The practice of psychoanalysis asserts that all our disorders stem from trauma in our childhood. Then seeks to identify that trauma. While identifying the root cause through therapy will take you to the issue, that in itself will not take you through it. Even modern psychology now recognizes that identifying the core of the issue doesn’t automatically change anything. There are a lot of learned patterns of behavior revolving around said trauma to overcome. Again, that requires going through it.
For the Christian, that means inviting Jesus into it. That is what brings healing to our wounds. Yet, the uninformed believer often does the opposite. They feel that they have to become perfect to invite Jesus in since we are often ashamed of what lies within. What we must remember is that Jesus already knows what you are trying to hide, and it won't be made perfect until you allow him in to fix it. We need to stop projecting these immature Old Testament ideas upon our New Covenant lives. In the end, the putty must go in the gap, not around it, the bandage must go over the wound, not around it. It is no different with our heart,
As I have already indicated, emotional trauma often lies at the heart of our issues. So naturally, we assume facing it will be like reliving that trauma all over again. Even the highly self-aware can become reluctant at the worst of it. So we will often do anything to avoid that, even if it means endlessly circling around the issue in a never-ending cycle that just keeps you static. All the more reason to invite Jesus into it, he is more than willing to hold your hand to guide you through the minefield of your heart. He is eagerly awaiting for you to do so. What are you waiting for?