How Long Can I Expect to be in Therapy?

Vlog Summary: This depends on a number of things. Some people feel they have reached a desired understanding and change in their lives after several sessions. It is almost comparable to going to see your doctor for a check-up and learning that your body is running fine and you don’t really need to do anything more.

Other people may attend therapy for a longer time. Your goals and expectations of therapy play an important role in determining how long you stay in therapy. It also depends on how much you bring to sessions, what you choose to share with your therapist, and how open you are to working on issues.

There is no right or wrong length of time to be in therapy. Since you can always learn more about yourself, you may want to continue with therapy until you feel you have reached a point where you have gained all that you can. At this time, you may decide to stop therapy. If you are not sure if you should continue or stop, talking with your therapist about your concerns is helpful.

To cite: Duchesneau, S. (2009, February 15). How Long Can I Expect to be in Therapy? ASC on the Couch. Retrieved (date retrieved), from http://www.ascdeaf.com/blog/?p=355

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