Perfectionism often shows up as procrastination, comparison, rigidity, and avoidance that can have a significant impact on your day to day life, as well as your relationships and your self esteem. Over time patterns of perfectionism can cause you to feel disconnected from who you are. You may notice that you feel overwhelmed by making decisions or look to others for validation and approval. You may notice that you don’t find fulfillment from the things that you used to enjoy or feel unworthy of celebrating your accomplishments. A therapist experienced in providing therapy for perfectionists can help you overcome patterns that leave you feeling stuck and unfulfilled.
Perfectionists often struggle with setting unrealistic expectations that lead to shame and self-judgement. They never quite feel “good enough” and are exhausted trying to do it all.
How Therapy for Perfectionists Can Help You!
Perfectionism is often driven by internalized pressures and expectations that are focused on the avoidance of percieved failure or judgement. Perfectionists set unrealistically high standards for themselves, and often others, that negatively impact their self-esteem and relationships with others. Therapy for perfectionists can help you to stop “going through the motions” and begin to engage authentically with the world around you.
It may be time to seek Therapy for Perfectionists if you notice any of the following:
- You are overly critical of yourself (or others) and find that it is impacting your self-esteem
- Your relationships are negatively impacted by comparisons or rigid standards
- Avoidance of failure and judgement is leading to procrastination or inability to achieve goals
- The expectations you hold of yourself (or others) are making it hard to feel happy or fufilled
- You have a hard time relaxing or engaging in activities that aren't "productive"
- Fears of failure make it difficult to make decisions for yourself
- You feel like you’re doing everything right only to stay stuck in the same place
You don’t have to do this alone. Therapy can provide you with the support you need to move forward.
I provide therapy for women who find themselves seeking an unrealistic ideal of perfection and flawlessness that impacts their mental health. Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and perfectionism that impact their confidence and self-esteem. If you’re overwhelmed by patterns of perfectionism and shame, I'd love to talk more about how I can help you feel more comfortable with who you are. Let's connect today!