Presenting Problem

1.Presenting Problem: The client has been suffering from irrational mood swings which has contributed to depression and damaged her self-image in her personal relationship with other people. As she was in a state of desperation, the clients sought help and pursued other treatment plans, but so far she had not received any care that significantly strengthen her own self-image.

a. Source of referral: Client received behavioral and cognitive therapy by joining group counseling as well as visiting a therapist.

b. The client suffers from episodes of extreme idealization and devaluation, which have led to dysfunctional and stressful interpersonal relationships where her self-esteem seems to be disturbed. She is afraid of being alone, exhibiting actions that are being impulsive and dangerous. There are high levels of dramatic and rapid changes from one emotion to another in the client.

c. Demographics:

Age: 32

Ethnicity: Asian

Race: Pakistani

Religion: Muslim

Birthplace: Pakistan

Marital status: Single

Living situation: Owns a home

Location: Queens, New York

Employment status: currently unemployed

Areas:

A. Psychiatric (Mental Illness): The client has been suffering from irrational mood swings which has contributed to depression and damaged her self-image in her personal relationship with other people.

B. Psychological (Intellectual Disability): N/A

C. Family (issues, abuse, losses): The client is currently single and lives with her brother and his wife due to her parents being back home in Pakistan. She doesn’t really get along with her brother as much. The client usually spent a lot of time with her co-worker by going out for lunch but now that she has decided to take time off from work she does not see her as much.

D. Medical (diseases, exams, prevention, meds): N/A

E. Social/Interpersonal (support systems, hobbies, community, etc.): The client is having trouble communicating with peers due to her mood disturbance. She needs to work on her social and interpersonal skills in order to gain more individuals in her life.

F. Education/Vocational (special ed, GED, college, skills, etc.): The client graduated high school 14 couple years ago and earned a bachelor’s degree in public health.

G. Housing (Independent, daily skills, etc.): The client currently lives with her brother and his wife at their owned property.

H. Legal (divorce, ACS, bankruptcy, warrants, immigration, arrests, probation/parole etc.) : N/A

I. Substance Abuse (use, abuse, dependency, treatment history; self-help): N/A

J. Employment (termination, seeking, resume, skills, etc.): The client is currently unemployed. She decided to take a little break in order to feel physically and mentally content again.

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