"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" -- CG Jung
Though the story lines vary greatly, it is the unmistakable feeling of being "stuck" that so often leads a person to seek therapy. It is this self-awareness, which some have also characterized as a feeling of desperation, that is your most powerful tool at this time.
Finding the right therapist is another very powerful tool. Research consistently reveals that it is the relationship between client and therapist that is often the most significant healing agent in the mix. No matter the feelings you may be experiencing, a strong relationship with your therapist is almost always essential. One way to achieve this is by having a therapist who, with your willingness, offers you a space of safety, honesty, gentle confrontation and compassion.