Psychotherapy, Career Counseling, Life Transition

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Psychotherapy can be divided readily into short term, intermediate and long term in relation to the goals for development of each individual.

Short term.  Short term therapy tends to be highly focused, once per week sessions, and lends itself to working with problems of recent origin, decision-making issues, or adjustment/conflict/ debriefing types of situations. It is generally defined as ten sessions or less. Career counseling is also, most often, short term (1-5 sessions). What some currently call "coaching" in the popular media may be of longer duration- on an as needed basis.

Intermediate. Intermediate length treatment is for individuals whose problems are somewhat more complex or who have had issues that are ongoing for some time. These sorts of issues tend to require more sustained support, a caring and professional treatment relationship with a skilled professional who can see the problem through with the person. Intermediate length treatment may range from 25 sessions to up to two years of treatment on a once or twice per week basis.

Long term. Long term treatment or exploratory psychotherapy is a deeper more individualized treatment approach that is open-ended and ongoing. It may last from two- five years or more depending on the goals of the individual and the therapist. It is the modality of choice for the person who wants to explore themselves at whatever depth is necessary to promote their growth. Sessions may be anywhere from one to three times per week.

An individual approach.

Dr. Komie is skilled at providing an individualized assessment, evaluation of goals collaboratively, and then recommending an approach and plan that is suited to your needs- not an insurer's coverage or the whims of an inpersonal HMO.