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Therapy for Identity Exploration

I commonly work with individuals who appear to navigate life with relative ease, but inside they are not sure what they want from life. Maybe that "perfect" relationship or good job is not bringing you the joy you imagined. Maybe you are frequently pondering what you want from peer and family relationships, your career, or your relationship with yourself.

 

Therapy for identity exploration often means working through psychological symptoms, like anxiety and depression, that are causing suffering. Our aim is to listen to what these symptoms are communicating—conflict, pain, or fear. My aim is to help you understand and work through these symptoms and define the ways you can live your most fulfilling life.

 

Individuals in my practice commonly seek therapy to help find their "why." Often times low self-esteem, perfectionism, questions surrounding gender and sexual identity, and living a life based on others' expectations get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

I utilize relational and psychodynamic approaches in my work. I also incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into my practice.

 

"Life is long for a reason.

So that every chapter swells

with a new chapter of us,

so there is time to change

the meaning of your name

to everyone around you,

and especially

you."

- Tara Mohr