Psychotherapy typically involves three phases: (1) assessment & planning, (2) intervention, and (3) review & planning for the future. The initial assessment phase is typically between 1 and 3 sessions and involves gathering information about your current difficulties and your personal history, setting goals for therapy, and outlining a plan for treatment. During the intervention phase, you will work on the goals you set at the beginning of therapy, and you will also have space to discuss any other issues that arise and adjust the initial treatment plan if needed. The length of this phase varies depending on a number of factors, but typically ranges from 5 to 20 sessions. Longer term therapy is possible in some cases when clinically appropriate. In the final session or two of therapy, Dr. Johns will review your progress and the themes and interventions discussed in therapy, and she will work with you to create a plan for maintaining your gains as you move forward.
Therapy sessions are 45-50 minutes long and may occur on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Sometimes, towards the end of therapy, the length of time between sessions may be gradually increased.
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