There is no set amount of time it takes to complete therapy as everybody moves through their work at their own pace, having differing needs and goals. Typically, as it becomes evident that you have met your goals of therapy and you are satisfied with how far you have gone in therapy, we will begin to discuss termination. At that time we will make a plan together which may include tapering off sessions over a period of time and/or scheduling follow-up “check-in” sessions. Termination is an important part of the process where changes are reviewed and solidified and together we will bring the journey to a comfortable close. If for some reason you should decide to end therapy without going through a planned termination, I ask that you agree to come into the office for at least one final session so that we can discuss your decision, and reach closure of our relationship.