Most crises can be handled within the therapy relationship. We strive to anticipate potential rough spots while in regular sessions, and make plans to cope with these before they become a problem. Sometimes situations or mental health symptoms take unexpected turns between sessions. If this occurs, you are encouraged to call your therapist (or the back-up if your therapist is not available). Typically, these problems can be dealt with by phone consultation, or if more critical, by emergency session. In critical situations, a therapist can usually be available that day/evening, or the following day.