With more than 7.7 billion people on the planet, it is all too easy to lose one’s sense of self and even more challenging to establish purpose. In addition, people experience constant pressure from society and those around them, telling them who they should be, who they should want to be, and who they are. Sometimes, it can be difficult not to cave into external pressures and remain true to oneself.
Benefits of identity exploration include:
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- Clarity regarding life goals
- Enhanced sense of self and one’s role
Therapy for identity exploration is very open-ended, and topics are determined directly by the client’s ambitions. Therefore, clients do not need to have a specific purpose or finite end goal in mind. I utilize a holistic set of modalities and compassion to help clients develop a tailored direction for avenues they wish to explore.
How Does Therapy Help With Identity Exploration?
A therapist provides an unbiased and non-judgmental perspective and can act as a sounding board to reflect potentially transformative ideas. They can also help clients unpack complex thoughts or handle sensitive emotions. The introspective and supportive process often leads to crucial moments of clarity and an increased capacity for self-awareness.