The CAPIT program would like to present a story of success regarding a consumer who recently graduated from services.
L was referred to CAPIT by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) due emotional abuse of her 6-year-old daughter, resulting from an incident of domestic violence with her significant other in the presence of the child. She arrived to our office seeking individual therapy for anxiety, depression and lower-self-esteem. During the initial assessment, she also disclosed that she suffered from her own emotional and physical abuse as a child, which she feared would influence her ability to raise her child. Utilizing evidence-based interventions, the clinician assisted L. to reduce her anxiety and depression levels by introducing coping skills and mindfulness exercises. She was motivated to improve her functioning and used these coping skills to reduce her symptoms.
Over the next few months, she learned coping skills and mindfulness exercises that helped reduce her anxiety and depression levels. Her clinician also assisted Lila in processing her child abuse trauma, which reduced the intensity and frequency of behavioral and emotional symptoms. As her self-esteem appeared to increase, she improved her performance at work and received a promotion. At the end of treatment, she reported improved relationships with her family members and pride in her role as a mother. L’s case with DCFS closed and we congratulate her on her accomplishments and wish her continued success!