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 1,573 361
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,124 239
Support mental / emotional health 955 357
Post-traumatic stress disorder 762 194
Bipolar Disorder 574 130
Mood 478 123

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
33
Moderate
114
Mild
205
None
1,154

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 29
Felt bad 21

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 809
50 min weekly 392
60 min monthly 370
120 min monthly 298
45 min weekly 260
30 min monthly 180
100 min monthly 139
monthly 137
90 min monthly 118
45 min monthly 116
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 487
Other 470
Expense 374
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 320
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 311
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 169
I didn't have enough time 115
Doctor's advice 106
Change in health plan coverage 103
No convenient appointments available 84
Found another therapist or program I preferred 82
Course of treatment ended 35
Not indicated 25
Did not seem to work 14
Personal research 6
Side effects too severe 5
See all 1473 patients who’ve stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 8
1-3 months 9
3-6 months 21
6 months-1 year 55
1-2 years 125
2 years or more 644
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 98
1-3 months 248
3-6 months 247
6 months-1 year 316
1-2 years 274
2 years or more 460
Adherence
Always
900 60%
Usually
440 29%
Sometimes
122 8%
Never
44 3%
Burden
Very
164 11%
Somewhat
386 26%
A little
479 32%
Not at all
477 32%
Cost
$200+
198 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
140 14%
$25-49
97 9%
< $25
419 41%
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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: g
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: Severe
27 F
Function: High
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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