The Baggage of Negative Self Image

Non Clinical - Personal Development | taught by Sharea Farmer, LCSW
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Sharea Farmer, LCSW
Sharea Farmer, LCSW
Lead Trainer

About the instructor

Sharea is a licensed clinical social worker with years of success in helping clients recover from anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings where she received specialized training in the following therapeutic practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Theory, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

For the past three years, Sharea has worked in a practice setting catering to mostly (but not exclusively) Black women, couples and adolescents. Sharea is also a highly skilled Small and Non-Profit Business consultant. Through her skill building small businesses, she has a 100% success rate in helping individual’s realize their dream of starting or expanding their business.

Sharea’s work is delivered through individual sessions, family/couples session, group therapy and workshops focused on helping people navigate through wellness, identity, life transitions and complicated situations. Her empowerment approach focuses on helping people identify and bring out their distinctive strengths while overcoming barriers to happiness and success. Her goal is to help client's create a quality life filled with purpose and self-love. Sharea encourages clients to embrace the concept that our wellness and happiness lies within our control.

Sharea received a BA degree in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration of mental health, health and aging from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Sharea is also currently an adjunct professor at Rutgers in their graduate level social work department where she teaches: Program Development and Strategic Planning, Direct Clinical Practice with Adolescents/Children, and Diversity and Oppression.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200

Mental Health First Aid Instructor (National Instructor Certification)


The Baggage of Negative Self-Image: Helping Youth Build Positive Self-Esteem


Understanding “What’s in our Bag?” (Introductions)

Understanding how Baggage shapes attitude & decisions 

Working definition of Self-Esteem (Types of Self-esteem)

How to help youth improve their Self-esteem

Closing (Toolkit to use with youth) Personal Self Esteem Evaluation

  • Who Am I?
  • Self Esteem Worksheet
  • Self Esteem Questionnaire
  • Your Self Esteem Inventory
  • Disguised Low Self Esteem
  • Patterns Of Low Self Esteem
  • What Can You Do About Your Self Esteem?

Course Contents

2 Videos
1 Text

Course Curriculum

Section One