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 1,892 900
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,294 701
Bipolar disorder 910 505
Post-traumatic stress disorder 650 337
Support mental / emotional health 581 252
Bipolar II disorder 530 275

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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 46
Moderate 131
Mild 259
None 1,541

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 147
60 min weekly 112
monthly 100
50 min weekly 51
60 min monthly 50
120 min monthly 48
45 min weekly 34
90 min monthly 30
100 min monthly 26
45 min monthly 23

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 385
Other 351
Expense 316
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 268
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 244
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 70
Doctor's advice 65
Found another therapist or program I preferred 43
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 36
1 - 2 years 79
2 - 5 years 207
5 - 10 years 208
10 years or more 267

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 322
6 months - 1 year 250
1 - 2 years 199
2 - 5 years 205
5 - 10 years 107
10 years or more 100
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1167
Usually 567
Sometimes 168
Never taken as prescribed 75
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 173
Somewhat hard to take 534
A little hard to take 597
Not at all hard to take 673
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 207
$100-199 224
$50-99 189
$25-49 154
< $25 488
Not specified 715
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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
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