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How Long Can I Expect to be in Anxiety Therapy?




Hi I'm Brian Mayer, LCSW an Anxiety Therapist in Richmond, Virginia. Thanks so much for asking the question about Anxiety Therapy. Ok so you really didn't ask the question you just wanted to check out what it says.


First, I would say as the client you are the person in charge of your therapy. As we move along in therapy, I always ask my clients to help me understand the progress, how they are feeling, and if the therapy is helpful. I will give my best recommendation as we proceed in Anxiety Therapy together based on what I am seeing. We can colloborate together to make sure what we are doing is working and is helpful.


Since I practice Anxiety Therapy in Richmond, Virginia I can't speak for other Anxiety Therapists, but can provide some estimate on length of time I typically see my clients.


Length of Each Anxiety Therapy Session


The length of each session is 55 minutes. Now if you are using insurance to help pay for the Anxiety Therapy, then we must abide by the 55 minute guideline. If you choose to do self pay then we are not bound by what the insurance company requires. So we can do sessions shorter or longer to fit with what is most helpful. This will again be a colloborative decision between you the client and me the Anxiety Therapist.


Make sure to check my Rate & Hours page for updated information on self pay and insurance information. Since this could change depending on when you read this.


Length of Total Time in Anxiety Therapy


The duration of anxiety therapy can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the severity of your anxiety, the type of treatment you receive, your personal goals for therapy, and how quickly you are able to make progress.


In general, anxiety therapy can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months, or even longer in some cases. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, which is one of the most widely used treatments, often involves a structured program of 12-16 weekly sessions, although some people may require more or fewer sessions depending on their needs.


It's important to remember that the length of time you spend in anxiety therapy is not necessarily an indicator of the effectiveness of the treatment. Some people may see significant improvement in just a few sessions, while others may require more time to make progress. The important thing is to work with me your Anxiety therapist to set goals for treatment, track your progress, and adjust your treatment plan as needed to ensure that you are getting the most out of your therapy.


Schedule an Appointment Today to start Anxiety Therapy in Richmond, Virginia with me Brian Mayer, LCSW



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