Psychological identity is about how one sees oneself, the self-image, the self-esteem, and the Self as an Individual. In some ways, identity is simple. Your name, your date of birth, your family of origins. These factors contribute to your identity. In other ways, Identity can be complex and dependent upon choices.
Most people have many roles that formulate their identity. A person may be a husband or mother, a parent, a professional, a musician, a child, or a student. There are many more roles that a person can play.
However, in life, there are many challenges and changes. This leaves room for identity to evolve over time. Sometimes it can be hard to have clarity about beliefs and values in a given situation.
For instance, you may learn things about yourself in young adulthood, that you did not know in childhood. This may impact the way you see yourself (your identity) and your values (I.e. what is most important to you at the time).
In therapy, you can expect a safe, judgment-free space to explore core beliefs and to identify the values that are most important to you. When it comes to identity, clarity, acceptance, and alignment (between values and actions) are paramount. Therapy provides a place to tell and work on your story with feedback, values inventories for reflection, personality assessments, and ways to gain insight such as an exploration of Birth Order.
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