How long does therapy last?

Everyone’s treatment is different. How long therapy lasts depends on many factors. You may have complicated issues, or a relatively straightforward problem that you want to address. Some therapy treatment types are short term, while others may be longer. Practically, you might also be limited by your insurance coverage.

However, discussing the length of therapy is important to bring up with your therapist at the beginning. This will give you an idea of starting goals to work towards and what you want to accomplish. Don’t be afraid to revisit this issue at any time as therapy progresses, as goals often are modified or changed during treatment.

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What to expect in therapy or counselling

Every therapist is different, but there will be some similarities to how therapy is structured. Normally, sessions are once a week and will last about an hour. More intensive therapy may require a greater frequency, in the initial stages at least. Therapy is conducted at the therapist’s office or online, but therapists also work in hospitals and nursing homes, and may possibly do home visits.