What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most Popular Types: Psychiatrist (med management), Psychiatrist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT (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 1,589 364
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,139 245
Support mental / emotional health 956 358
Post-traumatic stress disorder 768 198
Bipolar Disorder 584 131
Mood 477 123

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
33
Moderate
117
Mild
205
None
1,168

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

Anxious mood 52
Frustration 45
Distressed 39
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 33
Hospitalization 30
Felt bad 21

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 812
50 min weekly 393
60 min monthly 371
120 min monthly 298
45 min weekly 263
30 min monthly 180
100 min monthly 140
monthly 137
90 min monthly 119
45 min monthly 116
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 491
Other 477
Expense 375
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 323
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 312
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 171
I didn't have enough time 117
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 104
Found another therapist or program I preferred 83
No convenient appointments available 82
Course of treatment ended 34
Not indicated 25
Did not seem to work 14
Personal research 6
Side effects too severe 5
See all 1486 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 15
3-6 months 16
6 months-1 year 49
1-2 years 115
2 years or more 633
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 99
1-3 months 249
3-6 months 248
6 months-1 year 321
1-2 years 274
2 years or more 464
Adherence
Always
910 60%
Usually
447 29%
Sometimes
122 8%
Never
44 3%
Burden
Very
165 11%
Somewhat
389 26%
A little
485 32%
Not at all
484 32%
Cost
$200+
200 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
141 14%
$25-49
97 9%
< $25
424 41%
Last updated:

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: Severe
27 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
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: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
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: 1 star
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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