How long does therapy last?

This is a question that is left to the client to decide. The person I’m working with can tell me when they’ve reached their goals, or simply want to take a break for a while. While many people benefit from brief therapy (which is often defined as less than 10 meetings), other people stay in therapy for a longer period. Usually, there is a point where the first layer of problems have been handled. Then one can choose to stay and work more deeply on questions that may have been the foundation of the initial problems, or work on new concerns that may emerge. Therapy is not endless and is entirely voluntary. If you decide to leave, you can always return in the future.