properties instead of maintaining negative behaviors.

Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach utilizes individual therapy mixed with group and family therapy to treat each youth’s issues. This therapeutic approach helps the youth identify thinking errors that affect how he feels and acts. In addition to the therapy, the Positive Peer Culture utilized in Triumph Youth Services facilities help the youth process their issues and build skills for their own personal progress, thus building self esteem.

Our staff members are trained and encouraged to be effective leaders by serving as teachers or coaches who hold the young men responsible for working on problems and to act as limit setters and good listeners.

The clinicians at Triumph Youth Services are highly trained and have extensive experience working with adolescent youth. Our clinicians are licensed and approved as mental health professionals to provide individual, group and family therapy.

Call Triumph Youth Services. We are here to help.

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