Help! I Want Real Answers to My Existential Questions

Lynn Somerstein
Lynn Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, C-IAYT is a Manhattan-based, licensed psychotherapist with more than 30 years in private practice. She is also a yoga teacher and student of Ayuveda—the Indian science of wellness. Her main interest is in helping people find healthy ways of living, loving, and working in the particular combination that works best for them, connecting to their deepest energic source so their full range of abilities can be expressed. Lynn's specialty is understanding and alleviating anxiety and depression.
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  • Gunther

    Gunther

    February 27th, 2018 at 9:02 AM

    Anyone who tells you that your third eye is opening isn’t “neurotypical” themselves. Anyway, I think we all question why we’re here and what’s “out there.” I think just being able to confront those questions from a reasoned standpoint indicates you are juuuust fine.

  • Sarah Swenson

    Sarah Swenson

    March 6th, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Dear Longing to Belong, As a therapist working with high intelligence individuals, I frequently hear the questions you raise in your post. Is it possible you’re struggling with these existential concerns as a feature of the enormous complexity that is palpable with high intelligence?

  • Matty I

    Matty I

    March 6th, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Sounds to me like Longing to Belong could be experiencing depersonalization or derealization. I think Logotherapy could be a good start to identifying life purpose/drive, which in turn might help with feeling more connected to the world around you. It could also be worth seeking out a therapist who specializes in issues surrounding depersonalization or derealization.

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