How long does therapy last?
Some people come for a few sessions and some people come for a few years. You can decide how many issues you want to work on, how intensely you want to work in sessions, what books you want to read between sessions, and if you want to take a break. Sometimes people work on some issues and then take a break for a while, returning for additional sessions or to work on new issues that have crept up. In some ways, the need for therapy on and off continues. It’s like having a new car that will eventually need to have the oil changed or new tires. Everything we’re involved with, including ourselves, needs periodic work to function well. One client I have describes follow-up therapy as representing “a 10,000 thought check-up.”