Most people who seek psychological service/consultation want to know how serious their problems and symptoms are, what caused them, and how they can start changing to be better. The first thing to understand is the severity of these symptoms. They quite often are proportional to the degree that you experience pain and suffering and they can block you from obtaining goals in life. This includes experiencing pleasure, maintaining healthy relationships, and much more. Following the initial evaluation phase of treatment, we can help you identify precipitant or triggering events and factors that maintain your difficulties. Although individuals vary with regard to their willingness to work hard and change, almost everyone can improve their quality of life by resolving self-defeating problems, symptoms and behaviors.
Length Of Treatment
The length of treatment is variable. For many individuals, treatment can be limited to a fixed number of sessions. This type of treatment is often referred to as brief therapy or “time sensitive” therapy. Brief therapy usually ranges from 7 to 10 sessions. Although some individuals can benefit from brief therapy, others may require more visits to resolve identified problems. Thus, for some it may be counterproductive to place restrictive time limits on treatment. In any case, you and your therapist will work together to identify treatment goals. In addition, you both will jointly, and continuously, evaluate your needs and progress on a regular basis, in order to have the most effective treatment.