How long treatment takes will depend on the person and the issue(s). Most human conditions are not black and white – they exist in the gray area, and many factors are involved. For example, if a person has a very busy schedule, he or she may prefer to come in every two weeks instead of weekly. However, if safety is an issue, such as with a client who may be having thoughts of suicide, it would not be good practice to spread out the visits. Keep in mind also that sometimes a single session will seem life-changing, and other times it seems at first like nothing is accomplished. I encourage you to step back and examine your progress over time, and then make an assessment of how you are doing. Together we can discuss the recommended frequency of visits and length of time in counseling based on your own personal issues.