Brief or Long Term Therapy?

This is a question that you may want to answer as you go along, or you may want to start out by setting specific goals and achieving them in a more structured way.
Some seemingly complex problems can have simple answers.  Some seemingly simple problems need complex and many-branching solutions.
I can help adults, couples, children, families, and groups benefit from any of the therapies listed here.

Brief Therapy

Brief therapy focuses on resolving a specific problem within a minimal amount of time.  It is often active and directive, and used to achieve limited and specific goals.  But it can also have a profound long term effect.
Therapies like cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, dialectical behavior, task-oriented, and motivational interviewing are all examples of brief treatment. These kinds of therapies can be coupled with useful body-mind approaches such as hypnosis and energy work.

Longer Term Therapy

Long-term therapy is often best suited to facilitate deep and lasting change in more general ways. However, long-term therapy doesn’t have to take decades, it can be quite effective over a six-month period.

Some serious mental illnesses respond well or remit entirely during therapy lasting a year or two. Some individuals benefit from and prefer a psychotherapy relationship lasting several years. Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies can be very effective longer term treatment modalities, and can also be coupled with hypnosis and other useful body-mind healing techniques.

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