Who decided that an "hour" of therapy should be 50 minutes?
It wasn't Freud who introduced the idea of the 50 minute therapy session. It wasn't the clients, who lose 10 minutes out of every 60. The common wisdom is that the 50 minute hour allows the therapist 10 minutes for paperwork; there doesn't seem to be any consensus of how this tradition began.
I am standing tradition on its head.
All of my sessions are a minimum of 60 minutes. I have decided to have longer sessions because:
I love what I do and 50 minutes goes by too fast.
It allows more work to be done. Part of each session is taken up by you paying your therapist and by scheduling your next appointment. A 60 minute hour allows more time for us to do the actual work of therapy.
It gives you, the client, more value. In fact, it gives you 20% more time for each 50 minute session.
What allows me to do this?
I can do this because the Counseling and Connection Center is a boutique practice. Let me tell you what this means. I gave up a thriving practice in New York City where I could see as many clients as I wanted each week. I decided to begin a new practice in New Jersey that is designed to meet the needs of the many demands of today's world. My clients are stressed out enough. I want to make the therapy process as effortless as possible.
This is the practice I always wanted. I am focusing on the problems I am most effective with. I am limiting how many clients I see each week. Since the number of clients I see is far below the number of clients the average full-time therapist sees, I can offer longer sessions as well as a more flexible cancellation policy.
Before you allow your insurance coverage to dictate who you should go to for therapy; think about the advantages the Counseling and Connection Center offers.