Creating a counseling plan for a client

2107 WordsFeb 8, 20149 Pages
Counseling Plan - Amanda Bynes Walden University Counseling Plan - Amanda Bynes Actress Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986 and grew up in Thousand Oaks, California. She is the youngest of three children of Lynn, a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist. Bynes' ancestors immigrated from Ireland, Poland, Russia and Romania, and her maternal grandparents are from Toronto, Ontario. Her father is Catholic and her mother is Jewish (“Amanda Bynes Biography,” 2014). Bynes is interested in illustration and fashion design and acting. Bynes has previously had her own fashion line which has sold nationwide. She left Los Angeles and moved to New York to pursue her fashion dream (Nessif &…show more content…
It is obvious that at some point in Amanda’s rising star, she lost her way as a normal child and got shuffled into the insanity that often accompanies stardom. New Jersey-based clinical psychologist Eileen Kennedy-Moore tells us that "Childhood is about finding out who you are and being able to relate to others, and those things are harder to learn when you are famous. That amount of public scrutiny makes it hard on kids to do that. They can't mess up. So they have to adopt a very self-assured, precocious identity very quickly," (Freydkin, 2013) Amanda somewhere, somehow lost her way and needs to regain control of her life and address her depression, anxiety, and paranoia. Theory aided to the Creation of Counseling goals Amanda has experienced her youth like no other child. Her experiences are unique to Amanda. She has intrinsically strong qualities for a young woman. She had great experiences and expectations placed on her. She rose to the occasion for as long as she could. Her perspective is unique to her experiences. This young lady also had a strong supportive family and no apparent trauma or abuse from her family or those caring for her on set. Because of this unique set of circumstances I believe that the Person Centered Theory is a match for dealing with some of the issue Amanda presents and would work well at bringing her to resolve those issues. It is apparent that Amanda needs someone who is empathetic to her phenomenological
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