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Understanding Imposter Syndrome

If you regularly struggle to feel worthy of your accomplishments or often try to downplay your achievements because you don’t feel like you deserve the credit, you may be suffering from imposter syndrome. Many people who experience this feeling fear that others think of them as a fraud.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 70% of people have experienced or will deal with at least one bout of imposter syndrome in their lives. 

At Flux Psychology in Denver, Colorado, Andrea Liner, PsyD, offers a comprehensive range of mental health services to address your needs. In this blog, she shares more about the symptoms of imposter syndrome and outlines some of the best treatment options to help you overcome it. 

What are the symptoms of imposter syndrome?

Even the most successful and accomplished people can experience feelings of inadequacy at times. A number of signs indicate imposter syndrome:

People who feel like imposters think they can’t live up to others’ expectations of them or even their own expectations of themselves.

What are the types of imposter syndrome?

Well-known expert on imposter syndrome Dr. Valerie Young suggests that people who have these persistent feelings of being a fake or a fraud generally fit the following types:

At Flux Psychology, one of the first things Dr. Liner does during your consultation is ask a series of questions to help determine if yours is a single type of imposter syndrome or a mix of several.

How is imposter syndrome treated?

If you feel like a phony or like you’re in over your head, use these ideas to overcome imposter syndrome:

Dr. Liner specializes in imposter syndrome and understands how it impacts your quality of life. She works closely with you to help you move through the feelings that are affecting your actions and holding you back.

To get started with your consultation, contact us by calling the office or requesting an appointment online. We offer virtual therapy options to ensure your safety and well-being during these uncertain times of COVID-19.

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