Presenting Issue: Despite its powerful position in the number family and its eminent divisor capabilities, two persists in believing that it can go into five equally, because, as it frequently claims, "it's just me upside down".
Treatment Plan: Recommending humanist approach to help two gain a more emotive sense of self, and then cognitive-behavioral techniques to help it come to terms with a more realistic appraisal of both its assets and its limitations. Need to resolve boundary issues with five; consider inviting both to some sessions together.
Presenting Issue: While outwardly appearing to be a no-nonsense number, seven frequently resorts to highly magical thinking as the answer to some deeply-engrained identity issues. Seven believes that it possesses mystical powers to bring the other numbers good luck simply by association. Nearly constant delusions of grandeur result in narcissistic proclivities and the alienation of most other numbers.
Treatment Plan: Without devaluing seven's strong sense of self, need to use some rational-emotive techniques to tease out its thoughts (mainly about itself), beliefs and actions. Once those have been adequately aired, seven and its therapist should confront each to more fully visualize the circular feedback cycling inherent to all three. Examine use of anti-psychotics to help quiet the unrealistic, magical script constantly playing in its head.
Presenting Issue: Perhaps too numerous to delineate here. Thirteen morbidly obsesses on its supposedly "cursed" (its words) nature. Believing itself worthy of nothing but pity, shame, scorn and hatred, thirteen fails to seek out healthy social relationships, preferring instead to entangle itself serially with questionable life partners such as 86 and 420 with which it invests enormous amounts of energy for ultimately no real return. This type of self-destructive connection helps to validate thirteen's desperately low self-image. Prone to self-cutting and unhealthy addictions, it seems to call out for abusive treatment, and, indeed, seems to seek it out to fulfill its own negative self-prophecy.
Treatment Plan: Treat the addiction first by encouraging group process work and finding thirteen a mentor for staying sober. Consider connecting it with Numbers Anonymous chapter in the area. Treat the underlying depression with SSRIs and a mood stabilizer. Work on self-acceptance through flooding thirteen with unconditional positive regard. Encourage small lifestyle changes to help extract thirteen from destructive behavioral cycles. (Walking for exercise or starting a hobby, for example) Gradually introduce cognitive behavioral principles and techniques as thirteen's improvement in self-regard warrants.