I managed to get an opportunity to counsel a male client aged 35 years of Hispanic origin.

Psychotherapy for Depression

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My Client for Week 2: Psychotherapy for Depression
I managed to get an opportunity to counsel a male client aged 35 years of Hispanic origin. The client reported having divorced over the last six months. The client presented with a depressed mood, sadness, lack of sleep also known as insomnia and social isolation. The client reported having been on constant verbal and physical attacks from his wife who he divorced six months ago. They had three children together who are currently being taken care of by him. The client reported that since the divorce, he feels low and unable to keep up with the daily house chores, take his children to and back from school and at the same time perform the responsibility of being a provider to his children. He stated that the divorce has greatly affected his performance of daily activities.
The past medical history indicated that the patient had two episodes of stroke and he uses warfarin 2.5 mg orally as a preventive mechanism.
A major depressive disorder is the most common psychiatric condition globally with a prevalence of 4.4%. A major depressive disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more of the following symptoms: a depressed mood, insomnia, a disturbance in the daily activities of individual and fatigue and a significant weight loss (Cecil and Randy, 2013). Based on the analysis of the symptoms presented by my client, I diagnosed him with a major depressive disorder.
Legal and Ethical Consideration
The ethical consideration when counseling clients is important to ensure the protection of clients’ privacy and confidentiality. I assured the client that the information that he provided was only for the therapeutic purpose and cannot be shared to 3rd parties unless authorization by himself or the release of such information outweighs the withholding of such information especially for legal matters (Wheeler, 2014).

Cecil, R., & Randy W. (2013). “Basic 3: Major Depressive Disorders”. Pearson Clinical. Retrieved from https://images.pearsonclinical.com/images/assets/basc-3/basc3resources/DSM5_DiagnosticCriteria_MajorDepressiveDisorder.pdf
Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.