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IDENTITY

Getting to Know Yourself

 

WHAT YOU MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING

It can be hard for us to know what therapy is really for. We might know that things don't feel quite right, but be at a bit of a loss as to what needs to shift or change for us to feel more settled, whole, and satisfied in our life. Underlying such experiences often lingers a lack of a firm sense of identity and not knowing quite who we are. 

Coming to know who you are in a deeper way can be both an exciting venture and an overwhelming prospect. Becoming yourself and understanding your identity represents an endless, complicated, and unclear process. We are constantly changing and evolving - as is the world around us. It can be hard to have a solid sense of who we are, our values, and our priorities in living, especially when we are confronted by major changes (for example., illness, injury, the death of a loved one, a change in career, a major life transition) that can how we see ourselves altogether. We may not have been taught how to answer the questions we find ourselves asking and may lack a clear understanding of our who we are.

You may find yourself unsatisfied in life but unsure what needs to shift or change for you to feel better. You may recognise that you are more than your job and find yourself frustrated when asked the question "what do you do?" You may find yourself uncertain how to answer the question "who am I?" Or you may simply be struggling to find or create meaning in your life.

HOW I MIGHT HELP

I think that therapy offers a great opportunity to think more deeply about our lives and about ourselves. Therapy can offer a space to explore, change, create, or try out new aspects of identity outside of the judgment that we can often experience in other parts of our lives.


In the therapeutic relationship, we can spend time exploring who you are, who you care to be, and the identities you might like to hold. We can consider what brings you satisfaction, joy, and wholeness while also coming to better know the opposite - what it is that takes away from your life. With greater self-understanding, you may well find yourself better able to navigate the world in which we live and make choices that better meet your uniqu more e needs. With confidence in knowing yourself, you may be able to make more choices that are informed and aligned, empowering you with a better sense of what to lean into or out of in your life.

Whatever your concern and specific needs, I’d love to support you as you work toward finding greater clarity. I look forward to working with you to discover how you might best live a life you find fulfilling.

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“Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself"

Jean-Paul Sartre

 
 

587.966.2273

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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I am honoured to acknowledge that my work takes place on the traditional territories of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy), comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, and Amskapi Piikani First Nations; the Tsuut'ina First Nation; and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. I recognize that Calgary is situated on the land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, traditionally named Mohkinstsis by the Blackfoot people.

©2021 by Chris Graham Psychology