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    Carolina Abreu

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    Carolina Abreu

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    Carolina Abreu

Counseling/psychotherapy?

Who Is It For - FAQs

Should I look for counseling/psychotherapy?

The decision to start a psychotherapy process may be motivated by very different reasons. If you are experiencing difficulties in dealing with or overcoming a state of pain or psychological distress and / or wish to obtain greater self-knowledge and personal development, you can find in Psychotherapy an appropriate space for professional support.

How does a session and a psychotherapy process work?

Usually, in a first session, a therapeutic relationship begins, which will be the fundamental basis for the entire therapeutic process. The themes that the client wants to work on in therapy are mapped, as well as the goals to be achieved in the process.

Throughout the process, and despite the flexibility and ongoing dynamics of the themes brought to the sessions, the focus on the proposed goals is maintained, seeking, at all times, an active collaboration and commitment on the part of the therapist and client towards them.

Are online sessions efficient? Are they very different from in-person sessions??

Online sessions are guided by the same procedural and ethical principals that guide in-person sessions, offering a solid, mobile and equally effective alternative for getting therapy. 

Is there a recommended frequency for psychotherapy sessions?

In the initial phase of the process, I recommend sessions on a weekly basis. If that frequency is not possible I suggest a biweekly attendance. Later in the process, when the therapy goals are already accomplished, the frequency will be set according to the client needs.

How long does a psychotherapy process takes?

There isn't an exact period we can predefine regarding the duration of a psychotherapy process.
The length of the process will depend (among other factors that influence the effectiveness of this kind of intervention) on the goals established in the beginning and or throughout the process, on the engagement and commitment with those, on their accomplishment and the resulting levels of satisfaction and well being. 

How do I know what's the best kind of therapy for me?

Within psychotherapy there are many approaches, models and evidence-based practices that can offer an adequate and effective response. The "best" therapy
will be the one you feel more identified or comfortable with and the one that is more adjusted to the problems you bring to work in the therapeutic context.

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