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A counseling in office session may last 45-60 minutes; although, longer sessions might be considered useful, and can be up to 60 minutes. INTAKE sessions are 60-90 minutes, or 45 minute intervals of more than one session slot. We recommend weekly sessions, and many clients need two individual sessions and 1-2 family sessions within their plan. The therapist will determine the need based on assessment.
Between seasions clients are encouraged to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to do something specific outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records. For the therapy to "work," you must be an active participant, both during and between the therapy sessions. Homework is INTEGRAL to both success of the treatment plan, and GROWTH as an individual.
A number of benefits are available from participating. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Counseling can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from counseling depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.