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 1,795 866
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,237 683
Bipolar disorder 863 493
Post-traumatic stress disorder 626 322
Support mental / emotional health 580 248
Bipolar II disorder 506 263

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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
Severe 47
Moderate 127
Mild 243
None 1,476

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 47
Frustration 36
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 20
Depressed mood 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 177
weekly 90
60 min monthly 73
50 min weekly 68
120 min monthly 63
monthly 56
45 min weekly 53
90 min monthly 41
45 min monthly 33
100 min monthly 29

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 375
Other 344
Expense 306
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 257
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 238
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 126
I didn't have enough time 102
Change in health plan coverage 100
No convenient appointments available 65
Doctor's advice 60
Found another therapist or program I preferred 42
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 47
6 months - 1 year 64
1 - 2 years 131
2 - 5 years 232
5 - 10 years 200
10 years or more 257

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 68
1 - 6 months 307
6 months - 1 year 252
1 - 2 years 194
2 - 5 years 198
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1112
Usually 547
Sometimes 164
Never taken as prescribed 70
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 165
Somewhat hard to take 505
A little hard to take 567
Not at all hard to take 656
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 206
$100-199 211
$50-99 174
$25-49 147
< $25 467
Not specified 688
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109 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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

Aug 2, 2017 (Started Oct 07, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I stuck with her and i do like her and my sessions with her a lot more now,i tend to feel a little better after my visits now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 13, 2016 (Started Oct 07, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I do not care for my therapist so far,we have only met once but i already don't like her.I requested a male therapist but of coarse when you are uninsured no one gives a rats ass what you request.I hope she was having an off day and next month will be better,i will update again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 23, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

Apr 18, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks
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