D84.docx - \"I have no idea what to do and I hope you can tell me\"I understand feelings of confusion about taking the next step and I want to help you

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"I have no idea what to do, and I hope you can tell me." "I understand feelings of confusion about taking the next step and I want to help you find the path that allows you to stay true to who you are." This response provides an empathic response that reflected the client’s feelings of confusion and highlighted her choice. The person-centered approach is non-directive and the therapist is not in a position to make the choice for the client since one of its key concepts is autonomy (Corey, 2017). "My mother thinks I'm making the wrong decision and that makes me so angry. She is always trying to control me." "What I’m hearing you say is that you feel your mother is controlling and that you feel upset and maybe a little saddened by your mother’s disapproval?" This statement demonstrates empathy by reflecting affect and content as well as advanced empathy by adding sadness due to the mother’s disapproval. This
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