One of the first questions that I usually get, either spoken or unspoken is what happens in talk therapy? What should I as a client expect? I often tell clients that therapy can mean different things to different people. But that what they can expect is to be told what confidentiality in therapy entails, my background and philosophical slant on how I as therapist view what therapy is, or isn’t. I am not all that sure that clients want to know what specific types of therapy I use, e.g. , Cognitive Behavioral , Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, etc… What most people want to know is how long will it take to either feel better or to help repair whatever it is that brought them to my office. But as I have noted elsewhere the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client and the respect that the therapist shows the client helps determine the outcome. I would say that the average length is 10 visits with some being briefer and some taking much more time. A client can expect that he/she is being listened to and to have a partner for this time in helping to solve or be with the problem(s) that brought them here in the first place.

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