What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most Popular Types: Psychiatrist (med management), Psychiatrist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT (Show all)

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Generic Name: Individual Therapy

See also: Counseling

Individual therapy is a psychotherapeutic session involving only two persons, the therapist and the patient.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major Depressive Disorder 1,570 362
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,123 239
Support mental / emotional health 956 357
Post-traumatic stress disorder 761 193
Bipolar Disorder 573 130
Mood 478 123

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
33
Moderate
115
Mild
206
None
1,150

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Individual Therapy

Anxious mood 52
Frustration 45
Distressed 39
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 33
Hospitalization 29
Felt bad 21

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 810
50 min weekly 390
60 min monthly 369
120 min monthly 297
45 min weekly 258
30 min monthly 179
100 min monthly 141
monthly 137
90 min monthly 118
45 min monthly 115
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 487
Other 469
Expense 373
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 319
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 309
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 169
I didn't have enough time 114
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 103
No convenient appointments available 84
Found another therapist or program I preferred 82
Course of treatment ended 35
Not indicated 25
Did not seem to work 14
Personal research 6
Side effects too severe 5
See all 1471 patients who’ve stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 7
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 22
6 months-1 year 56
1-2 years 128
2 years or more 642
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 97
1-3 months 248
3-6 months 248
6 months-1 year 316
1-2 years 275
2 years or more 457
Adherence
Always
900 60%
Usually
438 29%
Sometimes
122 8%
Never
44 3%
Burden
Very
164 11%
Somewhat
385 26%
A little
477 32%
Not at all
478 32%
Cost
$200+
198 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
140 14%
$25-49
97 9%
< $25
416 41%
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226 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

marksmania
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marksmania
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
57 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar II

See marksmania's full Individual Therapy history

Mar 18, 2014 (Started May 06, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Obsessive sex addict: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Hi I see my psychiatrist, therapist weeny and mental health worker from my work EAP. I am going on 57 and I see how my bipolar, social anxiety and phobia. I have never been in a health relationship with a female. In SA they point out people who have sexual anorexia which is compulsive withholding of sexual intimacy with one's partner. All based on fear our the ability to be loved by someone. That's me do to early sexual abuse. Mother who was a out of control alcoholic. I need help and been in tx foe last 26 years.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See ozzieartist's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 27, 2014 (Started Apr 22, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Freezing of gait: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 240 min Weekly

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carlo
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 70y
  • Duration: 39 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
1 week ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See carlo's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 23, 2014 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: continue with current treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: i maintain all therapy appointments. great therapist and nutritionist. very difficult to let go of behaviors. working on the root of the problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: none at this time. too early in treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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