Author's Note: First off, I am not and never have been a psychologist. I have absolutely no clue as to how they work, thus, most of this pseudo-professional jargon is just bullpoo, the result of me trying to follow my instincts. Don't take this seriously.
Second, English is not my native language. Dabbadee, dabbadum. You have been warned.
Also, as for the timeline... I tried setting this somewhere in season 5. And by I "tried", I mean that I utterly failed, because I seem to have skipped a major event or two. Whatever. Just, season 5. Somewhere.
A Bumblebee Misled
Session 1: Meeting Thirteen
First time meeting my newest patient, Dr. Remy Hadley. As per usual, Dr. Hadley is one of those who haven't even begun to think of taking the first baby steps; she was only here because her protective boyfriend virtually dragged her into my office. She comes off as overly defensive and distant, hidden behind a thick shell and sulking in her bubble, and won't let me refer to her in any other way besides "Thirteen". (Note: Intriguing choice of a nickname, investigate.) The patient doesn't accept her need for help; sign of insecurity – she yearns for control at all times, however, some of her subconscious actions (e.g. occassional fidgeting) give away the hidden desire for emotional support.
Due to most attempts at communication being unsuccessful, I proceeded to commence with "the tree test". The tree she drew seemed inappropriately small (lack of self-confidence?), leafless and dead; the patient justified this by stating the scene took place in winter. Nevertheless, it might hint at her condition. There were many intertwining branches, suggesting the patient is attempting to reach out to others. Narrow trunk and short roots indicate doubt and uncertainty about herself, also, as I've already mentioned, loss of control. Indeed, "Thirteen's" inner self realizes the dangers and troubles of her state, though it appears those hushed voices of reason have not quite yet touched enough of her mind to influence any of her conscious actions.
As I understand, her feelings can only resurface through indirect means; ergo, my next task for the subject was to have her write a short fairytale about anything that comes to mind at home and bring it for our next session. She was reluctant, but eventually agreed. I'm hoping to uncover more about the process of associating visual and mental cues as she experiences it.