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Psychotherapy and Mental Health Questions

Confidence Problem

I am a 21 year old college student. I have a confidence problem. My grades are poor and I can't seem to find my niche. I have recently stopped using drugs and hope my mood will improve. I am told very often that I am an attractive guy but never date. I rarely smile and my father says I'm "vanilla" - bland. I know that no one will love me until I love myself, so how can I start feeling confident and go out and get the life I want rather than waiting for it to fall into my lap? Thanks Doctor.

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