How long will I need to be in therapy?

This depends on what’s going on in your life at the time and what your goals are. Most people come into therapy in a state of distress so the first thing we will focus on is symptom relief. Once you’re feeling more grounded you will be better able to define and focus on your goals.

Some people want to get through one particular problem, which would be considered short-term therapy of three to six months. Other people are looking to have a deeper psychotherapeutic experience. This is a more open-ended therapy process where you gain insight into yourself and others; identify dysfunctional patterns of behavior; and learn more about your family history and the impact it’s had on your growth and your present relationships. The goal of this type of therapy is to improve the quality of your life. We work on building self-esteem and self-confidence; improving communication in relationships; breaking outdated self-defeating patterns and developing new healthier patterns for long-lasting results.

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