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 1,596 364
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,147 246
Support mental / emotional health 958 358
Post-traumatic stress disorder 775 202
Bipolar Disorder 585 131
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
206
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 817
50 min weekly 396
60 min monthly 373
120 min monthly 304
45 min weekly 263
30 min monthly 178
100 min monthly 141
monthly 137
90 min monthly 118
45 min monthly 114
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 3
1-3 months 9
3-6 months 23
6 months-1 year 44
1-2 years 98
2 years or more 606
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
914 60%
Usually
448 29%
Sometimes
124 8%
Never
45 3%
Burden
Very
165 11%
Somewhat
390 25%
A little
491 32%
Not at all
485 32%
Cost
$200+
200 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
140 13%
$25-49
98 9%
< $25
426 41%
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234 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

rodolptte24
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
36 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Eating Disorder

See rodolptte24's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 13, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Betty is the individual therapist that I meet with every week to discuss my diary card from DBT. We review each and the skills I managed to use that day to keep me from hurting myself or going into an emotional outburst. She also monitors my alcohol consumption. The unexpected, but fabulous, positive benefit is that I get a hug after every session.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
rodolptte24
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rodolptte24
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
36 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Eating Disorder

See rodolptte24's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 13, 2014 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar II Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I meet Dr. Saleem once a month and I always keep my appointments.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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
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