Relationship to Self
"Who am I?" This question often painfully surfaces during long periods of depression, powerlessness, helplessness or despair. The search of the real self seems to lead into empty spaces, or severe self-contempt.
Therapy is a process of exploring and experiencing the real you that has seemed hidden and confusing. It is a journey you do not do alone, but with the presence of one who is experienced to journey with you toward an outcome to find the real you.
The journey is one where you receive benefit through experiencing relationship and exploring your internal world in the context of external safety. Therapy may be tremendously beneficial while, at the same time, evoke internal feelings that appear too overwhelming, like feeling intense and unwanted emotions: sadness, anger, fear, guilt or anxiety. It is important to remember that these feelings are natural. They are part of human experience and an important part of the counseling process. The journey is experienced differently, since you are not alone.