Reflection of a Psychotherapist

I will not use anyone's real name but a pseudonym.  Yesterday I met Sally.  She has struggled since grade 6 with depression, expressed as low self worth.  At this time her weight.  She has friends, enjoyed school and had a loving family.  Excepts she always felt she lived in her sister's shadow, 7 years older.  She decided to go to the same high school as her sister and had to start again to create a social circle.  She was not feeling depressed and by the end of grade 9 had found friends.  However, grade 11 and 12 she struggled again with a depressive episode.