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 1,539 346
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,104 227
Support mental / emotional health 957 357
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 750 183
Bipolar Disorder 566 126
Mood 480 122

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
31
Moderate
111
Mild
200
None
1,124

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

Anxious mood 50
Frustration 45
Distressed 39
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 33
Hospitalization 29
Felt bad 21

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
monthly 138
30 min monthly 178
45 min monthly 117
60 min monthly 361
90 min monthly 115
100 min monthly 136
120 min monthly 297
45 min weekly 260
50 min weekly 389
60 min weekly 796
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 472
Other 465
Expense 364
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 307
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 302
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 167
I didn't have enough time 112
Change in health plan coverage 101
Doctor's advice 101
No convenient appointments available 81
Found another therapist or program I preferred 81
Course of treatment ended 35
Not indicated 26
Did not seem to work 14
Personal research 6
Side effects too severe 5
See all 1447 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 26
6 months-1 year 89
1-2 years 116
2 years or more 671
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 97
1-3 months 246
3-6 months 249
6 months-1 year 310
1-2 years 268
2 years or more 445
Adherence
Always
872 59%
Usually
434 30%
Sometimes
118 8%
Never
42 3%
Burden
Very
161 11%
Somewhat
373 25%
A little
467 32%
Not at all
465 32%
Cost
$200+
194 19%
$100-199
171 17%
$50-99
140 14%
$25-49
93 9%
< $25
414 41%
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228 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

See one_step_closer's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 19, 2014 (Started Aug 08, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
22 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Individual Therapy history

Dec 1, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This was extremely helpful for my ADHD, it helped me keep motivated and on track with my assignments because I had someone to keep me accountable. My counselor made sure I kept a schedule, and we would set weekly goals then would check up on them the following week. This was from the Disability services at my University.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 5, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This was support for disabled students for my university. They helped me do scheduling and other help for ADHD
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
22 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Individual Therapy history

Nov 17, 2013 (Started Aug 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Persistent worry: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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