Time-Limited Therapy

How it Works

Time-limited therapy (also called “intensive therapy”) is therapy tailored to address a specific issue you are facing. It is goal-oriented and focused on addressing problems in the present. Typically, time-limited therapy is no more than 8 to 12 sessions. It can be fewer.

Time-limited therapy is ideal for developing plans, such as strategies for improved self-care, better communication, and approaches to work or family conflicts. It is also great for learning concrete skills such as boundary setting, fair fighting, or anxiety reduction. It is not appropriate for addressing trauma.

If you are considering time-limited therapy, your initial intake session will be spent, in part, determining whether short-term intervention is appropriate for your goals.