Therapy with adults can involve exploration of the problem issue, the development of tools or new ways of managing symptoms or negative thoughts and behaviors, the implementation of interventions designed to address the root of the problem and create change, and the maintenance of new patterns and ways of functioning in the person’s life. The length of time a person is involved in therapy depends on the nature of the problem and how thoroughly he or she wishes to address their problems. Dr. Bresnick takes a collaborative approach to working with her clients. She discusses goals, expectations, and the issues to be the focus of therapy with each client. These items can be reviewed and revised at any time, if the client chooses.