What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

false

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 966 168
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 653 111
Support mental / emotional health 574 187
Post-traumatic stress disorder 425 79
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 308 50

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
16
Moderate
42
Mild
92
None
509

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

Frustration 39
Distressed 37
Anxious mood 34
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 32
Felt bad 21
Agitation 18

Show all 91 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 510
50 min weekly 251
60 min monthly 215
120 min monthly 186
45 min weekly 167
30 min monthly 98
100 min monthly 83
90 min monthly 81
50 min monthly 65
45 min monthly 62
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 279
Other 242
Expense 228
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 190
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 184
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 92
I didn't have enough time 74
Change in health plan coverage 57
No convenient appointments available 46
Doctor's advice 45
Found another therapist or program I preferred 35
Not indicated 5
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 840 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 5
3-6 months 8
6 months-1 year 30
1-2 years 47
2 years or more 339
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 135
3-6 months 129
6 months-1 year 179
1-2 years 147
2 years or more 256
Adherence
Always
362 55%
Usually
216 33%
Sometimes
61 9%
Never
20 3%
Burden
Very
64 10%
Somewhat
174 26%
A little
213 32%
Not at all
208 32%
Cost per month
$200+
96 22%
$100-199
84 19%
$50-99
67 15%
$25-49
40 9%
< $25
149 34%
Last updated:

92 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

God's Worshipper
11071 thumb
God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
57 M
Function: Moderate
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 Schizoaffective Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Schizophrenia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of motivation: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar rapid cycling: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Memory and cognition problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mental confusion: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mental fatigue or exhaustion: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of interest: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal thoughts or urges: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: 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
40365 thumb
The-Gig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
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 Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibro fog: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Suicidal: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Chronic pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Obesity: Major
  • 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.

  • 0 helpful marks
ITalkToTheWind
22523 thumb
ITalkToTheWind
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
23 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Individual Therapy history

May 8, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: My experience with the counseling intern at school was great, and different than experiences I've had with therapy. She revealed to me yesterday that she was not a CBT therapist, which I've only had in the past. She said she was more psycho-dynamic I think. She focuses more on symbols and awareness, and made my life make more sense and more meaningful. I'm going to look more into this kind of therapy, since she was just a graduate student intern.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 92 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy