Our Therapists Focus on Quality, not Quantity which is why we close scheduling for the day after 4 appointments. Your therapist needs to be in a good mental space which is why it's important to have a healthy work/life balance. The time boundary of only seeing 4 clients a day allows time for counselors to re-energize which then provides you with a much better counseling experience. Believe me, you do not want an overworked, stressed out and exhausted therapist or counselor.
Mental Health Care Providers are going down right and left! Many caregivers (Doctors and Nurses included) are buckling under the pressure. My referral list is getting shorter and shorter as many colleagues are feeling exhausted and over-stressed in life. In some cases, mental health practitioners are experiencing physical symptoms such as stomach ulcers, constant headaches, chest pain, extreme fatigue or other unexplained health issues because they have been overworked.
On a personal note, years ago when I was still working the 40 hr. week, I would advise clients to schedule earlier in the week verses on a Thursday or Friday. Why? You know why.
It didn't seem right then and it doesn't seem right now which is why Meaning To Live Counseling closes out the scheduling day after 4 sessions. This also allows flexibility that allows time for when clients are in high crisis moments and need to schedule a session quickly.