What to Expect
With help from the therapist, the patient is encouraged to speak freely about anything that comes to mind, including current issues, fears, desires, and . The goal is to experience a remission of symptoms but also derive such benefits as increased , better use of their own talents and abilities, and an improved capacity for developing and maintaining more satisfying relationships. The patient may experience ongoing improvements after therapy has ended. Although short-term therapy of one year or less may be sufficient for some patients, long-term therapy may be necessary for others to gain lasting benefits.