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 1,308 530
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 960 450
Support mental / emotional health 578 242
Bipolar Disorder 537 258
Post-traumatic stress disorder 535 238
Bipolar II Disorder 365 168

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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 32
Moderate 81
Mild 168
None 992

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 34
Frustration 32
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Felt bad 15
Agitation 13

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 134
60 min monthly 68
120 min monthly 60
50 min weekly 45
45 min weekly 41
90 min monthly 29
45 min monthly 27
100 min monthly 26
120 min weekly 16
30 min monthly 14

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 334
Other 288
Expense 263
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 231
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 209
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 110
I didn't have enough time 90
Change in health plan coverage 74
No convenient appointments available 56
Doctor's advice 54
Found another therapist or program I preferred 37
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 24
6 months - 1 year 62
1 - 2 years 86
2 - 5 years 151
5 - 10 years 153
10 years or more 155

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 59
1 - 6 months 280
6 months - 1 year 214
1 - 2 years 169
2 - 5 years 168
5 - 10 years 83
10 years or more 84
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 727
Usually 381
Sometimes 118
Never taken as prescribed 47
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 128
Somewhat hard to take 345
A little hard to take 381
Not at all hard to take 419
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 150
$100-199 131
$50-99 127
$25-49 95
< $25 308
Not specified 462
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107 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Individual Therapy history

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Suicide attempt)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Residual Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Paranoid Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Overwhelming emotions)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Lack of sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Lack of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Emotional eating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Difficulty sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Cognitive confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Individual Therapy helps only slight if at all.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Residual Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Paranoid Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicide attempt)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Difficulty sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Cognitive confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Lack of sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Lack of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Emotional eating)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Overwhelming emotions)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
gagafor2
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gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 64
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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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
MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
56 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Mild Depression

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Nov 13, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 4, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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