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 978 169
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 659 113
Support mental / emotional health 575 188
Post-traumatic stress disorder 431 80
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 309 52

  • 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
521

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

Frustration 40
Distressed 37
Anxious mood 34
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 32
Agitation 18
Distrust of the psychiatric and medical community 17

Show all 92 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 513
50 min weekly 254
60 min monthly 214
120 min monthly 190
45 min weekly 169
30 min monthly 99
100 min monthly 85
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 282
Other 242
Expense 228
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 193
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 187
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 95
I didn't have enough time 76
Change in health plan coverage 57
No convenient appointments available 48
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 0
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 13
6 months-1 year 19
1-2 years 50
2 years or more 333
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 136
3-6 months 132
6 months-1 year 180
1-2 years 147
2 years or more 258
Adherence
Always
369 55%
Usually
220 33%
Sometimes
62 9%
Never
20 3%
Burden
Very
65 10%
Somewhat
179 27%
A little
215 32%
Not at all
212 32%
Cost per month
$200+
97 22%
$100-199
84 19%
$50-99
68 15%
$25-49
40 9%
< $25
153 35%
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93 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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

See God's Worshipper's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 1977)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizoaffective Disorder: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Residual Schizophrenia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Paranoid Schizophrenia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal thoughts or urges: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with suicidal thoughts: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal ideation: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicide attempt: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Unrefreshing or poor sleep: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Difficulty sleeping: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cognitive confusion: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Confusion: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of motivation: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of sleep: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of energy: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sex drive (libido) decreased: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional eating: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Overwhelming emotions: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Memory problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizophrenia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar I Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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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: g
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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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 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 PTSD triggers: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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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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