As your therapist, I work with you to achieve the goals (changes) you came here for. The length of therapy varies as every case is unique and every person has different needs. To give you an idea of how long therapy might take, I have separated the parts of therapy into the beginning, middle and final stages. Please note: Stages often repeat and overlap as therapist and client work together throughout the therapy process. 

Beginning Stage: (1-2 sessions)

  • Gather information (on-going throughout the therapy process)
  • Assessment (on-going throughout the therapy process)
  • Establish the changes client desires 
  • Explain how the therapy  process works using evidence-based theories of change such as:
    • ​Cognitive Behavioral, Emotionally Focused, Solution- Focused, Narrative...

​​Middle Stage: (majority of therapy takes place at this stage)

  • Therapist and client work together to:
    • ​Identify issues
    • Decide on plan of Action
    • Put strategies of Action to work
    • Practice, practice, practice in session and outside of session
    • Adjustments made when necessary with continuous feedback from therapist and client

Final Stage: (1-2 sessions)

  • Progress discussed
  • Adjustments with therapist/client feedback as necessary
  • Maintenance:
    • ​Goals (changes) have been achieved
    • Client is able to maintain these changes independent of therapist


...and these are just some of the issues. Please contact me for more information on how therapy helps.

Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Build Strong Relationship Bonds
  • Manage Depression
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Decrease Stress
  • Raise Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Gain Resiliency
  • Parent Wisely
  • Deal with Grief & Loss
  • ​Handle Life Transitions

Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy


As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I value my work with individuals, couples, families and groups. In a safe and caring environment, I can help you to: