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How long are your therapy sessions for?


#1

I have been seeing my therapist for 45 minutes in the beginning. She now tells me that she will be shortening our sessions a bit because Im at a stable level. I dont know what to make out of this. How long are your therapy sessions for if you see a therapist, and how often do you see him or her?


#2

I usually see the nurse for 30 minutes, occupational therapist for 30-40 minutes and the pdoc sits in with the nurse appointment. I go once a month, although I suspect they’d like to see me every week.


#3

I see a therapist once every two weeks for 45 minutes. I see a psychiatrist too for 30-45 minutes and I see him every 4-6 weeks.


#4

I’ve seen my new therapist twice and it’s been 60 minute sessions each time.


#5

I think I’m going to see her every 2 weeks for 45 min - Ill ask her


#6

an hour…but i have to say it is helping, though i am getting a bit paranoid about it all !
take care


#7

An hour that is a long time darksith - how often do you see the therapist every week?


#8

i have had 3 appointments in a month i think, one time she did not turn up, i have another this thursday,and see the shrink the following thursday.
take care


#9

take care darksith - thanks for the info


#10

I see mine for a full hour. I usually just have a couple of things on my mind and then we find something else about my condition to talk about. He doesnt waste time though, if I have nothing to report, he educates me on how I think and what I can do about it. I have a really awesome shrink, he’s expensive but totally worth it.

He does not do any of that off-topic casual conversation ■■■■■■■■. He has told me concisely about himself and he has never started a random conversation like some shrinks do.


#11

None right now, but before it was for 30 minutes every 4-6 weeks, and it wasn’t unusual for her or me to be 10-15 minutes late. It took me 40 minutes to drive there too.


#12

I go and see my therapist individually every two weeks when I’m doing well. When the wheels fell off a few months ago and I had a psychotic break, I was back up to seeing her every week for almost an hour.

Sometimes it’s only about 45 minutes, but sometimes if I’m really getting upset it might go an hour.

I also go to my Sz support group and my AA meeting.

Once every three months there is a family session. With what’s been happening in our family recently… I’d say we’re due.


#13

Tried therapy before. On my very first 45 minute session I got dropped as a client. Went to a medicaid run clinic where I was told “we can’t help everyone that walks in here”. The T word makes me feel :angry:


#14

In my case, I see my pdoc and him give me therpy for 45 minutes every week
Tolteca…


#15

Never hooked up with a therapist, but my psychiatrist on rare occasions would stretch the length of the appointment all the way up to 5 minutes.


#16

I see my therapist every week, for about 45 mins. He’s been harassing me to come twice per week, but I can’t afford that. The cool thing about him is that he’ll do phone sessions with me when I can’t get transportation.

He’s awesome! And I’m very thankful for him.

Blessings,

Anthony


#17

A 3 min session with the psychiatrist every two to three months. Never have individual session with therapist.


#18

I’ll bet that she is required to see you less as you get more stable due to insurance rules. But she sees you as getting better so thats a good thing.


#19

I go every Thursday for 45 min.


#20

Boris are there insurance rules like this?