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Re: Daisy! All of you, Daisy, ShortE, Tamar, mess Jazzed

Posted by Dinah on May 29, 2005, at 8:56:34

In reply to Re: Daisy! All of you, Daisy, ShortE, Tamar, mess, posted by Jazzed on May 29, 2005, at 8:31:58

Just celebrated ten years. Planned length is until one of us dies.

But when I first went the estimated length was sixteen to twenty sessions. With the caveat that there was no way to really tell, in therapy. But that that was typical for my presenting problems.

Little did the poor guy know. There are not a few of us who believe we tricked our therapists into therapy. :)

It's a good idea to ask their orientation and whether they consider long term therapy should they believe it sounds necessary. If they're strictly short term, they'll make it clear. If you think you may have issues that will make that a bad match for you, you'll know.

Had I asked my therapist, he'd have said something like "While most of my therapy clients are finished with therapy in six months or less, I've had therapies that last one or two years, or even more. It depends on what develops."

I didn't ask him, so I'm not sure. I'm putting together that answer from things he's said over the years.

 

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