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 980 169
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 658 113
Support mental / emotional health 575 188
Post-traumatic stress disorder 433 80
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 309 52

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  • Slight
  • None
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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 515
50 min weekly 253
60 min monthly 216
120 min monthly 190
45 min weekly 169
30 min monthly 99
100 min monthly 85
90 min monthly 80
50 min monthly 66
45 min monthly 63
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 281
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 2
1-3 months 7
3-6 months 11
6 months-1 year 19
1-2 years 54
2 years or more 323
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 136
3-6 months 131
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
216 32%
Not at all
211 31%
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

IlliniMS
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IlliniMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

See IlliniMS's full Individual Therapy history

Jul 16, 2013 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Discontinued, as I felt that the activity did not assist.

  • 0 helpful marks
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
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

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Sep 22, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal thoughts or urges: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of interest: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mental fatigue or exhaustion: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mental confusion: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Memory and cognition problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar rapid cycling: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of motivation: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizophrenia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizoaffective Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Individual Therapy is excellent for helping me cope with life. It was very helpful in dealing with my Suicidal thoughts and urges.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
The-Gig
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The-Gig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:M57y
FM:18y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See The-Gig's full Individual Therapy history

Jun 30, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Obesity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibro fog: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: In addition to treating the things I was in counseling for, Kathy also helped build my self esteem. She persuaded me to get involved in arts & crafts as coping skills (and I love it). She retired as of July 1, 2013, at which point I changed to Nancy Stockman for the same reasons and I see positive effects, it will take time to get to the stage of results I'd had with Kathy after seeing her for almost 18 years. My psyhciatrist, (who primarily did med checks based on my counselor/therapist's suggestions), resigned rather suddenly and moved to Texas. I had a choice of 4 replacements and chose Amber Edwards, ARNP. I've had one "telemed" session with her. However, she is much more in favor of the prescription medication detox my gen doc wanted to do but my old psychiatrist vetoed. In her words, she is much more in favor of a holistic approach.

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibro fog: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I've been working with Kathy for over 15 years and she has done a lot for my self image in addition to helping me with my mental illnesses. She also got me to try drawing/sketching as a therapy, which I kind of scoffed at because the best I had ever been able to do before was to draw stick figures. But I gave it 100% effort and discovered that I actually had some talent and found it to be a great stress reliever and a wonderful hobby. After that, I expanded into other arts & crafts on my own and earn a little spending money by selling some of my projects.

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