How long does a therapy take?
Although most psychoanalytic treatments have a definite beginning and ending, there is no pre-set time for patients to resolve longstanding difficulties. Patients generally find it useful to think in terms of years rather than months. This is because deeply entrenched inner conflicts take some time to understand and work through in a lasting way. As part of the treatment, the patient’s capacity for self-analysis is enhanced. Therapeutic gains achieved during the analysis are often continued and consolidated following termination of the treatment. Normally one session takes for about 45 to 60 minutes.