...has struggled with emotional abuse for 8 years at the hands of her domestic partner. She was exhibiting symptoms of depression and didn’t even realize it until speaking with a therapist. She realized that immersing herself into work, demands of being a mom, and shutting the rest of the world out was a means to cope and, in some ways, prevent herself from having to deal with the emotional trauma she’s experienced in child and adulthood. She also struggled with vigorous demands and how she could better not allow things to affect her mentally and emotionally as they historically have. Through clinical confrontation, Client C has been able to use therapy as a reflective sounding board on who her true essence of self is. She is actively saying “no” and she is not allowing things she cannot control affect her psyche as much. She has decreased her therapy sessions from weekly to bi-weekly (under the consultation of the therapist) as a testament to her positive growth during this process.