How Long Will I Need To Continue My Talk Therapy?

Question: How long will I need to continue my talk therapy?

Answer: Modern talk therapies tend to begin to have some effects within weeks and often have very good effects within months. How long you stay in therapy depends on how fast you get better. Sometimes one can stop talk therapy after just a few months -- sometimes it's best to stay with the therapy for longer periods of time. You and your therapist should decide that based on your symptoms and your progress. Always remember that if you stop therapy you can go back if symptoms recur.

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