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Counseling Psychologist

Ms. Maitri Shah, the visionary founder of The Only Ikigai. With a profound passion of personal growth and a deep understanding of the power of purpose, Maitri is on a mission to inspire individuals to discover their own Ikigai and live a life of meaning and fulfillment.

Driven by a relentless dedication to helping others uncover their unique purpose, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in psychology, counseling, and personal development to The Only Ikigai. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, she guides individuals on a transformative journey of self-discovery, providing the tools and support needed to align their passions, talents, and values with their everyday lives.

As a respected thought leader in the field, Maitri has touched the lives of many individuals, empowering them to overcome obstacles, embrace their authentic selves, and unlock their full potential. Through a combination of insightful content, thought-provoking resources, and a vibrant community, Maitri fosters an environment where individuals can connect, share their experiences, and inspire one another on their path to living their ikigai.

With Maitri’s unwavering commitment to creating a platform that ignites passion, purpose, and personal growth, The Only Ikigai has become a beacon of inspiration and a transformative force for individuals seeking a more fulfilling and intentional life.

Join her and The Only Ikigai community today and embark on a transformative journey towards discovering your own ikigai, living with intention, and embracing a life of joy, fulfillment, and purpose.

What is The Only Ikigai?

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that translates to “reason for being” or “purpose in life.” IKI in Japanese means life and GAI means value or worth. The Only Ikigai – this name signifies and represents the true purpose of my life. The only Ikigai that is The Only Reason for being, the only purpose of my being is to add value and worth to my life and to all the lives to whom I can provide with the help of doing the same. The vast field of psychology has helped me to fulfill this purpose. It represents the intersection of four fundamental elements: what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. Ikigai is the sweet spot where your passions, talents, values, and contributions align, leading to a sense of fulfillment, joy, and a deep sense of purpose in your daily life. It encompasses finding meaning in both personal and professional realms, bringing a sense of balance and contentment.