The musician Greg Brown nailed it when he said, “Life is a thump-ripe melon: so sweet and such a mess.” Finding your way to the sweet and making sense of the mess requires your most authentic, grounded, curious, and present self. When that self eludes you, as it does for all of us now and then, it’s lonely and frustrating. You miss yourself. And where the heck did your clarity and resilience go? You know they’re in there somewhere.
Working with a therapist/counselor can help you find these elusive treasures. Talking things through in a safe, focused, deliberate way helps you understand and resolve old issues, leaving behind habits and patterns that keep tripping you up. Deep exploration can help you find the clarity you misplaced — or which circumstances have hidden from you.
The self you yearn for is within — and is looking for you, too. Counseling can help you find each other.