How long is too long in therapy? I am so scared that I'm taking too long to get better.
that’s a tough one, anon- different people need different things. A really famous psychologist, Christopher Martell, once told me (okay, he told like a whole room of people, but I was there) that a therapist and client should “check in” every 10 sessions to make sure they are still on track, because it’s easy to get derailed from the client’s therapy goals, or not be focused enough in each session to make progress. If you feel like your session time is too scattered across different topics, or that you change directions a lot, or that the approach you and your therapist are taking isn’t working, then a “check in” is probably a good idea to make sure you’re moving in the right direction. In any case, be kind to yourself. Making big changes in your life is hard and does take time and effort.