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 1,147 246
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 44
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

Agnesbonnie
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Agnesbonnie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
27 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See Agnesbonnie's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 20, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
one_step_closer
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one_step_closer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
27 F
Function: Moderate
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 Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
bbblooze
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bbblooze
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See bbblooze's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression with suicidal thoughts: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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