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Temperament Therapy


Temperament Therapy is a theological counseling method based on the theory of temperament. Temperament is the God-given, innate nature of each individual determining how he will react and interact with other people and circumstances. It is basically how people react to the environment and the world around them.
Temperament therapy helps determine the root causes of problems to promote healing and help you become the person God created you to be. It focuses on understanding the inner you to balance your mind, body, and soul.
Through Temperament Therapy you will be able to discover how to live in your temperament strengths, you will understand your weaknesses and the opportunities they offer for you. You will be able to overcome challenges, reduce stress, solve problems and find balance in your life. You will achieve healing, deliverance, joy, and victory.

The Arno Profile System
Nayo Cares is licensed by the National Christian Counseling Association to utilize the Arno Profile System.

The Arno Profile System is a Bible and spiritually-based therapeutic method by which an individual’s mind, will, and emotions are analyzed and measured scientifically, on a personal level, for understanding and development of godly change. It is a spiritual compass that navigates each person in the right direction, revealing personal weaknesses and strengths that can bring glory to God.

What to Expect…

Which of the five temperament classifications you fall into is defined by your basic instincts concerning three key areas: inclusion (your level of need to be around others), control (how dependent you are on others in your relationships), and affection (the level of love you require from others). The five temperaments are:

The melancholic person is defined by their positive desire for loneliness and the need for control over their life. Melancholy people are prone to experience depression and the term ‘melancholic’ in ordinary speech is used to describe someone who experiences ‘dark’ or ‘black’ moods. However, if your temperament is melancholic that does not mean you are doomed to a life of unhappiness. Rather, you need to structure your life in such a way that it meets your basic needs.
Melancholic people require a strong family unit and often need to learn skills to help them communicate their emotions They are task-oriented rather than relationship-oriented, and approach their duties with seriousness and honesty. When given the chance to use their skills, they can be invaluable to their friends and family. If not, their perfectionism and difficulty relating to others can trap them in a cycle of low self-esteem and misery.

The sanguine person is optimistic, looking to form relationships with others and finding it easy to do so. Sanguine people are usually popular and many people wish to emulate them. However, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a ‘better’ temperament. All of them were created by God for a particular purpose and all of them can be perverted into dangerous channels. In the case of sanguine people, they are prone to ignore the risks involved in doing things that seem enticing and often form multiple, shallow relationships, rather than meaningful, lasting ones. Their impulsivity makes them liable to fall into addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or sex. Sanguine people need to learn the skill of self-control to have productive lives and experience lasting happiness.

Choleric people are characterized by their strong will and their ability to take on responsibility. This is perhaps the most powerful, but also the most dangerous temperament. Choleric people are passionate about achieving what they believe to be right and are unwilling to be deterred by obstacles. If not properly directed the choleric temperament will manifest itself in anger, discord, and even cruelty. The great tyrants of history, such as Stalin or Mao, were propelled forward by their choleric temperament. By the same token, however, so were the greatest leaders and martyrs of the Church. The choleric temperament must be channeled by the right moral guide and the authority of Jesus Christ so it can express itself for good.

The phlegmatic person is essentially passive and responds to life’s trials and joys with a stubborn consistency. Phlegmatic people have the advantage that they are rarely roused to do wrong, but they are equally slow to do right. Their consistency often manifests to others as a lack of motivation, and they can find it hard to reach out and form relationships with others since this requires proactively offering love. The phlegmatic person can achieve happiness and fulfillment in ordinary life, performing tasks that others will find boring, with the right framework and guidance.

The supine person is essentially submissive to others. Like the phlegmatic person, they are slow to initiate action, but their passivity comes not from their constancy, but reliance on others. Through their loyalty, dedication to others, and urge to please, they can be great contributors to society and all around them. However, in the wrong relationships, their essential inclination to submission can lead to disaster.

Some Benefits of Temperament Counseling/Therapy
• Discover how to live in your temperament strengths when your temperament needs are met in ways that honor God.
• Understand temperament weaknesses and what opportunities they provide for you.
• Find wisdom for making changes based on your temperament.
• Overcome challenges, solve problems, reduce stress, and find balance.
• Experience healing, deliverance, joy, and victory.
• Learn about the temperament of others (family members, staff, etc.).
• Improve your appreciation of different temperaments.
• Discover effective techniques for communicating with different temperaments.

Session Format

Session #1: Discovery Session and Temperament Counseling/Therapy Overview
Session #2:  A.P.S. Temperament Analysis Profile Review
Session #3: Examining your temperament needs and struggles
Session #4: Exploring how to meet your temperament needs in God-honoring ways
Session #5: Examine your challenges/obstacles and develop action plans to foster continued healing

What to Expect (Counseling Format) 

Temperament therapy sessions are typically 45 to 60 mins for each person. Therapy is available by appointment only and is done via Zoom or over the phone. Temperament Counseling/Therapy begins by first identifying your unique temperament. Each counselee receiving counseling is initially asked to complete the Arno Profile Report Response Form (APS), 18 questions assessment. Upon completion of the form, the counselor orders a computerized Arno Profile Report (A.P.S. Report).


Individual counseling is an amazing opportunity to receive personalized support as you navigate life’s challenges and times of growth. Your therapy sessions with one of our compassionate, skilled counselors can address several concerns and topics

Families seek counseling

• Major life transitions.
• Poor communication.
• Conflicts between parents and children, whether the children are adults, teens, or young ones.
• Concerns for aging parents.
• Sibling rivalry and sibling issues.
• Marital problems, divorce, or separation.
• Financial difficulties.
• Impact of substance abuse or mental illness on the family.
• Situations causing stress, grief, anger, or conflict.


  Individual Therapy


Nayo Cares specializes in Individual, Marriage, and Family counseling with a focus on helping people with spiritual, mental, and emotional health and wellness. We are pastoral counselors who are experienced in addressing a wide range of personal, relational, professional, and spiritual issues.

Nayo Cares is an experienced counselor in addressing a wide range of personal, relational, professional, and spiritual issues.

Our services include, but are not limited to, counseling in the following areas:

  • Individual/Personal Counseling

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Marriage Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Post-Disaster Counseling

  • Blended Families

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Women’s Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anger and Rage Issues

  • Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

  • Codependency and Attachment

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Spiritual Issues and Challenges

  • Trauma Therapy

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  Life Coaching


Nayo Cares specializes in life coaching tp help you obtain a specific short-term goal. Nayo Cares is an experienced counselor in addressing a wide range of personal, relational, professional, and spiritual issues.

Some goals include, but are not limited to, coaching in the following areas:

  • Weight loss

  • Spiritual Growth

  • Motivation

  • Organizational Skills

  • Handling Stress

  • Time Management

  • Anger Management

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