An individual client, couple, or family will meet with a therapist (usually weekly- sometimes more and sometimes less). Sessions can range anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, but typically last about an hour. Sessions can be conducted in-office, or via online therapy.
During this time the client and therapist will talk about relationships, thoughts, behaviors, feelings, symptoms, and more.
Essentially, the therapist is looking for what is causing issues in your life, how do those issues and patterns impact you, and what solutions can be applied to create lasting change.