Most people develop a single personality shaped by their genetics and environment. But people with personality disorders suffer continual shifts that make them unpredictable. From her base in Beaumont, Texas, licensed professional counselor Jessica Sanchez, LPC, offers virtual visits to patients with personality disorders. These visits take place over secure video conferencing. She uses a variety of talk therapies to help you manage the problems personality disorders cause. Call Jessica Sanchez today or book an appointment online to benefit from her expertise in treating personality disorders.
Your personality combines thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make you different from other people. The genes inherited from your parents, your experiences, and the environment you live in all shape your personality. Most people’s personalities don’t change very much.
If you have a personality disorder, your thoughts and behaviors can shift without warning. Your personality doesn’t stay the same, so friends and family never know how you’re going to be from one day to the next.
Common personality disorder symptoms include:
Some people with personality disorders feel like they’re better than everyone else. Others think the opposite. Some are very submissive, doing whatever they’re told. Others rebel at every chance. These symptoms seem inconsistent because of the personality changes that happen. In addition, different kinds of personality disorders have varying symptoms.
Personality disorders sharing similar qualities fit into three groups:
Cluster A personality disorders feature odd or eccentric thinking and behavior. They include schizotypal, paranoid, and schizoid personality disorders.
People with Cluster B personality disorders tend to be emotional, dramatic, and unpredictable. Conditions include antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders.
Cluster C personality disorders focus on fear and anxiety. They include dependent, avoidant, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.
Each of these disorders has identifying symptoms and behaviors.
There aren’t any medications that can treat personality disorders. But medicines can ease symptoms like depression and anxiety. The primary treatment for personality disorders is talk therapy. Licensed professional counselor Jessica Sanchez provides advanced therapies that help you manage your condition more effectively.
She might use interpersonal techniques, analyzing your childhood and past experiences. These treatments help you understand your condition and deal with any traumas in your life. Other approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
CBT and DBT don’t look at the cause of your condition. Instead, they show you how to identify flawed thoughts and change them. Regular CBT sessions with Jessica help you cope with a personality disorder in your everyday life.
Call Jessica Sanchez today or book an appointment online if you’re confused and finding it hard to cope because of a personality disorder. Consultations take place remotely using secure Zoom video conferencing.