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 987 172
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 663 117
Support mental / emotional health 575 188
Post-traumatic stress disorder 437 80
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 312 52

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
16
Moderate
44
Mild
91
None
525

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

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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 191
45 min weekly 169
30 min monthly 99
100 min monthly 84
90 min monthly 79
50 min monthly 67
45 min monthly 64

Dosages based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 281
Other 244
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 94
I didn't have enough time 75
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 0
1-3 months 5
3-6 months 13
6 months-1 year 24
1-2 years 51
2 years or more 322
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 136
3-6 months 130
6 months-1 year 181
1-2 years 147
2 years or more 259
Adherence
Always
369 55%
Usually
223 33%
Sometimes
64 9%
Never
20 3%
Burden
Very
66 10%
Somewhat
179 26%
A little
220 33%
Not at all
211 31%
Cost per month
$200+
97 22%
$100-199
85 19%
$50-99
68 15%
$25-49
40 9%
< $25
154 35%
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94 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

fluboe
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fluboe
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Crohn's Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Crohn's Disease

See fluboe's full Individual Therapy history

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional stress: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: The right therapist is very very very very very difficult to find, but extremely effective if you can find him/her. It is often too stressful to go through the search, though. Especially for someone experiencing depression. I found a therapist who incorporated mindfulness meditation techniques and was very happy with her, but my insurance did not cover her. I may return to her at some point, but right now I am doing okay with my meditation practice and the meditation groups that I attend. Plus, my friends' support has been awesome for the last year.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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.

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
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

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