Identity Crisis

Identity, or psychological identity, is your capacity for self-reflection and awareness. People usually acquire their identities through reflecting on the tasks they do and the objects they identify themselves with.
By M. Farouk Radwan,

Identity issues are universal. Who am I? Where do I fit in? What should I do with my life? These are the basic questions of life that we all ask ourselves from time to time. It can especially be challenging at times of transition like graduating from school, leaving a job or looking for a job, getting married or divorced, figuring out sexual identity, turning 40, or retiring from work, all together. Each of these events represents a time of leaving one definition of our identity and entering another. A good example is the empty nester who’s kids are off to school or living on their own and he/she, has to reevaluate his/her identity. Perhaps a mother has seen herself as “mom and caregiver” and now that those jobs aren’t the focus of her life, she may experience an identity crisis. This is a time when having someone to talk to can be extremely valuable.

At Solutions Treatment Center in Santa Fe, we look at these moments as opportunities to grow and explore new options. Identity issues can lead to positive and productive times in our lives and we would like to help you find and realize your goals. We hope to help you turn an identity crisis into a wonderful, personal evolution!

Kim McIntosh, MA

Solutions – we can help you find your way again. Call one of our intake counselors for a free consultation – 877-499-1354 or 505-424-3170.