In my practice the setting is informal. You talk, but you get feedback too. At times, even humor can facilitate new understanding.
In sessions, you'll begin to clarify unconscious thoughts and feelings that impact your life.
Down the road, you will identify
practical ways to communicate better, clear anxieties or work through a traumatic experience.
A specific issue may be addressed in a month or two.With more extensive therapy, weighing progress and next steps is an ongoing part of the process.