Receiving a diagnosis of having a dissociative identity disorder (DID) is not always a relief for clients. One woman in my research felt that once she was diagnosed with DID that therapists' focus was predominantly on the DID symptoms than on her as a person.
It was his ability to connect with me on some really deep unconscious level… I believe my therapeutic journey began before I was diagnosed DID, and in fact the best work for me was done before that diagnosis confused everything with people looking at the DID, wanting to learn about the processes of DID, rather than engaging with ME (Mona 3/1).
Mona's report showed again, that it is important to look at the client as an individual that can not be put into a certain box. Not all sizes fit all. Important for therapy is in every case to come to an understanding of treatment necessities together with the client.