How long will counseling take? The best and most important work of counseling is done through the therapeutic relationship. For better or for worse, relationships are some of the most powerful forces that form us and change us. A safe and trusting connection with your counselor is a key component of what helps lasting change to take place. It goes miles farther than giving simple “how-tos," advice on life, or suggestions of what to do next. Changing how you live your life is a process. Fortunately counseling is a place where a safe relationship is also paired with a high level of professional training, understanding, and experience, which is what makes the counseling process unique and effective.
The length of time you spend in counseling will be different for each person. Some people need a few weeks, others need several months, and still others need a few years. Most people find weekly sessions most beneficial to facilitate the change process. As time goes on we may begin to meet on an every-other-week basis as you begin to gain more momentum towards healing and restoration. Counseling ideally comes to an end point when you have experienced significant healing, growth, and positive change toward your goals, or when you have fully accomplished what you came to counseling to do. People often seek counseling at different points during their lifetime when situations seem overwhelming and they need the help of a trustworthy person to walk with them through it.