Author: Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Therapy session frequency is often a once a week occurrence, however this can vary depending on several factors. Regardless, the time in between sessions is extremely important in order to practice skills, gain confidence in one's ability to cope, and to hone in on what is helpful and unhelpful. Growth and progress happen both in and outside the therapy room. This article looks at the effects of intensive sessions over a short period of time (month or less) on several types of anxiety disorders. The pros and cons of such treatment are discussed and explored.
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.