What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most popular types: Talk therapy

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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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 1932 934
Generalized anxiety disorder 1313 729
Bipolar disorder 921 513
Post-traumatic stress disorder 657 347
Support mental / emotional health 582 253
Bipolar II disorder 535 279

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 53
Moderate 140
Mild 268
None 1582

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 51
Frustration 37
Distress 28
Weight gain 22
Depressed mood 17
Flashbacks 16

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 127
monthly 109
60 min weekly 72
60 min monthly 39
120 min monthly 34
50 min weekly 32
45 min weekly 21
45 min monthly 19
90 min monthly 18
100 min monthly 16

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Felt finished with this treatment 385
Other 359
Expense 316
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 274
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 249
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 126
Change in health plan coverage 107
I didn't have enough time 107
No convenient appointments available 71
Doctor's advice 68
Found another therapist or program I preferred 44
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 64
2 - 5 years 170
5 - 10 years 152
10 years or more 211

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 73
1 - 6 months 323
6 months - 1 year 252
1 - 2 years 208
2 - 5 years 204
5 - 10 years 112
10 years or more 101
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1204
Usually 583
Sometimes 175
Never taken as prescribed 81
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 179
Somewhat hard to take 554
A little hard to take 616
Not at all hard to take 694
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 217
$100-199 231
$50-99 196
$25-49 159
< $25 496
Not specified 744
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111 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Jan 30, 2018 (Started Feb 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Seeing a therapist was incredibly helpful for me. As soon as I'm able, I want to get back into it.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2017 (Started Apr 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for An event)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2017 (Started Oct 27, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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