By Tim Stevens
Simon Williams, also known as the sometimes hero, sometimes villain, sometimes actor Wonder Man, is an adult male who appears to be in above average physical condition. However, his unique physical chemistry, which renders him a being of purely ionic energy, makes it difficult to assess his true physical fitness purely on the basis of appearance.
In session, Williams is typically distant and closed off. While he is never rude, he is largely resistant to collaboration with the writer and will often refuse to answer questions with little explanation as to why. He has expressed zero remorse for his actions, claiming that as bad as the people he was working with are, Osborn is worse than all of them combined by a large margin. He also insists that he has little interest in leaving the prison and therefore sees no reason to work with myself, his attorney, or anyone else for that matter. However, he is never violent or threatening and at times "loses" himself and becomes quite the conversationalist.
The client is deeply motivated by guilt, guilt over embezzling from his company many years ago, guilt over denying fellow hero Vision brain waves to live again because they loved the same woman, guilt over what happened to his brother in the wake of his apparent death, and so on. This guilt is especially problematic when it comes to his brother as the two already shared a poor attachment style with one another. They hate and try to destroy each other more often than not, but they also feel an incredible bond to each other and are deeply concerned about one another. It is almost the old adage, "No one picks on my brother, but me," taken to the Nth, entirely illogical degree.
To the client's credit, he has been able to acknowledge these facts. However, he remains opposed to doing anything about them. He essentially has shrugged his shoulders and accepted that this is the way things are.
In the meantime, this writer will continue to attempt to educate the client about his maladaptive behavior patterns and what he can do to deal with them.
Simon Williams next appointment is set for September 23 with Doctors Frank Tieri and Mateus Santolouco. Please see the DARK REIGN: LETHAL LEGION #3 for further details.
Tim Stevens is a Mental Health Supervisor currently pursuing his Psy D. who has experience working with individuals with PTSD.
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