What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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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 968 167
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 656 111
Support mental / emotional health 575 187
Post-traumatic stress disorder 429 80
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 308 49

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
16
Moderate
43
Mild
91
None
512

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

Frustration 40
Distressed 37
Anxious mood 34
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 32
Felt bad 21
Agitation 18

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 510
50 min weekly 252
60 min monthly 215
120 min monthly 187
45 min weekly 167
30 min monthly 99
100 min monthly 83
90 min monthly 81
50 min monthly 65
45 min monthly 63
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 279
Other 242
Expense 228
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 192
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 186
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 93
I didn't have enough time 75
Change in health plan coverage 57
No convenient appointments available 47
Doctor's advice 45
Found another therapist or program I preferred 35
Not indicated 4
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 11
6 months-1 year 25
1-2 years 48
2 years or more 335
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 136
3-6 months 130
6 months-1 year 179
1-2 years 147
2 years or more 256
Adherence
Always
365 55%
Usually
216 33%
Sometimes
61 9%
Never
20 3%
Burden
Very
65 10%
Somewhat
174 26%
A little
213 32%
Not at all
210 32%
Cost per month
$200+
96 22%
$100-199
84 19%
$50-99
67 15%
$25-49
40 9%
< $25
151 34%
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92 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

See Rejoice's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 27, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic attacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Flashbacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Obsessive thoughts: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for PTSD triggers: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic attacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Flashbacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Obsessive thoughts: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for PTSD triggers: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
rodolptte24
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rodolptte24
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
36 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Eating Disorder

See rodolptte24's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 13, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Betty is the individual therapist that I meet with every week to discuss my diary card from DBT. We review each and the skills I managed to use that day to keep me from hurting myself or going into an emotional outburst. She also monitors my alcohol consumption. The unexpected, but fabulous, positive benefit is that I get a hug after every session.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 min Monthly

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Agnesbonnie
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Agnesbonnie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See Agnesbonnie's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 20, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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