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and People Pleasing

Do you feel like your needs aren't as important as everyone else's? Do you judge yourself or feel like you have to be perfect? Do you struggle in relationships and have a hard time expressing your emotions and needs? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone. Many people struggle to have a voice and make their needs a priority. 

Other common experiences include:


  • Fear of failure

  • Sensitivity to criticism

  • Denial of personal problems

  • Excessive focus on the needs of others

  • Failure to meet personal needs

  • Discomfort with receiving attention or help from others

  • Feelings of guilt or responsibility for the suffering of others

  • Reluctance to share true thoughts or feelings for fear of displeasing others

  • Low self-esteem

  • Feelings of shame and helplessness

  • Self-worth based on care-taking

  • Feeling undeserving of happiness

  • Feelings of anxiety and sleep problems


With counseling, you can find your voice and develop a more clear sense of who you are and what you want. You can learn to express your feelings and needs in a clear, healthy way and find the peace and the relief that comes with discovering your authentic self. Read more about perfectionism.

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