What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most Popular Types: Psychiatrist (med management), Psychiatrist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT (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 1,589 364
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,139 245
Support mental / emotional health 956 358
Post-traumatic stress disorder 768 198
Bipolar Disorder 584 131
Mood 477 123

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
33
Moderate
117
Mild
205
None
1,168

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 30
Felt bad 21

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 812
50 min weekly 393
60 min monthly 371
120 min monthly 298
45 min weekly 263
30 min monthly 180
100 min monthly 140
monthly 137
90 min monthly 119
45 min monthly 116
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 491
Other 477
Expense 375
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 323
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 312
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 171
I didn't have enough time 117
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 104
Found another therapist or program I preferred 83
No convenient appointments available 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 1
1-3 months 15
3-6 months 16
6 months-1 year 49
1-2 years 115
2 years or more 633
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 99
1-3 months 249
3-6 months 248
6 months-1 year 321
1-2 years 274
2 years or more 464
Adherence
Always
910 60%
Usually
447 29%
Sometimes
122 8%
Never
44 3%
Burden
Very
165 11%
Somewhat
389 26%
A little
485 32%
Not at all
484 32%
Cost
$200+
200 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
141 14%
$25-49
97 9%
< $25
424 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
23 seizures
1 week ago
I am: vb
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: 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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