“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our sense of identity provides the foundation for who we are and how we interact with others. However, what happens when we do not have the opportunity to examine ourselves, and we experience difficulty with answering the question, “Who am I at my core?” And in particular, “Who am I regardless of what everyone else is trying to tell me that I am?”
It can be challenging to stay true to ourselves while also wanting to fit in and conform to family and societal expectations. Children and teens strive to find a sense of belonging and loved by their peers and family. Often, this may mean hiding certain parts of themselves to be accepted.
As an adult, you may have worn different masks in an attempt to fit in. Perhaps you are starting to question who you indeed are without the various covers. Or maybe you have reached a point where you are tired of wearing a mask but are afraid what would happen if you took it off?
This is where I come in. Through a combination of education, training, and personal life experiences, I serve as a compassionate, empathic, and collaborative guide for you and your family. We begin to unravel the messages we have received from society, culture, and our families about who we should be, how we should act, and what we can or cannot do.