Psychotherapy: It is also called “talk therapy,” or just therapy. While most psychotherapy hinges on communication between the therapist and the individual, it is much more than talking about your problems. Family or friends can help you feel better or even provide good advice for change, but this is not psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a professional relationship between a therapist and a client that is based on therapeutic principles, structure and techniques. It differs from other relationships. Having a confidential relationship with your therapist is key to healing and change.
The first session will give you the opportunity to ask your therapist any questions you may have regarding therapy. I also have included a Q & A section of commonly asked questions on this web site.
Ongoing therapy sessions are generally about 50 minutes long. Depending on the nature of the presenting problem, we schedule one session per week. This may vary according to the needs of each client. Until we have completed the intake session and have completed a full assessment of your needs, it is hard to predict how many sessions are needed for current issues. Usually after two or three sessions, your therapist is in a better place to discuss with you an approximate length of treatment.