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Client comment 4: "I'm going to school, I have a job, and I'm taking care of two kids and trying to make time for my husband. Most days, I don't even know where to begin."
Therapist response: “That is a lot of responsibility and it sounds like it has created a lot of challenges for you, lets begin with how you are feeling?”Person-centered theory believes that people have an innate desire to achieve self-actualization and the client needs to begin by attaching feelings to their situation because there may be a difference in how they work to a solution. For example, feeling overwhelmed may mean creating a more organized schedule, but feeling pressure from the husband may require couple counseling. This concept uses open questions that allow the client to begin to conversate and begin to be self-aware. The therapist is also relaying to the client that they genuinely care about their state of being. Client comment 5: "My five-year-old daughter died of cancer after a year-long struggle. I cry all of the time, and I don't know what to do. My daughter was everything to me, and I've lost her."Therapist response: “The relationship we have with out children are the most intense and I cannot begin to imagine the pain you have endured. I want to thank you for being courageous for seeking help because learning to cope with the death of a child is hard work. I know you can learn to move past just