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 1,282 521
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 941 435
Support mental / emotional health 578 247
Post-traumatic stress disorder 533 239
Bipolar Disorder 511 246
Bipolar II Disorder 350 157

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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 30
Moderate 80
Mild 165
None 961

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 32
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 130
120 min monthly 64
60 min monthly 59
50 min weekly 45
45 min weekly 38
100 min monthly 26
90 min monthly 25
45 min monthly 22
30 min monthly 16
120 min weekly 16

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 330
Other 285
Expense 260
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 229
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 208
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 109
I didn't have enough time 88
Change in health plan coverage 72
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 2
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 76
2 - 5 years 143
5 - 10 years 147
10 years or more 141

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 59
1 - 6 months 282
6 months - 1 year 213
1 - 2 years 165
2 - 5 years 167
5 - 10 years 80
10 years or more 84
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 704
Usually 377
Sometimes 114
Never taken as prescribed 41
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 123
Somewhat hard to take 333
A little hard to take 373
Not at all hard to take 407
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 146
$100-199 128
$50-99 131
$25-49 92
< $25 292
Not specified 447
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109 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: 4
Compulsion: 4
External Stress: Overwhelming
56 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Mild Depression

See MIKE GRIST's full Individual Therapy history

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
BipolarQueen
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BipolarQueen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
30 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See BipolarQueen's full Individual Therapy history

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
bearhug
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new ASD member
Data Quality: 1 star
48 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 12
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 2
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 27
  • ATEC score: 41
I have:
Asperger's

See bearhug's full Individual Therapy history

Aug 15, 2016 (Started Feb 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 270 min Weekly

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