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Deidre may have fears of abandonment hence this issue

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out of their relationship as he has opposing beliefs regarding issue. Deidre may have fears of abandonment hence this issue and the unexpected death of her father. Deidre explained how being with her father gave her a sense of calmness and as she escaped the unstable moods from her mother. Overall, Deidre does not possess a positive outlook on her life as she worries and predicts negative outcomes. Goals According to Powers (Powers, 2016), cognitive behavioral therapy works to change the client’s thoughts and then his or her behaviors, which then leads to a change in his or her life. As a cognitive behavioral therapist I would work with Deidre to develop a plan leading to Deidre having full awareness of how her thinking influences her lifestyle. Deidre becoming aware of her thoughts and behaviors and how those behaviors affect her moods and lifestyle will be her first goal (Powers, 2016). Deidre changing her cognition can lead to peace within her past life. Deidre increasing her personal self-esteem will also be beneficial to her social support and decrease her worries of abandonment. An increase in Deidre’s self-esteem also leads to an increase in social support as well. The goals of changing Deidre’s cognition will ultimately decrease her anxiety as
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