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Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

How often should I expect to meet with my therapist?

Most of our clients will start off by meeting with their therapist once a week.

In our experience starting off with coming in once a week is the most effective frequency in order to get the best results from counseling. Starting off with meetings that are less frequent means slower progress, and backtracking in between sessions.

It’s likely that it took a while to get to the place where you are right now.  While it doesn’t need to take as long to get out of it, it does require consistency in doing and understanding things differently for the shifts to really stick. 

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While we usually start off with weekly sessions, it is our goal to not keep you in counseling forever. Some of our clients work with us under a more brief therapy model (6-12 therapy sessions). Some of our clients who are facing bigger challenges will work with us for 6 months to a year. Some of our clients chose to continue to work with us over the course of several years. We are here to support you for as long as it feels helpful. 

As you progress with your therapist towards your goals, it is common to decrease to meeting every other week, or perhaps once a month. We even have clients who come in for quarterly or yearly check-ins as part of the maintenance of their emotional, psychological, and relational health. We do this with every other part of our systems (and even our cars!), so why wouldn’t we take the time to invest in taking some time to check up on our emotional and relational health?

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We are happy to welcome our patients back to our Federal Way office for in-person counseling sessions. Please call us at 206-567-7267, text us at 206-659-1153, or email us to set up an appointment. You don't have to go through this time alone.