227 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

thebobo1
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thebobo1
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
54 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 1, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: This particular therapist helped me in few stressful situations, but, overall, I didn't see much progress in two years.

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fluboe
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fluboe
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: Crohn's Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Crohn's Disease

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Aug 18, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional stress: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: The right therapist is very very very very very difficult to find, but extremely effective if you can find him/her. It is often too stressful to go through the search, though. Especially for someone experiencing depression. I found a therapist who incorporated mindfulness meditation techniques and was very happy with her, but my insurance did not cover her. I may return to her at some point, but right now I am doing okay with my meditation practice and the meditation groups that I attend. Plus, my friends' support has been awesome for the last year.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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macteach
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macteach
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 28
Condition: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

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Aug 8, 2013 (Started May 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Feelings of inadequacy: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fear: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: [Comment on cost: Through Catholic Charities, I was able to have therapy at a greatly reduced cost.] My wife and I both started seeing a therapist (individually). We helped each other identify what specifically we wanted to talk about with the therapist. It helped to be open and honest and allow myself to trust the therapist - know that her only job was to help me, not judge me. I tried the things we talked about in my day-to-day life. I learned new thought patterns and resolved some nagging issues that no longer bother me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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IlliniMS
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IlliniMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 16, 2013 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Discontinued, as I felt that the activity did not assist.

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
57 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Sep 22, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizoaffective Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizophrenia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of motivation: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar rapid cycling: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Memory and cognition problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mental confusion: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mental fatigue or exhaustion: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of interest: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal thoughts or urges: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Individual Therapy is excellent for helping me cope with life. It was very helpful in dealing with my Suicidal thoughts and urges.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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The-Gig
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The-Gig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M57y
FM:17y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibro fog: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Obesity: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: In addition to treating the things I was in counseling for, Kathy also helped build my self esteem. She persuaded me to get involved in arts & crafts as coping skills (and I love it). She retired as of July 1, 2013, at which point I changed to Nancy Stockman for the same reasons and I see positive effects, it will take time to get to the stage of results I'd had with Kathy after seeing her for almost 18 years. My psyhciatrist, (who primarily did med checks based on my counselor/therapist's suggestions), resigned rather suddenly and moved to Texas. I had a choice of 4 replacements and chose Amber Edwards, ARNP. I've had one "telemed" session with her. However, she is much more in favor of the prescription medication detox my gen doc wanted to do but my old psychiatrist vetoed. In her words, she is much more in favor of a holistic approach.

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibro fog: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I've been working with Kathy for over 15 years and she has done a lot for my self image in addition to helping me with my mental illnesses. She also got me to try drawing/sketching as a therapy, which I kind of scoffed at because the best I had ever been able to do before was to draw stick figures. But I gave it 100% effort and discovered that I actually had some talent and found it to be a great stress reliever and a wonderful hobby. After that, I expanded into other arts & crafts on my own and earn a little spending money by selling some of my projects.

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biker72
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biker72
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:M42y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
FM:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 18, 2013 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Separation Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Agoraphobia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Dr. Z. is a moron and I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. The only reason that I see him is to help keep up with my medications. Other than that, I don't tell him anything that he doesn't need to know and I only tell him what medications I take and why I take them and tell him and let him decide if they need to be upped or downed. Other than that, I do not have anything to do with him, period.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chelena
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Chelena
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:11y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Dysthymia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Excessive crying: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 100 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Therapy works if you realize that it's worth feeling scared, vulnerable, confused, and mystified if all this is going to work or how versus being alone with your depression or chronic anxiety or feelings of having no one to talk to that will really listen and work with you and is there just for you. It's such a hard process but such a privilege when you find that person you just feel will be the one to go through the bowels of hell with you and not give up on you or the work. It's hard work for both the therapist and the person needing therapy. Never forget that. Always ask burning questions. Don't let problems or questions simmer on the back burner. Be bold. Even if you are awkward, can't stop crying, feel really low and stupid. Make that space your safe place to go and heal. It works. It really does.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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one_step_closer
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one_step_closer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Feb 25, 2013 (Started Aug 30, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Aug 30, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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