Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses transcript of therapy session. Patient: I don’t know! . I’m scared to leave him. . I’ve been with him since I was 16! . That’s seven years! . I don’t know what I would do without him! .
Therapist: Do you love him?
Patient: I don’t know! . I used to, but now I think I’m with him just because I’m too scared to leave him. .
Therapist: What are you afraid of?
Patient: Being alone, having to make it on my own. . What if I can’t do it? .
Therapist: You’ve never been on your own before, and it’s natural to feel apprehensive. . Everyone feels this way at first, but we all get over it, and so will you. . You’re a smart young woman, and you will be just fine. . You can make it on your own. .
Patient: I don’t know if I can. . We’ve been together for so long…
Therapist: It will seem difficult at first like all changes do, but you will begin to feel like things are getting easier day by day. . And you don’t have to make such a big decision right this minute. . We’re just talking right now so you can get a handle on what you’re feeling, OK? .
Therapist: Let’s talk about the things you need. . Do you think the two of you needed this break? . .
Patient: I don’t know. I guess so. . We were fighting a whole lot, and I was feeling a bit smothered and taken for granted. . Unappreciated. . Maybe we did need a break. .
Therapist: And have you been socializing during this break? . You mentioned earlier that you haven’t been doing well in school in the past few days. . Have you been interacting with your friends? . Remember, I said that you need the support of your friends right now.
Patient: Talking to you about my problems is one thing because I know you won’t blab my business to everyone, but I don’t talk to people about my personal life. .
Therapist: I can appreciate that, and you don’t have to tell people all your business to socialize with your friends. . You don’t need to isolate yourself right now. . Go to a movie or out to eat with some friends. . It will do you good to be around supportive, encouraging people. .
Patient: I don’t exactly feel like being around a bunch of happy people right now. .
Therapist: I understand, but I still want you to spend some of your free time around your friends and focus on building positive, platonic relationships. . Now let’s talk about what you want. . We’ll start with something simple. . Tell me what you want from your educational experience. . Why did you decide to go back to school? .