Mike and Judy Atkins arrived at the Family Life Center. I great them and showed them into the direction of the counseling room. I introduced myself and they introduced their self. I asked if they were able to find the family life center okay and their opinion on the beautiful spring weather we are having. I asked how they heard about us. This brought up a conversation about their friends wonderful experience with the family life center, and how we helped their friend get out of debt.
We then went over the Client and Counselor agreement form. This help establish what I expected as a counselor and my commitment as well as what I expect from them as the client. We also discussed how this is a training center, it is used for education purposes and there may be observes, as well as explaining research. I made it clear about their confidentiality, and how we take it very seriously here at the family life center. Mike and Judy then agreed to sign the agreement form.
Next we went over the client information form they had already filled out. I thanked them for coming …show more content…
We were able to come up with two goals. 1. To decrease expenses to have money for life insurance premium, glasses, and braces. 2. To increase income to pay off debts. We then discussed brainstorm ideas. Judy and Mike were able to come up with a great list of brainstorming ideas. I would cheerlead them on with each new idea they came up with. They had a good list but I asked if I could make a few suggestions as well. We kept track of our brainstorm ideas on the brainstorm solutions form. We decided that the things we hoped to do to decrease expenses should help them save enough money to pay for their life insurance premium, as well as start saving for braces and glasses. Hopefully within the next few months, they will save enough to pay off the glasses, and have enough money to pay monthly payments towards the