Dynamic Therapy | Supportive Psychotherapy
Given the discomfort patients with schizoid personality show
in relation to emotional closeness, one should limit the frequency
of sessions to no more than once or twice weekly. Some patients
with schizotypal personality disorder work well with a greater frequency
of visits, partly because they may exhibit depressive features that
can be alleviated and better monitored by the more frequent meetings.
Some are even amenable to a psychoanalytically oriented
therapy using a thrice-weekly schedule, unless the admixture of
paranoid traits is prominent. The latter situation would probably call
for fewer sessions per week.