Clients ask, How often should I come for counseling?
In most cases, weekly sessions are best for an individual person to maximize their counseling experience. A week is about the right amount of time to process the information, thoughts and feelings and be ready for more input.
For couples, a different frequency might work — such as every other week — but couples also often do their best week to week at least initially. Time, experience and researchhas provided us with this ‘optimum.’ Think also of the timeliness of other activities in your life.
Working out only once a week would prove to be an ineffective exercise program;we know that a minimum of three 30-minute to 1-hour segments of time devoted to serious sweat are needed in you want to see progress.
On the other hand, exercising every day without a rest or working out for too long a stretch can have a negative effect. There is a happy medium.
Cycles and Rhythm Are Important
Brushing and flossing your teeth? Gotta be daily – hopefully at least twice. Your car needs an oil change every 3,500 miles….your general health needs an annual check-up…your dog needs a walk every morning and evening. Get it? There’s a cycle and rhythm to life, and therapy is no exception.