What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most popular types: Talk therapy

false

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 1,903 912
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,298 706
Bipolar disorder 912 510
Post-traumatic stress disorder 653 340
Support mental / emotional health 581 252
Bipolar II disorder 528 277

Show all 287 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 47
Moderate 134
Mild 263
None 1,554

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 50
Frustration 37
Distress 28
Weight gain 21
Flashbacks 16
Depressed mood 15

Show all 189 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 142
60 min weekly 109
monthly 97
60 min monthly 51
50 min weekly 49
120 min monthly 38
45 min weekly 31
90 min monthly 26
45 min monthly 23
100 min monthly 22

See all 70 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 387
Other 355
Expense 317
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 270
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 247
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 129
Change in health plan coverage 107
I didn't have enough time 107
No convenient appointments available 71
Doctor's advice 66
Found another therapist or program I preferred 43
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 1209 patients who've stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 71
2 - 5 years 199
5 - 10 years 194
10 years or more 255

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 323
6 months - 1 year 252
1 - 2 years 203
2 - 5 years 206
5 - 10 years 108
10 years or more 100
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1179
Usually 571
Sometimes 169
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 173
Somewhat hard to take 546
A little hard to take 601
Not at all hard to take 678
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 209
$100-199 227
$50-99 192
$25-49 157
< $25 490
Not specified 723
Last updated:

112 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Jan 30, 2018 (Started Feb 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive 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 post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for An event)
  • 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 major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 112 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy