Raising Confidence in Girls

Throughout my many years of counseling I have done a lot of informal research on GIRLS & CONFIDENCE. Many girls in today’s world have a type of superficial sophistication as a result of exposure to music, media and the culture around them. Deep down inside, however, many girls struggle with feelings of insecurity and doubt. They can be afraid to admit it and certainly scared to talk about it as if talking about it gives “it” more power over them.

I wish I could get the secret out – other girls are insecure also. It’s normal to feel insecure, uncertain and confused at times. One of my teen clients recently told me that it feels so much better to get it out of your head so you can look at it (what’s bothering you) and deal with it. Dealing with it involves talking it out with someone who is experienced, trained or very gifted in knowing how to help you to:

1. See your situation clearly
2. Challenge old beliefs
3. Embrace new possibilities
4. Help you to create action steps for lasting empowerment


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