What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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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 Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major Depressive Disorder 990 175
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 669 119
Support mental / emotional health 575 188
Post-traumatic stress disorder 436 80
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 315 52

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
16
Moderate
46
Mild
90
None
526

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Individual Therapy

Frustration 40
Distressed 37
Anxious mood 34
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 32
Agitation 18
Distrust of the psychiatric and medical community 17

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 518
50 min weekly 254
60 min monthly 216
120 min monthly 192
45 min weekly 169
30 min monthly 99
100 min monthly 84
90 min monthly 79
50 min monthly 68
45 min monthly 64

Dosages based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 281
Other 245
Expense 227
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 195
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 187
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 94
I didn't have enough time 75
Change in health plan coverage 58
No convenient appointments available 48
Doctor's advice 44
Found another therapist or program I preferred 36
Not indicated 4
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 11
6 months-1 year 26
1-2 years 45
2 years or more 297
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 137
3-6 months 130
6 months-1 year 181
1-2 years 147
2 years or more 260
Adherence
Always
372 55%
Usually
222 33%
Sometimes
64 9%
Never
20 3%
Burden
Very
66 10%
Somewhat
178 26%
A little
220 32%
Not at all
214 32%
Cost per month
$200+
97 22%
$100-199
85 19%
$50-99
68 15%
$25-49
40 9%
157 35%
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94 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

cutekitty4x4
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cutekitty4x4
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
16 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
OCD

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Apr 13, 2015 (Started Mar 05, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
57 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 1977)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 23 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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Jan 27, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic attacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Flashbacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for PTSD triggers: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Panic attacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Flashbacks: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for PTSD triggers: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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