My Approach to Helping
My experience working with people to realize their therapeutic goals suggests that change happens regularly and it can happen sooner than we may anticipate. The duration of the work is not directly proportional to the development of the concern that prompted a person or persons, or family to seek professional attention.
A family once told me that a previous mental health provider told that if they wanted to be in healthy relationships, they would need to participate in therapy on an ongoing basis. I truly hope that was not what a mental health provider said. I am saddened that that was the "take away" message from a therapeutic encounter. Therapy and counseling should foster health, independence, and the development of skills to continue to have ever improving relationships with those in our lives. I work very hard to assist people I work with to achieve their goals and therapy is not unending and ongoing. At the same time, I am aware that we all need to complete work in our own time, so there is no need to rush.