Alyssa (15) is a high-school student who feels excluded and has self-confidence issues because of her acnes; and this comic will illustrate just a little part of the process of counseling
I'm okay, thank you
Welcome to our 3rd session Alyssa, how are you?
Yes, may be, okay
Today, I plan to use a scale that makes you aware about your feelings, is it ok for you too?
Alright, in our first session you talked about your friends make fun of you because of your acnes. Now I'm gonna give you a rating scale that you can rate your feelings from 0 to 10 that you feel when your friends make fun of you. You should use "10" for the most powerful feeling you have and "0" for the one that you don't have.
The most strong feelings you have include sadness, anger and shame. If your friends stop this behavior one day, how would it affect you? I mean what would change in your life?
I guess I wouldn't feel ashamed of my appearance, avoid looking in the mirror and thus I'd have self-confidence
15 mins later..
No, thank you so much. That's all. See you next week
Okay Alyssa, our time is up today, if there is nothing else you want to add, we can end the session