A big push in the counseling field recently has been for short term counselling. This is mostly promoted by the health insurance coverage based on cost. Another factor is the fix-it-quick mentality that is pervasive in society. So I thought I’d give a brief explanation about the difference between the two types. This will also answer any questions about which one is more appropriate.
The 2 main factors to consider between short and long term therapy is the frequency of problem and the problem’s impact on the person seeking help.