Workshop: Defining Your Identity & Path


Positive self-esteem is rooted in a strong sense of self. Only you can define your identity and your path. Identity is not something you can borrow or take from your friends, parents, siblings, or influencers. How do you define your self-identity?

Throughout this fun and interactive 5-Saturday workshop, we will discuss philosophy to help you clarify:

  • What makes you “you?”
  • What is the “mind?”
  • What is it to think and to feel?
  • Why do you do what you do?
  • What is meaningful to you?
  • What makes you tick or happy?

The workshop will be led by philosophy students from Stanford University. Like you, these student facilitators once pondered their sense of self.


David Lee: David is a philosophy and biochemistry major at Stanford University. He is currently pursuing a career in medicine. David is particularly interested in discussions about ethics and healthcare.

Sophie Jin: Sophie is an incoming sophomore at Stanford University who plans to major in Philosophy. She is especially interested in ethics and morality.

Evan Kim: Evan is a senior at Stanford University studying Symbolic Systems with a philosophy concentration. In addition to being an avid reader and cellist, he is particularly interested in the philosophy of technology.


This event is organized by the Women’s Therapy Institute and supervised by Mabel Yiu, LMFT. Mabel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is the CEO of the Women’s Therapy Institute. She is particularly interested in the intersection of philosophy and mental health.

For ages 16-19, all genders welcome.

DATES: 5 Saturdays. JUNE 26, JULY 10, 17, 24, 31

TIME: 10 AM – 11:30 AM PST


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

*This is a 5-Saturdays workshop. It is not group therapy and is not a Stanford University-sponsored event. Although parents are welcomed, teens are encouraged to participate on their own. Parents to sign up on behalf of teens under 18 years old.