Is this unethical for a counselor?
She counsels two girls, Breana and Lizzy.They are both freshmen and both have very similar, very dysfunctional and abusive, home-lives. Breana, however, is extremely private about it and keeps it to herself, while Lizzy is outwardly affected.
She finds out after meeting with them for a few times that they are very, very good friends and live in the same residence hall. They don't know that the other sees the counselor. Quiet Breana tells you about trust-issues and how Lizzy hurts her frequently by gaining her trust then destroying it. Breana tells you how she hates taht Lizzy drinks 5 out of 7 nights a week and that when she's drunk, she has severe mood swings. Breana tells you taht she loves Lizzy, almost clingily as a side effect of childhood neglect, but Lizzy is clearly making her situation worse.
So now when you meet with Lizzy, won't you have all of these prejudgements? Knowing how she's hurt Breana? Seeing the differences - Breana is quiet, shy and clearly sad, while Lizzy is outgoing, brash and volatile - how do you proceed with counseling sessions for them both?