Can psychologist help you in a single session? Yes. For that both - therapist and client - need to be prepared.
- The topic that you will discuss needs to be quite well defined. "I am not feeling myself lately" is an example of a need for a longer therapy. "How do I start keeping my eating schedule" is a quite good topic for a single therapy session.
- Therapy in general is not like a pill. You cannot expect to "take it" and feel healed instantly. Therapy helps to look at yourself from the angle that you cannot on your own - and to see the answer that you already knew before. It is just like the back of your head that you cannot see yourself without help.
- That means that you will not leave the session with a resolved issue. You will leave with a plan of action. It is possible that you will discuss a specific solution, but more likely you will discuss series of steps for you to take. The shorter is work in therapy, the more work you have to do on your own. SIngle session will generate the biggest amount of homework.
- Work starts immediately. If the client is not sure that he or she is ready for the change - then a single therapy session will not necessarily solve it. Client _can_ become resolved while planning and creating a strategy together with a therapist - or it may happen. Therapy does not guarantee that. Goal of the therapist is not to talk vclient into change. Goal of the therapist is to help in creating series of steps and to help client to get "unstuck".
- The best time to get help is Now. It is best to get some help now than great help later. So it is better not to delay. Therapy (especially single session therapy) is a nudge, anyway. The rest of the way client will walk on his or her way, and quite successfully.
- SIngle therapy sessions can be repeated. One session - one issue. May be new, may be same one. But sessions are not related one to another, do not follow same theme, same appointment time, etc.
You can request a single session with me, for sure.
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