how does therapy look like?
This is a preview of how therapy looks like when working with us after you have your intake session completed.
Goals for treatment: at the beginning of treatment you and your therapist will discuss specific “goals” and “behavioral markers” as a roadmap for the therapy work. Periodically you will be asked to fill out additional forms to monitor your treatment. We are definitely data driven in our work!
Practice between sessions: because of the active emphasis on behavioral-change you will be asked to engage in additional activities or exercises between sessions. Examples of these activities include reading a particular self-help book, practicing a particular skill discussed in session, completing a log, etc. While we emphasize behavioral-change, it doesn’t mean that we’ll be pushing you to do something you’re not ready or in agreement with; in fact, we’ll always discuss with you about why a specific exercise is recommended, how to do it, and have an agreement with you about it. Research continues to show that therapy is more effective when clients are engage on specific exercises between sessions.
Length of treatment: it really depends of the goals for treatment. It’s recommended that you commit for at least 12 sessions in order to fully give yourself a chance to see whether therapy is making a difference or not in your daily life. The frequency and schedule of the appointments is determined on your goals for treatment after completing your intake appointment. Most of our clients schedule their sessions on a monthly basis.