Manhattan NYC psychologist specializations

Identity Struggles

It is a common experience, at some point in life, to question our sense of self. In fact, such questioning is essential in developing stability in ourselves.

However, the various stereotypes, expectations, and prejudices in our society, family, or culture can make it hard to be our real selves.

In therapy we can explore the ways in which your identity is impacted by your experiences. Together we can build resilience and strength in your identity while remaining engaged with the world.

Some factors that impact our sense of self
  • Personal attributes (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexuality, socioeconomic status, nationality, religion, spirituality, ability)
  • Experiences of oppression, discrimination, or invalidation
  • Immigration distress
  • Multicultural adjustments