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March 10th: Workshop 5 - Building Self-Esteem and Confidence

This workshop is two-fold. First, we will aim to identify typical root causes of low self-esteem and confidence, and accompanying symptoms (such as thoughts and feelings of "not good enough"); second, we will explore various avenues to restoring self-esteem and confidence through shifts in mindset, refocusing on internal versus external validation and transforming our self-talk. Building self-esteem and confidence takes time and patience, and with some guidance, you will be one step closer to regaining belief in yourself!


Lauren Drvaric, MSc., C. Psych Assoc. (supervised practice), PhD.

As a clinician, I maintain a solution-focused approach while incorporating different strategies tailored to each client’s unique needs. These include mindfulness and acceptance-based as well as existential-humanistic therapeutic techniques. This means I believe each individual has the capacity for self-awareness and choice and that I focus on helping each client find meaning in lived experiences.


I have experience working with late adolescents to older adults, with both individuals and couples. I primarily work with young adults, who are faced with varying life challenges including, depression, anxiety, stress and psychosis. Many of my clients have sought help regarding their self-esteem, confidence, life transitions and interpersonal issues. With all clients, my goal is to facilitate change in well-being by teaching techniques that enable you to use your own internal resources. In regards to couples therapy, I use an emotion-focused approach.


I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology and a PhD in Medical Science. I am a Psychological Associate under supervised practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

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