The length of therapy varies with each client; we are all different and unique. Therapy can be brief or long, based on the complexity of the problem/s and the needs and motivation of the client. We stay focused on your goals and continue to develop new goals as they appear. I do make clinical recommendations to clients. It is ultimately the client’s decision to follow my recommendations. Ultimately, you are hiring me to help you improve your life. However, at important times in your life (divorce, marriage, childbirth, career change, etc.) it is helpful to check in with your therapist for a checkup, just as you would with a medical doctor. Completing a course of therapy is a major investment of your time, finances, and energy; it is an investment in yourself that can last a lifetime.