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 1,602 368
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,153 248
Support mental / emotional health 956 359
Post-traumatic stress disorder 777 203
Bipolar Disorder 584 131
Mood 474 124

  • 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
207
None
1,179

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

Anxious mood 53
Frustration 46
Distressed 39
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 33
Hospitalization 30
Agitation 21

Show all 206 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 816
50 min weekly 396
60 min monthly 373
120 min monthly 304
45 min weekly 264
30 min monthly 178
100 min monthly 139
monthly 137
90 min monthly 119
45 min monthly 114
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 494
Other 478
Expense 372
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 320
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 311
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 170
I didn't have enough time 119
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 105
No convenient appointments available 82
Found another therapist or program I preferred 82
Course of treatment ended 34
Not indicated 25
Did not seem to work 14
Personal research 6
Side effects too severe 5
See all 1486 patients who’ve stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 5
1-3 months 13
3-6 months 21
6 months-1 year 42
1-2 years 92
2 years or more 645
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 97
1-3 months 251
3-6 months 247
6 months-1 year 322
1-2 years 273
2 years or more 464
Adherence
Always
917 60%
Usually
448 29%
Sometimes
126 8%
Never
46 3%
Burden
Very
164 11%
Somewhat
391 25%
A little
494 32%
Not at all
488 32%
Cost per month
$200+
201 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
142 14%
$25-49
100 10%
< $25
427 41%
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235 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Nadira
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Nadira
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Mandibular Retroagnathia 14 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Mandibular Retroagnathia

See Nadira's full Individual Therapy history

Oct 28, 2014 (Started Oct 28, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: 2014 first appointment after intake appointment. With my past experience I expect that this is a good match for me. I did find the suportive connection I feel I need at this time. Therapy is hard work and today was no exception, I was surprised to say the least that I found under my fear of up coming jaw surgery was the thought I did not want to 'come home' or survive the procedure. Even typing this it is to fresh and painful, but I am safe, and have a Pdoc appointment tomorrow, which I promised I would keep, (I never miss no matter what, and and almost always early) The Tdoc sees that I am strong and have skills to manage yet maybe I should ask my Pdoc to brainstorm and adjust my meds. As Tdoc sees deep sadness, not the flatness. Could I ever admit to being sad? Hummm, of course if I was not feeling anything why would i be crying as I type this?
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nadira
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Nadira
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Mandibular Retroagnathia 14 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Mandibular Retroagnathia

See Nadira's full Individual Therapy history

Oct 15, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety attacks: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Some how I froze my iPad and lost my text. So I very glad to announce the end of therapy where I was part of the process. Past endings were one sided either program constraints or bad therapy experience. I am sad but the last few months were mostly around being a working example of a good ending. Along with reinforcing my skills on managing my depression and anxiety. So I am ready and will continue therapy in my new town. I'm glad I could stay in therapy with this psychologist for as long as I did, travel, cost, ( I am still not over not being able to pay) and the need to experience a good ending, with an authority figure, a person that is male, and someone I admire for being so consistent in creating a safe place for me, so I could take what I learned and be in the world. this time makes this ending a good sad.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 3, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety attacks: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I came prepared to make the July 8th my last paid appointment due to financial reasons. (I did think I would have time to give more notice). With discussion my T offered me 'no charge' for a reasonable amount of time to get my finances in order or time to transition to another therapist in the community where payment is based on income.($10 per session and up) This was completely unexpected and the impact profound at first I refused (shame of poor financial management) (pride of independence ???) with more discussion I was educated as to why therapy from a treatment perspective that ends suddenly would not be in my best interest.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 18, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety attacks: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 2, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety attacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 23, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxiety attacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: learning to trust a male mindfulness for managing depression setbacks
Cost: $200+ monthly

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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: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
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Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Individual Therapy history

Oct 9, 2014 (Started Jun 25, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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