How long does counseling usually take?
The answer to this question is that it depends on your specific situation. Some people start feeling better right away after just a few sessions, for others it takes longer. The number of sessions depends on your goals, your history, the type of problem, the quality of the client-counselor relationship, and your ability to engage in the process during session and out of the session. The goal is to facilitate the process of meeting your counseling goals. Some clients schedule appointments weekly and some, if there are really distressed, come in two times a week. Some clients come in every other week. So it depends on how often you choose to attend. A conscientious attempt is made about clients not becoming dependent on the counseling relationship, so therapy is not prolonged when you have met your goals.