My ideal caseload is only ten to an absolute maximum of fifteen clients a week. My choosing to have a small caseload is definitely to your advantage.
When I worked at a mental health center, we were strongly encouraged to meet with 30 clients a week. Some counselors in private practice see as many as 40 plus! While scheduling a lot of sessions is good for a therapist’s pocket book, it’s not good for you. You don’t want a burned out therapist. You want someone who’s doing the work for the joy of it, not financial necessity.
When I reach my chosen capacity, I keep a waiting list.