Problems are a part of life. It is only natural to try and solve one's own problems with the help of friends or family. However, when the person is involved in a problem it is difficult to be objective. Seeking professional help is not an admission of failure, but a sensible recognition that professional treatment may be required. The initial appointment is generally arranged for the purpose of evaluating the particular problem or situation and developing a strategy moving forward. Sessions are generally 50 minutes to one hour long and are usually scheduled weekly. Short-term treatment may be sufficient for some issues, while some problems may take longer to resolve. Your therapist will make every effort to facilitate your treatment. If you have any questions or concerns regarding yours, or a loved one's mental health, please let one of our trained professionals be your help.