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 1,871 885
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,285 693
Bipolar disorder 904 506
Post-traumatic stress disorder 644 335
Support mental / emotional health 581 252
Bipolar II disorder 527 274

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  • 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 257
None 1,527

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 51
Frustration 37
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 21
Flashbacks 16

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 153
60 min weekly 124
monthly 103
60 min monthly 56
120 min monthly 54
50 min weekly 54
45 min weekly 40
90 min monthly 35
45 min monthly 28
100 min monthly 26

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 385
Other 350
Expense 317
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 267
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 240
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 128
Change in health plan coverage 107
I didn't have enough time 106
No convenient appointments available 69
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 2
1 - 6 months 31
6 months - 1 year 51
1 - 2 years 103
2 - 5 years 235
5 - 10 years 196
10 years or more 275

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 322
6 months - 1 year 250
1 - 2 years 198
2 - 5 years 204
5 - 10 years 106
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1152
Usually 563
Sometimes 167
Never taken as prescribed 76
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 174
Somewhat hard to take 526
A little hard to take 596
Not at all hard to take 662
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 209
$100-199 221
$50-99 183
$25-49 154
< $25 484
Not specified 707
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111 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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