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 1,571 362
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,121 238
Support mental / emotional health 956 357
Post-traumatic stress disorder 761 193
Bipolar Disorder 572 130
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
115
Mild
206
None
1,149

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 810
50 min weekly 390
60 min monthly 369
120 min monthly 297
45 min weekly 259
30 min monthly 179
100 min monthly 140
monthly 137
90 min monthly 118
45 min monthly 115
Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 486
Other 469
Expense 372
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 319
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 308
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 170
I didn't have enough time 113
Doctor's advice 105
Change in health plan coverage 103
No convenient appointments available 83
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 1470 patients who’ve stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 7
1-3 months 9
3-6 months 20
6 months-1 year 57
1-2 years 125
2 years or more 637
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 97
1-3 months 248
3-6 months 249
6 months-1 year 316
1-2 years 274
2 years or more 456
Adherence
Always
899 60%
Usually
438 29%
Sometimes
122 8%
Never
44 3%
Burden
Very
164 11%
Somewhat
385 26%
A little
477 32%
Not at all
477 32%
Cost
$200+
198 19%
$100-199
175 17%
$50-99
140 14%
$25-49
97 9%
< $25
416 41%
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226 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
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
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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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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

See LittleBean's full Individual Therapy history

Sep 10, 2013 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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