February 28, 2010
Client Name: DNB
DOB: April 14th, 1991
Age/Ethnicity: 18 years, 10 months, African American
Dates of meeting: February 26, 2010
Date of Report: February 28, 2010
Counselor Trainee: Natasha Marshall
Reason for Referral: Client felt overwhelmed with the pressure that is placed on her from her parents.
Source for the report: This report is based on one interview with the client and me for forty-five minutes. Data was also reported from an initial intake form.
Statement of the Presenting Concern: Client is a nineteen year old African American female who was home schooled till her sophomore year of high school. Client feels as if she is being treated unfairly as the oldest child. Client believes that her parents have an invisible fish line pulling her back, in which she has no freedom. Although the client is no longer a resident at her parents’ home, she still feels as though they treat her like a child. Client also reports that her younger brother and sisters are not punished as nearly as much as she was as a child. Client feels sheltered and resentful for the favoritism that is portrayed in her family.
Social/Family History: Client is the oldest of five children and her parents are still married for twenty-three years. Client’s father was not around for a year of her life during her early ages. Clients mother homeschooled each child and her father is a math teacher in a regular school setting. Client reported a very close relationship with her family as she grew up and it still remains as close as it was when she was a child. Client has also reported having friends, but not able to seek the proper approving from her parents unless they were church members. Client has reported that as a child and now to an adult she was involuntarily pushed to attend church. Client wanted to clarify that she did not hate going to church, but as a child...