Do You Feel That Something Important Is Missing In Your Life, But Don’t Know What It Is?
Have you been feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, or uncertain about your purpose in life? Do you ever feel like something important is missing in your life, even if you have everything you’ve ever wanted—a good job, a happy marriage, or healthy children? You try to remind yourself of everything that’s good, but still can’t shake the sense of dissatisfaction.
Perhaps you’ve wondered if you’re having a midlife crisis. It’s possible you can’t pinpoint any other specific reason for feeling the way you do—lost, stuck, unsure of who you are and what purpose you serve in life. Or you may feel that you’re not fully using your skills, passions, and talents in meaningful ways. Maybe you’ve been awake at night, thinking, “If I could find meaning and purpose, I would feel better.” In the meantime, you simply go through the motions of the day not feeling fully present, not really enjoying anything.
Do you wish you had a sounding board to explore these complex feelings and figure out your next steps? Are you ready to seek help in order to live the fullest life possible?
It’s Common To Experience Existential Crises And Question Your Purpose In Life
Many people face existential or midlife crises at some point in adulthood. It’s natural to desire more out of life, even if, on the surface, it seems like you have everything. For some people, these feelings could be due to clinical depression. For others, it could be due to something else completely, such as being stuck at a dead-end job in which your talents or skills go to waste. Getting up every day with a sense of dread, knowing you will have to go through the motions of work that doesn’t sustain you, can make anyone frustrated with life.
Fortunately, there is help available. Working with a licensed existential therapist can help you find that sense of purpose you yearn for. You can learn how to make meaning of the mundane if it’s not possible to radically change your life at this time by changing jobs, moving, or through other drastic modifications. An existential therapist can help you rediscover hope that has been lost in routine.
Working With An Existential Therapist Can Help You Find Direction
Existential therapy can help you uncover the underlying issue behind your empty feelings and discover what stands in the way of your emotional well-being. In our sessions, we can guide you to examine and define what is and isn’t providing satisfaction and fulfillment in your life. One way we do this is by identifying your core values and beliefs, and then empower you to live in a way that is in accordance with those beliefs. We can also help you identify what is standing in the way of going after what you want, as well as any self-made obstacles—doubts, fears, and other concerns.
Besides empowering you to change your life, existential therapy can help you know yourself in a deeper way. We can assist you in finding the courage to make difficult choices if necessary, such as changing jobs, asking for a promotion, or other modifications.
Our practice is exploration-focused, which means we will explore deeper layers of the self by asking questions that get to the core of what matters to you. For example: What makes you sad, angry, or happy? What causes ignite your sense of justice? What goals on your “bucket list” do you still want to achieve? Those are just a few questions that can help you determine what is missing from your life at this present moment.
Moreover, with our guidance, you can identify passions to pursue and skills to develop, which can help point you in the direction in which you need to be moving. Should you decide on your own that some big life changes are necessary, we can teach you how to map out a plan to make those next steps. And we can also show you how to practice what it feels like to be happy—which can include periods of mindfulness, breathing exercises, and guided imagery—to help you feel more capable, confident, and certain.
There is a path that can lead you to what you want; you just need to uncover it. You don’t have to live imprisoned by negative emotions or live a life you can’t change. With the help of existential therapy, you can be confident that you are making the most of the one life you have to live.
You May Have Some Concerns About Existential Therapy…
I should be able to handle this on my own.
You may have tried handling your complex feelings on your own, but nothing has worked. You don’t have to keep treading that same rut, leading nowhere. Therapy can provide real results—you can experience relief, validation, and a renewed sense of purpose. Even just sharing your feelings with a sympathetic sounding board can help you start to feel better about your life. But the only way to find out for sure is to give it a try.
I don’t have the emotional energy for existential therapy.
We understand that getting through each day can be emotionally draining when you don’t feel validated in what you’re doing. But we are confident that making this one step—entering therapy—can help change the direction of the rest of your life. We highly recommend using the energy you do have to give therapy a try.
Will existential therapy really change anything?
It absolutely can! As therapists, we are impartial and provide supportive listening ears that can help you see things from a different perspective. We also have received many testimonials from previous clients about how well therapy has worked for them.
Call To Schedule An Appointment With An Existential Therapist
If you are ready to experience relief from the emptiness and dissatisfaction you are feeling, we encourage you to contact us today through the “contact me” page on our site, or you can also call us at (813) 296-8851. We offer a free 20-minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together.