There is no set answer for this question. Variables include:
- Your goals for treatment
- How much thought and effort you maintain between sessions
- The nature of the issues you are facing
Many people come in to treatment with one particular problem they want to solve. They find relief and take a break from therapy. After thinking things through using family systems theory, some other clients realize that ongoing coaching can be a valuable resource. These are the folks who will continue to come in every month or two to receive guidance about the ongoing challenges that inevitably arise in any complicated life.