How Long Should Therapy Last?

How long should therapy last?

VAUGHAN, Ontario - The therapeutic orientation of the therapist will likely determine the length of therapy. Some orientations such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are shorter in term, while humanistic and psychodynamic models are typically longer. Many academics argue that psychodynamic and humanistic models can take years.

Empirical evidence suggests that recent problems may not need extended/long treatment, while complex/severe issues may take more time.  Some clients resolve their problems and choose to stop treatment once they see improvement in their symptoms. Other patients choose to work on other issues when their initial goals have been met.

Please remember that our Vaughan and Maple counselling centres are here to help you with your counselling needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. We’d be happy to provide you with additional information. We want to help and will do all we can to do so. 

Personality of a Therapist

VAUGHAN, Ontario - Many students ask if the personality style of the therapist makes a difference when providing counselling care. Some therapists tend to be more gentle and supportive, while other are more direct and challenging. We recommended that you take time to carefully select a therapist you feel comfortable with. Some clients many not appreciate being challenged; however other clients may consider ‘gentle and supportive’ as too soft.

Our counselling centre located in in Vaughan and Maple, Ontario, are here to assist you in finding the right therapist for you. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable and secure in choosing the appropriate therapist to help you address your concerns. We want to help you as best as we can and will go the extra mile to do so, even if it’s with another therapist/counsellor in the community.

We spent time carefully selecting our therapists to ensure that they received the training and skills necessary to provide you with quality therapeutic care. We also took into consideration their personality style and we have no doubt that you will find our therapists warm, welcoming and caring.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 416-999-3437.

Choosing a Therapist - Is Religion Important? Part #3

VAUGHAN, Ontario - Religion and spirituality may be an important part of your life. Many individuals ask if they should be choosing a therapist based on their subscribed religious/spiritual beliefs. Without a doubt, you should choose a therapist who respects and understand your beliefs, however it’s not necessary that the therapist share those beliefs in order to develop a working relationship with you.

Please note that there is a difference between religious based counselling and therapy based counselling. In religious-based counselling, your counsellor will provide counselling based on faith-based expertise. They may draw on religious texts and teachings to help you reflect on your issues and concerns. Prayer is usually an important part of faith-based-counselling.

A trained counselling therapist will receive training in working with individuals of different religious/spiritual beliefs. This is an important element of our training. We are taught to adjust our theories and techniques accordingly.  Our goal is to create an environment that is positive, welcoming, non-judgmental, and non-discriminatory. Although we don’t provide faith-based counselling, we can help you by providing research supported therapeutic care.

For more information please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to explain how we can help.

Melissa Diane
Account Executive
Counselling Services for York Region
416-999-3437

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