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 1,849 878
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,272 687
Bipolar disorder 890 492
Post-traumatic stress disorder 637 333
Support mental / emotional health 580 249
Bipolar II disorder 523 270

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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
251
None
1,498

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 50
Frustration 37
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
weekly 155
60 min weekly 143
monthly 88
50 min weekly 66
60 min monthly 64
120 min monthly 62
45 min weekly 48
90 min monthly 42
45 min monthly 29
100 min monthly 24

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 385
Other 348
Expense 313
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 261
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 236
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 127
Change in health plan coverage 104
I didn't have enough time 104
No convenient appointments available 68
Doctor's advice 62
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 44
6 months - 1 year 58
1 - 2 years 127
2 - 5 years 249
5 - 10 years 201
10 years or more 277

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 73
1 - 6 months 322
6 months - 1 year 246
1 - 2 years 197
2 - 5 years 198
5 - 10 years 105
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1134
Usually 554
Sometimes 164
Never taken as prescribed 71
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 166
Somewhat hard to take 516
A little hard to take 585
Not at all hard to take 656
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 209
$100-199 217
$50-99 177
$25-49 150
< $25 482
Not specified 688
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110 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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

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
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