Let’s Talk About Self-Esteem

  – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC     What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is often used interchangeably with self-confidence. While self-esteem and self-confidence are related concepts, they are distinct from each other. Since both are important, let’s look at how the two differ. Self-confidence is more specific and focuses on belief in one’s abilities and skills to accomplish specific tasks or goals. This … Read More

The Link Between Body Dysmorphic Disorder & OCD

by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to experience excessive worries and anxiety about one or several aspects of their physical appearance. BDD affects approximately one in every 50 people. While a person of any age or gender can have BDD, it is most common in teenage and young adult … Read More