We live in an age where fast food and 2-day shipping has spoiled our ability to be patient. Convenience can be lovely, however what’s happened is we now expect everything to be done quickly. I have to tell you that change, real deep change, does not happen this way. The therapeutic process requires slowing down, consistency, and commitment. Research shows that depth therapies, such as psychodynamic treatment, has greater change upon ending treatment than short term behavior based therapies. Research also indicates continued growth upon followup months after treatment.
Because therapy is unique to each person I cannot prescribe a specific time-frame. This process is dependent upon your goals and ultimately how free you feel. For some, this may look like 6 months to a year or more, while others like to have therapy as an ongoing process in their lives.