“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”―Maya Angelou
People who ask these questions may be struggling with their identity. They may not know who they are or what makes them happy; or maybe life has not turned out how they pictured. As a result, they may feel overwhelmed, confused, anxious, sad, lonely, lost, or detached. Feeling lost or rudderless can hinder our ability to identify things that provide a sense of joy, belonging or purpose.
Our identity is an ongoing evolutionary process that shifts and changes over time (due to different stages in life, new relationships, the loss of old relationships, adjustment to life changes/challenges, changing careers, graduating from school, discovering a new side of yourself, etc.) it is normal to question who we are and what we want out of life. When you ask yourself, “how do I want to engage in life” you have an opportunity to identify and assess your values so you can live your life in a more intentional and meaningful way. When this process feels too difficult or overwhelming therapy can help guide you along the way.
Identity is multidimensional and how we define ourselves and find meaning can take on various forms. Therapy for identity exploration can help you gain insight and a deeper understanding of your: gender, relationships, sexuality, religion, spirituality, career, life roles, family, ethnicity, culture, and community, amongst other things.
MPS PLLC therapists specialize in working with individuals to help them explore their identity. Beneficial therapy for identity exploration includes:
Beginning psychotherapy to explore your identity requires strength and courage. Therapy is a journey that can help you achieve a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We are here to guide you along the way. To learn more, contact us today.
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