Tajah Sahar Schall MA, LPC, R-DMT
Throughout our lives each of us embarks on a journey of self-discovery,
….on a path of uncovering our true Self and figuring out how we fit into our relationships and families. When our own cultural background – race/ethnicity, location, family of origin, gender, sexuality, age, etc. – clashes with that of others in our lives, being true to ourselves can be difficult and painful. Life transitions and identity shifts make this even more complicated. Entering into romantic partnerships and navigating conflict, living with partners, deciding to end romantic partnerships, getting married, having babies, adopting children, watching as children become young adults – all of these changes can throw our previously harmonious lives into turmoil.
Family members may disapprove of romantic partners who come from a different cultural background. New parents may feel overwhelmed and isolated. Children of multiracial or multiethnic families may have trouble figuring out where they “belong”. Parents of adopted children may find themselves faced with the noble and difficult task of loving and welcoming a stranger into their homes. If you and/or your family could benefit from support navigating issues such as these, contact me here to set up a free phone consultation.