False Self, Alter Egos, Identity/Personality Disorders

In the work that we do as counselors, we encounter many different manifestations of some form of personality crisis. As most know we utilize a temperament profile that in most cases reveal the persons temperament traits to the degree that we can help them understand and know themselves more genuinely and deeply, and begin to move the weaknesses of their temperament realities into strengths.

This can help in becoming more genuine, authentic, and more able to function in healthier ways in relationships, work, business, etc. Also in helping the person become settled within themselves and find peace. In many cases we are also introducing God into the equation so the person understands that they are born with a value and purpose that God authored.

We also work with the persons thought life, because we know that “as a man thinks in his heart so he is”. Talking their thoughts captive, perhaps with the help of cognitive therapy. In addition we work with people to help them release judgements that have made towards themselves and others as well as effecting forgiveness toward offenders in their lives as well as uncover all types of trauma

But what happens when our traditional forms of counseling models seem to not achieve the desired results? What happens when brining all these areas to light actually brings about undesirable symptoms?

In certain cases, people demonstrate more severe forms of the False Self, especially over long periods of time. We need to discover deeper underlying issues that may or may not have been initially presented. Perhaps the person is not even aware that they have a manifestation of a psychological disorder that may need additional treatment such as:

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Multiple Personality Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Other Associated Disorders

In these cases there may be a need to incorporate the services of a psychiatrist, psychologist or medial doctor. When this happens, the person can be helped in appropriate ways to help enable them to receive our particular modality of counseling. One recent testimony I shared was Shannon. In her case we need a medication change. Others may need addiction help to arrest addictive behavior in order to be able to receive help in other ways.

Clinical depression issues may call for medication, where situational depression can be addressed and relief can be achieved through the methods outlined above in many cases. Any qualified counselor will be able to know when additional help may be appropriate.


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