You often feel like you are floating between two or more different worlds or as if you have a split personality. You are one person with friends or at work and another person with family. You dance between these worlds, you can never really settle, and it's exhausting trying to fit in everywhere. You don't feel solid in owning your identity because your struggle to know who you are and where you belong.
Like a lost puzzle piece that doesn't fit in anywhere. You struggle to know your true self and often feel disconnected from yourself and others.
+ Navigating Identity Issues & Cultural Stress
As a first generation, South Asian (Indian American) woman who has grown up feeling divided between two cultures, I personally understand the struggles and stress first generation individuals face in life, community, relationships, school, and at work. In addition, our unique cultures, norms, and history can significantly impact our journey to healing and health.
+ Common symptoms:
Anxiety or overwhelm
Low self-esteem or feelings of "not good enough"
Confusion, feeling lost, or disconnected
+ How therapy can help:
We can work together to help you through these hard times and personal struggles. Each and every one of us is unique, strong, and beautiful. Due to the sometimes overwhelming demands of life, our light can become dimmed, we can become lost and lose ourselves in the external world. When this happens, I find its best to take a pause and start exploring the internal world. This can be scary to do alone. Therapy is a great space to feel safe to start self-exploration with support and guidance. I can help you reconnect to your own inner beauty, grace, and power but also provide you with the tools to keep your light shining bright so you can feel empowered in life.
You can feel whole and comfortable in your own skin. Being able to become embodied can provide you the freedom to breathe and feel grounded and live a fulfilling and authentic life.