Frequently Asked Questions
How long should I expect to be in therapy?
Your healing timeline is unique to you and can be hard to predict.
As a general rule, the more committed you are to making changes in your life, the quicker you’ll begin to see results. This means that it’s not necessarily the number of months that you are in therapy that matters, but how available you are to show up and do the work, both during and in between sessions, that counts.
Physical wounds heal at different paces depending on their severity, your overall health, and how they’ve been treated. Emotional wounds are no different. Working together we’ll find the treatment plan that’s right for you.
However long your therapy takes, know that I am committed to not wasting your time. I don’t believe that people should be in therapy indefinitely unless they want to be.
How frequently will we meet?
Again, it depends.
The standard in psychotherapy is to meet weekly, but there are many great reasons to deviate from this “rule.” I do not require clients to commit to any particular schedule, but I do ask that they are intentional in choosing one.
Weekly sessions are a great place to start, as it affords us the opportunity to get to know each other and decide how best to proceed. During these first few visits we can discuss any changes to frequency that might make sense.
If weekly sessions start to feel like too much, we can plan to meet every other week, or even monthly. I have found that this model works best for those who want to schedule longer sessions but prefer to come in less often.
Some people find that once a week isn’t enough. For these clients I offer the opportunity to schedule more frequent sessions, up to five days a week, for a limited time. Usually following these intensives clients will return to weekly or book as-needed.
How long is a session?
In-office visits are usually 75 or 90-minutes, with the possibility of booking a double session if desired.
Phone and video sessions are 25 or 50-minutes.
What if I come in once and don’t like it?
You’re under no obligation to return. If working with me doesn’t feel like a good fit, please let me know and I’ll see if I can refer you to a colleague. I do advise at least three sessions with any therapist in order to get a feel for their approach and whether it can help you.