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 1,607 371
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,161 249
Support mental / emotional health 956 359
Post-traumatic stress disorder 782 206
Bipolar Disorder 584 131
Mood 475 124

  • 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
207
None
1,187

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

Anxious mood 53
Frustration 47
Distressed 39
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 33
Hospitalization 31
Agitation 21

Show all 206 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 818
50 min weekly 396
60 min monthly 374
120 min monthly 304
45 min weekly 266
30 min monthly 177
100 min monthly 142
monthly 136
90 min monthly 120
45 min monthly 114
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 496
Other 482
Expense 377
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 323
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 313
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 168
I didn't have enough time 120
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 104
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 1494 patients who’ve stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 10
3-6 months 23
6 months-1 year 45
1-2 years 87
2 years or more 635
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 98
1-3 months 252
3-6 months 247
6 months-1 year 324
1-2 years 274
2 years or more 468
Adherence
Always
921 60%
Usually
451 29%
Sometimes
127 8%
Never
46 3%
Burden
Very
166 11%
Somewhat
396 26%
A little
493 32%
Not at all
490 32%
Cost per month
$200+
202 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
143 14%
$25-49
101 10%
< $25
429 41%
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235 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

ozzieartist
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
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Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See ozzieartist's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 27, 2014 (Started Apr 22, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Freezing of gait: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 240 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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carlo
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 71y
  • Duration: 39 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
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5 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See carlo's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 23, 2014 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: continue with current treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: i maintain all therapy appointments. great therapist and nutritionist. very difficult to let go of behaviors. working on the root of the problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Eating Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: none at this time. too early in treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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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
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