Of course it’s hard to begin, but you can start anywhere. It’s all attached. Sheldon Kopp
Your inner identity already exists and is always ready to assert itself given a chance. Past programming, old wounds and trauma, lack of self-trust and our own self-doubt and insecurity can interfere with our self-expression and self-assertion. No matter how much we may want to change, without a replacement, our psyche and body cannot let go of what is familiar even though it no longer works. Staying with what is familiar however when change is indicated can only lead to anxiety, depression, discouragement, exhaustion, and self-hate. My approach to therapy is a simple one: embrace who you are to begin the process of building on strengths, talents and qualities to enable you to let go of what no longer serves you. Approach symptoms and the process is never ending. Approach your relationship with you and the cause of the symptoms resolves. Simple but it does require willingness and risk: the risk there may not be anything wrong with you.