A: Because each person has different issues and goals, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
The length of treatment depends on your specific needs. Therapy can be short-term to address a specific issue or longer-term to deal with more difficult patterns or achieve more personal development. Either way, scheduling regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly) is the most common.
You will get better results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you apply what you learn in sessions to your life. Therefore, your therapist may suggest activities outside of therapy to support your progress, such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors, or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives, and take responsibility for their actions.