Sometimes we come to believe that bad events are personal, permanent and global. You can learn to apply the principles of psychology and learn emotional management skills. You can learn to manage your stress and recover from trauma.
Sometimes there are barriers to a rich and full life that are external to the person, other times those barriers are internal. There can be medical or financial barriers to personal satisfaction on the outside, or there can be internal barriers such as anxiety or depression that prevent life from being satisfying. Having a meaningful life that reflects your goals and values is possible.
Therapy is focused on resolving your issues or concerns through the development of clarity, resilience and effective coping skills. This may include identifying and evaluating your core beliefs, who you believe you really are and your relationship to yourself, others and the world in general.