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 1,595 729
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,130 598
Bipolar Disorder 771 433
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 597 295
Support mental / emotional health 580 245
Bipolar II Disorder 462 243

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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 42
Moderate 118
Mild 230
None 1,298

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 46
Frustration 34
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 17
Felt bad 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 237
60 min monthly 104
120 min monthly 97
45 min weekly 75
50 min weekly 74
90 min monthly 54
45 min monthly 39
100 min monthly 33
30 min monthly 26
90 min weekly 23

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 363
Other 322
Expense 296
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 252
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 234
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 123
I didn't have enough time 99
Change in health plan coverage 91
No convenient appointments available 63
Doctor's advice 58
Found another therapist or program I preferred 39
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 78
6 months - 1 year 125
1 - 2 years 142
2 - 5 years 235
5 - 10 years 222
10 years or more 275

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 65
1 - 6 months 297
6 months - 1 year 240
1 - 2 years 184
2 - 5 years 188
5 - 10 years 92
10 years or more 97
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 975
Usually 500
Sometimes 147
Never taken as prescribed 66
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 160
Somewhat hard to take 463
A little hard to take 502
Not at all hard to take 563
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 189
$100-199 189
$50-99 158
$25-49 130
< $25 415
Not specified 607
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107 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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

See MIKE GRIST's full Individual Therapy history

Apr 20, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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
gagafor2
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gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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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
TheWorshipper
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TheWorshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See TheWorshipper'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
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