What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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

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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 1,595 364
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,146 246
Support mental / emotional health 958 358
Post-traumatic stress disorder 774 201
Bipolar Disorder 584 131
Mood 476 124

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
33
Moderate
118
Mild
205
None
1,174

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

Anxious mood 53
Frustration 45
Distressed 39
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 33
Hospitalization 30
Agitation 21

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 818
50 min weekly 395
60 min monthly 373
120 min monthly 303
45 min weekly 262
30 min monthly 178
100 min monthly 140
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 495
Other 478
Expense 373
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 321
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 309
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 172
I didn't have enough time 119
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 105
Found another therapist or program I preferred 82
No convenient appointments available 81
Course of treatment ended 34
Not indicated 25
Did not seem to work 14
Personal research 6
Side effects too severe 5
See all 1490 patients who’ve stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 21
6 months-1 year 43
1-2 years 102
2 years or more 603
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 98
1-3 months 251
3-6 months 247
6 months-1 year 324
1-2 years 275
2 years or more 466
Adherence
Always
913 60%
Usually
448 29%
Sometimes
124 8%
Never
45 3%
Burden
Very
165 11%
Somewhat
389 25%
A little
491 32%
Not at all
485 32%
Cost
$200+
199 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
140 13%
$25-49
98 9%
< $25
426 41%
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227 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Kitten24
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Kitten24
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
10 seizures
1 week ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

See Kitten24's full Individual Therapy history

Jul 15, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Ruminating thoughts: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

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marksmania
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
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: 2 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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