Therapists, like any other professional, typically have specific hours they are available. To have therapy be consistent, a client should find a therapist that has a schedule that matches their availability.
There are rare times when there is a clinical emergency. These emergencies can be accommodated according to the therapist's availability. If the therapist can't see the client in a timely manner, referrals are sometimes made so to crisis agencies so the client can be seen in a timely manner.
I'm in the office Mondays from 1-10p, Tuesdays from 8-2p and sometimes Saturdays. Clients are offered the next appointment available within those time slots. The evening appointments fill the fastest so if a client can be seen during the day, typically they can get in quicker.
Once treatment goals have been met therapy becomes more of an "as needed" situation. Clients are always welcome back for a touch up session or to begin treatment again if needed.
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